African American Patients in Psychotherapy integrates history, current events, arts, psychoanalytic thinking, and case studies to provide a model for understanding the social and historical dimensions of psychological development. Among the topics included are psychological consequences of slavery and Jim Crow, the black patient and the white therapist, the toll of even "small" racist enactments, the black patient's uneasy relationship with health care providers, and a revisiting of the idea of "black rage." Author Ruth Fallenbaum also examines the psychological potential of reparation for centuries of slave labor and legalized wage and property theft.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Ruth Fallenbaum, PhD, is a psychoanalytically oriented clinical psychologist in private practice in Berkeley, California.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments 1. The Psyche in History & Dramatis Personae 2. Chains 3. From Lash to Backlash: Invisible Chains 4. Identity and the Discovery of "Race" 5. Black Rage Revisited 6. The Color of Psychotherapy 7. In Session 8. Reparations