Racism in Psychology examines the history of racism in psychological theory, practice and institutions.

The book offers critical reviews by scholars and practising therapists from the US, Africa, Asia, Aoteoroa New Zealand, Australia and Europe on racism on the couch and in the wider socio-historical context. The authors present a mixed experience of the success of efforts to counter racism in theory, institutions and organisations and differing views on the possibility of institutional change. Chapters discuss the experience of therapists, anti-Semitism, inter-sectionality and how psychological praxis is part of a colonialist project.

The book will appeal to practising psychologists and counsellors, socially minded psychotherapists, social workers, sociologists and students of psychology, social studies and race relations.

part Part I|84 pages

Institutional racism

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

Race, racism and the psy project

ByCraig Newnes

chapter Chapter 2|10 pages

Invisible anti-semitism in psychology

ByKate Miriam Loewenthal

chapter Chapter 3|17 pages

The global system of white supremacy within UK clinical psychology

An African psychology perspective
ByErica Mapule McInnis

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

Re-embedding racism in psychology

Indigenising the curriculum in Australian psychology
ByPaul Duckett

chapter Chapter 5|12 pages

‘Something less terrible than the truth’

Oliver Twist and anti-semitism
ByJonathan Calder

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

Racism and the rights movement

ByLauren Tenney

part Part II|107 pages

Race, theory and practice

chapter Chapter 7|14 pages

Racism and learning disabilities

ByDeborah Chinn

chapter Chapter 8|10 pages

Judaism and the psy project

ByCraig Newnes

chapter Chapter 9|21 pages

Racism in New Zealand psychology, or, would Western psychology be a good thing?

ByPikihuia Pomare, Julia Ioane, Keith Tudor

chapter Chapter 10|16 pages

Counselling the ‘other’

ByCemil Egeli

chapter Chapter 11|13 pages

I refuse to choose

Culture, trans-culturalism and therapy
BySim Roy-Chowdhury

chapter Chapter 12|16 pages

Echo to authenticity

Exploring identity in an age of privilege and supremacy
ByDwight Turner

chapter Chapter 13|16 pages

Embracing the kaleidoscope

Talking about race and racism in clinical psychology
ByStephanie Hicks, Catherine Butler