Racism and Racial Identity: Reflections on Urban Practice in Mental Health And Social Services
Editors: Lisa V. Blitz, Ph.D., and Mary Pender Greene, LCSW-R
This powerful book examines the emotional and psychological impact of racism, culture and identity within the context of racism, and racial identity in treatment. The book’s contributors address the “invisible” aspects of racism (stress, abuse, and trauma), social functioning, domestic violence, and foster care, with a special focus on women and West Indian, Afro-Caribbean, and Mexican clients.
Each chapter of Racism and Racial Identity examines a different facet of the impact of race and racism on psychotherapeutic work, emotional healing, and service delivery.