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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Interview with Dr. Joy De Gruy

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

About Dr. Joy

untitled-105-Edit (2)Dr. Joy DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author and presenter. She is an ambassador for healing and a voice for those who’ve struggled in search of the past, and continue to struggle through the present. Dr. Joy is the acclaimed author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome — America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing,  Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: The Study Guide, with a second book in the works, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Part 2: Be The Healing.

Dr. DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications; two master degrees in Social Work and Clinical Psychology; and a PhD in Social Work Research. With over twenty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work, she gives a practical insight into various cultural and ethnic groups that form the basis of contemporary American society.


Through lectures, workshops, seminars and special guest appearances, Dr. Joy has shined a light on the critical issues affecting society. Those who have experienced Dr. Joy in person, can tell you that they have been “stimulated, enlightened and inspired.” Dr. Joy’s seminars have been lauded as the most dynamic and inspirational currently being presented on the topics of culture, race relations and contemporary social issues.

123-Post Traumatic Slave SyndromeTopics include:

  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – Effects of Slavery and Institutionalized Racism
  • Diversity Training
  • Healing Workshops
  • Culture Specific Models
  • Community Building
  • Violence and Gang Prevention



Oxford University
Harvard University
Columbia University
Fisk University
Smith College
Moorehouse College
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Dr. Joy Workshops
Curriculum Vitae
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, by Dr. Joy
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Course – Outline
African American Male Youth Model, by Dr. Joy
SEI Standards, by Dr. Joy
Press and Clients
Recommended Articles and Research

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