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Dr. Sharon Boyd-Jackson

Dr. Sharon Boyd-Jackson is a licensed psychologist who has been trained in the field of clinical psychology. She has a doctorate degree from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.


Dr. Boyd-Jackson has 25 years plus experience as a psychologist. She is the sole proprietor of Empowering Self, LLC, and is available for supervision, training, conducting program reviews, and presentations. Dr. Boyd-Jackson is presently an associate professor in the School of
Psychology at Kean University. She is also the coordinator of the dual major program in psychology and psychiatric rehabilitation, a joint program between Kean University and the School of Health Professions. Rutgers University.

Dr. Boyd-Jackson is a past president of the New Jersey Chapter Association of Black Psychologist, (1999-2002) and has chaired several committees in the organization (1995-2005). She is also the past co-chair of the NJ Psychological Association, Academic, and Scientific
Affairs Committee (1995 – 2001). Her research interests are in the area of understanding the psychosocial impact of racism, racial identity and issues related to self-esteem. She has presented and published on topics related to racism and prejudice, domestic violence, peer
counseling, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Boyd-Jackson supports student research and has chaired student dissertation research. She has also presented on topics related to dealing with diversity and conflict in the classroom and clinical disorders.


Dr. Boyd-Jackson maintains an interest in community concerns that help to promote individuals of African descent. She volunteers her services with support groups and presentations for the Lupus Foundation of NJ and bereavement and depression support groups that are
open to the community at St. Matthew AME Church, Orange, NJ.

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