Articles Tagged "cultural"

The voices of hope, courage, and perseverance ring strong for the approximately 590,000 deferred-action for childhood arrivals (DACA) recipients, often called ‘Dreamers’ (American Immigration Council, 2021; Guter et al., 2017): “Having an actual identity in this country gave me life.”  “I just can’t imagine going under the shadows again.”  “¡No me callo, no me siento, […]

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There are many considerations that influence the decision to embark on a graduate education, including but not limited to values, career aspirations, family supports, timing, and finances. For students of color, this process often includes additional questions, such as, “Will there be other students who look like me or share similar backgrounds? How inclusive is […]

In this article, Drinane, Owen, and Tao (2018) examined the concept of cultural concealment in psychotherapy, specifically whether cultural concealment predicted psychotherapy outcomes. Cultural concealment refers to the phenomenon of clients hiding aspects of their identity and culture related experiences in therapy.  Clients may unconsciously or consciously avoid discussing their oppressed identities or identities that […]

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Mar 11, 2018

In offering further commentary to the article on Caucasian therapist self-disclosure to cultural minority populations, it is important to begin by more generally acknowledging both individual and between group differences. This is an important beginning because aspects of cultural competency are so often avoided as a larger subject through the statement ‘everyone is different.’ While […]

If, indeed, the personal is political and the political is personal, where does that leave psychotherapists—whose profession is intensely personal—when clients voice strong political views counter to ours or when their political stress resonates with our own sense of a rending of the civic and cultural fabric of the country? In the aftermath of one […]