Speaker Announcement: MARC GRIMMETT
We are delighted to announce Marc Grimmett as a speaker for the 2021 NC Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Summit!
Marc A. Grimmett, Ph.D. (he/him/his), is a professor, counselor education program coordinator, coordinator for clinical mental health counseling, licensed psychologist, and founder and co-director of the Community Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC) of the counselor education program at North Carolina State University. The conceptual framework for his research agenda is titled RADICAL scholarship, which means Research Action to Deconstruct Institutionalized Cultures and Advocate for Liberation. This framework currently includes four areas of concentration, which are: preventing gender-based violence through education, activism, male engagement, transformative masculinity, and community partnerships; facilitating access to preventive community mental health counseling services; transforming contextual and systemic factors to promote the healthy development of African American people in general, and males in particular; and developing teaching and research methods in social justice counselor education and engagement scholarship.
His courses include Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Multicultural Counseling, and Substance Use and Counseling. Dr. Grimmett also provides supervision for Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and supervision of supervision for doctoral students. He has presented nationally and internationally, published in peer-reviewed professional journals, written several book chapters, and facilitated numerous educational and corporate trainings on cultural competence, the intersections of oppression, equality, transformative power of connectedness, and engaging males in sexual violence prevention. Dr. Grimmett is the executive producer, co-director, and co-writer of MY MASCULINITY HELPS, an educational documentary that explores the role of African American men and boys in the prevention of sexual violence. He has over 21 years of professional mental health experience working in different settings including university counseling, community mental health, and substance abuse treatment centers, as well as in-home counseling services and private practice.
Dr. Grimmett will be part of “Engaging Men & Boys in SV Prevention: Past, Present, Future,” a conversation facilitated by Nakisha Floyd.