Book Launch: Handbook of Black Community Mental Health

20 July 2020

This month saw the launch of the first international handbook on Black community mental health. 

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The handbook is the first publication of its kind to focus on the experiences and provision of services to the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities. It is essential reading for any Mental Health practitioner who wishes to understand and practice in a system which is beneficial to all regardless of race.

As well as covering many of the classic mental health/developmental areas such as schizophrenia, mental health disorders, ASD and ADHD, the book also looks at more controversial areas in mental health, like inequalities, racism and discrimination both in practice and in graduate school training and the supervisory experiences of black students in universities.

The pioneering text features the Tavistock and Portman's Doreen Robinson. Doreen is a Lead Systemic Psychotherapist and Senior Social Worker who co-wrote the chapter on forced marriage and its psychological impact on wellbeing with Renee Singh. 

The book was launched with an enriching online discussion that you can view here. (Doreen features from 2:02:32.)

You can read a sample of the book here.

Purchase the book here.

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