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Dr. Joy DeGruy

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Doctor, Author & Social Justice Advocate

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Dr. Joy DeGruy Biography

Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW), a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Social Work Research. Dr. DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher and educator. For over two decades, she served as an Assistant Professor at Portland State University’s School of Social Work and now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Joy DeGruy Publications Inc.

Dr. DeGruy’s research focuses on the intersection of racism, trauma, violence and American chattel slavery. She has over thirty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work. She conducts workshops and trainings in the areas of intergenerational/Historical trauma, mental health, social justice, improvement strategies and evidence based model development.

Published Works:

  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS): America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, (newly revised) which addresses the residual impacts of trauma on African Descendants in the Americas. This lays the groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced the present, and opens up the discussion of how we can eliminate non-productive attitudes, beliefs and adaptive behaviors and, build upon the strengths we have gained from the past to heal.
  • PTSS Study Guide is designed to help individuals, groups, and organizations better understand the functional and dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors that have been transmitted to us through multiple generations. The Guide encourages and broadens the discussion and implications about the specific issues that were raised in the PTSS book and provides practical tools to help transform negative attitudes and behaviors into positive ones.
  • African American Male Adolescent Respect Scale is an assessment instrument designed to broaden our understanding of the challenges facing these youth in an effort to prevent their over-representation in the justice system.

In addition to her pioneering work in the explanatory theory and book, Dr. DeGruy has developed evidence-based models for working with children, youth, and adults of color and their communities.

Speaking Topics
  • POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME

    The Theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome suggest that centuries of slavery followed by systemic racism and oppression have resulted in multigenerational adaptive behaviors • some of which have been positive and reflective of resilience, and other that are detrimental and destructive.In brief, Dr DeGruy presents facts, statistics and documents that illustrate how varying levels of both clinically induced and socially learned veridical stress related issues were passed along through generations as a result of slavery.

  • HEALING WORKSHOPS

    Healing begins by simply telling the truth. Dr Joy believes that "truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues."Workshops aim at guiding us toward unlocking our own truths by critically evaluating history, medicine, science and education. Dr. DeGruy shares her strategies for whaling and well as encouraging others to discover their own. Dr. DeGruy has the keen ability to meet her audience where they are and inspire us to rise above our fears.Don't miss an opportunity to be a participant in these amazing series of workshops. Be a partner in social justice. Be a part of history. Be the Healing.

  • CULTURE SPECIFIC MODELS OF SERVICE DELIVERY AND PRACTICE

    This seminar couple evidence-based practice models and culturally responsive intervention approaches.Thus the values, customs and traditions that characterize and distinguish different groups of people become the tools through which providers can uterine how to proceed in assisting, supporting and strengthening individuals, families and group from a particular cultural group. Informed by an anthropological familiarity with the pertinent behaviors, ideas, attitudes, habits, beliefs, and so forth that are peculiar to that group.

  • AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE ADOLESCENT VIOLENCE

    This workshop examines the relationship between current and historical stressors unique to economically disadvantaged African American male youth. Dr. DeGruy investigates issues of violence victimization, violence witnessing, urban hassles, racial socialization, issues of respect and the presence of violence among these youth.

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

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Dr. Joy DeGruy Biography

Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW), a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Social Work Research. Dr. DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher and educator. For over two decades, she served as an Assistant Professor at Portland State University’s School of Social Work and now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Joy DeGruy Publications Inc.

Dr. DeGruy’s research focuses on the intersection of racism, trauma, violence and American chattel slavery. She has over thirty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work. She conducts workshops and trainings in the areas of intergenerational/Historical trauma, mental health, social justice, improvement strategies and evidence based model development.

Published Works:

  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS): America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, (newly revised) which addresses the residual impacts of trauma on African Descendants in the Americas. This lays the groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced the present, and opens up the discussion of how we can eliminate non-productive attitudes, beliefs and adaptive behaviors and, build upon the strengths we have gained from the past to heal.
  • PTSS Study Guide is designed to help individuals, groups, and organizations better understand the functional and dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors that have been transmitted to us through multiple generations. The Guide encourages and broadens the discussion and implications about the specific issues that were raised in the PTSS book and provides practical tools to help transform negative attitudes and behaviors into positive ones.
  • African American Male Adolescent Respect Scale is an assessment instrument designed to broaden our understanding of the challenges facing these youth in an effort to prevent their over-representation in the justice system.

In addition to her pioneering work in the explanatory theory and book, Dr. DeGruy has developed evidence-based models for working with children, youth, and adults of color and their communities.

Dr. Joy DeGruy Speaking Topics

  • POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME

    The Theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome suggest that centuries of slavery followed by systemic racism and oppression have resulted in multigenerational adaptive behaviors • some of which have been positive and reflective of resilience, and other that are detrimental and destructive.In brief, Dr DeGruy presents facts, statistics and documents that illustrate how varying levels of both clinically induced and socially learned veridical stress related issues were passed along through generations as a result of slavery.

