Dr. James Parker Griffin, Jr. is a licensed behavioral counselor working in private mental health practice and a behavioral consultant. He has worked in the following areas for over thirty-five years: Behavioral interventions, health promotion, training, education, research, program evaluation, and more recently, video production, and screenplay writing.  He has worked as a behavioral consultant in the private sector—Unisys Corporation and John Wieland Homes, in government—Internal Revenue Service and Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, and in multiple nonprofit organizations—Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and District of Columbia Association for Retarded Citizens. In private practice, he specializes in working with African American and other males, ages 17-48, individuals, couples, and families. He also works with entertainers using behavior therapy strategies.

He has earned a doctorate in psychology with specialized training in behavior modification, school psychology, and community/organizational psychology.  He attended West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV; Howard University in Washington, DC, and graduated in 1991 with a doctorate from the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. The last eighteen years of his career are focused on the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, HIV, and violence prevention.  This included consultation on the transfer of research-based prevention technologies in Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; and Miami, FL. He is currently a planning consultant for the fourth year of the Daniel H. Blumenthal Public Health Summit on violence prevention at MSM and researcher and evaluater focusing on the assessment of public health campaigns with the Georgia Department of Public Health. In essence, he is a renaissance man.

Dr. James P. Griffin, Jr. (J. Parker)

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