Shelly P. Harrell, PhD, is an award-winning Harvard-educated and UCLA-trained psychologist, as well as a certified meditation teacher. She is a tenured Full Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. As an experienced psychotherapist, mentor, teacher, and researcher, she has been helping, healing, teaching, and training for over 30 years. She is a scholar and published author in the areas of culture and psychotherapy, sociocultural and sociopolitical aspects of stress, racism and mental health, and psychological well-being among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Her “soulfulness” approach to mind-body and contemplative practices is informed by cultural, African-centered, and liberation psychologies, resilience research, and stress science. Dr. Harrell is an expert therapist contributor to NICABM’s Next Level Practitioner Program, an Advisory Board Member and Consultant for the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a Consulting Faculty Member at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.