Faculty Articles

Title

Actionable Steps for Therapists (And All Human Beings) In Response to the Racial Pandemic

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2-2020

Publication Title

Psychotherapy

Abstract/Excerpt

We are angry. We are indignant. We are hurt. We are distraught.

We are united in pain, frustration, and a want for change. Centuries of cumulative trauma brought on by racial discrimination have spilled over into what we see today in streets across our country.

Social media, conversations, articles and op-eds are plentiful. All make the case for advocacy, for justice, for action. Those articles that provide some actionable steps for therapists, therapists-in-training, and the public encourage looking inward, understanding implicit biases, and committing oneself to be better each and every day. This is a necessary and important first step.

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