Voices of Color: First Person Accounts of Ethnic Minority Therapists is the first book to address the training, academic, and professional experiences of ethnic minority therapists. Using real cases, narratives, and biographical material, each chapter motivates the reader to ponder and challenge how issues related to mental health intersect with race/ethnicity within a broader diversity framework. The contributors represent various mental health disciplines, and they all write from a systemic perspective on therapy cases, theory, new models, and research. The authors present powerful narratives of how their personal and professional experiences inform each other.

Emerging Identity: An Asian Indian Female Psychologist's Perspective

Emerging Identity: An Asian Indian Female Psychologist's Perspective

Emerging identity: An Asian Indian female psychologist's perspective

I spent most of my childhood wishing I were invisible. Being the only brown-skinned girl among the standard white-skinned faces, this was not possible for me. At times, I was painfully self-conscious trying to navigate my Asian Indian background in a mostly White America. At other times, I managed to feel like I blended in and was in blissful denial of my difference. It was not until I entered graduate school in clinical psychology that I was challenged to critically examine my history, relationships, and beliefs in an effort to deepen my self-awareness. It was there that I learned to appreciate the important part my ethnicity has played throughout my ...

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