Racial Microaggressions: a Primer with Implications for Counseling Practice

Sara Houshmand, Lisa Spanierman, Jack de Stefano

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Abstract

Given their societal toll and ubiquitous nature, counselors and other mental health professionals inevitably will encounter clients who have experienced racial microaggressions in their practice. In this primer, we examine key issues relative to racial microaggressions and their impact on the lives of members of racial and ethnic minority groups. Drawing on burgeoning research, we also address likely coping strategies. Finally, we offer implications for mental health training and counseling practice. Throughout, we highlight the evident resilience of racial and ethnic minority individuals in the context of racial microaggressions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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StateAccepted/In press - Mar 22 2017

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Keywords

  • Coping
  • Counseling
  • Mental health
  • Racial microaggressions

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  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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Racial Microaggressions : a Primer with Implications for Counseling Practice. / Houshmand, Sara; Spanierman, Lisa; de Stefano, Jack.

In: International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 22.03.2017, p. 1-14.

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