Social Issues

Survivors of Sexual Abuse Fight back on Surviving R Kelly

As a trauma therapist who works with survivors of sexual abuse the docu series surviving R Kelly, was hard but also triggering for many victims. But one of the major questions that emerged from watching the documentary was, Why we were able to over look the behavior of sexual exploitation of women of color for …

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Pill Cosby, Supreme Court and the Predator Next Door

***TRIGGER WARNING***In this episode of the Black Therapist Podcast we go all the way there. We talk about the lack of safety for women, Bill Cosby, The Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces his accuser and how this impacts victims.  Also on this episode being politically active, men creating spaces of safety for women and …

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It’s Social Work Month Celebration– What A Social Worker Really Does

Ever wonder what a trained social worker does? Well on this episode we celebrate social work month with Noni Taylor founder of The Social Work Connect an organization that provides support to social work students and connects them with clinicians in the field so they know the number of ways they can utilize their skills …

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Black Panther cheat codes. Break Down the Social/Mental Code of Black Panther NO SPOILERS

In this Episode you will learn about the Wonderful world of Wakanda. Black Therapist Podcast host Psychotherapist Nikita Banks, LCSW and Film Critic Tim Gordon of “Film Gordon” discusses the hidden messages, how representation matters, the importance of positive media, and the effects of fatherless sons left behind to deal with trauma. no spoilers just …

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Social Work Advocacy: Why Social Workers Need Their Own Social Workers

 Nikita Banks, LCSW discusses the importance of social workers advocating for themselves and their profession; Also in this episode the need for grass root organizers, advocating for advancement of the field of social work on the whole.     Nikita Banks, LCSW  0:00   I am New York City based psychotherapist Nikita Banks, a licensed social …

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