Currently I'm offline!

Online Help Pro

When In Need…Here For You 365/24/7

    You are here: Home > Abuse > Addiction Therapy > Agoraphobia Therapy > Anger > Anger Management > Anxiety / Stress > Anxiety Therapy > Bereavement-Grief > Bipolar Therapy > BPD Therapy > CBT > Depression > Depression Therapy > Difficult Emotions > Family Treatment > Group Treatment > Identity Issues > Individual Treatment > Insomnia Therapy > Low Self Esteem > Marriage & Relationship > Marriage and Family Therapist > Mood Fluctuation > OCD Therapy > Panic Attack Therapy > Parenting > Pre-Marital Counseling > Professional Counselor > Psychiatry > Psychology > PTSD / Trauma > Reality > REBT > Relationship Problems > Social Phobia Treatment > Social Work > Speech Anxiety > Treatment modality > Trust Issues > Unresolved Childhood Issues > Violence > Work Related Issues > Wanted: African American Men in Social Work

Sep

12

Wanted: African American Men in Social Work

Posted By: wbhazel1 on September 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

Here is a timely and relatively recent article that speaks to the lack of male clincians of color, specifically African-American Male Clinicians. It is problematic for African-Americans to go to a service agency for help and find that instead of the help being immediate they first must educate the counselor about their life experience. I know many will say “but don’t ALL clients have to explain their situation”? Yes they do have to recount their individual experience but they don’t have to explain to an African-American Male Counselor what it is to be Black in 2011. They can speak freely about feeling undervalued, discriminated against or untrusted without the worry of leaving the therapist’s office with a paranoia label in addition to their presenting issue or concern. They can in effect, get right to work in an attempt to solve the business at hand and not have to expand the additional strength required to educate, or justify their feelings. I believe in bilingual therapy and I believe in multicultural work as well.

Finally, I think that the helping profession is a good way to contribute to ones own community and I look forward to the inclusion of other people bringing support and encouragement to the diaspora. Please read the following published article and hopefully we can engage in meaningful dialogue.

Wanted: African American Men in Social Work

    Filed Under: Abuse , Addiction Therapy , Agoraphobia Therapy , Anger , Anger Management , Anxiety / Stress , Anxiety Therapy , Bereavement-Grief , Bipolar Therapy , BPD Therapy , CBT , Depression , Depression Therapy , Difficult Emotions , Family Treatment , Group Treatment , Identity Issues , Individual Treatment , Insomnia Therapy , Low Self Esteem , Marriage & Relationship , Marriage and Family Therapist , Mood Fluctuation , OCD Therapy , Panic Attack Therapy , Parenting , Pre-Marital Counseling , Professional Counselor , Psychiatry , Psychology , PTSD / Trauma , Reality , REBT , Relationship Problems , Social Phobia Treatment , Social Work , Speech Anxiety , Treatment modality , Trust Issues , Unresolved Childhood Issues , Violence , Work Related Issues
Digg it       Save to Del.icio.us       Subscribe to My RSS feed      
Add this to:

No comments yet.

Name (required)
E-mail (required - never shown publicly)
URI
Your Comment (smaller size | larger size)
You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> in your comment.

Spam Protection by WP-SpamFree

Trackback responses to this post



RSS Feed RSS Feed RSS Feed

Intro-OnlineHelpPro-Contact Me!

Lean On Me

Call Me Via My MagicJack Phone

Call Me Via Skype

Share This!

Yahoo Messenger

Chat With Me In A Chat Room

Addiction-OnlineHelpPro

Free Downloads

LinkedIn

Anger-Management-OnlineHelpPro

Mood-Disorders-OnlineHelpPro

Calendar

PTSD-OnlineHelpPro

Welcome To OnlineHelpPro-Here For YOU!

Fees

Links

Spammers: Beware of the Dog.