Publications

Submitted Papers

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

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

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.

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In Press

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-023-01149-0

Williams, M. T., Cabral, V., & Faber, S. C. (in press). Psychedelics and racial justice. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-023-01160-5

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.

Special Issue

Power, Discrimination and Privilege in Individuals and Institutions

Frontiers

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

Published

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1217833

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207411.2023.2218586

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/cap0000352

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2022.07.001

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1184528

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2023.05.008

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1120938

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/17456916221100509

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000940

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/24705470221139205

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/pri0000172

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40719-022-00225-5 [invited]

Williams, M., Faber, S. C., & Duniya, C. (2022). Being an anti-racist clinician. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 15, e19. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1754470X22000162 [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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.774736

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.99930

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. https://doi.org/10.1556/2054.2021.00166

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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, https://doi.org/10.1037/pri0000172

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. https://doi.org/10.1159/000348582

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-6143.2010.03352.x

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2010.04736.x

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. https://doi.org/10.1242/dev.042242

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2007.05.088

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. https://doi.org/10.1196/annals.1398.015

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3083.2006.01840.x

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. https://doi.org/10.1242/dev.01285

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0925-4773(00)00584-0

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. https://doi.org/10.1006/mcne.1998.0729

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0925-4773(98)00057-4

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. https://doi.org/10.1006/mcne.1996.0003