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African American Versus Mental Health

Over the years, studies have been conducted to decide if there is a disparity between mental health assessment and discrimination in therapy. How has this influence the direction of therapy and the ability for a therapist to build a positive connection with his or her ethnic client?  Most importantly, the effectiveness in providing the correct diagnosis for an African American. As a mental health professional, it is important for us to examine the way relationships of dominance, submission, power, and privilege is embedded in the stigmatization of therapy.

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