Chante' DeLoach, PsyD

Core Faculty
Director of Trauma Specialization
MA in Psychology
(310) 578-1080 ext. 341

Certificate in Global Mental Health: Trauma Recovery, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, Collaborative Program of Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, & Ministry of Health Italy (Istituto Superiore di Sanita’)

PsyD in Clinical Psychology (Family Psychology emphasis), Azusa Pacific University
MA in Clinical Psychology (Family Psychology emphasis), Azusa Pacific University
BA in Psychology (Spanish minor), University of North Texas

Dr. Chanté DeLoach received a BA in psychology from the University of North Texas in Denton and a Master of Art Degree in Clinical Psychology and Doctorate of Psychology  from Azusa Pacific University. She is trained in EMDR and has done additional post-graduate work in Global Mental Health and Refugee Trauma with the Collaborative Program of Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, & Ministry of Health Italy (Istituto Superiore di Sanita).

Dr. DeLoach currently serves as Core Faculty and the Director of the Trauma  Specialization and Certificate Program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. She is a long-time educator, having worked with a number of colleges and universities including The  Chicago School of Professional Psychology, College of the Holy Cross, and California State University, Long Beach. She is the founder and executive director of her private practice – luminesce psychological services – through which she is able to  provide extensive psychological services to traditionally marginalized communities.

Dr. DeLoach remains involved in local and national leadership having served as a  previous president of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists. Her community service includes work as a volunteer psychologist with Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network.  A staunch advocate for using one’s social capital,training, and privilege for the benefit of and in solidarity with marginalized peoples,

Dr. DeLoach has engaged in clinical and humanitarian work in numerous countries including Ethiopia, Zambia, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, and Haiti to name a few. She continues to research and publish in the areas of family systems, community and  liberation psychologies, and trauma.

TCS Distinguished Teaching Award: Multicultural Teaching Excellence, 2008

Broadly, Dr. DeLoach’s research interests are focused on power disparities, collective loss and cultural trauma, and its deleterious health consequences in domestic and global African and Afro-Latin populations. She is particularly interested in the intergenerational transmission of trauma and resilience and has recently begun greater exploration of culturally responsive and community based trauma recovery efforts and how these might better inform African psychology.

  • Culturally distinct and community based methods of trauma recovery
  • Experiences of racism and racialized sexism
  • Power and health disparities as issues of justice

DeLoach, C. (2002). Beyond Optimism: Toward an Action-Oriented Social Justice Agenda. California Psychologist. California Psychological Association: Sacramento, California         

DeLoach, C. (2007). Book review: Naked: Black women bare all about their skin, hair, hips, lips, and other parts. Sex Roles 54, (9-10), 733-734.

DeLoach, C., & Young, S. (2012). Genocide. Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. Available from Springer online.

DeLoach, C., & Young, S. (2012). Transformation. Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. Available from Springer online.

DeLoach, C., & Young, S. (2012). Womanism.  Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. Available from Springer online.

DeLoach, C. (2012). Couples therapy with Black couples: Specific treatment strategies and techniques. In Helm, K., & Carlson, J. (Eds). Love, intimacy, sex, and the Black couple. Routledge.

DeLoach, C., Petersen-Coleman, M., Young, S. (2012). Sex, Love, and Intimacy Issues with Intercultural Black Couples. In Helm, K., & Carlson, J. (Eds). Love, intimacy, sex, and the Black couple. Routledge.

DeLoach, C. (2012). Bon kouraj: Learning courage through service. In Carlson, J., & Kottler, J. (Eds). Helping Beyond the 50 Minute Hour: Therapists Involved in REAL Social Action.

Swaroop, S., DeLoach, C., Sheikh, F. (in press). Islamic Healing Approaches, Beliefs, and Health-related Behaviors. In Gurung, R. (Ed). Multicultural Approaches to Health and Wellness.

DeLoach, C., Petersen, M. (2010). African spiritual methods of healing: The use of Candomble’ in traumatic response. Journal of Pan African Studies3(8), 40-65.

The Fanon Project[1] (2010). Beyond Health Disparities: Examining Health Disparities and Industrial Complexes from the Views of Frantz Fanon (Part 1). Journal of Pan African Studies3(8), 151-178.

DeLoach, C. (2008). Our responsibility as global citizens. Insight Magazine, Spring 2008.

DeLoach, C. , Swaroop, S., Young, S. (accepted publication). Community transformation and collective healing: Lessons from Pakistan, Brazil, and Zambia. Accepted submission in upcoming special edition of the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice.

Swaroop, S., & DeLoach, C. (under review).  Phenomenological Perspectives on Trauma and Healing after Internal Displacement:  Implications for Evidence-Based Therapies with Pakistani Women. Manuscript in final preparation for submission

[1] The Fanon Project authorship is as follows: Williams III, O., Pieterse, A.L., DeLoach, C.D., Bolden, M.A., Ball, J.A., Awadalla, S.