Thema Bryant, Ph.D.

Thema Bryant-Davis

Dr. Thema Bryant is president-elect of the American Psychological Association, a licensed psychologist, professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, and director of the Culture and Trauma research lab. She is a past psychology representative to the United Nations and a past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women. Dr. Bryant has published and presented on the cultural context of trauma recovery, including the societal trauma of racism. She is the author of the book Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A multicultural guide and editor of the book Multicultural Feminist Therapy: Helping Adolescent Girls of Color to Thrive. The California Psychological Association honored Dr. Bryant as Distinguished Scholar of the Year. The Institute of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma has honored her for excellence in mentorship within the field of trauma psychology and in media contributions to advancing the public's knowledge of trauma. The American Psychological Association has honored her for contributions to the public good for her work in trauma psychology. In 2020 the International Division of APA honored her for contributions to the psychological study of women and gender with a focus on Africa and the African Diaspora. Dr. Bryant, a psychologist and trauma survivor, is host of the Homecoming Podcast, which empowers listeners on the journey home to themselves.