• Speaking Engagements

    Dr. Metzger delivers informative and dynamic evidence-based presentations to academic and professional audiences globally.

     

    Topics of recent Key Note Presentations include:

    • Cultural sensitivity in treatment delivery
    • Diversity and inclusion on college campuses
    • The impact of racism and discrimination on African American youth
    • Preventing risk behaviors in adolescents
    • Racial socialization and "the talk" between Black parents and their children
    • Mental health among diverse populations

     

    Each of Dr. Metzger's talks are specifically tailored for the target audience, and they are customized to inspire attendees to take actionable steps to progress their individual lives, families, professions, communities, and the world at large.

  • National and International Research Presentations

    2017. Ethnic Differences in Service Attrition Following Trauma Exposure: Utilizing Retrospective Chart Review and Key Informant Interviews. Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Annual Meeting. San Diego, California

     

    2017. School Racial Climate, School Suspensions, and Office Discipline Referrals: The Mediating Role of Classroom Engagement. American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Washington, DC.

     

    2017. Alpha and beta testing of a trauma-informed HIV and substance abuse prevention mobile health application for teens who have experienced interpersonal violence: the eHEARTT toolkit. International Aids Society Conference on HIV Science. Paris, France.

     

    2016. Validating a Cultural Sensitivity Effectiveness Evaluation Model for Risk Behavior Prevention Programs Designed for African American Adolescents with Trauma Exposure: Leveraging the “SiHLE” Program. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Dallas, Texas.

     

    2016. Racial Differences in the Effect of Perception of Neighborhood Condition on Post-Trauma Symptoms: The Preceding Role of Hyperarousal. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Dallas, Texas.

     

    2015. Comfort and Distraction during Web-Based Interventions for Alcohol Use and Sexual Assault Risk. Paper Symposium, Novel Interventions for Sexual Assault Risk Reduction, Resistance Education, and Survivor Recovery. American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Denver, Colorado.

     

    2015. Cultural Sensitivity Effectiveness Evaluation of the “Sistas Informing Healing Living and Empowering” (SiHLE) Pregnancy and HIV Prevention Program. Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.

     

    2015. Does Race Matter in Treatment Engagement? Examining Service Access in a Children’s Advocacy Center. Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.

     

    2015. A decision tree approach to the assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, New Orleans, LA.

     

    2014. School Racial Climate and Academic Achievement Among African American Adolescents: Testing A Moderated Mediation Model. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting. Austin, Texas.

     

    2013. Culturally Sensitive Prevention Programs Targeting High-Risk Behaviors among African American Adolescents. Symposium: Racial-Ethnic Socialization on the Development of Diverse Youth: Implications for Research and Practice. Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

     

    2013. Intergenerational Experiences and African American Fathers’ Involvement: The Mediating Role of Fathering Ideologies. Symposium: African American Fathers’ Parenting Experiences: Exploring Processes and Contributions to Youth Outcomes. Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

     

    2012. Parenting Profiles of Academic and Racial Socialization: Associations with Academic Engagement and Perception of Academic Ability of African American Adolescents. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

     

    2012. African American Parenting Profiles of Academic and Racial Socialization Practices: Associations with Adolescents’ Academic Outcomes. National Black Graduate Student Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

     

    2011. Getting to Outcomes for the individual: Applying a systematic framework to treatment interventions for pregnant substance-abusing women. Symposium- Necessary and sufficient: Supporting effective prevention and intervention across systems levels with Getting To Outcomes. Society for Community Research and Action. Chicago, Illinois.

     

    2011. African American Fathers' Racial Identity and Experiences with Discrimination: Implications for Racial Socialization Practices. Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

     

    2011. An Exploration of African American Fathers' Racial Socialization of their Adolescent Daughters. Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

     

    2010. Planning and Monitoring Implementation: The Maternal Outreach Management Services (MOMS) Project. American Evaluation Association, San Antonio, TX.

     

    2010. Maternal Outreach Management Services (MOMS): A Model for Pregnant Substance Abusers. National Association of Black Social Workers, Oral Workshop, Philadelphia, PA.

     

    2009. Expressive and Receptive Vocabulary Knowledge Among Elementary School Children K- 2. Southeastern Psychological Association Research Convention. New Orleans, Louisiana.

     

    2008. Category Production in Response to Varying Prompts by Low-Income School-Aged Children. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Orlando, Florida.