Dr. Kamilah Marie Woodson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist Full Professor and the Department Chair “woman” in the Howard University School of Education, Department of Human Development and Psycho-educational Studies. Dr. Woodson has also been a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Howard University College of Medicine/Howard University Hospital, in the Howard University Division of Nursing and was the Director of the AGEP Program in the Howard University Graduate School. Additionally, Dr. Woodson served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Negro Education as the Book Review Editor for 7 years, has been the program evaluator on several NSF-Sponsored research projects, including the HU-ADVANCE IT grant. Dr. Woodson is a graduate of the California School of Professional Psychology, LA, where she received the Ph.D. & MA., degrees in Clinical Psychology and earned her Baccalaureate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently working to earn a Doctorate Degree in Ministry from the Howard University School of Divinity. Dr. Woodson began her career conducting research on the impact of global colorism and furthered this agenda through the recent edited volume, “Colorism: Investigating a Global Phenomenon, with Implications for Research, Policy and Practice,” (2020) and through research as result of being a Fulbright-Hayes Fellow (Brazil, South America).
Dr. Woodson has had a wide variety of clinical experiences. She rained at the South Central Training Consortium, Los Angeles, CA, Shields for Families Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, Compton, CA, The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FCI-Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA), completed her Predoctoral training at the Howard University Counseling Service’s APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship training program, Washington, DC, and completed her Post-doctoral Training at the Progressive Life Center, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Woodson’s primary theoretical orientation is Psychodynamic, and she has over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and groups. She specializes in Sex Therapy, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and treatment of LGBTQIA+ clients. Dr. Woodson has worked in the Howard University Hospital Faculty Practice Plan, Department of Psychiatry, and maintains a small private therapy and consulting practice, Metropolitan Comprehensive Health Services, PLLC, in Maryland/Washington DC.