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Introduction to Indigenous Psychotherapy

  • 24 Mar 2024
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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Join us for the return of our Quarterly Discussion Groups

Sunday, March 24, 2024, The NABC Education Committee Presents

An Introduction to Indigenous Psychotherapy 

Our presenter for this discussion will be Dr. W. Henry Gregory, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Department of Family & Community Health
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty
Clinical Director, Rafiki Consortium, LLC


About Dr. Gregory

Dr. Gregory is a mental health professional with over thirty years of experience. He holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and master degrees in Community Mental Health and Psychology. He has expertise and extensive experience as a clinician, supervisor, director, trainer, consultant and researcher in a number of service areas including child welfare, criminal justice, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, juvenile justice, school-based mental health, and behavioral health.

Dr. Gregory’s primary clinical orientation is in family systems. He has specialized in the development of treatment models that are applicable to diverse service populations and the clinicians who deliver services to them. He has participated in the developed “Enriched Structural Family Therapy” to directly address the needs of urban families and at Progressive Life Center, Inc. he led the development of “NTU Psychotherapy” a culturally competent system of care that is spiritually based.

Dr. Gregory consults and trains students and through his own organization, the Rafiki Consortium, LLC. He is focused on assisting students, families, clinicians, administrators and policymakers in understanding the strengths and resiliencies that sustain poor and Black families in spite of the great odds that many face.

Dr. Gregory is the associate director of the Center for Community Collaboration in the psychology department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). He also serves as the cultural competence coordinator for MD CARES a SAMHSA funded system of care grant and is an assistant professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Maryland Baltimore.

As a constructivist, Dr Gregory passionately believes that we create our own destiny by how we think about ourselves and our circumstance. To this end, he believes that a focus on strengths, competencies, resilience etc will revolutionize the field of mental health.

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