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!

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+00:00April 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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 […]

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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+00:00November 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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What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

“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+00:00November 21st, 2018|Tags:
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The princess and the penis: A post-modern queer-y tale

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https://doi.org/10.1080/10481885.2014.870837

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Offman, H. (2014). The princess and the penis: A post-modern queer-y tale. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 24(1):72-87

What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

transgender; gender expectations and non-conformity; to a lesser degree, sexual orientation; differences between therapist and patient

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Offman, a cisgender psychiatrist, describes analytic work with a person who decides […]

2018-11-19T03:36:29+00:00November 19th, 2018|

Homegoing

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Gyasi, Yaa, 2016. Homegoing. Alfred Knopf, New York.

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“No one forgets that they were once captive, even if they are now free.”

This chronicle covers 300 years, starting in the area that is now Ghana and coming to the US. Gyasi depicts African slavery and the European slave trade. The […]

2018-11-17T14:40:09+00:00November 17th, 2018|

What is Queer About Sex?: Expanding Sexual Frames in Theory and Practice

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http://www.pinktherapy.com/portals/0/CourseResources/Relationships/whatsqueeraboutsex.pdf

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Iasenza S. (2010) What is queer about sex?: expanding sexual frames in theory and practice. Family Process. 2010 Sep; 49(3):291-308. doi: 10.1111/j.1545-5300.2010.01324.x.

What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

One of the areas she’s discussing is “queer moments” in therapy. Iasenza writes, “Queer will be used in this paper in three ways. First, it reminds […]

2018-11-14T16:33:51+00:00September 24th, 2018|

Race/Related — Newsletter from the New York Times

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http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2016/race-related/index.html

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The New York Times — a newsletter delivered to your email.
They also offer an instagram feed at https://www.instagram.com/racerelated/

What diversity/subjectivity topics are they discussing?

The New York Times offers discussion and highlights of race and ethnicity-related coverage

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“A newsletter exploring race with provocative reporting and discussion.”

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2018-09-22T19:33:36+00:00September 22nd, 2018|