Vivian L. Tamkin

Visiting Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

  • Qualitative methodological design
  • Skin tone and psychological well-being in African American Women
  • African American parenting
  • Developmental-relational models of early intervention
  • Family of origin themes in multicultural group supervision


Courses Taught:

Multicultural Counseling

Practicum I

Advanced Practicum


Sample Publications:

  • Sumner, L. A., Scarborough, N, & Tamkin, V. L. (2015). From science to practice: Race-related trauma, maternal well-being, and emotional distress among African American women during pregnancy and postpartum. Prevention and Health Promotion: Research, Social Action, Practice and Training, 8(1), 4-13.
  • Tamkin, V. L. (2012). Parenting from an African American perspective: Acknowledging the process of racial socialization. The Los Angeles Psychologist, 26(3), 10-11.
  • Chwalisz, K., Clancy Dollinger, S., Zerth, E. O., & Tamkin, V. L. (2011). Education, training, and support for rural caregivers. In R. Talley, K. Chwalisz, and K. Buckwalter (Eds.), Rural caregiving: Research, practice, education, and policy Issues. Rosalyn Carter Institute Caregiving Book Series. New York: Springer.
  • Obasi, E. M., Tamkin, V. L., & Caldwell, T. (2008). Worldview. In M. Constantine (Volume Ed.), Encyclopedia of counseling: Cross-cultural counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.