Location

Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center

Program Abstract/Summary

Despite evidence that mental health problems (ranging from very mild to severe) affect all people, the rates of minorities engaged in personal psychotherapy have remained low throughout the past few decades. Historically, minorities have tended to devalue the importance of mental health, and stigmatize therapeutic interventions. This session will focus on why we need to shed the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and detail where we’ve been, where we are, and where we need to head in term of opening ourselves to self-exploration within the realm of psychotherapy. Also learn about how our physical health is intertwined with our mental health; thus, we cannot be holistically healthy without caring for both. If you’re human, you need to sit in on this session!

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Samantha Gray is a Doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Tennessee. Although her studies are not focused on minorities in psychotherapy specifically, she is personally devoted to ensuring equality in mental health and "de-stigmatizing" mental health issues among minorities.

 

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Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center

Despite evidence that mental health problems (ranging from very mild to severe) affect all people, the rates of minorities engaged in personal psychotherapy have remained low throughout the past few decades. Historically, minorities have tended to devalue the importance of mental health, and stigmatize therapeutic interventions. This session will focus on why we need to shed the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and detail where we’ve been, where we are, and where we need to head in term of opening ourselves to self-exploration within the realm of psychotherapy. Also learn about how our physical health is intertwined with our mental health; thus, we cannot be holistically healthy without caring for both. If you’re human, you need to sit in on this session!

 

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