There may be times when a client comes into a session with a specific story about racism that they experienced, and they want to talk about it.
But according to Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD, a client’s experience of racial stress will usually come up much more subtly – and it could be easy to miss if we aren’t listening carefully.
In the video below, Usha will share a case of a woman whose presenting problem did not initially seem to be connected to racism, and yet it turned out to be a critical part of her story. I’ll let Usha take it from here.
What are your biggest takeaways from Usha’s case study? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.
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