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Norissa Williams

Clinical Assistant Professor

Applied Psychology

(212) 992-6710

Norissa Williams obtained a BS with a major in Human Services and a minor in Psychology from St John's University. She then obtained a Master's in Social Work from Stony Brook University. Thereafter, impassioned with the desire to create interventions and work at the community level, Norissa returned back to school at Fordham University where she obtained a PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology.

Dr. Williams main research interests are as it pertains to individual and organizational level cultural competence, multicultural education, culturally embedded processes of coping socialization as well as cross cultural differences in coping skills and other mental health related behaviors.

Selected Publications

  • Williams, N.(2019) Using Classroom Composition in Delivering Cultural Competence EducationIn T. Puckett, N. Lind & P. Blessinger (Eds.), Cultural Competence in Higher Education. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Jackson, J.Y. & Williams, N.(2019) African American Women’s Clubs: Perseverance,
  • Resistance, and Declination. In J. Carter-Robinson (Ed.), Many Strides to Freedom: African American Women’s Unsung Contributions & Legacies (pp. 1-18). Hauppauge. NY: Nova Publishing.
  • Williams, N. (2018). Studying Cultural Competence Using Secondary Data Analysis: Considerations for Grad Students Who Have Many Demands on Their Time. SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Kawaii-Bogue, B.,Williams., N, Macnear, K. (2017).Mental Healthcare Access and
  • Treatment Utilization in African American Communities: An Integrative Care Framework. Best Practices in Mental Health. 13, (2), 11-29.

Courses

Abnormal Psychology

Theories, conceptions, & descriptions of disordered behavior with an emphasis on psychodynamic systems.The interrelationship of diagnosis & treatment, theories of symptoms formation, criteria of normality.
Course #
APSY-UE 1038
Units
4
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Frandelia Moore , Norissa Williams ,
Department
Liberal Arts Core

Abnormal Psychology

Classification, etiology, symptoms, & treatment of major psychological disorders, including anxiety, mood, eating, substance-related, sexual & gender identity, cognitive, personality, schizophrenia & other psychotic disorders as well as disorders associated with childhood.
Course #
APSY-GE 2038
Units
3
Term
Fall, January, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Frandelia Moore , Sumie Okazaki , Norissa Williams ,
Department

Adolescent Development

Adolescence as a life stage. Physical, intellectual, social, & psycho-sexual development. Attention to youth from diverse racial/ethnic & socio-cultural backgrounds.Applications & implications for schooling & for prevention & intervention programs directed at psycho-social problems in adolescence will be discussed.Particular emphasis will be placed on neighborhoods, schools & families as contexts of, & important influences on development.
Course #
APSY-UE 1272
Units
4
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

LaRue Allen , Niobe Way , Norissa Williams ,
Department

Cross-Cultural Counseling

An examination of how behavior & experience are influenced by culture & intersectionality. Emphasis is given to increasing counselor self awareness, knowledge, & skills necessary to apply counseling theory & technique to diverse populations & settings.
Course #
APSY-GE 2682
Units
3
Term
Fall, January, Spring, Summer
Faculty

Professors

Julia Shiang , Sumie Okazaki , Norissa Williams ,
Department

Educational Psychology / Psychology & Education

Overview of major areas in psychology such as developmental, learning, social, personality, & measurement; the concepts & principles fundamental to the educative process & theirapplication to teaching.
Course #
APSY-UE 1014
Units
4
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Joshua Aronson , Norissa Williams ,
Department

Theories of Personality

Critical overview of the major theories of personality.
Course #
APSY-GE 2039
Units
3
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Norissa Williams ,
Department