CCP condemns acts of interpersonal and institutional racism, and through our work, we are committed to increasing access to anti-racist, culturally competent, and inclusive therapy. We hope to inspire the exploration of race, identity, and privilege among our non-Black clients, and to provide an environment of safety for our clients of color.
From NAMI’s (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 5.29.20 “Statement On Recent Racist Incidents and Mental Health Resources for African Americans”:
"The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored….While there is much we need to do to address racism in our country, we must not forget the importance of mental health as we do so. Racism is a public health crisis."
Read more about how racism causes mental health problems here:
Below you may find some resources that we have found useful in furthering our knowledge – which is far from comprehensive – of the role of therapy in anti-racist efforts.