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News Media: Contact Dr. Williams

During business hours, interviews can be scheduled by calling the front desk at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic at (860) 830-7838. You can also call or send a text message to Dr. Williams at (502) 608-7483 (cell). Photo for promotional materials [687 x 980 jpg - 700k]. A short bio appears below.

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Dr. Williams in the Media

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Why protests are actually good for your mental health, and so many of us have them.


USA Today

George Floyd video trauma: When is the last time you saw a White person killed online?

Phone George Floyd

BBC News

George Floyd's death might not have caused global outrage if it hadn't been filmed.

Asian Woman

CNBC Acorns

Anti-Black hiring discrimination in America has not improved in 30 years, researcher finds.

Recent Media Coverage



Microaggressions AJ+

What Are Microaggressions?

AJ+ asked people if they knew what microaggressions were. A lot of people didn't.

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Racist Rant AJ+

How to Handle a Racist Rant

What can you do if you see a racist rant in public?

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Interview with Dr. Williams by WAVE 3 News.


Dr. Williams: Short Bio

Dr. Monnica T. Williams is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, in the School of Psychology, where she is the Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Disparities. She is also the Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic in Connecticut, where she provides supervision and training to clinicians for empirically-supported treatments. Prior to her move to Canada, Dr. Williams was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School (2007-2011), the University of Louisville in Psychological and Brain Sciences (2011-2016), where she served as the Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities, and the University of Connecticut (2016-2019) where she had appointments in both Psychological Science and Psychiatry. Dr. Williams' research focuses on African American mental health, culture, and psychopathology, and she has published over 100 scientific articles on these topics. Current projects include the assessment of race-based trauma, unacceptable thoughts in OCD, improving cultural competence in the delivery of mental health care services, and interventions to reduce racism. This includes her work as a PI in a multisite study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD for people of color. She also gives diversity trainings nationally for clinical psychology programs, scientific conferences, and community organizations. Dr. Williams is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), having served as the diversity delegate from Kentucky for the APA State Leadership Conference for two consecutive years. She has served as the African American SIG leader for Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and she serves as an associate editor of The Behavior Therapist and New Ideas in Psychology. She also serves on the editorial board ofCognitive Behaviour Therapy, and the Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation, and co-founded their Diversity Council. Her work has been featured in several major media outlets, including NPR, CBS, Huffington Post, and the New York Times.

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