Dr. Aminifu R. Harvey
Office: Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 202
Dr. Aminifu Harvey earned his doctorate of social work degree from Howard University in 1983 having received a National Institute for Mental Health Fellowship for doctorate study. He received his master of social work degree in 1972 from the University of Southern California, being the recipient of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship, from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation for graduate study. He received a BA degree from St. Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Dr. Harvey is one of 14 faculty members chosen by the Universitiy of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors to the UNC Scholar Council. He is also an approved member of the Fulbright Senior Specialist
Dr. Harvey has been a practicing clinician for over 30 years; he is one of the pioneers in developing and implementing an Afrocentric approach to psychotherapy and social service delivery systems. He is a licensed independent clinical social worker; a member of The Academy of Certified Social Workers, listed in the National Association of Social Workers' Register of Clinical Social Workers, a Diplomat of Clinical Social Work, a practitioner of neurolinguistic programming, and has served as a consulting editor to the Journal of Social Work.
Dr. Harvey's special interests areas are in the delivery of psychosocial services and the development of treatment interventions that are culturally appropriate and effective. His focus on culturally relevant treatment modalities and service delivery has its underpinnings in an Afrocentric approach, of which he has developed theoretical and practice models. Dr. Harvey has conducted numerous local, national and international workshops and trainings in this area with a special interest on African American families and youth. He is presently a member of the Black Administrators in Child Welfare, Inc., National Commission on the Role of Culture and the Assessment of Risk in African American Children and Families.
A grant from the State of Maryland Department of Health Mental Health Aids Administration to develop an AIDS prevention curriculum for incarcerated African American heterosexual males, Spring, 2004, $24,000.00
Comprehensive Family and Youth program. DC Youth Services Administration, Progressive Life Center, Washington, DC 1983, $200,000.00; 1984, $300,000.00, service projects.
SWRK 230 - Introduction to Social Work
Gilbert, D. J., Harvey, A. R., & Belgrave, F. Z. (2009). Advancing the Africentric paradigm shift discourse: Building toward evidence-based Africentric interventions in social work practice for African Americans. Social Work, 54(3), 243-252
Harvey, A.R., McCullough-Chavis, A., Littlefield, M. B., Phillips, A.D., & Cooper, J. D. (2007). A culturally competent family enhancement and empowerment model for African American parents. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 80, 70-87.
Harvey, A. R. (2007). This is my home: A culturally competent model program for African American Children in the foster care system. Focal Point: Research, Policy, & Practice in Children's Mental Health, 21(2), 25-27.
Harvey, A. R. & Hill, R.B. (2004). An Afrocentric youth and family rites of passage program: Promoting resiliency among at-risk African American males. Social Work, Vol. 49, (1), 65-74.
Harvey, A. R., Loughney, & G. K., Moore, J. (2002). A model program for African American children in the foster care system. Journal of Health & Social Policy, Vol.16, (1/2), 195-206.
Harvey, A. R. (2000). After-school programs: Liberation and development of African American males. The Section Connection, Vol.6, 1. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Social Workers.
Harvey, A.R., Coleman, A.A., Wilson, R., & Finney, C. (1999). Psycho-social-cultural needs of African American males in the juvenile justice system. Journal of African American Men, Vol.4, (2), 3-17.
Harvey, A.R. & Coleman, A. (1997). An Afrocentric program for African American males in the juvenile justice system. Child Welfare, Vol. 76,(1), 197-211.
Harvey, A.R. & Rauch J. B. (1997). A comprehensive Afro-centric rites of passage program for black male adolescents. Journal of Health and Social Work, Vol. 22, (1), 30-37.
Harvey, A.R. (1995). The issue of skin color in psychotherapy with African Americans. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, Vol. 76, (1), 3-10.
Harvey, A. R. (1994). A black community development model: The universal Negro improvement association and the African communities league 1917-1940. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Vol. 21, (1), 113-124.
Harvey, A.R. (1980). The funding dilemma of community mental health centers: Implications for Afro-Americans. Urban Review, Vol. 6, (3), 4-7.
Harvey, A. R., Johnson, O. J., McCullough-Chavis, A., & Carter, T. M. (2010). Evidence Based Practice. R. L. Thompson, T. P. Gullotta, & R. L. Crowel (Eds.), Handbook of African American Health (pp. 121-159). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
Harvey, A. R. (2003). A general paradigm of African-centered social work: A social work paradigm shift in the liberation for the liberation of African people. In D. A. Axzibo (Ed.). African-centered Psychology: Culture-focusing for Multicultural Competence, (pp.109-128). Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.
Harvey, A. R., Loughney, & G. K., Moore, J. (2002). A model program for African American children in the foster care system. In S. D. Miller (Ed.), Disability and the Black Community. New York: The Haworth press, Inc.
Harvey, A. R. (2001). Individual and family intervention skills with African Americans: An Afrocentric approach. In R. Fong & S. Furuto (Eds.), Culturally Competent Practice: Skills, Interventions, and Evaluations. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, a Pearson Education Company.
Harvey, A. & Carlton-LaNey, I. B. (2001). Marcus Garvey and community development via the UNIA. In I. B. Carlton-LaNey (Ed.). African American Leadership: An Empowerment Tradition in Social Welfare History. Washington D.C.: NASW Press.
Harvey, A.R. (2001). An after school manhood development program. In R. Majors (Ed.). Educating Our Black children: New Directions and Radical Approaches. Routledge/Falmer: London and New York.
Harvey, A.R. & Coleman, A. (1999). An Afrocentric program for African American males in the juvenile justice system. In S. Jackson & S. Brissett-Chapman (Eds.), Child Welfare Perspectives: Serving African American Children. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.
Harvey, A.R. & Rauch J. B. (1998). A comprehensive Afro-centric rites of passage program for black male adolescents. In E.M. Freeman, C. G. Franklin, R. Fong, G. L. Shaffer & E. M. Timberlake (Eds.), Multisystem Skills and Interventions in School Social Work Practice. Washington, DC: NASW Press.
Harvey, A.R. (1997). Group work with African American Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: A culturally competent model. In G. Greif & P. Ephross (Eds.), Group Work with At Risk Populations (pp. 162-174). New York: Oxford University Press.
Harvey, A.R. (1985). Traditional African culture as the basis for the Afro-American church in America: The foundation of the black family in America. In A.R. Harvey (Ed.), The black family: An Afro-centric perspective (pp.3-22). New York: United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice.
Harvey, A.R. (1982). A holistic approach to the analysis and treatment of the black mentally retarded offender. In A.R. Harvey and T.L. Carr (Eds.), The black mentally retarded offender: A Holistic Approach to Prevention and Habilitation(pp.1-15). New York: United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice.
Harvey, A.R. (Ed.) (1985). The black family: An Afro-centric perspective. New York: United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice.
Harvey, A.R., & Carr, T.L. (Eds.). (1982).The black mentally retarded Offender: A holistic approach to prevention and habilitation. New York: United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice.
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