Category: Race

Critical Race Theory, Reflexivity, and the Therapeutic Practitioner – Martin Glynn

Martin Glynn

Diversity includes all aspects of an individual’s intersectional identity; age, race, class, gender, sexuality, etc. Practitioners should therefore be encouraged to be cognizant of issues related to all of these dimensions of culture. Similarly, engaging diverse clients involves a continuous process of reflection and reflexivity.

‘Reflexivity’ involves examining one’s ‘conceptual baggage’; ‘assumptions’; and ‘preconceptions’, and how these affect professional decisions.

Practitioners must therefore reveal their total interaction with diverse communities by exposing their subjective experiences, both the personal and the political, to reduce the expression of unconscious bias.

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