Michael G. Laurent, Ph.D. is the Chair for the Department of Marital & Family Therapy at California State University, Dominguez Hills, located in Carson, California. He has had extensive teaching, coordinating and supervision experiences at the University of Southern California, Cal State University Northridge and Phillips Graduate University. He is both licensed as a psychologist and Marital & Family Therapist in California. He started with AHP in 2015. But has been an active participant in APA, AAMFT, CAMFT, California Black Faculty & Staff, the Association of Black Psychologists and the United Red Cross for almost 30 years. His research areas include Gender Issues in Counseling, African American Men’s Mental & Physical Health, and the Study to Defeat Against All Models of Physical and Psychological Oppression. He is known for creating empowering support/therapy groups for Black men of different ages and his mentors and big influences in Humanistic Psychology include Leo Buscaglia (The Love/Hug Doctor)and Joe White (The Father of Black Psychology).