Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent is a licensed psychologist, trainer, and author. Her primary areas of interests are sexual violence prevention and intervention on the continuum, the role of intersectionality in the lives of Black and Brown girls/women, racial trauma & radical healing, social justice work within the mental health profession, culturally informed work with those within the juvenile justice and Child Welfare systems, and diversity, equity, inclusion practices within nonprofit organizations. She has been featured on local and national news programs addressing the importance of emotional wellness in Black communities, mental health in times of national crisis, and the school-to-prison pipeline’s impact on Black Girls. She is a former recipient of the Visionary Voice Award by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, has been recognized by Who’s Who In Black Cleveland twice, is a 2022 Career Mastered Emerging Leader Honoree, as well as being deemed a Radical Truthteller by the Truth Telling Project in Ferguson, Missouri.
Dr. Tyffani is the author of five books: Girls Got Issues: A Woman’s Guide to Self-discovery & Healing, You Got This! A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up, Black Girl: Unapologetically, and Reclaiming Me: Beginning My Journey to Overcoming Human Trafficking (free for therapists/agencies working with teen survivors of human trafficking). Her most recent workbook, Girl, Get Free: An Expressive Guide for Black College Women was released in November 2023. She is also the co-author of two others works: Becoming Who I Want to Be: A Good Lives Workbook for Young Women and its accompanying Counselor’s Edition.
Dr. Dent has served on several national, state, and local boards/committees addressing sexual violence prevention/intervention as well as the emotional wellness of girls and women. Dr. Dent is the developer of two curricula geared towards work with Black women survivors of sexual assault: Sisters of Tamar Support Circle (SoTSC) and Sister Circle as well as the Culturally Informed Work with Black Women Survivors: Training & Self-inquiry Manual. Dr. Dent is the Owner of Monford Dent Consulting & Psychological Services, LLC. and the Co-Founder/Executive Director of Living At The Intersections, Inc. (LATI), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to intentionally provide space and education for and regarding Black girls/Emerging Adults and Black nonbinary youth; helping to create a world in which they can do more than exist. A world in which they can and truly LIVE and be seen as their authentic selves.
Books By Dr. Dent
Available on Amazon or request at your local bookstore
HT Workbook available for free download.
Trainings for mental health and educational personnel
Assessment services (under contract)
Program development & consultation
Social/Racial Justice from a Mental Health Framework
Culturally-informed Mental Health Services
Emotional Wellness for Black Women, Girls, & Femmes
Work with Children/Adolescents Who Have Caused Sexual Harm
Professional Development for Mental Health Professionals
Professional Development for Educators focused on socio-emotional intelligence and mental health presentation (some sessions in conjunction with Dr. Carolyn Strong www.carolynstrong.com)
500 Terry Francois St. San Francisco, CA 94158
What Others Are Saying About Dr. Tyffani Dent
Dr. Satira Streeter Corbitt
Executive Director, Ascensions Psychological Services, Inc.
“For over 20 years Dr. Dent has served as an advocate for those who have been under-served and improperly served. She has also taught and molded hundreds of clinicians so that they can work with the same passion and knowledge needed to make a true impact on individuals, communities, and policy. Dr. Dent’s writings, workshops, evaluations, and individual work will continue to make a tremendous impact for years to come.”
Evelyn T. Rivera, Ph.D., M.P.A., Bilingual Clinical Psychologist & Holistic Wellness Consultant
“Dr. Dent is innovative, inspiring and has a passion to help minority communities.
She has a God-given talent to present in front of people from all walks of life and has the heart to match her commitment to making this world a better place. I highly recommend her as a trainer”.
David S. Prescott, LICSW, Editor Safer Society Press
Many people will never know just how consistently brave Tyffani is, and the people she helps the most will never know to thank her because they won’t have been hurt. It always amazes me how Tyffani never seeks the spotlight for herself. Rather, every day compels her to speak her wisdom as well as the truth.“
Dr. Tyffani Dent was the keynote speaker for Dallas County Juvenile Department’s 21st Annual Conference on the Treatment and Management of Juveniles with Sexual Behavior Problems.
She presented in two parts, using a digital, virtual format. She was informative and captivating in her speaking style.
She presented fresh perspectives on the treatment and assessment of females.
Dr. Dent brought thought-provoking insights into cultural competence and the latest research and best practices for engagement and treatment of adolescents.
Dr. Dent was inspiring!
Madeleine Byrne, Psy.D.
Dallas County Juvenile Department