The Role of Social Privilege in Psychotherapy – Drafting
While many professional associations within clinical and counseling psychology have made an aspirational call for clinicians to increase their awareness of their own social position, there is a lack of research into how socially-conferred privilege impacts psychotherapy. Specifically of interest is the differences in race and gender within the therapeutic dyad, in which there is a BIPOC/white or male/female-identified dynamic.
Co-Teaching & BIPOC Faculty Burden – Literature Review
The purpose of this project is to differentiate courses in multiculturalism and social justice from other didactic courses, establish the specific burden on BIPOC faculty teaching these courses, and suggest that university administrators make measurable and pragmatic moves to recognize this dynamic and support our BIPOC faculty.
Colonization & Decolonization in Hong-Kong – Conceptualizing
Clinical Implication of Immigration Law – Editing
BIPOC Faculty Experiences in Higher Education – Drafting
BIPOC faculty are underrepresented in higher education. This project seeks to explore the unique emotional burden faced by BIPOC faculty working in predominately White institutions and propose systemic changes that may ease that burden.
BIPOC Student Experience in Doctoral Professional Psychology Programs – Drafting
The Student of Color Council of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) was founded in early 2020 offering monthly groups for BIPOC PsyD students nationwide. Over 80 individual BIPOC students have participated in the group. Dr. Bergkamp, in his role as Chair of the Ethnic and Racial Diversity Committee of NCSPP requested this group provide PsyD administrators from the NCSPP delegate programs regarding how to better serve BIPOC students. The group crafted a 10 point list of important feedback. The Professional Psychology: Research & Practice journal has invited a submission of this feedback for publication.
Clinical Implications of Immigration Law, Policy, and Procedure – Drafting
This book was born out of our work to stop Operation Streamline on the Southern border, which essentially criminalizes immigration and causes family separation, trauma, and legal/civil confusion. The book anchors on the concept of citizenship privilege as a framework for providers to understand the clinical implications of immigration law.
Cultural Factors and Social Justice in Threat Assessment – Drafting
This invited article seeks to consider the relevant cultural factors involved in threat assessment. The authors will also introduce the concept of social privilege into this field, as a way to differentiate culture from issues of rank power that can influence bias and impact the assessment of risk.
Developmental Social Privilege Integration Model – Revising
This was the first project conducted by the Decolonization and Social Privilege Initiative in 2017. It was a ground theory qualitative research project exploring the process from initial awareness of social privilege to the integration of the concept throughout an individual’s identity narrative and relationships. The manuscript is currently under revision and will be submitted for publication soon.
Dysconsciousness of Citizenship – Editing
Citizenship status has a substantial impact on how people move through the world and experience community, safety, and belonging. Despite this, the idea of citizenship privilege is rarely acknowledged or addressed in clinical psychology. We seek to name the benefits of citizenship as unearned privileges rather than rights and provide a comprehensive definition of citizenship privilege.
Privilege in Psychotherapy – Drafting
This qualitative study explores the challenges that psychotherapists experience when they encounter social privilege in their professional roles. It examines the different experiences of agent and target psychologists and uses grounded theory to expose the underlying assumptions that lead to starkly different professional concerns based on agency and privilege.
Re-Imagining Clinical Psychology: Decolonization and the Activist Stance – Drafting
Drs. Bergkamp, Evarts-Rice, and Hammer have been collaborating on how to revision clinical psychology education utilizing a decolonial and activist framework. This manuscript is a description of the professional journey of each author, disillusionment experiences, and a shared vision for the future. Specific attention regarding the medical model and psychology’s emphasis on apolitical and ahistorical perspectives is critiqued.
Returning the Colonizers’ Gaze: Interrogating Whiteness in Our Training Programs – Drafting
The authors strive to explicate the covert role of white supremacy in our current training and education programs at the doctoral-level, introduce a developmental perspective to assess faculty readiness for change, and provide resources for decolonization of our field.