Race in the therapy relationship

  • Carol Mohamed
  • Ruthie Smith


One of the main tasks of the brief psychotherapy project, introduced in the previous chapter, was to address the needs of Black1 women and examine the particular experiences which influence the development of the Black woman’s psyche. In pursuit of this aim we looked at the issue and its implications for the therapy relationship.


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  • Ruthie Smith

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