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The resources on this page deal specifically with the impacts of racism on well-being and psychological effects.
American Psychological Association (APA)
APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 121,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. Our mission is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives. We do this by utilizing psychology to make a positive impact on critical societal issues. Elevating the public’s understanding of, regard for, and use of psychology. Preparing the discipline and profession of psychology for the future. Strengthening APA’s standing as an authoritative voice for psychology.
American Counseling Association
The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings.
Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race
Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race encourages research on ethnic minority issues and the application of psychological knowledge to ethnic minority issues. The division promotes public welfare through research and encourages professional relationships among psychologists who share these concerns and interests. Membership includes a subscription to the peer-reviewed quarterly journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology and the division newsletter, Focus, which is published two to three times per year.
Journals & Additional Readings
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
The Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development (JMCD) is a collection of previously published articles that aims to advance multicultural and social justice counseling efforts during the COVID-19 era. The featured articles cover issues relating to natural disasters, infectious diseases (specifically, HIV), economic disadvantage, and health disparities. These articles are freely available online through August 2020.
Derald Wing Sue Discusses Microggressions and Trigger Warnings on California Public Radio
TC's Derald Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education and author, most recently, of "Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race" (John Wiley & Sons, 2015), discusses microaggressions and trigger warnings on colleges campuses with a panel of college professors and students on KQED, a public radio station in Northern California.
Counseling individuals of African descent
Article from American Counseling Association publication.
44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country
Black lives matter. Black bodies matter. Black mental health matters. This latest string of rampant and wanton brutality against Black people flies in the face of these indisputable truths. As a Black woman myself, I’ve spent years trying to process the violence and racism that are part and parcel of living in this country in this skin. But I’ve never had to do it during a pandemic that, of course, is decimating Black lives, health, and communities the most.
Directories and Networks for finding a Black (or Allied) Therapist
Enter AYANA therapy - a user-friendly app we are launching that enables matching marginalized communities with compatible licensed therapists based on their unique experiences and identities across race, gender identity, class, sexuality, ethnicity, and ability. It allows for flexible, convenient and anonymous online communication (text, call and video call) and addresses barriers to care such as transportation issues, busy schedules and mobility challenges that people may face.
Black Virtual Therapist Network
We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
The Association of Black Psychologists - Therapist Resource Directory
This listing is comprised of Psychologists who are members of The Association of Black Psychologists who own and operate their own private practice business or are employed as therapists, and have elected to participate in this directory. These individual practices are not managed by The Association of Black Psychologists, and the organization assumes no legal responsibility for the governing of the individual or his/her practice. This directory is not to be considered a member directory of the organization.