Shane Perrault, Ph.D.
Coach, Speaker and Author
Dr. Shane Appears on The Roland Martin Show to discuss his relationship book The Black MANual: Less Drama, More Love — a Single Woman’s Guide Choosing Mr. Right.
Dr. Shane Appears on The Terry Owen’s ABC Show to discuss how to balance “Love and Money” during difficult financial times.
Founder of AAMC, Dr. Shane partners with marital, un-married and pre-marital couples to begin the process of becoming better listeners and to develop the skills needed to resolve conflicts in a win/win vs. win/lose fashion that will ultimately strengthen their relationships. In addition, he has keen insights into some of the unique factors that contribute to why Black marriages fail and succeed, and he employs his experience to meet the idiosyncratic needs of the African American community.
He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Ohio State University, and completed his undergraduate studies at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.
Dr. Shane is a highly sought after speaker on issues relating to relationships and marriages.
As a speaker or tv guest, he successfully blends humor, insight, empathy and participant education in a fashion that entertains and engages audiences while delivering the desired results. He empowers participants to realize “It’s never to late to live happily ever after.”
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Best Black Dating Sites names AfricanAmericanMarriageCounseling.com one of the Top 100 Blogs for African Americans — rated #1 in the Weddings, Marriage, & Family Life section, and #33 overall.
You Saved Me,
Produced by Ronnie and Lamar Tyler. Dr. Shane appears as a special guest in this movie which focuses on marriage in the African American Community.
I’m Single Because: The Civil War Between Black Men and Women
This independent film takes a critical look at dating and relationships in the Black community.
District of Columbia Television, DCTV. Broadcast of Dr. Shane’s presentation at the Congressional Black Caucus discussing “Single Women, Unmarried Men: What Has Happened to Marriage in the Black Community?”
The Joy Keys Show. Dr. Shane is a regular guest on this Radio show where he has discussed a range of marriage related topics.
The Deborah Owens Show, Recurring Guest. On this show, Dr. Shane discusses a range issues related to “Love and Money.”
Why Do Good Boys Get Bad Raps: The Truth About ADHD (June 2012)
Ready to Commit–or Forcing the Fit. (Jan 2012/Dec 2011)
Rewritng the Marriage Rules. (Nov 2011)
Crossing the Collar Line (Aug 2011)
Find Your Knight-In-Shining-Armor: Five Secrets of Women Who Get More Men Than They Can Ever Date.
The Washington Times Article: WETZSTEIN: Black Marriage Needs Win-Win
Washington Post Article: Congresswoman Norton’s Forum at Focuses on Marriage in Black Community
Examiner Article: Dr. Shane Perrault and Audrey Chapman Address African American Singles and the Tale of Marriage
Dr. Shane’s Blog at BlackandMarriedwithKids.com Article: Black Male-Female Relationships — How Do We Heal Our Pain?
Black Christians News Article: What Happened to Black Marriages
“The Afro” News Article: Congressional Black Caucus Examines State of Black Marriage
Washington Post Article: A Candidate Who Mirrors Their Lives Black Professionals See Obama’s Trials, Gains as Reflection of Their Own
• Congressional Black Caucus, Congresswoman Norton’s Forum, Key Note Speaker
• The University of Maryland. Iota Phi Theta Fraternity: Key Note Speaker
• Black and Married with Kids. com, Documentary Film Premier, Co-Facilitator
• The Bev Smith Show, Nationally syndicated Radio Show: Special Guest
• The Deborah Owens Show, Special Guest
• George Washington University, Graduate School of Leadership and Education: Key Note Speaker
• The Joy Keys Show, Recurring Guest
• ABC 2 the Point Television Show, with Terry Owens: Special Guest
• National Public Radio, NPR: Special Guest
• District of Columbia Television, DCTV
• Refuge Temple Church, Key Note Speaker
• The United Methodist Church: Men’s Day Program, Key Note Speaker
• Capital Yacht Charters: The Newlywed Cruise. Keynote Speaker.
Most Requested Speaking Topics
• Black Male-Female Marriages and Relationships: Did Someone Declare a Civil War?
• Why Men Cheat: What You Can’t Afford Not to Know
• Conflict Resolution Skills: How to Stop — or Keep Your Spouse From –Walking Out the Door
• Love and Money: Is Financial Infidelity is Cheating; and, if so, How to Stop It.
• Love Languages: You Mean He’s Been Telling Me He Loves Me all this Time.
“A powerful speaker…your speech hit the ball out of the park. You made some excellent points, while successfully balancing humor, challenging your audience and educating them. I look forward to making your acquaintance on a lot of other issues related to family and marriage.”
Panelist/Speaker, Congresswoman Norton’s Forum at the Congressional Black Caucus, 2009: “Single Women, Unmarried Men: What Has Happened to Marriage in the Black Community?”
“Your expertise and knowledge on the subject of marriage and the Black family was greatly appreciated for our forum. The congresswoman needed an expert and an African American male to talk about the subject of marriage and why African Americans are opting out of marriage.
You captivated the audiences’ attention with your stories about the Obama’s and the Clinton’s, and also completely engaged them with questions about how Black men view Black women and vice-versa, and how to respect each other so that we learn to create win/win situations that will help our marriages work.
It was pleasure working with you on our CBC forum, and we will definitely call upon you for speaking engagements involving marriage and families in the future.”
Dionne Calhoun, Legislative Associate
Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Keynote Speaker at the University of Maryland:
“Unfaithful, Why Men Cheat?”
“On behalf of the Nu Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc, I would like to thank you for being our keynote speaker for “Unfaithful: Why Men Cheat.”
You helped make it one of the best programs we have ever done.
We will definitely let you know the next opportunity to bring you back to campus.”
If any of these questions sound familiar and are causing you or your audience concern, contact Dr. Shane today at (301) 588-4600 to book him for your next event or media interview.