Dr. Melanie Wilcox

Licensed Psychologist • Professor • Researcher • Speaker

> Intersectional racial justice and whiteness work
> Antiracism and trauma-informed care

Dr. Melanie
Wilcox

Licensed Psychologist •
Professor • Researcher • Speaker

> Intersectional racial justice
and whiteness work
> Antiracism and trauma-
informed care

Research & Training

My research is organized around three pillars: (1) Culturally and structurally responsive psychotherapy and training, (2) Racial and socioeconomic inequity in higher education (e.g., student loan debt; basic needs insecurity), and (3) Whiteness, antiracism, and social justice more broadly.

Publications

Dr. Wilcox's Publications

Wilcox, M. M., Gale, M. M., McLaughlin, K. L., Squyres, E.*, & Burish, E. C.* (In Press). Development and initial validation of the Multicultural Training and Education Questionnaire. Training and Education in Professional Psychology

Cherry, M. A.*, & Wilcox, M. M. (2020). Sexist Microaggressions as Sexism-Based
Traumatic Stress Mediated by Self-Compassion. The Counseling Psychologist. Advance online publication. 

Monceaux, C. P.*, Wilcox, M. M., & Abbott, D. (2020). The role of moral reasoning and attitudes regarding bisexuality in the development of bisexual counseling competence. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication.

Taylor, T. O.*, Wilcox, M. M., & Monceaux, C. P.* (2020). Race and sexual orientation: an intersectional analysis and confirmatory factor analysis of the Perceptions of Police Scale in an LGB+ sample. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication. 

Wilcox, M. M., Franks, D. N.*, Monceaux, C. P.*, Taylor, T. O.*, & Harris, K.* (2020). Who’s multiculturally competent? Everybody and nobody: a multimethod examination. The Counseling Psychologist, 48(4), 466-497.

Presentations

Select Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Wilcox, M. M. (2023, June). Multicultural orientation: Foundational to addressing systemic oppression in clinical supervision. In A. Perez-Rojas (Chair), Using the multicultural orientation framework to address racism in psychotherapy and supervision. Symposium to be presented at the 2023 International Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Dublin, Ireland.

Wilcox, M. M., Cavalhieri, K. E., & Pietrantonio, K. R. (2023, August). The need to address economic marginalization in higher education as we approach The Great Cliff. Poster to be presented at the 2023 Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Wilcox, M. M. (2023, August). White supremacy and capitalism: Symbiotic and inextricable. In K. Cavalhieri (Chair), Intersectionality is transformative: Centering racism and classism. Symposium to be presented at the 2023 Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C.

Wilcox, M. M., & Sera, H. (2023, April). What will the “Great Cliff” mean for psychology education and training? Conversation hour to be led at the 2023 Annual Conference of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Wilcox, M. M. (2022, August). Shifting from “Cultural Difference” to Structural Competencies and Multicultural Orientation. In M. I. Berman (Chair), Advancing Multicultural Social Justice in Graduate Training: Opportunities and Challenges. Symposium presented at the 2022 Convention of the American Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Wilcox, M. M. (2022, August). Fostering social class critical consciousness in counseling psychology training. In K. E. Cavalhieri (Chair), Social Class Training in Professional Psychology: A Liberatory Approach. Symposium presented at the 2022 Convention of the American Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Wilcox, M. M., Pollard, E.*, Sims, K.*, Borel, C.*, Moss, T.*, Farra, A.*, & Zimmerman, D.* (2022, March). Multicultural Orientation in cross-racial clinical supervision processes and outcomes. Talk presented at the 2022 Conference of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Wilcox, M. M. (2021, August). “Banning the box” in graduate psychology education and training: Considerations and implications. In M. M. Wilcox (Chair), Enfranchising the Disenfranchised: A Healing and Social Justice Conversation to “Ban the Box.” Symposium presented at the 2021 Convention of the American Psychological Association [Virtual Conference].

The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy.

– Bell Hooks

Team R.E.A.C.H 

Racial and Economic Justice through Advocacy, Counseling, and Higher Education