On Racial Ambiguity and Mental Health

Research shows people of mixed race – particularly those dealing with the issue of not being Black enough – are more likely to report a mental health illness

‘PLAYING A NEW GAME: A BLACK WOMAN’S GUIDE TO BEING WELL AND THRIVING IN THE WORKPLACE’

Tammy Lewis Wilborn is a retired licensed professional counselor, clinical supervisor and counselor educator with 20 years of experience as a clinician. “Playing a New Game” is her inaugural book. Through personal anecdotes, narratives from participants in her doctoral research and other resources, Wilborn shares her knowledge of the impact of racial discrimination in the […]

Clinical Entrepreneurship

Grad school didn’t prepare you to build a successful private practice. Here are 3 tips for the new clinicians among us.

Helpers Can Be  Victims 

For Black mental health professionals, domestic violence at the hands of intimate partners is largely unrecognized

‘What Happened To You?’

In “What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing,” Oprah Winfrey teams up with Dr. Bruce D. Perry, a child trauma specialist, to ask practitioners to make a switch. Instead of focusing on what’s wrong with clients, they suggest the question should be, “What happened to you?”  While seemingly simple, the shift is […]

It’s All About Cultural Competence

‘The mental health care system was not created for everyone,’ says a telehealth executive. So he created a company that teaches therapists how to build empathy with their clients

Ensuring That History Doesn’t Repeat Itself

The psychiatric care industry’s injustices against Black people are no secret. Efforts to amend those wrongs – plus the emergence of Black practitioners and targeted education – are a welcome change