Episode #2 Featuring Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr.
Dr. Evans, CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Psychological Association, shares how his organization is breaking down systemic institutional bias and discrimination. He is shifting mental health from being about "them" to being about "us."
About Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD
Clinical and community psychologist and health care innovator Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, is CEO of the American Psychological Association, the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. With more than 121,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as members, APA promotes and disseminates psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve lives – a mission consistent with Evans’ life work.
Before joining APA in March 2017, Evans spent 12 years as commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. In that post, he led the transformation of that agency’s approach to serving a wide range of individuals with complex needs. The transformation of the $1.5 billion Philadelphia system has relied heavily on public health strategies that contribute to better community health.
An unconventional leader, he employed science, research, community activism, spirituality, traditional clinical care, policy, and cross-system collaborations to change the status quo.
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