14. The ‘R’Word

  1. Martin Milton
  1. Joanna Lofthouse

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch14

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

How to Cite

Lofthouse, J. (2010) The ‘R’Word, in Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues (ed M. Milton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch14

Editor Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470715475

Online ISBN: 9780470667279

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Keywords:

  • The ‘R’ Word;
  • hush often descending - when topic of ‘race’ is raised in a professional psychology setting;
  • processes, undertaken - to enable therapeutic practitioners;
  • counselling psychology's emphasis - seeing people as inevitable products of environment and experiences;
  • reducing ‘race’ to skin colour - oversimplification and at worst simplistic;
  • ‘race’ used to refer to - socially constructed, superordinate category of which black and white are subordinate components;
  • ‘Race’, will not be used interchangeably - with either ethnicity;
  • ‘Race’ potential to impact areas of life - thought about frequently or rarely;
  • National Health Service's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Positive Practice Guide, 2009);
  • consideration of ‘race’ - in therapeutic (or other) relationship, accepting possibility that we all may have racist feelings

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is ‘Race’?

  • History

  • ‘Race’ and Power

  • Who is Racist?

  • Subtleties of Racism

  • Getting Stuck

  • Working with ‘Race’

  • References