About Dr. Sayida Peprah

Sayida Peprah has a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, with a Multicultural Clinical-Community Emphasis, from the California School of Professional Psychology, at Alliant International University. Dr. Sayida completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Religion at Spelman College.  Dr. Sayida’s background, both academically and in the field, afford her unique competence in instructing courses, counseling and consulting, from a multicultural perspective. Dr. Sayida has a strong belief in the importance of multicultural awareness and cultural competence/humility.  In an effort to expand this in her work, she has participated in numerous international and cultural immersion studies. Previously, she has traveled to Ghana, Mexico, Egypt and India, studying mental health approaches, indigenous culture and local spiritual traditions.

Dr. Sayida has a multi-faced career as a clinician, educator and consultant. Currently, she holds the position of Deputy Chief Psychologist supervising and overseeing mental health services for incarcerated men and women, in the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Victorville, CA. She is also a Professor of Psychology for the University of Phoenix, facilitating Diversity and Cultural Factors in Psychology courses, since 2011.

Dr. Sayida regularly offers multicultural/cross-cultural, mental health and maternal mental health trainings and workshops in the community, as well as serves on several mental health advisory committees.  In 2014, she was a featured speaker at the United Nations' 65thNGO Conference on the topic of Mental Illness, An Invisible Disability.

Dr. Sayida is dedicated to contributing her expertise as a clinician, educator and consultant in community, academic, non-profit, government and corporate sectors. 


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