Society Presidents

Nathaniel Granger, Jr., PsyD

Nathaniel Granger, Jr. PsyDNathaniel Granger, Jr., PsyD, president of Div. 32 (Society for Humanistic Psychology), is an adjunct faculty at Saybrook University. He serves as an editor of University Professor’s Press and treasurer of Rocky Mountain Counseling and Psychological Association (RMHCPA). Granger is a sought-after speaker with several publications, presentations, workshops and keynotes to his credit. Among his published works are two books Stay Awhile: Poetic Narratives on Multiculturalism and Diversity and Silent Screams: Poetic Journeys Through Addiction and Recovery. His doctoral dissertation is titled Perceptions of Racial Microaggressions Among African American Males: A Heuristic Inquiry. Nathaniel is founder and director of Be REAL Ministries, Inc., in Colorado Springs, Colo., where serves the community by working closely with marginalized groups as a pastor and psychotherapist by taking an existential-humanistic approach to Christian service. He actively continues the march towards humanizing the homeless and advocates for the displaced and disenfranchised. He specializes in trauma, relationships and diversity and inclusion and continues to add to his research on microaggressions. Getting his start as a nurse, he has over 30 years of experience in human services. Nathaniel is an honored recipient of the Carmi Harari Early Career Award from the Society for Humanistic Psychology, and his commitment to human dignity and social justice remains the substrata upon which a majority of his work is predicated.

Drake Spaeth, PsyD

Drake Spaeth, PsyD

Drake Spaeth, PsyD, is president-elect of Div. 32. He is the psychology chair of the Humanistic and Clinical Psychology Department at Saybrook University, where he has until recently taught as adjunct faculty since 2015. He is an alum of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where is also currently an associate adjunct professor, having taught there many years, primarily in the Counseling Department and Online Clinical Mental Health Program. Drake considers himself an equal parts humanistic, existential, transpersonal and depth psychologist.

Past President:
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Donna Rockwell, PsyD Donna Rockwell, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and mindfulness meditation teacher, with expertise developed over 20 years in Shambhala International meditation training. Rockwell is a grant recipient of the Marjorie S. Fisher Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan for "The Mindfulness Initiative," through which she designed the Mindfulness and Psychotherapy curriculum for the Michigan School of Professional Psychology doctoral program, training graduate students in mindfulness-based theory and clinical practice.

Rockwell is adjunct faculty at Saybrook University, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Mind-Body Medicine, where she teaches the course Mindfulness and Meditation in Health. She is a mindfulness researcher, exploring mindfulness’ role in clinical psychology training and practice, presenting her original research findings at annual meetings of the American Psychological Association as well as at other national and international conferences. Rockwell presents mindfulness workshops and continuing education (CE) courses and is author of the book chapter: “Mindfulness as Therapy: How Buddhist Psychology Contributes to Enhancing Therapist Efficacy and Client Outcomes” in, The Changing Faces of Therapy: Evolving perspectives on clinical issues and assessment (Valle, R., (Ed.), San Francisco, CA: Argosy University, 2016).

A student of humanistic psychology founder, Clark Moustakas, PhD, at the Center for Humanistic Studies (now the Michigan School of Professional Psychology), Donna Rockwell was trained in and later taught person-centered psychotherapy, qualitative research, group process, community psychology and dissertation writing.

In her clinical work, Rockwell is a psychologist in private practice, working with individuals, couples and adolescents in New York City and Metro Detroit. She is a specialist in Celebrity Mental Health, with her research study: “Being a Celebrity: A phenomenology of fame” published in the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology.

Rockwell is a former TV journalist, covering Capitol Hill, the White House and national politics for CNN and WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. She is currently a mental health expert who is quoted in social and traditional media and appears on TV and radio. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post in her blog, Mindfulness in Everyday Life.