But First Do No Harm

But First Do No Harm I don’t know if some have forgotten this lesson. Perhaps it is increasingly overlooked. The concept of reducing the risk for harm is still a vital component to effective therapy. Like every other type of service, the quality of what you receive is dependent upon the person providing the service. … Read more

A Seat at the Table

#Youvebeeninthebackgroundmuchtoolong Recently I’ve been using the #hashtag “you’ve been in the background much too long.“ I don’t know how many people recognize this as a song lyric. There is a song called “Black Pearl” by a woman MC/Rapper named Yo-Yo. It was released the year I graduated from high school -1992. Until recently, I did … Read more

Recognize Offense without Taking Offense a Multicultural Competency

Offense is Common Sometimes interactions with others leave us feeling hurt, confused, lonely or misunderstood. Often we are offended and the other person or people have no idea why. I wish the opposite were true – that most of us felt understood by others. But I know that for many people who are rightly or … Read more

Race Matters – What Therapists Can Do!

Race Matters I don’t really like to talk or write openly about race. I am doing so because it matters. It is important to me to write about what matters and race does. I remember growing up in Stuttgart, West Germany. I lived there for six years from ages 2 to 8. We lived in … Read more