This is an interactive and psychologically-culturally-spiritually stimulating community for men of the African diaspora. This collective is meant to serve as a conduit for greater levels of self-actualization and authentic living that will promote and increase relational satisfaction, internal-spiritual health, and creativity. Additionally, this collective will be a safe space for these men to deconstruct variables that impede deep emotionally invested relationships; and build mutually beneficial and emotionally close networks with other men.
As such, the Adullam Collective offers the following specific services to men of the African diaspora:
Collective Support & Accountability: There is a proverb that’s states, “oh how good and pleasant it is for the brethren to dwell together in unity.” Often we are bombarded with negative images of black men who are ragefully disconnected from their fellow brother. This collective seeks to destroy that stereotype and enact a new relational reality----brother helping brother get to the next level. We need each other. We are not stronger than our collective strength. And we grow individually though interaction with the other. Take advantage of likeminded men who are either where you need to go or where you wish to be. This collective is committed to putting you into consistent conversation and fellowship with other men.
Coaching: Allow a holistically trained applied psychologist assist you in making sense of those areas in your life that have left you baffled and disoriented. With one-on-one attention, Dr. Gadsden will serve as both our coach and confidant as you pragmatically begin to address those areas in your life you wish to see movement within. He will assist you to walk out your visions, your dreams, and goals in practical and structured ways; utilizing strategies that are relevant for men of color.
Spiritual/Religious Organizational Consultation
Dr. Gadsden has spent over a decade developing expertise specifically related to issues of spirituality and religion, and its relationship to both psychological, relational, and cultural functioning and identity. GCPS provides a wide-range of services focused on enhancing the socio-cultural and psychological quality and significance of spiritual centers and ministries. These services include assistance in infusing useful psychological-clinical principles and interventions with spiritual-religious frameworks, training spiritual leaders and lay leaders from a psycho-cultural framework, and facilitating special topic seminars/workshops that are useful for the population/congregants, leaders, and community served. Some of these services include the following:
Workshops/seminars focused on emotional intimacy development for men and couples
Workshops/seminars focused on assisting male congregants explore fluid, self-aware, and relationally enhancing models of masculinity
Using New Thought & Jungian Principles to Increase Emotional Capacity in Romantic Relationships.
Consultation Assessments & Consultation Services vary in price depending on the size of the organization. An intake form will be sent upon request to begin the process of getting to know your needs and expectations. Once we have a clearer idea of these issues we will send you our proposed prices for said consultation.
GCPS primarily focuses on consultation/evaluation, workshop/seminars, and trainings with social services organizations, mental health organizations, faith-based organizations, and schools (middle/high schools) that serve underserved and complex (cultural, psychiatric, trauma, etc.) populations. Additionally, much of Dr. Gadsden’s organizational consultation is focused on African-American males. He has spent the last 10 years developing research and curriculum exploring the role of gender socialization on African-American males’ emotional capacity and sense of self. Often, the material and presentations are grounded in empirically-based psychological, educational, sociological, critical and psycho-spiritual theories and culturally sound-relevant interventions. Workshops/seminars and trainings are tailored to fit the needs and size of the organization/attendees as well as the duration of service. Some commonly workshops/seminars, trainings, and consultations cover the following topic areas (this is not an exhaustive list):
Multicultural Competent Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, & Treatment with men of color, women of color, and underserved communities: Moving beyond a deficit model.
Conceptualizing African-American Masculinity: A relational-cultural-intersectional paradigm of deconstruction and healing.
The Clinical Utility of infusing Spirituality into Clinical work.
Assisting Direct Care Workers in understanding and implementing micro-counseling skills
Evaluating new populations needs and developing new programs (consultation)
Consultation Assessments & Consultation Services vary in price depending on the size of the organization. An intake form will be sent upon request to begin the process of getting to know your needs and expectations. Once we have a clearer idea of these issues we will send you our proposed prices for said consultation
Individual Life Consultation
GCPS provides one-on-one life consultation services. These services are not to be confused with traditional psychotherapy services. These services are direct-focused, time-framed services that are meant to assist individual clients work toward the fulfillment of a tangible goal(s). Some examples are: working toward getting a new job, working to decrease fears associated with starting a new business, steps in creating a business, developing a dating life, etc. Clients develop a Life Plan of Action in which they weekly address in session. Once the goal(s) has been accomplished or the client feels she/he is close to said goal(s) the consultation relationship will end.
One-on-one sessions are at a cost of: $120.00 Please note that the first session serves as an evaluation session to determine the scope of the work and fit between consultant and consultee and is at a cost of $150.00. Individuals who pre-book in advance for the month can take advantage of a monthly rate of: $400.00 (this of course is modified when months are longer than 4 weeks).
Clients who require exploration of past developmental history and working through complex psychological and emotional symptoms would be more appropriate for the modality of counseling and/or psychotherapy. This can be discussed with Dr. Gadsden and a determination can be made of whether to continue seeking him or being referred to another professional. Referrals for this will be made.
Special topic academic presentations can be a useful resource to students, researchers, and community practitioners. GCPS provides a wide-range of empirically focused research, clinical models, and interventions that are meant to inform the work of current academics, researchers, practitioners, and students primarily in the social science fields (particularly, psychology, counseling, and clinical psychology, and Africana/African-American studies disciplines. These presentations vary in subject matter and duration.
GCPS has an array of researchers, clinicians, and scholars who can be referred to your academic institution, department, and special programs. The biographies and CVs of our current academics, researchers, and clinicians who might be a fit for to your needs can be emailed to you along with the researcher’s/academic’s/clinician’s recent picture.
Fees are determined by both the time expended for the entire consultation (preparation, tools/resources needed, and actual consultation services), and any grants/funding available to said organization
Most presentations will be grounded in recent psychological data with a clear link to issues of masculinity, the clinical utility of spirituality, and the implementation of psychological theory with underserved communities. All presentations include time for question and answer sessions
Gadsden Consulting & Evaluation Services (GCES) is a multi-service organization that provides multi-contextual and multi-leveled consultation in a manner that respects and honors the multiplicity of needs, values, and cultural backgrounds of its clients. GCPS has over 15 years of expertise related to psychological/behavioral/spiritual assessment and evaluation, organizational consultation, seminar/workshop facilitation, and life consultation. GCPS utilizes an integrative framework when working with both organizations and individuals to address their needs and pursuits. This integrative framework is both grounded in empirical theory and culturally relevant.