As Mike continues to be away, in this recast episode we revisit a conversation with Dr. Janeé R. Avent – assistant professor in the counselor education program at East Carolina University – on African American mental health, the need for counselors to understand African American spirituality and the influence of the Black church, and general best practices for counseling and advocacy with our African American clients.

An article in The Professional Counselor by Janeé called The Black Church: Theology and Implications for Counseling African Americans

Janeé’s staff page at ECU

Email Janeé at

The APA citation for this episode:

Shook, M. (Producer). (2017, June 22). African American Mental Health, Spirituality, and the Black Church: A Conversation with Janeé R. Avent [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from http://wp.me/p7R6fn-bj