5 Approaches When Working with Mental Health Minority Clients
Tanisha Jarvis M.A.
Published: October 07, 2019
Addressing Mental Health Disparities Among Minorities
24-year-old Violet Blue is a suicidal, transgender Mexican-American client at her initial appointment with Dr. Green to address her suicidal behavior. Dr. Green, a 54-year-old European-American, has been a practicing clinician for over 25 years and is considered an expert in his field. However, his clientele is predominately white males, and Violet is his first encounter working with anyone from the transgender and/or Mexican-American communities. To be honest, Dr. Green is feeling a little apprehensive and nervous about working with Violet. He doesn’t want to say anything that could be interpreted as offensive. Dr. Green tells himself to ignore these feelings and proceed as he would regularly do with his other clients – after all, we should be “colorblind” and treat everyone equally, right?
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