Carl Bell, M.D. | Gloria Johnson-Powell, M.D. | Stephen Kurtz, M.S.W. | Steven Marans, Ph.D.


Carl Bell, M.D., Author of Violence, Exposure, Psychological Distress and High Risk Among Inner-city High School Students

Dr. Bell is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health at the University of Illinois and President and CEO, Community Mental Health Council, Chicago. In his more than 20 years of psychiatric practice, he has written more than 165 articles and given more than 1000 consultations and lectures to a variety of audiences. In particular, he has addressed himself to the impact and prevention of violence in the African-American community for which he was recently awarded the American Psychiatric Association's President's Commendation. Interviews with Dr. Bell have appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, People Magazine, Ebony, Jet, and Essence. Dr. Bell has also addressed these issues on the television programs "Nightline" and "Today." He is co-author of Suicide And Homicide Among Adolescents, Violence Exposure, Psychological Distress And High Risk Among Inner-city High School Students, (in Anxiety Disorders In African-Americans ), and Is Psychoanalytic Therapy Relevant For Public Mental Health Programs? (in Controversial Issues In Mental Health ).

Gloria Johnson-Powell, M.D., Author of Black Monday's Children: A Study Of The Effects Of School Desegregation on The Self-Concepts of Southern Children.

Dr. Johnson-Powell is Professor of Child Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Senior Advisor on Community and Social Policy Research, Judge Baker Center for Children, Boston. She is co-author of The Psychosocial Development Of Minority Group Children, the first textbook in child psychiatry to address this issue. She is also the author of Black Monday's Children: A Study Of The Effects Of School Desegregation On The Self-Concepts Of Southern Children and has continued this research with children in the North. Dr. Johnson-Powell has taught in universities in Brazil, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. She received the Rosa Parks Award from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Foundation and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in recognition for her work on child abuse and sexual assault. She is the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association's Solomon Carter Fuller Award. With her daughter, she is co-author of The House On Elbert Street: The Biography Of A Welfare Mother, which is about her own mother.  

Stephen Kurtz, M.S.W., Author of The Art of Unknowing.

Mr. Kurtz is Director of The Harlem Family Institute, New York and is a New York City psychoanalyst and author whose institute trains psychotherapists to work psychoanalytically free of charge with children in Harlem schools. He has himself worked in the schools, including the Children's Storefront School on East 129th Street, and shares with the school's founder, Ned O'Gorman, the view that Freud applies in Harlem as do Mozart, Schubert and Thomas Aquinas. Mr. Kurtz is author of The Art Of Unknowing and has published articles on psychoanalysis in Free Associations, the Journal of The American Psychoanalytic Association, and Psychoanalytic Review.

Steven Marans, Ph.D., Author of The Police Mental Health Partnership: A Community-based Response To Violence

Dr. Marans is the Harris Assistant Professor of Child Psychoanalysis at the Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine and Director of the Program on Child Development-Community Policing, New Haven. The Child Development-Community Policing Program addresses the needs of victims of community violence, and also the needs of witnesses and perpetrators. The Program has recently published a manual entitled The Police Mental Health Partnership: A Community-based Response To Violence. In clinical practice, Dr. Marans treats children, adolescents, and adults in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. His articles have appeared in the Bulletin of the Hamstead Clinic, the Journal of The American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child.


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