Submitted Papers

Faber F. C., Fangmann, L. , Nepton, A., Harrison, T. R., & Williams, M. (under review). Neuronal adaptations during childbirth: Navigating informed consent, ethical practice, and postpartum trauma. BMC Medical Education.

Williams, M. T., Faber, S. C., & Zare, M. (under review). South Asian fathers' experiences of bias in family court.

Williams, M. T., Osman, M., Kaplan, A., & Faber, S. C. (under review). Barriers to care for mental health conditions in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health.

Williams, M. T., Feng, R. Y., Faber, S., & Abdulrehman, R. Y. (under review). Building a positive racial and ethnic identity: Implications for mental health and treatment engagement. In E. Goetter et al. (Eds.), Optimizing treatment engagement processes in CBT for anxiety and related disorders. Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Science into Practice Series. Springer Nature.

Faber, S., Wong-Lee, R., Zalewa, D., Buchanan, N. T., Quinn, D. & Williams, M. T. (under review). A case study of racial power dynamics by a board of directors in a new professional organization. Consulting Psychology Journal.

Faber, S., Williams, M. T. et al. (under review). The Necessity of Open Dialogue on Ethnic and Racial Identity: Protective and Therapeutic Effect. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

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Recent Scientific Articles

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Nepton, A., Farahani, H., Williams, M., Booij, L. & Faber, S. (in press). Ketamine and epigenetic processes in depression, intersection between serotonergic and glutaminergic pathways. Journal of Psychedelic Studies.

Wong-Lee, R. & Faber, S. (in press). Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In D. Friedman-Wheeler & A. Wenzel (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Sage Publications.

Gallo, J. & Faber, S. (in press). Obsessive-compulsive disorder. In D. Friedman-Wheeler & A. Wenzel (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Sage Publications.

Williams, M., Cenat, J. M., Caldwell, K., Osman, M., Gallo, J., & Faber, S. C. (in press). Les microagressions raciales comme obstacles au traitement en soins cliniques. Canadian Psychology.

La Torre, J. T., Mahammadli, M., Faber, S., Greenway, K., & Williams, M. T. (in press). Expert opinion on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for people with psychosis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

Williams, M. T., Cabral, V., & Faber, S. C. (in press). Psychedelics and racial justice. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

Williams, M., Gallo, J., Dasgupta, A., & Faber, S. (in press). The Traumatizing Mental Health Impact of Racism in Black Canadians. In J. M. Cenat et al. (Eds), Black Communities Mental Health in Canada: Overcoming Obstacles, Bridging the Gaps. University of Ottawa Press.

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Power, Discrimination and Privilege in Individuals and Institutions


This research topic explores forms of covert or unexamined institutional power structures, systems, and their psychological effects and consequences.

Guest Editors

Sonya Faber, Lead Editor
Monnica Williams, Co-Editor
Matthew Skinta, Co-Editor
Bia Labate, Co-Editor

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Scientific Articles


Williams, M., Faber, S., & Skinta, M. D. (2024). Power, discrimination, and privilege in individuals and institutions. Frontiers in Psychology, 15(1376169), 1-5.

Williams, M. & Faber, S. (2024). Fostering racial/ethnic identity. In G. P. Koocher, A. M. La Greca, O. Moorehead-Slaughter, & N. N. Lopez (Eds.), The Parents' Guide to Psychological First Aid: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Predictable Life Crises. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780197678794

Levinson, A., Williams, M. T., Faber, S. C., Strauss, D., Gran-Ruaz, S., & Bartlett, A. (2023). Challenging jurors' racism. S. Saltzman (Ed.), In Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook (Vol. 39) (pp. 519-588). National Police Accountability Project of the National Lawyers Guild. Clark Boardman Callaghan. Eagan, MN: Thomson Reuters.

Faber, S. C., Metzger, I. W., La Torre, J., Fisher, C., & Williams, M. T. (2023). The illusion of inclusion: Contextual Behavioral Science and the Black Community. Frontiers in Psychology: Cultural Psychology, 14(217833), 1-18.

Williams, M. T., Faber, S. C., Abdulrehman, R. Y., MacIntyre, M. M., Harrison, T., Gallo, J. & Dasgupta, A. (2023, March 3). The Experience of Racism by Public Service Employees. Commissioned by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG). [See final full OAG report]

Faber, S. C., Osman, M., & Williams, M. T. (2023). Access to mental health care in Canada. International Journal of Mental Health, 52(3), 312-334.

Faber, S. C., Williams, M. T., Metzger, I. W., MacIntyre, M. M., Strauss, D., Duniya, C. G., Sawyer, K., Cénat, J. M., & Goghari, V. M. (2023). Lions at the gate: How weaponization of policy prevents people of colour from becoming professional psychologists in Canada. Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne, 64(4), 335–354.

