Alvin F. Poussaint

Alvin F. Poussaint

Alvin F. Poussaint

AKA Alvin Francis Poussaint

Born: 15-May-1934
Birthplace: Harlem, NY

Occupation: Doctor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Child-rearing expert

Script consultant for The Cosby Show.

Father: Christopher Poussaint (printer/typographer)
Mother: Harriet Johnston
Brother: Kenneth (d. 1975 meningitis)
Wife: Tina Inez Young (m. 5-Dec-1992, div., one daughter)
Daughter: Alison (b. 16-Nov-1999)
Wife: Ann Ashmore (one son)
Son: Alan

He was born in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood from Haitian immigrants, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1952. As a youth, he took ill with rheumatic fever, which left him unable to engage in the physical activities of his peers. The academic pursuits that characterized his early years led him to graduate from Columbia University in 1956, acquire am. D from Cornell University in 1960, and complete postgraduate training from the University of California, Lois Angles  where he studied psychopathology and served as Chief Resident in Psychiatry.After his initial academic accomplishments, he took part in the civil rights movement, which solidified his notion that racism resides at the core of mental health problems in the black community. Later in life, he served as a consultant for The Cosby Show and currently combines an advocacy for responsible media programming with his academic work.Along with Bill Cosby he co-authored the 2007 book Come On People: On the Path from Victims to Victorianism it up!

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