Guess who's coming to therapy? Getting comfortable with conversations about race and ethnicity in psychotherapy
Despite the fact that clinical psychology training programs now typically offer course work in multicultural issues, many professional psychologists may continue to feel unsure about how and when to incorporate multicultural awareness into their everyday clinical work. Having open discussions with clients regarding issues of race and ethnicity is one way to actively include a multicultural element into psychotherapy, as well as to strengthen the therapeutic alliance and promote better treatment outcome. The authors make several recommendations designed to provoke thought and stimulate conversation about race and ethnicity in the context of psychotherapy.
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
psychotherapy, psychotherapeutic processes, race & ethnicity factors, multicultural issues, cultural sensitivity, therapeutic alliance
Cardemil, Esteban V. and Battle, Cynthia L., "Guess who's coming to therapy? Getting comfortable with conversations about race and ethnicity in psychotherapy" (2003). Psychology. 247.