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Alex Pieterse, PhD

Alex Pieterse is an associate professor and director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Culture at Boston College. His scholarship focuses on psychosocial aspects of race and racism, racial trauma, and anti-racism training and advocacy. He is currently an associate editor for The Counseling Psychologist and previously served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology and Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. He co-authored, with Robert T. Carter, Measuring the Effects of Racism. Alex is a prior recipient of a grant received from the National Institute of Minority Health and Heath Disparities (NIMHD). He is also a licensed psychologist and maintains a psychotherapy practice working with individuals and couples. He received his PhD in counseling psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.