Thursday, January 26, 2023

Tag: health care provider’s biases

Dear Mental Health Professionals: Please Stop Defending Yourselves and Listen

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Most people who enter the mental health field do so with good intentions. But when it comes to opening up to ideas or information that challenge your worldview or how you conduct your business, on the whole, you’re doing a pretty poor job.

Study Finds Racial and Class Discrimination in Psychotherapy

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Are psychotherapists less likely to accept patients that are working class or black? According to a new study from the American Sociological Association, the answer is yes. The study, published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, found that therapists in New York City were less likely to offer appointments to patients who were black or lower working-class.