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 and background in cultural competence and, in an 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.

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 courses in Diversity and Cultural Factors in Psychology, since 2011.

Dr. Sayida regularly offers cultural competency, 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, 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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