Dr. Donald Grant
Author of Black Men, Intergenerational Colonialism, and Behavioral Health: A Noose Across Nations (college text book) began his career as a middle school science teacher in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Donald E. Grant Jr., PsyD began his career as a middle school science teacher in Baltimore, MD, after graduating from Hampton University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. Having grown up in an under-resourced Buffalo, NY, community, he knew very quickly that the kids he was teaching needed more than he had to offer at the time. This prompted Dr. Grant's doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Multi-Cultural Community Psychology and a move to Los Angeles, CA, in 2003. His doctoral studies deepened his awareness of systems and their implications, laying the foundation for his research.
Along with his broad work in media, coaching and wellness, Dr. Grant serves as Executive Director of the Center for Community and Social Impact at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, CA. In addition to his prior higher education roles as a clinical training director, core faculty member and academic dean, he has a long history of direct mental health service delivery and administrative oversight for foster care systems and child welfare programs with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health where he served as a clinical psychologist.
Dr. Grant works diligently to increase awareness on mental wellness issues, parenting, child development and socio-cultural events that impact citizens of our country and our world as an author; an equity, diversity and inclusion trainer and practitioner; an NBC mental health and parenting expert; and a film and documentary consultant through his boutique training and consultation firm, Mindful Training Solutions, LLC.