Dr. Adia Gooden welcomes the opportunity to engage with both large and intimate audiences as she shares her knowledge on Black women, mental health, Black youth, and young adults. She has extensive experience facilitating workshops, giving presentations, and speeches. Dr. Adia connects with her audience and ensures that people leave her talks with new information they can apply to their lives.
Dr. Adia’s experience as a clinical psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families provides her with the expertise to speak on a variety of topics; please see the list below for a list of potential topics. Dr. Adia prioritizes meeting the needs of the people she is speaking to, is open to specific requests, and will work with organizations to tailor talks to the interests of the audience. Please check out the videos below for a sample of her past speaking experiences. If you are looking for an engaging, authentic, and moving speaker please consider inviting Dr. Adia to speak at your event.
Dr. Adia also provides trainings for clinicians on providing multiculturally competent therapy for Black clients. Dr. Adia’s trainings are informative, engaging and experiential.
For speaking and training inquiries please contact Dr. Adia Gooden by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Black Women and Mental Health
- Black Women and Relationships
- Black Couples
- Black Women, Mental health, and Spirituality
- Positive Youth Development
- Managing Emotions
- Identifying and Living Out Your Values
- Cultivating Unconditional Self-Worth
- Imposter Syndrome
Past Speaking Experience
“Cultivating Unconditional Self-Worth” TEDxDePaul (5/1/18)
“42% Single: African American and Female” (2/12/15)
Dr. Adia was one of four speakers discussing the experiences and challenges that single black women face. This event took place at Apostolic Faith Church as part of an event series sponsored by The Family Institute at Northwestern. The following is a clip of her opening remarks.
“African American Youth: Thriving towards Excellence” (8/13/14)
Dr. Adia was one of two speakers discussing how to help African American adolescents thrive. This event took place at Apostolic Faith Church as part of and event series sponsored by The Family Institute at Northwestern. The following is a clip of her opening remarks.
Mayfield Senior School 2013 Graduation Speech
Dr. Adia was invited to provide the graduation speech for her alma matter.
Athletes & Mental Health – ALL Sports Radio Show
Dr. Adia was a guest on the All Sports Radio Show on WHPK. Allen Linton II interviewed her about mental health, sports, and psychology. You can listen to the interview here.