Title

March 2013, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 14–28 | Cite as Residual Effects of Slavery: What Clinicians Need to Know

Keywords

Slavery, Culture, African American, Historical trauma

Abstract

Marriage and family therapists grapple with the intersection of societal influence and African American clients’ presenting problems. Questions include: what impact has the historical trauma of slavery had on African Americans and what are the clinical implications of this trauma? This paper reviews the literature on the various residual effects of slavery (RES) within the African American community. A case vignette and a broad discussion of therapeutic techniques will be used to highlight the clinical implications of RES.

Original Publication Citation

Wilkins, E., Whiting, J. B., Watson, M. Moncrief, A. & Russon, J. (2012). Residual effects of slavery: What clinicians need to know. Contemporary Family Therapy. doi: 10.1007/s10591-012-9219-1

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2012-10-27

Publisher

Contemporary Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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