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The Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society (MAGPS) is a regional affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association that serves group therapists in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Racism in the Field of Mental Health

African American Mental Health: An Early History https://academic.udayton.edu/health/01status/mental01.htm

The Historical Roots of Racial Disparities in the Field of Mental Health https://ct.counseling.org/2020/05/the-historical-roots-of-racial-disparities-in-the-mental-health-system/

DeGruy, J. Post Traumatic Slave Disorder – Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGjSday7f_8&t=1824s

Racial Disparities in Mental Health Treatment https://socialwork.simmons.edu/racial-disparities-in-mental-health-treatment/

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country https://apple.news/Ad9K6krZ4T3qryDZOpfz0Dg


Psychoanalysis and Mental Health Articles Links are not available for all articles

Altman, N. (2000). Black and White Thinking: A Psychoanalyst reconsiders race. Psychoanalytic Dialogues. 10 (4) pp. 589-604.

Altman, N. (2004). History Repeats Itself in Transference—Countertransference. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 14(6), pp. 807-815.

Clausen, M. “Whiteness Matters: Exploring White Privilege, Color Blindness and Racism in Psychotherapy – https://www.psychotherapy.net/article/racism-white-privilege-psychotherapy

Corneau and Stergiopoulos. (2012). Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression in Mental Health. Transcultural Psychiatry 49(2) 261–282 https://refugeeresearch.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Corneau-and-Stergiopoulos-2012Anti-racism-and-anti-oppression-in-mental-health-1.pdf

Dawes, H.C. An Invitation to White Therapists. https://elemental.medium.com/an-invitation-to-white-therapists-a04cc93b1917 Harris, A. (2018). The Perverse Pact: Racism and White Privilege https://muse.jhu.edu/article/734850/pdf

Holmes, D. E. (1999). Race and countertransference: Two “blind spots” in psychoanalytic perception. Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 1(4), pp. 319-332.

Hutchinson, C. How Do White Female Therapists Address Racism? http://www.psychedinsanfrancisco.com/white-female-therapists-address-racism/ Layton, L. (2019). Transgenerational Hauntings: Towards a Social Psychoanalysis and an Ethic of Dis-Illusionment., Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 29 (2), pp. 105-121.

Leary, K. (1997). Race, self disclosure, and “forbidden talk:” Race and ethnicity in contemporary clinical practice. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, LXVI, 163-189

Meyer, O. and Zane, N. (2013). The influence of race and ethnicity in client’s experiences of mental health treatment. J. Community Psychology, 41(7); 884-901 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4228688/

Stout, B. Race and Racism in Psychoanalytic Thought: The Ghosts in our Nursery. https://apsa.org/apsaa-publications/vol51no1-TOC/html/vol51no1_08.xhtml

Stovall, N. Whiteness on the Couch. Longreads. August 2019 – https://longreads.com/2019/08/12/whiteness-on-the-couch/


Other Links

Some Costs of Racism

White Supremacy Culture; in Dismantling Racism 

Stop Comparing Anti-Semitism and Racism in America – Hana LaRock 

Dr. Tricia Rose: How Structural Racism Works 

Resmaa Menakem with Krista Tippett, ‘On Being’:Notice the Rage, Notice the Silence 

Winograd, B. (2014). Black Psychoanalysts Speak. PEP Video Grants, 1(1):1

Ijeoma Oluo – So You Want to Talk About Race 

Segment from PBS: interviews with Ibram X Kendi and Robin DiAngelo 

Colbert interviews Kendi 

Medium.com – How to Plan a White Caucus Agenda

Also find resources on AGPA’s web page compiled by DEI TF 

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