Marc A. Grimmett, Ph.D., was born and had his proud identity cultivated in historic Tuskegee, Alabama. He credits the Tuskegee community with preparing him to be an engaged and socially responsible world citizen. Dr. Grimmett now lives in Raleigh, NC with his partner Juliette and their two sons Harper Sting Obama (6) and Sky Biko Hardy (3). He earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia and is a Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Grimmett completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of South Carolina Counseling and Human Development Center, where his training focused on culturally competent counseling, marriage and family therapy, substance abuse counseling, and counseling survivors of sexual violence. He has over 15 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 is an Associate Professor and coordinator for clinical mental health counseling in the counselor education program at North Carolina State University. His courses include Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Cross-Cultural Counseling, Gender Issues in Counseling, and Advanced Multicultural Counseling, Advocacy, and Activism. 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
The conceptual framework for Dr. Grimmett’s research is titled R.A.D.I.C.A.L. scholarship, which means Research Action to Deconstruct Institutionalized Cultures and Advocate for Liberation. This framework currently includes four areas of concentration and corresponding goals, which are: preventing gender-based violence through education, activism, male engagement, and community partnerships (e.g., 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, supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women); facilitating access to preventive community mental health counseling services (e.g., developed proposal for a Community Counseling, Education, and Research Clinic); transforming contextual and systemic factors to promote the healthy development of African American people (e.g., Conducted a study on the contextual factors, diagnostic processes, and counseling outcomes associated with the diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder in African American boys); and developing social justice counselor education teaching and research methods (e.g., developed Documentaries Relating Experience About Multiculturalism Project for Advanced Multicultural Counseling course and leads the RADICAL Scholarship Group, RSG, that conducts anti-oppression, pro-liberation research.
Education and Licensure
B.S., Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.A., Community Counseling, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia
Counseling Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of South Carolina
Licensed Psychologist, North Carolina; Health Services Provider-Psychologist