About Dr. Sayida Peprah

Biography of Sayida Peprah, PsyD


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. Peprah completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Religion at Spelman College.  Dr. Peprah’s background, both academically and in the field, afford her unique competence in instructing courses, counseling and consulting, from a multicultural perspective. Dr. Peprah has a strong belief and background in cultural competence and, in effort to expand this, has participated in numerous international, cultural immersion studies. Previously, she has traveled to Ghana, Mexico, Egypt and India, studying mental health approaches, indigenous culture and local spiritual traditions.

Professionally, Dr. Peprah is both a Clinician, 
Educator and Consultant.  As a clinician, she has worked with a diverse client population and in a variety of clinical settings including psychiatric hospitals and community mental health agencies, in Los Angeles, CA.  In 2013, she was recruited by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, where she has been providing a full spectrum of psychology services for incarcerated men and women.  She was recently promoted from Clinical Psychologist at the largest federal detention center, in Brooklyn, NY to Deputy Chief Psychologist, at the federal complex prison in Victorville, CA.  

As an educator, Dr. Peprah has taught for over 8 years, at the graduate and undergraduate level.  She is a Professor of Psychology, 
for the University of Phoenixfacilitating courses in Diversity and Cultural Factors in Psychology, through their online campus.  

Dr. Peprah has also taught Clinical Assessment and Research Methods courses for the graduate and undergraduate departments at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ, Research Methods, Cross-Cultural and African American Psychology courses for the MFT program at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, CA and Life Span Psychology, for West Coast University, in Los Angeles, CA.

Additionally, Dr. Peprah has guest-lectured at numerous colleges, on topics of clinical considerations for working with special ethnic populations including Native Americans, African Americans and Muslim Americans.

As a consultant, Dr. Peprah regularly offers cultural competency, mental health and maternal mental health trainings and workshops, in the community.  In 2014, she was a featured speaker at the United Nations 65th NGO conference, on the topic of Mental Health in the US.

Overall, Dr. Peprah is dedicated to contributing her expertise, both in the field, as a clinician, and as an educator and consultant in academic, non-profit, government and corporate sectors. 
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