  • HEALING WORKSHOPS

    Healing begins by simply telling the truth. Dr Joy believes that "truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues."Workshops aim at guiding us toward unlocking our own truths by critically evaluating history, medicine, science and education. Dr. DeGruy shares her strategies for whaling and well as encouraging others to discover their own. Dr. DeGruy has the keen ability to meet her audience where they are and inspire us to rise above our fears.Don't miss an opportunity to be a participant in these amazing series of workshops. Be a partner in social justice. Be a part of history. Be the Healing.

  • CULTURE SPECIFIC MODELS OF SERVICE DELIVERY AND PRACTICE

    This seminar couple evidence-based practice models and culturally responsive intervention approaches.Thus the values, customs and traditions that characterize and distinguish different groups of people become the tools through which providers can uterine how to proceed in assisting, supporting and strengthening individuals, families and group from a particular cultural group. Informed by an anthropological familiarity with the pertinent behaviors, ideas, attitudes, habits, beliefs, and so forth that are peculiar to that group.

  • AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE ADOLESCENT VIOLENCE

    This workshop examines the relationship between current and historical stressors unique to economically disadvantaged African American male youth. Dr. DeGruy investigates issues of violence victimization, violence witnessing, urban hassles, racial socialization, issues of respect and the presence of violence among these youth.

Dr. Joy DeGruy Videos

  • Dr. Joy Degruy on empathy for Black people in America
    Sep 2, 2018 ... Nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator and author of "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome", Dr. Joy Degruy lectures...
  • Joy DeGruy: Martin Luther King, Jr Speech
    Feb 9, 2017 ... Joy DeGruy is an educator, activist and author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome : America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing....
  • Dr. Joy DeGruy Interview by Saundra Haddix
    Jan 24, 2017 ... Dr. Joy DeGruy Interview by Saundra Haddix, Jan 12, 2017.

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  • How to book Dr. Joy DeGruy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dr. Joy DeGruy for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Dr. Joy DeGruy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dr. Joy DeGruy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dr. Joy DeGruy?

    Booking fees for Dr. Joy DeGruy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dr. Joy DeGruy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dr. Joy DeGruy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Joy DeGruy for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Joy DeGruy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dr. Joy DeGruy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dr. Joy DeGruy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dr. Joy DeGruy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME, HEALING WORKSHOPS, CULTURE SPECIFIC MODELS OF SERVICE DELIVERY AND PRACTICE and AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE ADOLESCENT VIOLENCE. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Joy DeGruy for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Dr. Joy DeGruy generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dorothy Roberts, Ellen McGirt, Nikki Giovanni, Clayborne Carson and Tamika D. Mallory. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Joy DeGruy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dr. Joy DeGruy Speaking Topics

  • POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME

    The Theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome suggest that centuries of slavery followed by systemic racism and oppression have resulted in multigenerational adaptive behaviors • some of which have been positive and reflective of resilience, and other that are detrimental and destructive.In brief, Dr DeGruy presents facts, statistics and documents that illustrate how varying levels of both clinically induced and socially learned veridical stress related issues were passed along through generations as a result of slavery.

  • HEALING WORKSHOPS

    Healing begins by simply telling the truth. Dr Joy believes that "truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues."Workshops aim at guiding us toward unlocking our own truths by critically evaluating history, medicine, science and education. Dr. DeGruy shares her strategies for whaling and well as encouraging others to discover their own. Dr. DeGruy has the keen ability to meet her audience where they are and inspire us to rise above our fears.Don't miss an opportunity to be a participant in these amazing series of workshops. Be a partner in social justice. Be a part of history. Be the Healing.

  • CULTURE SPECIFIC MODELS OF SERVICE DELIVERY AND PRACTICE

    This seminar couple evidence-based practice models and culturally responsive intervention approaches.Thus the values, customs and traditions that characterize and distinguish different groups of people become the tools through which providers can uterine how to proceed in assisting, supporting and strengthening individuals, families and group from a particular cultural group. Informed by an anthropological familiarity with the pertinent behaviors, ideas, attitudes, habits, beliefs, and so forth that are peculiar to that group.

  • AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE ADOLESCENT VIOLENCE

    This workshop examines the relationship between current and historical stressors unique to economically disadvantaged African American male youth. Dr. DeGruy investigates issues of violence victimization, violence witnessing, urban hassles, racial socialization, issues of respect and the presence of violence among these youth.

Dr. Joy DeGruy Speaker Videos

  • Dr. Joy Degruy on empathy for Black people in America
    Sep 2, 2018 ... Nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator and author of "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome", Dr. Joy Degruy lectures on the ...
    Joy DeGruy: Martin Luther King, Jr Speech
    Feb 9, 2017 ... Joy DeGruy is an educator, activist and author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome : America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing. She spent ...
  • Dr. Joy DeGruy Interview by Saundra Haddix
    Jan 24, 2017 ... Dr. Joy DeGruy Interview by Saundra Haddix, Jan 12, 2017.
    Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy "A Trip to the Grocery Store
    Sep 20, 2011 ... Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy "A Trip to the Grocery Store" ... author and educator Joy DeGruy shares how her sister-in-law uses her white privilege .... Dr. Joy DeGruy (Excellence...

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