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Clandis Payne Psy.D., is a 2017 graduate of the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Santa Barbara

Dr. Clandis V. Payne

Dissertation Committee:

  • Ronald Pilato, Psy.D., Committee Chair
  • Albert Munoz-Flores, Psy.D., Committee Member
  • Damien Jenkins, Ph.D., External Expert

Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

Spring 5-2017

Abstract

This qualitative study utilized ethnographic techniques to explore the potential for change in mental health trainees resulting from the participation in an in vivo Immersive Cultural Plunge (ICP) within the African American Descendant of Chattel Slave community. The ICP combined Multicultural Immersions Experiences (MIE) of Cultural Immersion (CI) and Cultural Plunge (CP) to contribute to the developing body of research utilizing MIEs that incorporate contextual, experiential, and historical knowledge to teach the skill of cultural sensitivity. During the 12- hour ICP the participants experienced an orientation, a lecture, a tour/community interaction, a multimedia presentation within an African American community. In this study, the data collection included participants utilizing email on their personal computers to forward consent forms, five observational protocol forms, and a demographic questionnaire to the researcher. Data from the focus group session were transcribed and combined with emailed Observational Protocols for the thematic analysis. The findings for the study are from two themed areas. The first theme is the under utilization of psychotherapy services for African Americans. The second theme is the effectiveness of the Immersive Cultural Plunge as an MIE. The responses of the mental health trainees to the ICP demonstrated that the cultural competency of the students was altered. Recommendations include using ICP experience for curriculum development for mental health trainees in cultural competency specifically for African Americans and treatment development for the African American Descendant of Chattel Slave client. The electronic version of this dissertation is available free at Ohiolink ETD Center, www.ohiolink.edu/etd

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ORCHID: 0000-0001-6738-7690

BIO:

Clandis V. Payne, L.M.F.T., and Licensed Minister is moved by a desire to fulfill the call to ‘heal the brokenhearted’. Married 38 years to Robert they have one son. She received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, and her BFA in Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL

Clandis maintains a private practice in Santa Clarita, CA. She employs a variety of therapeutic techniques including psycho drama, play therapy, group therapy with individuals, and couples and Down and Dirty Anger Management a three-hour course, designed for a person to examine their relationship with anger and incorporate new coping skills. A speaker at conferences focusing on Multicultural Experiential Interactions Clandis hosts an Immersive Cultural Plunge: Healing African American ‘Descendants Of Chattel Slaves. She has formed THE HEALING WELL a 501 c 3 non-profit corporation, which is a Youth Development Program for those 8-21, wherein participates receive character and talent building training (i.e. History of People of Color in US, education of community, develops self esteem, confidence, training for public speaking, acting lessons, theatre training, etc.)

CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS:

Payne, C. V. (February, 2017) Immersive Cultural Plunge Experience training, Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. (August, 2016) Birdsong's Freedom: Our Story of Cultural Triumph Leimert Park Village Book Fair & “ Book End Event”. Sable Images, Inc. Production Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. (April, 2016) Immersive Cultural Plunge Training: Immersive Cultural Plunge: How Mental Health Trainees Can Exercise Cultural Competence With African American Descendants Of Chattel Slaves A Qualitative Study, Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. (March, 2016) ‘Birdsong’s Freedom Our Story of Cultural Triumph’ a Multi-Cultural Community Psycho-Education multi media presentation. Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. (February, 2016) ‘Birdsong’s Freedom Our Story of Cultural Triumph’ a Multi-Cultural Community Psycho-Education multi media presentation. Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. (January, 2016) ‘Birdsong’s Freedom Our Story of Cultural Triumph’ a Multi-Cultural Community Psycho-Education multi media presentation. Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. (December, 2015) ‘Birdsong’s Freedom Our Story of Cultural Triumph’ a Multi-Cultural Community Psycho-Education multi media presentation. Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. (September, 2015) ‘Birdsong’s Freedom Our Story of Cultural Triumph’ a Multi-Cultural Community Psycho-Education multi media presentation. Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. (October, 2015) ‘Birdsong’s Freedom Our Story of Cultural Triumph’ a Multi-Cultural Community Psycho-Education multi media presentation. Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. (May, 2015) ‘Birdsong’s Freedom Our Story of Cultural Triumph’ a Multi-Cultural Community Psycho-Education multi media presentation. Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. (March, 2015) ‘Birdsong’s Freedom Our Story of Cultural Triumph’ a Multi-Cultural Community Psycho-Education multi media presentation. Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. (April, 2014) Many Faces Many Places 72nd Annual Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama Conference. Oakland, CA

Payne, C. V. (October, 2012) Rituals in Healing. A workshop presented at Imagery and the Soul, Imagery International's Fourth Annual Conference. Burlingame, CA.

Payne, C. V. (August, 2012) Birdsong's Freedom: Our Story of Cultural Triumph. Presented at Christ the Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church. Altadena, CA.

Payne, C. V. (January 7, 2012) Birdsong's Freedom: Our Story of Cultural Triumph. Presented at Community Education Forum on Psychological Effects of Racism, Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. (April 15-17, 2011) APA Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology) Conference "Expanding Consciousness” Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago, IL Title of Panel Presentation: The Giving and Receiving of Voices in a Multicultural Mosaic, A Symposium.Participants: Shaman Art Cisneros, Elizabeth Wolfson, Ph.D., Juliet Rohde-Brown, Ph.D., and Clandis Payne, M.A., AUSB Doctoral Candidate. Chicago, IL

Payne, C. V. (October, 2010) ‘Birdsong’s Freedom: Our Story of Cultural Trauma.’ Multicultural Research and Training Lab Conference Pepperdine University Los Angeles, CA.

Payne, C. V. (October, 2010) ‘Birdsong’s Freedom Our Story of Cultural Trauma’. A Multi-Cultural Psycho-Education Community multi-media presentation Lucy Florence Cultural Center Los Angeles, CA

Payne, C. V. February, (2010) ‘Birdsong’s Freedom Our Story of Cultural Trauma’. A Multi-Cultural Psycho-Education Community multi-media presentation Cleveland School Santa Barbara, CA

Payne, C. V. February, (2010) ‘Birdsong’s Freedom Our Story of Cultural Trauma’. A Multi-Cultural Psycho-Education Community multi-media presentation Antioch University Santa Barbara, CA

Payne, C. V. January, 2010 Birdsong’s Freedom, Our Story of Cultural Trauma’ A Multi-Cultural Psycho-Education Community multi media presentation. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Barbara, CA

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