Williams, M. T., Holmes, S., Zare, M. Haeny, A. H., & Faber, S. C. (2023). An evidence-based approach for treating stress and trauma due to racism. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 30(4), 565-588.

Faber, S., Wu, E., & Bartlett, A. (2023). Abuse of power in disciplinary actions of a state psychology licensing board: Inequitable outcomes and early career psychologists. Frontiers in Psychology: Forensic and Legal Psychology, 14, 1-19.

Misra, A., Bryan, A., Faber, N. S., Pereira, D. P., Faber, S., Williams, M. T., & Skinta, M. D. (2023). A systematic review of inclusion of minoritized populations in randomized controlled trials of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 29, 122-130.

Strauss, D., Gran-Ruaz, S., Osman, M., Williams, M., & Faber, S. (2023). Racism and censorship in the editorial and peer review process. Frontiers in Psychology: Cultural Psychology, 14 (1120938), 1-16.

Jacob, G., Faber, S. C., Faber, N., Bartlett, A., Ouimet, A., & Williams, M. T. (2023). A systematic review of Black People coping with racism: Approaches, analysis, and empowerment. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 18(2) 392-415.

Faber, S., Khanna Roy, A., Michaels, T. I., & Williams, M. T. (2023). The weaponization of medicine: Early psychosis in the Black community and the need for racially informed mental health care. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 14, 1-16.

Williams, M. T., Faber, S. C., Nepton, A., & Ching, T. (2023). Racial justice allyship requires civil courage: Behavioral prescription for moral growth and change. American Psychologist, 78(1), 1–19.

Bartlett, A., Faber, S., Williams, M., & Saxberg, K. (2022). Getting to the root of the problem: Supporting clients with lived-experiences of systemic discrimination. Chronic Stress, 6, 1-10.

Faber, S. C., Strauss, D., Gran-Ruaz, S., La Torre, J., Bartlett, A., Faber, I., Levinson, A., & Williams, M. T. (2022). A call to use psychology for anti-racist jury selection. Practice Innovations, 7(3), 203–222.

Levinson, A., Williams, M. T., Faber, S. C., Strauss, D., Gran-Ruaz, S, La Torre, J., & Bartlett, A. (2022). Challenging jurors’ racism. Gonzaga Law Review, 57(3), 365-424.

Williams, M. T., Khanna Roy, A., MacIntyre, M., & Faber, S. (2022). The traumatizing impact of racism in Canadians of colour. Current Trauma Reports, 8, 17–34. [invited]

Williams, M., Faber, S. C., & Duniya, C. (2022). Being an anti-racist clinician. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 15, e19. [invited]

Smith, D. T., Faber, S. C., Buchanan, N. T., Foster, D. & Green, L. (2022). The need for psychedelic-assisted therapy in the Black community and the burdens of its provision. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 774736.

Jacob, G., Williams, M. T., Faber, N., & Faber, S. (2021). Gender differences in coping with racism: African American experience and empowerment. In E. Guerrero (Ed.), Effective elimination of structural racism. Intech Open. ISBN: 978-1-83969-283-3.

Jahn, Z. W., Lopez, J., de la Salle, S., Faber, S., & Williams, M. T. (2021). Racial/Ethnic differences in prevalence for hallucinogen use by age cohort: Findings from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Journal of Psychedelic Studies, 5(2), 69-82.

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Featured Article

A call to use psychology for anti-racist jury selection

Evidence-based jury selection is a critical need due to historical and ongoing racial biases that impede a just process and outcome. As norms about bias, how to measure it, and mitigating its effects have progressed over time, new tools to help carry out this work have become available. This article synergizes the latest relevant psychological literature with the combined wisdom and experience of an interdisciplinary group of experts in racism, law, psychology, mental health, and biomedical science to provide a framework to advance the jury selection process.

Citation: Practice Innovations,

Scientific Articles (cont'd)

Williams, M. T., Mugno, B., Franklin, M. E., & Faber, S. (2013). Symptom dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Phenomenology and treatment with exposure and ritual prevention. Psychopathology, 46, 365-376.

Fangmann, J., Kathrin Al-Ali, H., Sack, U., Kamprad, M., Tautenhahn, H. M., Faber, S., Hauss, J., Niederwieser, D., Lindner, T., & Bachmann, A. (2011). Kidney Transplant from the same donor without maintenance immunosuppression after previous hematopoietic stem cell transplant: HSCT and kidney transplant from the same donor. American Journal of Transplantation, 11(1), 156–162.

