About this Event
Marietta Collins, PhD is a clinical psychologist and former faculty member at Emory University School of Medicine, where she conducted cultural competence training with many healthcare professionals. Since 2016, she has been an Associate Professor and the Director of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. In this role she provides psychological services to underserved adults, youth, and families. She is actively involved in her church and enjoys mentoring African-American children, adolescents, and early career professionals.
Marianne Celano, PhD, ABPP is a family psychologist and Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine, where she supervises psychology and psychiatry residents providing behavioral health services to children and families. Dr. Celano specializes in treatment of children, including those who have experienced traumatic events. She has developed and used therapeutic storytelling to help children and families heal and understand one another better.
Ann Hazzard, PhD, ABPP is a clinical psychologist and recently retired Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. She provided child assessment and therapy services and conducted research on child trauma at Emory’s Grady campus. She has been a board member of several community nonprofits focused on child abuse prevention, bereavement support for children, and promotion of children's literacy.
Together, these psychologists have published four picture books featuring diverse children and families meeting contemporary challenges with compassion and resilience. Their first book, Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice, was a New York Times bestseller. Drs. Collins, Celano, and Hazzard are all committed to community advocacy efforts focused on social justice and children’s behavioral health.
Validated parking is available at Entra West End parking garage on Park Street.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
44th & 3rd Bookseller, 451 Lee Street Southwest, Atlanta, United States