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We believe that learning about society’s structures, institutions, and issues is one step toward empowerment and creating change. To share our knowledge and give you access to resources, studies, and articles, we at Preferential Peace, LCSW, P.C and Obsidian & Indigo Consultants, LCSW, P.C. in Merrick, New York will continuously update this page so you can browse and look into different topics.


Deluca-Acconi, R., Velazquez, S., Rabeno, S., Graham, W.K., Cortes, J. (In prep). Speak truth to power: Human rights defenders who are changing our world. Crown Publishers, New York, NY.

Patterson, G., Graham, W.K. (2018). Clinical Interventions in the Criminal Justice System. Elsevier/Academic Press, Los Angeles, CA.


Kennedy, S., Otuyelu, F. O., & Graham, W. K. (2017). To protect and serve: Examining race, law Enforcement culture and social work practice. In Weissinger, S. E., & Mack, D. A. (Ed.), Law enforcement in the age of black lives matter: Policing black and brown bodies. New York, NY: Lexington Books.

Acconi, R., Velazquez, S., Rabeno, S., Graham, W.K. (2020). Educating the Next Generation of Human Rights Advocates and Defenders: An Interprofessional Partnership. In Rubin, M., de Saxe Zerden, L., McGuire, L. (Ed.) Advances in Social Work: Leveraging the power of social work through interprofessional education. 20:2, 371-393


Otuyelu, F.O, Graham, W.K, Kennedy, S. (2016). The Death of Black Males: The unmasking of cultural competence and oppressive practices in a micro-aggressive environment. Journal of Human Behavior In the Social Environment, 26:3 3-4, 430-436

Graham, W.K., Healey, M.A., Justesen, E.A. (2019). Navigating confidentiality and privilege for social workers in legal settings. NASW Specialty Practice Section: Social Workers and the Courts. NASW Press. Washington, D.C.

Jemal, A., Graham, W.K. (2017). Criminal Injustice Competency: A missing component of social work education to end mass incarceration. InterSections in Practice 2017: Social Work and Social justice in a New Era. NASW Press. Washington, D.C.

Graham, W.K. (2011).Specialized Opportunities for Social Workers in the Courts. NASW Specialty Practice Sections. Issue1.Washington, DC.


Stieglitz, B. (2020). Dealing with psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic. Long Island Herald. [Featured],,127113 

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