The Sakhu School of Psychology offers a certification in Afrikana Centered Psychology.  It in intended to ensure cultural competency from an Afrikan centered perspective.  Therapists, researchers, life coaches and other professionals who serve clientele of African ancestry should be specifically qualified to do so.  Certificants in Afrikana Psychology have demonstrated a minimum measurable knowledge base, skill set and standardized amount of requisite education. The credential ensures that certified professionals are reasonably qualified to offer culturally appropriate services and education to people of African ancestry. This credential requires a Master's Degree in Psychology, Africana Studies or a related field as a prerequisite. The certification in Africana Psychology (CAP) requires a combined total of 500 clock hours of African-centered education, culturally relevant skills and experience.  In addition to the coursework, applicants can also earn credit for travel to Africa, research experience and teaching experience.  The application fee is $50 and the full certification costs $500.  The coursework is based largely on the scholarship of the authors shown below.







Kambon, K.K. (2012). African/Black Psychology in the American Context: An African-Centered Approach.  Tallahassee: Nubian Nations Publications.  

Nobles, W. (2006).  Seeking the Sakhu: Foundational Writings for an African Psychology.  Chicago: Third World Press. 

Ani, M. (1994). Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior. Trenton: Africa World Press. 

Akbar, N. (2003). Akbar Papers in African Psychology. Tallahassee: Mind Productions and Associates.  



Jackson-Lowman, H. (2013).  Afrikan-American Women: Living at the Crossroads of Race, Gender, Class and Culture.Tallahassee, FL.:Cognella Academic Publishing.
Harrell, J. (1999). Manichean Psychology, Racism and the Minds of People of African Descent. Washington, DC. Howard University Press 

Cress Welsing, F. (1991). The Cress Theory of Color Confrontation and Racism in The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors. Chicago, IL.: Third World Press,

Hilliard, A. (1997). SBA:  Reawakening the African Mind.  Makare Publishing Company

Akalatunde, I. (2012). Ona Agbani: The Ancient Path: Understanding and Implementing the Ways of Our Ancestors.  Charleston: Oshe Tura Institute. 

Wilson, A. (1978). The Developmental Psychology of The Black Child. NY: Africana Research Publications

Ade, J. (2013).  Genealogy and Ethnicity: How to Interpret the Clues.  Denver: Sakhu Shule Publications. 

Fu-Kiau, K. (2003).  Self-Healing Power and Therapy: Old Teachings from Africa.  Baltimore, MD.: Black Classic Press 
Myers, L. J. (2010).  Understanding an Afrocentric Worldview: Introduction to an Optimal Psychology (Second Edition). Dubuque, IA.: Kendall and Hunt.  
Parham, T. (2002).  Counseling Persons of African Descent: Raising the Bar of Practitioner Competence.  Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publications.  
Ani, M. (1997). Let the Circle Be Unbroken: The Implications of African Spirituality in the Diaspora. 
Washington, DC.: Nkonimfo Publications.