Pathways to the therapist paragon: a decolonial grounded theory – Published June 2023 in Frontiers in Psychology
Bergkamp, J., O’Leary Sloan, M, Krizizke, J.,
Lash, M., Trantel, N., Vaught, J., Fulmer, T., Waite, I., Martin, A.M., Scheiderer, C., and Olson, L. (2023). Pathways to the therapist paragon: a decolonial grounded theory. Front. Psychol. 14:1185762. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1185762
In June 2023, Dr. Bergkamp and colleagues published an article in the APA flagship forensic psychology journal of Frontiers in Psychology. The article asserts that while many professional associations within clinical and counseling psychology have made an aspirational call for clinician awareness of social position, there is a lack of research into how socially-conferred privilege impacts psychotherapy. The article explores the differences in race and gender within the therapeutic dyad, in which there is a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color)/white or male/female-identified dynamic.