Marsha Pravder Mirkin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and resident scholar at the Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center. She is on the faculty at Lasell College. Dr. Mirkin's interest in unheard voices and alternatives to the dominant discourse led her to edit Women in Context: Toward a Feminist Reconstruction of Psychotherapy and write The Women Who Danced by the Sea: Finding Ourselves in the Stories of Our Biblical Foremothers . She has served on the faculties of the Cambridge Hospital Couples and Family Training Program, Harvard Medical School, and the Jean Baker Miller Institute of the Stone Center at Wellesley College. Karen L. Suyemoto, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Psychology and Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts/n-/Boston, where she teaches classes related to race, culture, and gender. She has published and presented primarily on topics related to racial and cultural identity, particularly in multiracial and Asian American people. Dr. Suyemoto's current research projects explore how interventions of education and community programs may affect racial and ethnic identities and empowerment in Asian American youth and college students. Barbara F. Okun, PhD, is Professor and Training Director of the combined school and counseling psychology doctoral program at Northeastern University. She served for 10 years on the faculty of the Cambridge Hospital Couples and Family Training Program, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Okun maintains a diverse clinical practice in individual, couple, and family therapy. Her books include Effective Helping: Interviewing and Counseling Techniques , Understanding Diversity: A Learning-as-Practice Primer , and Understanding Diverse Families: What Practitioners Need to Know .
Karen L. Suyemoto, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in Psychology and Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has taught theory and practicum courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. She has provided consultation and training for therapists both locally and nationally, with particular focus on developing cultural sensitivity. Her research and teaching focus generally on issues related to social justice and anti-racist therapy, research, and education, particularly in relation to racialized identities, meanings of race and ethnicity, and contributing to social justice from both oppressed and privileged spaces.