Ethnicity and Psychotherapy
Visualize, if you will, a community mental health center located in an urban area that serves a predominantly ethnic minority population. Seated in the waiting room are a middle-aged, black American couple; a young white Cuban mother and her two young children; a black Barbadian mother, her two latency-aged children, and one adolescent child. The health center receptionist is a young adult black American and a resident of the community. The therapist enters the waiting room to greet her client for the first time. The therapist is a middle-aged white Irish American, and her client is the middle-aged black American female. The client looks at her husband and slowly gets up to follow the therapist to her office.
KeywordsEthnic Identity World View Community Mental Health Center Therapeutic Process Mental Health Practice
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