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Cultural Diversity

Transforming the Wounds of Racism: An Autoethnographic Exploration and Implications for Psychotherapy
by Saira Bains
A therapist explores her experiences of racism by investigating her family's history of racist trauma.
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Black and White Witchcraft: A Cultural Crossroads in Paris Inspires Therapeutic Innovation
by Tamar Kaim
An American psychology student reflects on her year of research at an ethnopsychiatric clinic in Paris, France.
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Psychotherapy in China: Western and Eastern Perspectives
by Stephen F. Myler, PhD & Hui Qi Tong, MD
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Psychotherapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients
by Karisa Barrow
With attempted suicide rates greater than 40% in the transgender community, it's important for clinicians to be aware of the issues gender nonconforming clients bring to therapy, and to be knowledgeable about how best to support them. Karisa Barrow challenges therapists to deconstruct the gender binary, identify and work through prejudices, and seek guidance from gender specialists to ensure that we "do no harm."
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Kenneth V. Hardy on Multiculturalism and Psychotherapy
Hardy discusses diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice in psychotherapy...and how he was trained to be a "pretty good white therapist."
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Monica McGoldrick on Family Therapy
Renowned family therapist Monica McGoldrick reflects on the heyday of family therapy, the use of genograms, and the importance of culture, gender, and diversity.
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Louis Cozolino on the Integration of Neuroscience into Psychotherapy—and its Limitations
Psychologist and neuroscience researcher Louis Cozolino describes the many twists, turns and theoretical orientations he's traversed in his over four decades in the field, the need for psychotherapists to be less passive, and the applications of neuroscience to psychotherapy both now and in the future.
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