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Current Clinical Psychiatry

Racism and Psychiatry

Contemporary Issues and Interventions

Editors: Medlock, M., Shtasel, D., Trinh, N.-H.T., Williams, D.R. (Eds.)

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  • The only current text to offer a foundation in addressing racism within mental health care
  • Offers clinical guidelines for fighting racial injustice within mental health care
  • Written by thought leaders in the field
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This book addresses the unique sociocultural and historical systems of oppression that have alienated African-American and other racial minority patients within the mental healthcare system.  This text aims to build a novel didactic curriculum addressing racism, justice, and community mental health as these issues intersect clinical practice.  Unlike any other resource, this guide moves beyond an exploration of the problem of racism and its detrimental effects, to a practical, solution-oriented discussion of how to understand and approach the mental health consequences with a lens and sensitivity for contemporary justice issues. After establishing the historical context of racism within organized medicine and psychiatry, the text boldly examines contemporary issues, including clinical biases in diagnosis and treatment, addiction and incarceration, and perspectives on providing psychotherapy to racial minorities.  The text concludes with chapters covering training and medical education within this sphere, approaches to supporting patients coping with racism and discrimination, and strategies for changing institutional practices in mental healthcare.

 

Written by thought leaders in the field, Racism and Psychiatry is the only current tool for psychiatrists, psychologists, administrators, educators, medical students, social workers, and all clinicians working to treat patients dealing with issues of racism at the point of mental healthcare. 

About the authors

Morgan M. Medlock, MD, MDiv, MPH, Director of Community Outreach and Engagement, Howard University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

 

Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Public and Community Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 

Nhi-Ha T. Trinh, MD, MPH, Director, MGH Psychiatry Center for Diversity, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 

David R. Williams, PhD, MPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Harvard University, Department of African and African American Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Origins of Racism in American Medicine and Psychiatry

    Pages 3-19

    Gordon-Achebe, Kimberly (et al.)

  • The Legacy of Slavery in Thoughts, Emotions, and Behaviors: Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Frame the Impact of Slavery on African Americans

    Pages 21-34

    Dale, Sannisha K. (et al.)

  • Racial/Ethnic Residential Segregation and Mental Health Outcomes

    Pages 37-53

    White, Kellee (et al.)

  • The Intersection of Homelessness, Racism, and Mental Illness

    Pages 55-69

    Olivet, Jeffrey (et al.)

  • Mental Illness, Addiction, and Incarceration: Breaking the Cycle

    Pages 71-86

    Beckmann, David (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90197-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90196-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Racism and Psychiatry
Book Subtitle
Contemporary Issues and Interventions
Editors
  • Morgan Medlock
  • Derri Shtasel
  • Nhi-Ha T. Trinh
  • David R. Williams
Series Title
Current Clinical Psychiatry
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90197-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90197-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90196-1
Series ISSN
2626-241X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 255
Number of Illustrations
6 illustrations in colour
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