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The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice
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PART I: UNGAGGING: DENIAL, SILENCE, RAGE.- 1. Denial and Myth of Post-Racism.- 2. Silencing and Taboo Subjects.- 3. The Process of Black Rage.- PART II: IDENTITY, SHADISM AND INTERNALISED OPPRESSION.- 4. The Melting Pot.- 5. African Heritage, Asian Heritage, Mixed Heritage.- 6. Gender Influences and Racism.- PART III: THE TRAUMATIC EFFECTS OF SLAVERY AND COLONIALISM.- 7. The Intergenerational Context of Internalised Racism.- 8. Working with Trauma and Recognition Trauma.- 9. Emerging from Recognition Trauma.- 10. An Ethical Context.- 11. Conclusion

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A very engaging book, which comprehensively covers many of the issues around anti-racism and anti-discriminatory practice in counselling and psychotherapy. Unlike other writers, Dr McKenzie-Mavinga has taken these issues seriously enough to draw attention to the matter of breach of ethical codes. The book is a leader in its field. - Lennox K. Thomas, Consultant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Senior Member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, UK The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice is a much-needed resource for the psychotherapy profession. This book challenges us to critically reflect on and keep alive issues of racism, and to undertake responsibility for dialogue. - Dr Harbrinder Dhillon-Stevens, Registered Counselling Psychologist & Psychotherapist, HDS Psychological Services Ltd, UK

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Dr Isha McKenzie-Mavinga is an Integrative Transcultural Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor in the UK. She lectures on transcultural counselling at London Metropolitan University and Goldsmiths College, UK.

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A very engaging book, which comprehensively covers many of the issues around anti-racism and anti-discriminatory practice in counselling and psychotherapy. Unlike other writers, Dr McKenzie-Mavinga has taken these issues seriously enough to draw attention to the matter of breach of ethical codes. The book is a leader in its field. - Lennox K. Thomas, Consultant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Senior Member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, UK The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice is a much-needed resource for the psychotherapy profession. This book challenges us to critically reflect on and keep alive issues of racism, and to undertake responsibility for dialogue. - Dr Harbrinder Dhillon-Stevens, Registered Counselling Psychologist & Psychotherapist, HDS Psychological Services Ltd, UK

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