2023 – Annual Workshop: Examining Microaggressions and Building Cultural Empathy through the Historical Lens of the African American Experience
Presenter: Nathaniel Granger, Jr., PsyD
Tickets go on sale June 1st, 2023!!
6 CEUs of Cultural Competency Pending
This workshop, “Examining Microaggressions and Building Cultural Empathy through the Historical Lens of the African American Experience” is entirely focused on the American experience for African Americans and other marginalized groups. We will examine the presence of microaggressions which include verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, sexual orientation, and religious slights and insults which target a person or group. Because of the great diversity among clients in psychotherapy, we are focusing this workshop on importance of cultural empathy. We will examine the historical issue of slavery and its relevance to today’s racial tensions, including historical trauma and the long-term effects of slavery. Finally, we will examine poetry’s contribution to understanding those of diverse backgrounds.
Bio of Speaker
Nathaniel Granger, Jr, PsyD, is a licensed minister, certified DEIB specialist, practicing psychotherapist, author & poet, transformational speaker, and executive coach. He has been published in several publications including The New Existentialists and Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Nathaniel is a graduate of the University of the Rockies where he received a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Forensics. He also received a master’s degree in counseling and human Services and bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He has served as a Professor of Psychology at Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs and Adjunct Faculty member at Saybrook University in Pasadena, California as part of the Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology Specialization. Nathaniel Granger, Jr. is a Past President of APA Division 32 Society of Humanistic Psychology and currently the Treasurer of the Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, “Perceptions of Racial Microaggressions among African American Males in Higher Education: A Heuristic Inquiry.”