Systemic Racism and Disparities: Strategies for Accountability and Processes for Repair – PART 1: Systemic Racism with Historical Inequities: Psychological Practice and Mental Health Treatment
This four part series will address how systemic racism has contributed significantly to disparities in health and mental health for BIPOC communities. These historical inequities in mental health can also be seen in educational institutions. Current and future education as well as treatment strategies committed to social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion will be provided.
The description of PART 1 – Systemic Racism with Historical Inequities: Psychological Practice and Mental Health Treatment is as follows:
Systemic racism continues to have negative impacts on ethnic and racial communities including BIPOC. Physical as well as mental health experts point to adverse conditions contributing to negative life outcomes. In order to address mental wellness providers must understand the pandemic of racism as it contributes to historical inequities. Such inequities are seen in justice systems, health, education, economic and social systems and more. The implications and ramifications for psychological practice and mental health care will be examined.