Fricke, S., Fricke, C., Schimmelpfennig, C., Oelkrug, C., Schönfelder, U., Blatz, R., Zilch, C., Faber, S., Hilger, N., Ruhnke, M., & Rodloff, A. . (2010). A real‐time PCR assay for the differentiation of Candida species. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 109(4), 1150–1158.

Chauhan, Disanza, A., Choi, S.-Y., Faber, S. C., Lou, M., Beggs, H. E., Scita, G., Zheng, Y., & Lang, R. A. (2009). Cdc42- and IRSp53-dependent contractile filopodia tether presumptive lens and retina to coordinate epithelial invagination. Development, 136(21), 3657–3667.

Schön, M. R., Hogrebe, E., Hengstler, J. G., Donaubauer, B., Faber, S. C., Bauer, A., ... & Tannapfel, A. (2008). Erythropoietin stimulates hepatocyte regeneration after liver resection. EXCLI Journal, 7, 79-92.

Fangmann, Wegmann, C., Hoppe, A., Martin, P., Sack, U., Harms, J., Faber, S., & Emmrich, F. (2007). Characterization of dendritic cell subsets in patients undergoing renal transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings, 39(10), 3101–3104.

Hemdan, N., Emmrich, F., Faber, S., Lehmann, J., & Sack, U. (2007). Alterations of TH1/TH2 reactivity by heavy metals: Possible consequences include induction of autoimmune diseases. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1109(1), 129–137.

Faber, S., Boltze, J., Barthel, H., Linke, A., & Hengstler, J. G. (2006). Review of the First Fraunhofer Life Science Symposium on Cell Therapy and Immunology, October 22-24, 2006, Leipzig, Germany. EXCLI Journal, 5, 217-225.

Lange, F., Härtl, S., Ungethuem, U., Kuban, R. J., Hammerschmidt, S., Faber, S., Morawietz, L., Wirtz, H., Emmrich, F., Krenn, V., & Sack, U. (2006). Anti‐TNF effects on destructive fibroblasts depend on mechanical stress. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, 64(5), 544–553.

Dean, C., Ito, M., Makarenkova, H. P., Faber, S. C., & Lang, R. A. (2004). Bmp7 regulates branching morphogenesis of the lacrimal gland by promoting mesenchymal proliferation and condensation. Development, 131(17), 4155–4165.

Faber, S., Robinson, M. L., Makarenkova, H. P., & Lang, R. A. (2002). BMP signaling is required for development of primary lens fiber cells. Development, 129(15), 3727–3737.

Faber, S. C., Makarenkova, H. P., Dimanlig, P., & Lang, R. A. (2001). FGF receptor and BMP7 signaling cooperate in lens induction. Developmental Biology, 235(1), 201–.

Faber, S., Dimanlig, P., Makarenkova, H. P., Shirke, S., Ko, K., & Lang, R. A. (2001). FGF receptor signaling plays a role in lens induction. Development, 128(22), 4425–4438.

Dimanlig, P. V., Faber, S. C., Auerbach, W., Makarenkova, H. P., & Lang, R. A. (2001). The upstream ectoderm enhancer in Pax6 has an important role in lens induction. Development, 128(22), 4415–4424.

Shirke, S., Faber, S. C., Hallem, E., Makarenkova, H. P., Robinson, M. L., Overbeek, P. A., & Lang, R. A. (2001). Misexpression of IGF-I in the mouse lens expands the transitional zone and perturbs lens polarization. Mechanisms of Development, 101(1), 167–174.

Makarenkova, H.P., Ito, M., Govindarajan, V., Faber, S. C., Sun, L., McMahon, G., Overbeek, P. A., & Lang, R. A. (2000). FGF10 is an inducer and Pax6 a competence factor for lacrimal gland development. Development, 127(12), 2563–2572.

Williams, S., Leventhal, C., Lemmon, V., Nedergaard, M., & Goldman, S. A. (1999). Estrogen promotes the initial migration and inception of NgCAM-dependent calcium-signaling by new neurons of the adult songbird brain. Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences, 13(1), 41–55.

Williams, S. C., Altmann, C. R., Chow, R. L., Hemmati-Brivanlou, A., & Lang, R. A. (1998). A highly conserved lens transcriptional control element from the Pax-6 gene. Mechanisms of Development, 73(2), 225–229.

Goldman, S. A., Williams, S., Barami, K., Lemmon, V., & Nedergaard, M. (1996). Transient coupling of Ng-CAM expression to NgCAM-dependent calcium signaling during migration of new neurons in the adult songbird brain. Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences, 7(1), 29–45.