Tanisha Hall

Eyes Wide Shut: The Overlooked Causes of Systemic Racism in Higher Education & the BIPOC Community

Tanisha Hall is a dedicated social worker who takes great pleasure in helping the Los Angeles’ homeless community. Tanisha is a full-time clinician at a reentry program for chronically homeless men and women with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. She works for a program called “Felony Incompetent to Stand Trial” (FIST). Tanisha aids her clients in regaining their competence by providing them with one-on-one psychotherapy, housing support, and other solutions to restore their competency. Tanisha works remotely as a part-time therapist where she helps children, teenagers, couples, and single mothers rebuild their lives after experiencing adversity. Tanisha has come a long way from her humble beginnings as a single mother working as a case manager in social services. Tanisha received her Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky and this year she will be receiving her Doctorate in Social Work Education.

Tanisha is knowledgeable in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Integrative Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Life Coaching. Although an associate therapist working toward licensure, Tanisha is passionate about supporting women of color and fighting for their resilience, which led to her research on the oppression Black female scholars endure at Predominately White Institutions (PWI). However, the question goes more profound as it explores how white supremacy has colonized people of color to develop unhealthy unconscious bias within their communities. Her fundamental assumption is to help educate and bring awareness to the psychological effects of colorist that still exist today. Tanisha wants to see all moms of color win, overcome their uncertainties of the unknown, and rediscover their true identities.