This reading list is intended to highlight various aspects of diversity, in all its complexity, as it arises in the psychotherapy literature. We especially hope to focus on self and relational perspectives, but other orientations are welcome as well. Please take a moment to see what’s here — browse around and try out different keyword searches!

And please do add your favorite articles!

At Risk in the Culture of ‘Normal’

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/09/opinion/learning-disability.html?searchResultPosition=3

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Monney, J. (2019). At Risk in the Culture of ‘Normal’. Retrieved 1/26/2020 from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/09/opinion/learning-disability.html?searchResultPosition=3.

What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

neurodiversity, neurotypical privilege, depression, self-harm, suicide risk of people with atypical brains

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A forcefully written article in the New York Times Disability series. Based on the author’s personal experiences […]

2020-03-09T08:42:30-04:00March 9th, 2020|

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-year-old boy with Autism

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Higashida, N. (2007). The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thireen-Year-Old Boy with Autism. New York: Random House.

What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

The author (in translation from Japanese to English) addresses common questions about what it is like for him to be on the spectrum.

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An […]

2020-03-09T08:41:24-04:00March 9th, 2020|

Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity

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M. Rajunov & S. Duane (Eds.) (2019) Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity. New York: Columbia University Press.

What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

nonbinary gender identity

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This book is a series of eloquent, usually brief, memoirs by nonbinary people about their journey to their identity, how they feel different […]

2020-03-09T08:40:54-04:00March 9th, 2020|

As Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Rights Approaches, An Activist Looks Back at 1987 SCOTUS Protests

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https://www.thebody.com/article/activist-looks-back-at-supreme-court-protests

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Davids, JD, “As Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Rights Approaches, An Activist Looks Back at 1987 SCOTUS Protests.” October 7, 2019. The Body: The HIV/AIDS Resource.

What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

Gay rights, supreme court, HIV status: “the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments — in three different cases — that center around […]

2019-10-10T10:44:37-04:00October 10th, 2019|

Multiculturalism and Group Therapy in the United States: A Social Constructionist Perspective

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Green, Z. and Stiers, M. J., Multiculturalism and Group Therapy in the United States: A Social Constructionist Perspective. Group, Vol. 26, No.3, September 2002

What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

Includes a discussion of whiteness/privilege and the (imaginary) story of being nothing — the “absent standard.” It also names social constructivism, and gives […]

2019-04-16T17:50:33-04:00April 16th, 2019|

Developmental Pathwys Through Middle Childhood: Rethinking Contexts and Diversity as Resources

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C. R. Cooper, C. T. Garcia Coll, W. T. Bartko, H. Davis, & C. Chatman (Eds.) (2005). Developmental Pathwys Through Middle Childhood: Rethinking Contexts and Diversity as Resources. Mawah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.

What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

Family education involvement; Gender; everyday experiences at school and home; child-care instability; immigration; […]

2019-02-10T05:12:04-05:00February 10th, 2019|

Facing the Divide: Psychology’s Conversation on Race and Health

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https://www.apa.org/education/undergrad/diversity/default.aspx

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What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

“Facing the Divide is a video series designed to bring psychological science to the conversation regarding the connections among race, racism and health. As experts on human behavior, psychologists have a unique perspective that can inform critical analysis of race relations. We can help you to […]

2019-01-29T00:33:32-05:00January 28th, 2019|

Male Body Image in Taiwan Versus the West: Yanggang Zhiqi Meets the Adonis Complex

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https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.ajp.162.2.263

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Yang, C. F. J., Gray, P., & Pope, H. G., Jr. (2005). Male body image in Taiwan versus the West: Yangghang Zhiqi meets the Adonis Complex. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162, 263–269.

What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

Male Body Image in Taiwan Versus the West

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Body image disorders […]

2019-01-19T23:05:00-05:00January 19th, 2019|

The New Tribalism and the Crisis of Democracy

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https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/americas/2018-08-14/against-identity-politics-tribalism-francis-fukuyama

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What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

The nature of modern identity, however, is to be changeable. Some individuals may persuade themselves that their identity is based on their biology and is outside their control. But citizens of modern societies have multiple identities, ones that are shaped by social interactions. People have identities defined […]

2018-11-23T18:50:19-05:00November 23rd, 2018|Tags:
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Transcript: Obama’s Speech At The 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

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https://www.npr.org/2018/07/17/629862434/transcript-obamas-speech-at-the-2018-nelson-mandela-annual-lecture

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“I believe we have no choice but to move forward; that those of us who believe in democracy and civil rights and a common humanity have a better story to tell.” former President Obama said in Johannesburg at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Madiba understood that we […]

2018-11-21T20:44:20-05:00November 21st, 2018|Tags:
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