Charessa McIntosh

Just Because We Are Black: Exploring the Impact of Racial Trauma on African American Adults and Introducing an Approach to Assessment

Charessa McIntosh is currently a full-time LCSW with the Department of Veterans Affairs, a part-time outpatient clinician in private practice, and a part-time instructor for the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. Charessa is a Nationally Certified TF-CBT clinician.

Charessa started her college education at North Carolina A&T State University and eventually transferred to Fayetteville State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Charessa attended Liberty University where she received her Masters of Art in Human Services with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. She returned to Fayetteville State University where she earned her Master of Social Work degree. Charessa is currently attending the University of Kentucky where she is a Doctoral Candidate in the Doctorate of Social Work program.

Charessa’s research interests include microaggressions, racial trauma, and childhood trauma. Her research for her Doctoral research focused on racial trauma in African American/Black adults.

Charessa is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is also a member of Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and the National Association of Black Social Workers.