Tabitha Grier-Reed, Ph.D., LP
University of Minnesota
Tabitha Grier-Reed Ph.D., LP, is a licensed psychologist and professor at the University of Minnesota whose mission includes creating generative, humanizing, and even healing spaces for Black students. Dr. Grier-Reed received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP). In 2005 she co-founded the African American Student Network (aka AFAM)—a safe space for Black students on the University of Minnesota campus, and she continues to publish research on the network which has been connected to positive retention and graduation outcomes, traditional therapeutic factors, and increased social connectedness. Most recently, she has also identified AFAM as a space for “racialized labor”—a term she coined in trying to capture the lived experiences of students.
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