Dr. Anah’s Research & Presentations

Chioma Anah, Ed.D., ATR, NCC, LCPC-S, ACS

Brief Bio: Dr. Chioma Anah has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, is a Registered Art Therapist (ATR), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC- Maryland), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Board Approved LCPC Supervisor, and Founder & CEO of PerceptA Therapeutic & Training Center, LLC. She has over 15 years experience in the clinical field working with at-risk adolescents, adults and families of all races and cultural background. Dr. Anah is also a founding member and first President of Maryland Counselors for Social Justice (MCSJ).

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Anah’s research interest includes multicultural issues in counseling; specializing in racial microaggressions in everyday life and implications for clinical practice, and cultural competence. Dr. Anah is also interested in the psychology of racism through art/expressive forms and art-based research. She is committed to highlighting the impact of racial microaggressions, transcultural issues, multicultural issues, and social justice advocacy issues, as it relates to diverse clients in therapy.

Maryland Counselors for Social Justice (MCSJ) Workshop Series (2018-2019)
  • Jain, K., & Anah, C. (August, 2018). Examining intersectionality, privilege, and oppression: Strategies for counselors to enhance multicultural and social justice advocacy. Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD: Maryland Counselors for Social Justice (2018-2019) MCSJ Workshop Series.
2019 New Jersey Counseling Association (NJCA) Annual Spring Conference (April 12-14, 2019) in Lincroft, NJ.
  • Anah, C. (2019, April). Who are you really? Exploring the identity and roles of professional counselors as social justice advocates. New Jersey Counseling Association (NJCA) Spring Conference, Lincroft, NJ. (Paper/Experiential)- Saturday, April 13, 2019.
2018 Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) Conference (November 2-4, 2018) in Baltimore, MD:
  • Anah, C., Velleman, E., & Templeton, J. (November, 2018). Taking a stand: Our journey, & roles of counselors as social justice advocates, in our current political climate. Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) Conference, Roundtable Discussion. (Sunday, November 4, 2018).
49th American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Conference (October 31- November 4, 2018) in Miami, FL:
  • Anah, C. (November, 2018). Still I Rise: Reflections of an Artist’s Journey as Social Activist. American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Conference, Miami, Fl. Paper Session (Saturday, November 3, 2018).
2017 Maryland Counseling Association 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2-4, 2017) Baltimore, MD:
  • Anah, C., Shannon, D., LaSure-Bryant, D., Sorrell, D., Pittrell, K., Lipscomb, L., & Humphrey, E. (November, 2017). Real Talk: Courageous Dialogue with Women of Color in the Professional Counseling Field. Baltimore, MD: 2017 MCA Conference- (Education Sessions) MCA2017_Education Session_WomenofColor.
  • Anah, C. (2017). African American Men and their Coping Responses to Racial Microaggressions. 2017 MCA Conference- (Poster Session- November 3, 2017)
2017 Maryland Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (MAMCD) Annual Conference (April 22, 2017) Bowie State University, MD:
  • Anah, C. (2017). Perceptions of Professional Counselors toward their Role as Social Justice Advocates. 2017 MAMCD Conference- (Poster Session- April 22, 2017).

    2017 MAMCD Conference Poster Presentation by Dr. Chioma Anah: Perceptions of Professional Counselors toward their Role as Social Justice Advocates.
2016 Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) Annual Conference (November 3-5, 2016) Baltimore, MD:
  • Anah, C. (2016). Experiences and Consequences of Racial Microaggressions among Professional African American Men in the American Workplace. -MCA Conference- (Poster Session- November 5, 2016).
47th American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Annual Conference (July 6-10, 2016), in Baltimore, MD:
  • Anah, C. (2016). Baltimore Uprising/Freddie Gray: An Artist’s Creative Journey towards Clarity and Healing– AATA Conference-Digital Poster Session (Number of CECs: .5) Baltimore Uprising/Freddie Gray


46th  American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Annual Conference (July 8-12, 2015), in Minneapolis, MN:Presentations eligible for continuing education status with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC):

Microaggression Presentation AATA 2015

Unmasking Racial Microaggressions within the Therapeutic Relationship


Anah, C. (2019, February). Art & Social Activism. ENVISAGE. 2(1), 5-7. The Canadian Art Therapy Association Online Magazine, ENVISAGE, Volume 2, Issue 1, Winter 2019

Intersectionality, Art Therapy, & Social Justice: Interview of Dr. Chioma Anah by CSJ Member, Molly Watkins. In Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) August 2018 Newsletter p. 3-6.

Anah, C. (2017). The Relevance of Social Justice Advocacy Today. Compass Points. 10(2), 4-5. MCA Quarterly Newsletter, Fall 2017.

Anah, C. (2017). The Legacy of King: Counselors as Advocates for Social Justice. Compass Points. 9(3), 7-8. MCA Quarterly Newsletter, Compass Points, Issue 9, Volume 3, Winter 2017

Anah, C. (2016, November 1). Racial Microaggressions: Consequences of “Assumption of Criminality” on African American Men. Compass Points. 9(2), 6-7. MCA Quarterly Newsletter, Compass Points, Issue 9, Volume 2, Fall 2016

Non-Refereed Articles: PerceptA Therapeutic Blog:

Anah, C. (2015). What Are Racial Microaggressions? PerceptA Therapeutic Blog. March 2, 2015. Retrieved from http://perceptatherapeutic.com/?p=476

Doctorial Dissertation:

Anah, C. (2014). Experiences of racial microaggression and coping mechanisms among African American men in the workplace: A phenomenological and art-based inquiry/ Dissertation/Thesis (Ed.D) -2014- Chioma Anah.

**Please contact the author for a copy of this dissertation. Email: dr.c.anah@gmail.com

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