Legacy interview with Dr. Francine Conway
Legacy interview with Dr. Francine Conway, award winning clinician in child mental health and leading expert on ADHD in children, Black mental health, diversity in professions and why practitioners should drive social change.
Hear about the latest research and perspectives on ADHD and the links with traumatic events in childhood. Learn about the future of psychodynamic treatment of ADHD and the crucial role empathy plays.
Dr. Conway also addresses issues of diversity, race and culture that affect the treatment of Black, Asian and ethnic minority children and their families. Children and families of color are less likely to access mental health support and disproportionately find themselves in the social services and criminal justice systems. Dr. Conway talks about how the psychological professions should be driving social change and making themselves more representative of the people they serve.
Dr. Conway’s esteemed colleagues, Kirkland Vaughans and Nancy Boyd-Franklin and Karin Ensink also join the conversation.
KIRKLAND VAUGHANS is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. His depth of knowledge and understanding from engaging with marginalized young people and their families for decades in New York has deeply influenced Francine’s work.
DR NANCY BOYD-FRANKLIN is a distinguished professor of psychology and was named Distinguished Psychologist of the Year by the Association of Black Psychologists. She is a leading expert on the therapeutic treatment of ethically and culturally diverse families. She is passionate about the psychology field changing how it regards the therapeutic treatment of black families.
PROF KARIN ENSINCK is a clinical psychologist and director of Mentalization Based Treatment, Canada. She discusses Francine’s pioneering work using Mentalization for children with ADHD.