Kevin Washington (Mwata Kairi), PhD is an Afrikan-Centered psychologist licensed in
Florida and Washington, DC.

He has taught/lectured at several colleges and universities
nationally and internationally. NBCUniversal/BEN, National Alliance to End Homelessness,
Roland Martin, Nick Cannon, Boris L. Henson Foundation, Essence and many other national and
international organizations have sought his expertise on Black psychological matters and
leadership development. He is a Past President of the Association of Black Psychologists and is
currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Sociology and Psychology at Grambling State
University is the National Director of Black Marriage Day. Kevin Washington received a
bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Grambling State University and a master’s degree in
Educational Psychology as well as a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas A &
M University. As a Fulbright-Hays scholar Kevin (Mwata) researched the impact of socializing
institutions on the healing or restructuring of post-apartheid South Africa (Azania). He worked
with scholars from the University of Capetown, University of Fort Hare, University of Durbin-
Westville and University of Zululand-Kwazulu-Natal and others. He has conducted leadership
training for students, faculty and administrators and continues developing leadership models that
is grounded within a cultural competent framework. His expertise in multicultural (African
centered) service delivery.

EDUCATION
Ph.D. | Counseling Psychology 12/1997
Texas A & M University | APA-approved
Dissertation: Dimensions of Perceived Importance for African Americans’ Clinical and

Counseling Psychology Training

M.S. | Educational Psychology 12/1992
Texas A & M University | APA-approved
B.A. | Psychology 12/1987
Grambling State University
Licensed Psychologist (Current)
Florida (PY8137) 12/2010
Washington D.C. (PSY1001158) 03/2015

BOOK CHAPTERS
Washington, K., Kniffley, S. & Walter, S. (2020). Black Masculinity, Black Manhood, Black Maleness,
and Colorism: An African-Centered Analysis of Responsive Manhood. In Colorism: Investigating A Global
Phenomenon, with Implications for Research, Policy, & Practice. K. Woodson (Ed) Santa Barbara, CA:
Fielding University Press.
Washington, K., Woodson, K.M., Gyesie, N.K.O., Bryant, D.M., & Dugas, J. (2020). Colorism in Ghana,
West Africa: Examining the Impact of Colonialism with Afrikan Perspectives. In Colorism: Investigating
Global Phenomenon, with Implications for Research, Policy, & Practice. K. Woodson (Ed) Santa Barbara,
CA: Fielding University Press.

Bowen-Reid, T.L., Washington, K., Williams, B.M., & Smith, S. (2020). Black Women’s Complexities:
Cultural and Psychological Implications of Hairstyle Choices. In Colorism: Investigating A Global
Phenomenon, with Implications for Research, Policy, & Practice. K. Woodson (Ed) Santa Barbara, CA:
Fielding University Press.
Washington, K. (2019) Persistent Enslavement Systemic Trauma (PEST) of Blacks Under Trump. In The
Dangerous Case of Donald Trump:27Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. B. X.
Lee (Ed) New York, NY: Thomas Dunne Books.
Washington, K. & Brown, D. (2019) Multicultural Perspectives in Trauma and Substance Abuse
Diagnosis and Treatment. In Posttraumatic Stress and Substance Use Disorders: A Comprehensive Clinical
Handbook. S. Back and A. Vujanovic (Eds) New York, NY: Routledge.
Washington, K. (1996). Sakhu Sheti-ists: Illuminators of Divine Afrikan spirit. In To Heal A People:
Afrikan Scholars Defining a New Reality. Ed. Erriel Kofi Addae. Kujichagulia Press, Columbia, MD.
PUBLICATIONS
Washington, K. (2020). Journey to Authenticity: Afrikan Psychology as an Act of Social Justice Honoring
Afrikan Humanity. Journal of Humanistic Psychology.
Henderson, D., Washington, K., Hamit, S., Ford, S. & Jenkins, K. (2018) Modeling Resilience in an
Alternative Education Program. The Urban Review.
Washington, K., Malone, C., Briggs, C. and Reed, G.K. (2016). Testing and African Americans: Testing
Monograph from the Association of Black Psychologists in Testing and Assessment with Persons of and
Communities of Color, Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic
Minority Issues (CNPAAEMI)
Washington, K. (2010). Zulu Traditional Healing, Afrikan Worldview and the Practice of Ubuntu: Deep
Thought for African/Black Psychology. Journal of Pan African Studies 3(8)
Washington, K. (2005) The Deep Cost of the Maafa: Implications for Healing and Reparations.
Communique, January Special Section, American Psychological Association.
Washington, K. (2003). Knowing the ties that bind for holistic reparations. Journal of
the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society 22 (1), p52-55.
Sanchez, J. and Washington, K. (1992, October). Intelligence revisited: The impact of race and
parent education on the PPVT and KABC. Southwestern Educational Research Association, Houston,
Texas