Monique C. McKenny, M.S.Ed.
Monique is a Philadelphia native and PhD Student at the University of Miami. She studies the individual and familial-level impacts of discrimination on youth of color. In particular, she is interested in how experiences with racial discrimination relate to both psychological and neurobiological outcomes for Black youth as well as how culturally relevant methods of racial coping, specifically, racial socialization, can mitigate deleterious outcomes from these incidents.
Bachelor of Arts
The George Washington University
Master of Science in Education
University of Pennsylvania
University of Miami
Interdisciplinary Community-Engaged Research for Mental Health: Experiences with the Development and Implementation of the Engaging, Managing, and Bonding through Race Intervention
McKenny, M. & Anderson, R.E. (2020). Interdisciplinary
Community-Engaged Research for Mental Health: Experiences with the Development and Implementation of the Engaging, Managing, and Bonding through Race Intervention. Interdisciplinary Community Engaged Research: Creating Culture through Health Leadership. Editor. Lina Svedin.
Psychotherapy with Caribbean Women: Examples from USVI, Haiti, and Guyana
Nicolas, G., Dudley-Grant, G. R., Maxie-Moreman, A., Liddell-
Quintyn, E., Baussan, J., Janac, N., & McKenny, M. (2020). Psychotherapy with Caribbean Women: Examples from USVI, Haiti, and Guyana. Women & Therapy, 1-20.
EMBRace: Developing a Racial Socialization Intervention to Reduce Racial Stress and Enhance Racial Coping among Black Parents and Adolescents
Anderson, R. E., McKenny, M., & Stevenson, H. C. (2019).
EMBRace: Developing a racial socialization intervention to reduce racial stress and enhance racial coping among Black parents and adolescents. Family Process, 58, 53-67.
Invited Presentations and Workshops
"Racial-Ethnic Protective Factors for the Healthy Development of Youth of Color: Interventions and Clinical Considerations"
Psychology Case Conference
"Racial Stress and Trauma: What is it and What can we do?"
Invited Talk, U-Turn Youth Consulting
"What is Trauma?"
United Way Trauma Informed Care Workshop