Kirkland C. Vaughans, Ph.D. is first editor of the two-volume book, The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents, he has published and presented on the intergenerational trauma among African Americans and topics affecting children of color, specifically Black male youth. Dr. Vaughans is senior adjunct professor of psychology at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University and Director of its Postgraduate Program in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, clinical supervisor at the National Institute for Psychotherapies, visiting faculty and Honorary Member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). A retired school psychologist and former Regional Director of the New Hope Guild Centers of Brooklyn, he is an active member of the Research Council of the New York City Young men’s Initiative and the chairman of the board for The Harlem Family Institute: a Multicultural Psychoanalytic Training Institute.