Black and EMPOWERed Podcast
Breaching the Tower: Applying to Grad School

Breaching the Tower: Applying to Grad School

January 8, 2021

Want to get into graduate school in psychology? Well, in this episode we talk about how you can do that! We are joined by two special guests, Violeta Rodriguez and Dominique La Barrie, from our Clinical and BBS psychology programs to talk about how they got into grad school and what you can do based on where you are.

Special Episode: ABCT’s Interpersonal Podcast

Special Episode: ABCT’s Interpersonal Podcast

December 16, 2020


Join us this week for a very special episode of the Black & EMPOWERed Podcast! Every year the Child Maltreatment and Interpersonal Violence Special Interest Group (CMIV SIG) of The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies sponsors a keynote address at their annual meeting. This year, Dr. Isha Metzger spoke about her research on racial socialization and addressing interpersonal and racial trauma in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), emphasizing her work with youth of color. She highlighted connections to interpersonal violence and child maltreatment work and provided tangible examples of how clinicians can take up findings from her research in their clinical work. Her call to all of us? To be advocates and allies. Listen to highlights from Dr. Metzger's talk in the second episode of Interpersonal and the Black and EMPOWERed Podcast. Interpersonal, like Black and EMPOWERed is a new podcast that features brief conversations with researchers, practitioners, and students. Learn more about the SIG at their website: and follow them on Twitter, @CMIV_SIG co-hosted by student representatives Hannah Coffey and Aggie Rieger under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Haikalis. Original podcast music by Corey Richier. And of course, check out the Black and EMPOWERed Podcast co-hosted by @drishametzger @__therealbriana @haytisha by clicking the link in our bio or visiting


Dr. Metzger is a CMIV SIG member and an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia. Learn more about her work in the resources below!


Dr. Metzger’s website:

Dr. Metzger’s Twitter:

EMPOWER Lab website:

EMPOWER Lab Instagram:

Article by Dr. Metzger - Healing Interpersonal and Racial Trauma: Integrating Racial Socialization Into Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for African American Youth in Child Maltreatment:

Description of the cognitive triangle:


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Meet the family

Meet the family

October 21, 2020

Welcome to the first episode of the Black and EMPOWERed podcast! In this episode we introduce ourselves and tell you a bit about what this podcast will look like in the future. Press play to meet the family!

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