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Healing from the Impact of Racial Trauma and COVID-19

The Afro Latino Alumni and Alumnae Association (ALAA) of Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host “Healing from the Impact of Racial Trauma and COVID-19,” a virtual conversation with alums in the mental health professions, on Friday, June 26.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Staci M. Bostic ’85, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Malcolm E. Anderson ’87 and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Ednesha Salisbury ’00 will discuss ways in which racial trauma and issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic impact people of color.

Hosted by Brian Sales ’89, Principal Owner at Transformative Training and Technical Assistance, LLC in Alexandria, Va., the event will begin at 7 p.m.



Bostic received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Social Work in 1991. She primarily works from a systems perspective and believes in examining the environment that people live, work and play in. Bostic is currently the owner of Staci M. Bostic, LLC, a private practice specializing in the treatment of symptoms related to anxiety and depression. She primarily works with older adolescents and adults.

Anderson is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Georgia with more than 20 years of experience. He is the sole-owner of his clinical practice, Dr. Malcolm E. Anderson, P.C., which he operates full-time. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology of Argosy University. Anderson received his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology specializing in multicultural counseling from Loyola University, Chicago, and works with adults, children, families and couples while using a cross-cultural therapeutic perspective. His research interests include multicultural clinical training and African-American male adolescent development.

Saulsbury received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University, and is a Facilitator, Trainer, Clinical Supervisor and Therapist with BeWell Psychotherapy, a women led group psychotherapy practice. She is also co-creator of Black Woman Be, which focuses on the mental and emotional health of black women. Saulsbury specializes in multicultural therapy, racial and cultural identity, women’s issues, family issues and relationships.