How White Therapists are Failing Black Clients

The United States was founded on stolen land and stolen people. The historical and generational trauma and oppression that continues to impact communities of color, and specifically, black communities, has been more than harmful. As a clinician in mental health, it is necessary to understand these systematic and historical barriers that perpetuate racism, oppression, privilege,... Continue Reading →

Books Every Social Worker Needs | My Library

Hello all! As promised, and with many book purchases, I have a new list of the books inĀ  my library, all social work, criminal justice, social sciences related. I hope you enjoy, and find a good read that sparks interest and growth!! Feel free to leave a comment if you have a favorite that's not... Continue Reading →

Why People Ignore the Horrors of Reality

For a long time, my heart has hurt for black families that have had sons killed by police officers, children molested by the family friend that everyone loves and trusts, and refugees seeking asylum in the United States due to war and death in their home country. I could never understand why it seems so... Continue Reading →

The Delicate Balance of Profiling & Ignoring Stereotypes

In the social work profession, the practice of cultural competence is largely talked about and desired in any practicing social worker. It is so sought after, that the National Association of Social Workers has Cultural Awareness listed in the Social Workers' Ethical Responsibility to Clients section of the Code of Ethics. As it is spoken... Continue Reading →

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