Kermit Crawford, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus

  • Title Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus
  • Education Dr. Crawford is a licensed Psychologist who received his doctorate from Boston College, and a Designated Forensic Psychologist and researcher. He is the former Director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health (CMMH) of Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center and former Executive Director of the Massachusetts Marathon Bombing Victims/Survivors Resiliency Center. Dr. Crawford has done extensive work in multicultural behavioral health disaster response, trauma and culturally-informed practices across the nation. He is a member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Advisory Committee on Clinical Guidelines and Behavioral Health, The Committee on Developing Evidence-Based Standards for Psychosocial Interventions for Mental Disorders (Institute of Medicine), and the Disaster Behavioral Health Response Cadre of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Dr. Crawford is the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Diversity Training Award from the Association of Post-doctoral and Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC). He also was recipient of the Dr. James Jones Lifetime Achievement Award (2012-APA Minority Fellowship Program) and the 2014 Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Award from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Dr. Crawford is of African-American descent and is an alumnus of CMTP.

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