Discussing Restorative Justice in a Chaotic World

The summer installment of the new Grand Rounds lecture series at John F. Kennedy University will feature Dr. Teiahsha Bankhead discussing restorative justice. This exciting installment of the quarterly series is a collaboration between the College of Psychology and the Holistic Research Center.

A new community resource geared toward connecting local residents to cutting edge topics in psychology, healthcare, and mental health, the Grand Rounds lecture series at John F. Kennedy University convenes quarterly and features experts working at the forefront of their fields.

These community-wide events are not just for students! “The classic university was a seat of learning for everyone,” explains the series coordinator Alvin McLean Jr., PhD and Professor of Psychology. “It is our responsibility as a university to be a source of knowledge for the community to access.”

What is the view from the frontier? What new perspectives and practices lie on the horizon? The Grand Rounds lecture series exposes attendees to renowned scholars, clinicians, and scientists whose work pushes at the boundaries of conventional thought in the field. Join us to hear reports from the edge straight from the torchbearers themselves.

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • 12:00PM - 1:30PM
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  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus

Dr. Teiahsha Bankhead

Teiahsha Bankhead, Ph. D., L.C.S.W. has over 20 years of experience as Director of Program Development and Contract Compliance at several Bay Area and Silicon Valley non-profit organizations and has served on numerous non-profit boards including The Girls Afterschool Academy, Edgewood Children’s Center, Lifetime, and Catholic Charities of the East Bay. She served as an expert restorative justice researcher with the Insight Prison Project at San Quentin State Prison and currently is Co-Executive Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth.

A noted author, psychotherapist and university professor, she engages in research and writing on issues of social policy and diversity with particular attention given to race, class, gender and sexual orientation. She lectures internationally on issues of self-care, cultural conflict and social policy. Dr. Bankhead received her M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. She was a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Minority Research Fellow and a fellow of the United States Psychiatric Congress. She also serves on the Family Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.