W. Henry Gregory, Jr. PH.D.

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W. Henry Gregory, Jr. Ph.D. is a mental health professional with over thirty-five years of experience.  He holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and master degrees in Community Mental Health and Psychology.  He has expertise and extensive experience as a clinician, educator, trainer, consultant and researcher in a number of service areas including substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, school-based mental health, and behavioral health.

Currently, Dr. Gregory is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, School of Nursing.  He also serves as the associate director for the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Psychology’s Center for Community Collaboration.  In addition, he is the cultural competence coordinator for MD CARES, a federally (SAMSHA) funded System of Care for youth and families experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges.

Dr. Gregory provides consultation and training to public and private agencies and direct services to individuals and families through his own organization, the Rafiki Consortium, LLC. Through Rafiki, he focuses on assisting service providers, policymakers, family members and other stakeholders in understanding and implementing skills, attitudes and treatment/service models that are culturally competent and grounded in a competency orientation toward promoting change. Dr. Gregory passionately believes that we create our own destiny by how we think about ourselves and our circumstance. To this end, he believes that a focus on strengths, competencies and resilience will revolutionize the field of mental health.