Respect and Inclusion

  • Alexandra L. Adame
  • Matthew Morsey
  • Ronald Bassman
  • Kristina Yates


This chapter explores the interrelated themes of respect and inclusion, and the authors discuss them in light of past research, their involvement with the psychiatric survivor movement, and in their clinical practice as well. Throughout the chapter, respect for the diversity of the human condition is expressed in various ways, including contextual understanding of experience rather than singular modes of knowing, tolerance for ambiguity, and valuing of lived experience as an important aspect of being a healer. Finally, we explore how societal intolerance for ambiguity and behaviors that deviate from the norm have made genuine inclusion difficult for people labeled with mental illness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra L. Adame
    • 1
  • Matthew Morsey
    • 2
  • Ronald Bassman
    • 3
  • Kristina Yates
    • 4
  1. 1.Seattle UniversitySeattleUSA
  2. 2.Private PracticeSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Private PracticeBoulderUSA
  4. 4.RetiredOaklandUSA

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