1. Origins of Racism in American Medicine and Psychiatry
2. The Legacy of Slavery in Thoughts, Emotions, and Behaviors: Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Frame the Impact of Slavery on African Americans
3. Racial/Ethnic Residential Segregation and Mental Health Outcomes
4. The Intersection of Homelessness, Racism, and Mental Illness
5. Mental Illness, Addiction, and Incarceration: Breaking the Cycle
6. Racism, Black Bodies, and Psychodynamic Therapy
7. Clinician Bias in Diagnosis and Treatment
8. Hope, Resilience, and African-American Spirituality
9. Addressing Cultural Mistrust: Strategies for Alliance Building
10. Changing Institutional Values and Diversifying the Behavioral Health Workforce
11. Medical Education and Racism: Where Have We Been and Where Might We Go?
12. Racial and Ethnic Minority Mental Health Advocacy: Strategies for Addressing Racism
13. Clinical Toolkit: Providing Psychotherapy in a Contemporary Social Context
This book addresses the unique sociocultural and historical systems of oppression that have alienated African-American and other racial minority patients within the mental healthcare system. This text aims to build a novel didactic curriculum addressing racism, justice, and community mental health as these issues intersect clinical practice. Unlike any other resource, this guide moves beyond an exploration of the problem of racism and its detrimental effects, to a practical, solution-oriented discussion of how to understand and approach the mental health consequences with a lens and sensitivity for contemporary justice issues. After establishing the historical context of racism within organized medicine and psychiatry, the text boldly examines contemporary issues, including clinical biases in diagnosis and treatment, addiction and incarceration, and perspectives on providing psychotherapy to racial minorities. The text concludes with chapters covering training and medical education within this sphere, approaches to supporting patients coping with racism and discrimination, and strategies for changing institutional practices in mental healthcare.
Written by thought leaders in the field, Racism and Psychiatry is the only current tool for psychiatrists, psychologists, administrators, educators, medical students, social workers, and all clinicians working to treat patients dealing with issues of racism at the point of mental healthcare.
• The only current text to offer a foundation in addressing racism within mental health care
• Offers clinical guidelines for fighting racial injustice within mental health care
• Written by thought leaders in the field
• Morgan M. Medlock, MD, MDiv, MPH, Director of Community Outreach and Engagement, Howard University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
• Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Public and Community Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
• Nhi-Ha T. Trinh, MD, MPH, Director, MGH Psychiatry Center for Diversity, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
• David R. Williams, PhD, MPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Harvard University, Department of African and African American Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA