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Robert Hill, Ph.D., LP
Jonathan N. Livingston Ph.D.
Milicia Tedder, Ph.D.

Conference Agenda

Check in / Continental breakfast

Morning session:

Dr. Hill: Ethical Concerns with Providing Informed Consent
3 Hour presentation – 3 Psychology category A: Ethics


Provided On Site (vegetarian options will be available)
Networking / Townhall

Afternoon session:

Dr. Tedder & Dr. Livingston: Cultural trauma and post-COVID 19 disequilibrium in families of color.
2 Hour presentation – 2 Psychology category A

Townhall / Supervision Bill Discussion


Robert Hill, Ph.D.,
Clinical Psychologist,
Professor of Psychology at Appalachian State University.

Dr. Hill has taught graduate classes in psychotherapy, assessment and clinical diagnosis for the past 30 years. He formerly Director of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at A.S.U. He served on the NC Psychology Board for 9 years, with 5 years as Chair. He maintains a private practice in Boone. He has presented on ethics and psychotherapy topics regionally and nationally. He received his B.A. from Duke University, with doctoral training at Michigan State University, and the Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Milicia Tedder, Ph. D
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology, North Carolina Central University
Biographical Sketch

Dr. Milicia Tedder has spent over the last decade working in child, adolescent, and adult mental health.  She is a native of North Carolina and earned a master’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina Central University and a doctoral degree in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor at North Carolina Central University.  

Dr. Tedder has experience working with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds, experiencing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, mania, and psychological trauma. She is committed to accompanying people through their transitions toward positive emotional and spiritual wellness. Dr. Tedder utilizes a holistic approach to healing and includes a synthesis of therapeutic interventions such as EMDR, somatic exercises, and spiritual integration.

 Dr. Tedder is involved in a number of community task forces that address issues that significantly impact women and girls in Durham County.

Jonathan N. Livingston Ph. D
Department of Psychology, North Carolina Central University
Biographical Sketch

Dr. Livingston received his doctorate in Community Psychology and, prior to attending Michigan State, he received a Master’s in African and African American psychology at Florida A&M University. His areas of interest are African American psychological well-being and the cumulative effects of racism and social inequalities on African America mental health and health disparities. Additional areas of interest include program evaluation, community development, and education reform.

Dr. Livingston’s current research focuses on social and psychological factors associated with positive health and mental health outcomes for African Americans. Also, he has served as director of Outreach for the Export Grant, a project of the Julius Chambers Biomedical Bio-technical Research Institute, evaluating the effectiveness of their efforts to reduce health disparities and educate the African American Community about alcohol and substance abuse; cancer and cardiovascular disease risk factors. He has also served as Co-Director of the North Carolina Central University Institute for Children Youth and Family at NCCU and served as a Senior Research Fellow at Johnson C. Smith University, Smith Institute for Applied Research. He is also currently Co-principal Investigator on the Duke NCCU partnership investigating the use of ethno drama to address health disparities among low income communities of color.

Dr. Livingston has taught classes in community, personality, and adolescent psychology, research methodology, statistics, and human growth and development. In 2001, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Michigan State University and in 2009 he received the Excellence in Teaching Award at NCCU. In 2019 he received the NCCU Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching in North Carolina. He was also finalist for the Best HBCU Male faulty in U.S 2019. Also, while at NCCU he has assisted in securing over 20.3 million in grant money from federal and state agencies. He has authored and co-authored peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and newspaper articles on race, psychology, mental health, health disparities, and education as well as presented his research at several national and international conferences.