Racism in the Field of Mental Health

African American Mental Health: An Early History

The Historical Roots of Racial Disparities in the Field of Mental Health

DeGruy, J. Post Traumatic Slave Disorder – Video

Racial Disparities in Mental Health Treatment

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country


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 –

Corneau and Stergiopoulos. (2012). Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression in Mental Health. Transcultural Psychiatry 49(2) 261–282

Dawes, H.C. An Invitation to White Therapists. Harris, A. (2018). The Perverse Pact: Racism and White Privilege

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? 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

Stout, B. Race and Racism in Psychoanalytic Thought: The Ghosts in our Nursery.

Stovall, N. Whiteness on the Couch. Longreads. August 2019 –


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 – – How to Plan a White Caucus Agenda

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

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