Let’s talk. Psychotherapists know that societal prejudice and racial inequities have tremendous psychological impact on an individual’s sense of well-being. Yet, when therapists lack language and confidence to talk about race we limit our therapeutic focus to personal and interpersonal difficulties. Developing race consciousness and a willingness to help clients examine their experiences of discrimination or privilege is a crucial tool in the healing process .
Race talk includes professional skills and knowledge that can be taught, practiced and learned . If you or your organization is interested in developing these skills, contact Christine about supervision, training, or teaching.