VIDEO: Handling Microaggressions in Therapy
An Eight-Step Process for Talking About It With Your Clients
Let's say your client lets a microaggression slip during a session. Do you bring it up? And if so, where do you begin? Therapist and author Anatasia Kim is an expert on the matter. Here, she outlines her eight-step process for having a conversation with clients when this happens.
"As much as we want to protect the therapeutic relationship," Anatasia writes in her recent article, "we can’t pretend that we therapists aren’t shaped by our own cultural identities, just like our clients are, and that this doesn’t affect what happens in the therapy room."
Handling Microaggressions in Therapy