Dr. Melanie Wilcox

Licensed Psychologist • Professor • Researcher • Speaker

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

Dr. Melanie

Licensed Psychologist •
Professor • Researcher • Speaker

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

Speaking Engagements &

I speak to/consult with organizations to address crucial topics in leadership, social justice, and mental health.
With a strong focus on antiracism, whiteness, and social justice, I provide valuable insights into our multicultural society, offering culturally responsive approaches to psychotherapy, supervision, and assessment.

I am also well-versed in the use of psychological tele-assessment to bridge gaps in care. My expertise extends to tackling health disparities, substance abuse treatment, racial and socioeconomic inequities in higher education, and the pressing issues of racism and oppression. Additionally, I shed light on contemporary challenges such as student loan debt, basic needs insecurity, and barriers to diversity in the helping professions. With a deep understanding of professional issues in psychology and counseling, I provide guidance on mental health, self-care, and combating burnout and compassion fatigue. Together, let’s embark on a transformative journey of leadership and change.

Speaking & Consultation Topics

Dr. Wilcox's Areas of Specialization
  • Antiracism, Whiteness, Social Justice
  • Culturally and Structurally Responsive Psychotherapy, Supervision, and Assessment
  • Multicultural Orientation
  • Psychological Tele-Assessment
  • Health Disparities
  • Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Racial and Socioeconomic Inequity in Higher Education
  • Racism, classism, and Other Forms of Oppression in Higher Education
  • Student Loan Debt Crisis
  • Basic Needs Insecurity
  • Professional Issues in Psychology and Counseling
  • Barriers to Diversity in the Helping Professions
  • Mental Health and Self-Care
  • Burnout, Compassion Fatigue
  • Leadership

Past Trainings

Dr. Wilcox's Previous Trainings

Culturally and structurally responsive care: Ethical imperatives for 21st century practice. Continuing education presentation to be provided at the Georgia College Counseling Association, St. Simon Island, Georgia. (feb 2023)

Wilcox, M. M., & Coleman, J. (2022, June). Advances in Culturally Responsive Care Part II: Skill Development in Multicultural Orientation. Continuing education workshop given for the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Internship Consortium, Augusta, GA.

Wilcox, M. M. (2022, June). Who helps the helpers? Battling stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue in the helping professions. SAMHSA-funded presentation to be given for the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (virtual).

Wilcox, M. M. (2022, May). Culturally responsive clinical supervision for a new era. Continuing education workshop provided to the Georgia Psychological Association [virtual].

Wilcox, M. M. (2021, April). It takes money to make money: Economic precarity in college. Central Florida Psychology Summit Conference [virtual conference].

Wilcox, M. M. (2019, November). Understanding the Lives of Lower Socioeconomic Status Students in Higher Education. Presentation given for the Women’s Faculty Council, Oklahoma State University.

“No one can be authentically human while he prevents others from being so.”

– Paolo Friere