Allen Lipscomb, Psy.D., LCSW


Allen Eugene Lipscomb, PsyD, LCSW, Associate Professor in the Social Work Department. Dr. Lipscomb is a clinical psychologist by highest degree obtained and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. Dr. Lipscomb earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. In addition, Dr. Lipscomb received his doctorate in Psychology with a clinical emphasis in marriage, family and child psychotherapy from Ryokan College. His areas of research are centered around the psychiatric epidemiology among racialized and marginalized individuals who have experienced trauma (i.e. complex trauma, traumatic-grief and race-based trauma).


GS3: EMDR Therapy with an Afrocentric Critical Race Perspective

Presented by Wendy Ashley, Psy.D., LCSW, Allen Lipscomb, Psy.D., LCSW in Intermediate at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 29th.

Session Description: EMDR is an evidenced based intervention designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories. Despite EMDR’s efficacy, there are minimal references to diversity in EMDR research, and no protocol adaptations for African American clients. Without consideration of the lived experiences of African Americans or acknowledgement of stigma, shame and historical trauma, the relevance of identity,…