Dr. Willie Garrett, MNABPsi President was the presenting speaker at the MPA February First Friday Forum. His presentation, entitled “The Chasm: African American Men and Behavioral Health” addressed a litany of disparities that face African American men when it comes to behavioral health outcomes. Dr. Garrett held the audience riveted to a wealth of research data and statistics by relating it to his personal experiences both as a Black man and as a treatment professional.
This forum was launched over a decade ago as a joint venture of the Minnesota Psychological Association and the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists in observance of African American History Month. It is coordinated each year by the MPA Diversity Committee, on which several MnABPsi members are represented. It is Co-sponsored by Metropolitan State University.
Dr. Garrett is also President of MPA.