Dr. Christiana Ibilola Awosan is an assistant professor at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, in the marriage and family therapy program and an associate faculty with the Eikenberg Academy of Social Justice. She’s also the founder and director of Ibisanmi Relational Health. Dr. Awosan conducts national and international trainings and seminars on issues of related to understanding sociocultural trauma such as racial trauma on the mental, emotional, and relational lives of people of color. Her research focuses on diversity, inclusion, and social justice. She has published several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals including Therapy with heterosexual black couples through a racial lens (2019, New York, NY: The Guilford Press) and Emotionally Focused Therapy: A culturally sensitive approach for African American Heterosexual Couples (2019, Journal of Family Psychotherapy).


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Christiana Awosan maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Iona University. She receives a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Christiana Awosan receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Christiana Awosan is a member of the International Black Doctoral Network, the International Family Therapy Association, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.