Cultural Competency

The Therapy Beat June 28, 2024

The Cultural Competence Dilemma

How Much Can We Rely On a Shared Identity with Clients?

Black Men Heal’s therapy outcomes are defying the odds—and raising questions about what it means to be truly culturally competent. Read more

Reclaiming Black Imagination

The PRIDE Approach to Healing

A new approach embraces the somatic wisdom and indigenous knowledge of BIPOC clients. Read more

Awakening the Warrior

A Black Psychologist’s Battle with Racism
Broderick Adam Sawyer

"Like my father before me I’ll continue to wage war against racism, confident that awareness will hold my aim steady." Read more

The Adultification of Black Youth

When Trauma Goes Unseen

At best, self-harm and suicide among Black children are misunderstood. At worst, they’re willfully ignored. Read more

Unmasking the Covert Narcissist in Therapy

A Conversation with Craig Malkin

Author and clinician Craig Malkin, PhD, sits down with Psychotherapy Networker’s editor in chief Livia Kent to talk about how to spot covert narcissism and... Read more

Exploring Consensual Nonmonogamy

How to Help Couples Avoid Pitfalls and Enhance Their Connection

Despite a cultural environment that’s often hostile toward nonmonogamy, an increasing number of couples are considering it. How can therapists help them... Read more

A Puncturing of the Soul

Facing Racial Trauma and Internalized Devaluation

If clinicians continue to assert that "trauma is trauma," the uniqueness treating racial trauma will remain on the margins of what we extol as best practice. Read more

Honoring the Choice to Be Single

Have We Gotten Past Our Relationship Biases?

Americans are choosing to remain single in unprecedented numbers—and contrary to commonly held assumptions in our field, they're not unhappy about it, not... Read more

Leaving A High Demand, High Control Religion

What Is a Therapist’s Role?

Therapists are well equipped to support clients ending unhealthy relationships, but what about the clients looking to end a relationship with an... Read more

Sitting Down with Nedra Glover Tawwab

Flexible Boundaries and Drama-Free Relationships

A new kind of social media and psychotherapy influencer challenges the common cultural misconception that toxic people should be cut out of our lives, no... Read more

An Iranian-American therapist speaks to how the mix of grief, anger, and a new insistence on change in her former homeland, could be affecting clients. Read more

Culturally-Responsive Support for the Latinx Community

A Conversation with Leslie Priscilla

Networker sits down with the founder of Latinx Parenting Leslie Priscilla as she discusses key cultural and environmental factors that may influence your... Read more

Embracing Gender-Pleasure

How to Feel Yummy in Our Bodies

For trans folks, attuning to gender-pleasure allows them to resist harmful cultural scripts—but it can be a radical act of resistance for cis folks too. Read more

Treating Systemic Trauma in the African American Community

A Conversation with Dr. Jennifer Payne

Join Networker’s Anna Lock and Jennifer Payne, Ph.D, LCSW, author, research scientist, and clinician as they discuss how Dr. Payne works to culturally tailor... Read more

The Healing Power of Community

A Conversation with Shawna Murray-Browne

Networker talks with Shawna Murray-Browne about ways to bridge racial barriers in and outside of the therapy room. Read more

Crossing the Urban-Rural Divide

Time to Address Unchallenged Prejudices

In Hammerfest, Norway, known as the northernmost town in the world, a therapist is challenging geographical narcissism. Read more

Humility First

Avoiding Transcultural Overreach

There’s no recipe book when it comes to working with another culture. Read more

Couples Therapy Around the World

Putting EFT to Work in Two Cultures

With its Western focus on secure emotional bonds and demonstrative, healthy attachment in couples, how does Emotionally Focused Therapy fit into ancient and... Read more

Editor's Note - March/April 2022

Reimagining Psychotherapy

In this issue, we investigate how and why therapists around the country—and around the world—are reimagining their work. This rarely means starting from... Read more

Addressing Racism in the Therapy Room

Ten Ways You Can Be an Ally

Everyone deserves a space where they’re fully seen and heard, so it’s critical that therapists who don’t identify as people of color are knowledgeable... Read more

Covid Comes to Therapy

Navigating Collective Trauma

For a few years now, I’ve worked with groups around the world to address collective trauma. Our focus is usually on something that had happened elsewhere and... Read more

Many people assume that an open relationship will cause jealousy in both partners. Historically, it has been assumed that pair-bonded individuals who are... Read more

Love, Separation, and Power

Resolving a Mother–Daughter Conflict

The power that parents have to influence the wellbeing of their adult children is often underestimated. Read more

Decolonizing Mental Health

The Healing Power of Community

Training must go beyond the intellectual exercise of grasping the concept of racism. The real work is getting out of our chairs and going into our communities... Read more

Point of View September 15, 2021

Unhealed Bodies

Looking at Ancestral Trauma

Resmaa Menakem, author of "My Grandmother’s Hands," discusses racialized trauma and a body-based path to healing. Read more

This week, the Networker's assistant editor, Chris Lyford, sat down for a live conversation and Q&A with hip hop artist and therapist, J.C. Hall. Read more

Recent racial attacks have been perpetrated against people who look like me. I’m a female-presenting Asian American clinician, and many of my colleagues have... Read more

Point of View May 19, 2021

Casting a Wider Therapeutic Net

Dr. Joy on Therapy for Black Girls

The founder of a rapidly growing online community helps young Black women candidly discuss and destigmatize mental health issues. Read more

In Consultation May 19, 2021

Gender-Affirmative Therapy for Kids

What Parents Need to Know

Supporting transgender children doesn’t always mean rushing toward medical intervention. Read more

The Therapy Beat May 19, 2021

Psychedelic Therapy and Racial Trauma

Offering Clients a Deeper Experience of Healing

Can psychedelic therapy offer a faster, deeper way to heal the intergenerational effects of racial injustice? Read more