thandiwe D. Watts-Jones

thandiwe D. Watts-Jones, Ph.D., MFA, a clinical psychologist and family therapist, is a faculty member and the Advising Director of Race and Social Justice at Ackerman Institute for the Family.  She is Co-Director of the Healing Oppressive Legacies Project at Ackerman and in private practice in New Rochelle, N.Y.  Her work, teaching and writing have focused on issues of race and racism, and the myriad effects of its legacy among African-Americans, in particular, and people of color.  She has sought to remediate the way clinical practice and theory have traditionally ignored race and racism as important clinical factors in clients’ struggles and in the therapeutic relationship. thandiwe is also a creative non-fiction writer and an elated grandmother.



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