• Media Coverage

    August 2020 - Pillow Fort Sessions Podcast, Dr. Metzger the Super ResearchHER

    • Nicole Fortune and Dr. Isha Metzger talk Beyonce, unplugging from social media and her million dollar grant to address racial trauma
    • Listen to the podcast here

    August 2020 - One in Ten, The Meaning of Healing for Black Kids and Families

    • We're back from our Best of the Best series to talk with Dr. Isha Metzger, a clinical psychologist, a University of Georgia researcher, and head of The EMPOWER Lab. But her real claim to fame: she noticed that the gold-standard treatment for children delivered at CACs wasn't working for her Black clients, dug into it, and came up with a brand-new adaptation to serve Black children and families, build their trust, and see themselves reflected in the work of healing from trauma. In fact, Just as concrete barriers need to be lowered to help families engage with treatment, the messages embedded within that treatment must include racial socialization and messages that include messages of strength, joy, pride, and voice. How can CACs and clinicians ensure they're meeting the needs of Black kids and families, or of other BIPOC kids? What are white clinicians to do to ensure that the messages in treatment fit the experiences of their BIPOC clients? And what are the implications for family engagement? 
    • Topics in this episode: What is racial socialization? How social and racial messages affect treatment outcomes; Culturally specific treatment strategies; How racial adaptations for treatment models work; Racial trauma and polyvictimization; The role of celebratory experiences in treatment; Racial justice; Diversity, equity, and inclusion; Mental health disparity
    • Listen to the podcast here

    July 2020 - Bowtie Conversations in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    • "How to Talk to (K-12) Children About Race and Inclusion" This episode of the Bowtie Convo discusses the importance of talking to children about race and inclusion. Join Host Dr. "Bowtie" Todd as he is joined by an all-star panel of educators and parents: Dr. Isha Metzger (Professor an Clinical Psychologist), The Franklin Family (Parents and Educators), Mr. Barry White (Popularized as “The Handshake Teacher”), and Rian Reed (CEO of Rian Reed & Co.)
    • Listen to the podcast here

    July 2020 - Yale School of Public Health News

    • Diverse Scholars Institute Supports Underrepresented Faculty
    • Read the article here

    July 2020 - ILY Magazine

    • Dr. Metzger discussed how to cope with heartbreak during quarantine and signs of anxiety. 
    • Access the interview here 
    June 2020 - Salone Health, Sierra Leoneans against COVID-19
    • As Sierra Leonean healthcare and public health young professionals focused on disseminating relevant and timely information to the Salone community, this town-hall presented by Salone Health discusses prevention, testing, and information sources, and feature an open discussion with a Q&A and testimonials from professionals in the Sierra Leonean community. Dr. Metzger presents information on mental health including common stress reactions to COVID-19, coping with COVID-19 related stress, discussing COVID-19 with your children, and tips for first responders!
    • Watch the webinar here
    June 2020 - Black Womxn Health Podcast, Let's Talk about Childhood Trauma, Episode 33
    • Listen to the podcast here
    June 2020 - COVID-Campus Return, Student Voices Series
    • Hosted by Dr. Isha Metzger and Dr. Maryam Jernigan
    • Watch the discussion here
    May 2020 - Voyage ATL, Local Stories, Conversations with Inspirational Dr. Isha Metzger
    • Read the interview here
    February 2019 - APA Journals Article Spotlight
    • Uncovering the Trauma of Racism.” An article by Williams, Metzger, and colleagues, published in Practice Innovations, aims to provide a context for understanding how racism can lead to a diagnosis of PTSD according to the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
    • Read the APA Journals Article Spotlight summary here
    October 2018 - On Second Thought, NPR, Georgia Public Broadcasting
    • What Do We As A Culture Say About Sexual Assault?” Dr. Isha Metzger joins other leaders in the national conversation about sexual assault surrounding Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Topics discussed include the psychological effects of sexual assault (e.g., repressed memories, PTSD, triggers), why women might choose to not report or disclose that they have been sexually assaulted, and the role of psychologists and advocates in healing from trauma. 
    • Listen to the episode here
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