Systemic Racism and Disparities: Strategies for Accountability and Processes for Repair – PART 4: Structural Racism with Sequential, Embedded Inequities: Clinical and Educational Commitments
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 goals of this series are to:
The description of PART 4 – Structural Racism with Sequential, Embedded Inequities: Clinical and Educational Commitments is as follows:
The pandemic of racism is evident in microaggressions, assaults, and an array of racial traumas. In addition to managing current stressors, intergenerational trauma also has an impact on mental wellness. The field of psychology, while wanting to contribute to an understanding of “normality”, has also sometimes played a role in viewing those as socially marginalized in negatives ways. This can be seen in psychology education and subsequent mental health treatment. An examination of some of the impacts within psychological institutions will be presented along with initiatives to transform them.