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    My Black Motherhood: Mental Health, Stigma, Racism and the System

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    What happens when motherhood isn’t what you expected – and when you reach out for support, you are met with judgment and prejudice?
    Sandra Igwe shares her journey as a young Black mother, coping with sleepless nights, anxiety and loneliness after the birth of her first daughter. Burdened by cultural expectations of the ‘good mother’ and the ‘strong Black woman’ trope, her mental health struggles became an uphill battle.

    This title is due to be published on the 21st June 2022. You can if you wish, order it now at our special pre-publication price and we will deliver it to you as soon as it becomes available.


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    Beyond White Mindfulness: Critical Perspectives on Racism, Well-being and Liberation

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    The first book of its kind to bring together scholarly and personal reflections on mindfulness for diverse populations, Beyond White Mindfulness offers social science students and practitioners in this area a new perspective on mindfulness and suggestions for future scholarship.


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    Supporting Trans People of Colour: How to Make Your Practice Inclusive

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    An empowering and self-preserving tool, Supporting Trans People of Colour is an invaluable resource for therapists, counsellors, healthcare professionals, and those working in education and charities, as well as those wanting to make their approach and service more inclusive.


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    This book is a wake-up call to the profession to develop more inclusive models of theory and practice, and to every counsellor, psychotherapist and counselling psychologist to review their professional practice and ensure a better fit between the aspirations and theories of their professional calling and the needs of our multi-ethnic, multiracial and multicultural society today.


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    Lacan and Race will be a definitive text for psychoanalytic theorists and contemporary scholars of race, appealing to readers across the fields of psychology, cultural studies, humanities, politics, and sociology.


    Racism in Psychology: Challenging Theory, Practice and Institutions

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    The Work of Whiteness: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

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    ‘Whiteness’ is a politically constructed category which needs to be understood and dismantled because the system of racism so embedded within our society harms us all. It has profound implications for human psychology, an understanding of which is essential for supporting the movement for change. This book explores these implications from a psychoanalytic and Jungian analytic perspective.


    What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition

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    We need to talk about racial injustice in a different way: one that builds on the revolutionary ideas of the past and forges new connections.


    Mother Tongue and Other Tongues: Narratives in Multilingual Psychotherapy

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    This guide supports black, white and mixed heritage people to emerge from the tight grip of race discomfort to a traumainformed, neurophysiological approach to dialogue that emphasises resourcing, body awareness, mindfulness and healing.


    Intersections of Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Mockingbird

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    The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race

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    In The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race, Fanny Brewster revisits and examines Jung’s classical writing on the theory of complexes, relating it directly to race in modern society. In this groundbreaking exploration, Brewster deepens Jung’s minimalist writing regarding the cultural complexes of American blacks and whites by identifying and re-defining a psychological complex related to ethnicity.


    Overcoming Everyday Racism Building Resilience and Wellbeing in the Face of Discrimination and Microaggressions

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    This enlightening and reflective guide studies the psychological impact of racism and discrimination on BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) people and offers steps to improve wellbeing. It includes definitions of race, racism and other commonly used terms, such as microaggressions, and evaluates the effect of definitions used to describe BAME people.


    White Privilege Unmasked: How to Be Part of the Solution

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    This book explore how white people view cultural differences through a prism of privilege, and how this can impact how they relate to others personally and professionally.


    White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

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    This book should be mandatory reading for all white people — Otegha Uwagba


    Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss

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    Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss is a powerful exploration of the intergenerational psychological effects of child loss as experienced by women held in slavery in the Americas and of its ongoing effects in contemporary society. It presents the concept of archetypal grief in African American women: cultural trauma so deeply wounding that it spans generations.


    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

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    ‘Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can’t afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak’


    Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity

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    Revealing instances of personal sovereignty among blacks living in the antebellum North that were mapped in terms of “cross dressing” and canonical black literary works that express black men’s access to the “female within,” Black on Both Sides concludes with a reading of the fate of Phillip DeVine, who was murdered alongside Brandon Teena in 1993, a fact omitted from the film Boys Don’t Cry out of narrative convenience. Reconstructing these theoretical and historical trajectories furthers our imaginative capacities to conceive more livable black and trans worlds.


    The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice

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    The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice draws on layers of experience to guide the reader through complex intercultural issues with a voice of empathy and understanding.


    Racist States of Mind: Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern

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    This book explores some of the unconscious mechanisms and processes that underpin the racist phenomenon by looking at racism as a state of mind, inferred from the clinical situation and racist situations in the external world.