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2009

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

Discrimination in mental health services

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Transgender Individuals' Experiences In Therapy And Perception Of The Treatment Experience, Jeannette Marie. Sheerin Aug 2009

Transgender Individuals' Experiences In Therapy And Perception Of The Treatment Experience, Jeannette Marie. Sheerin

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This study was undertaken in order to examine transgender individuals' experiences in therapy and the impact that clinicians' affirmative behaviors and their heteronormative and gender normative biases may have on the treatment experience. Despite an extensive history in the mental health field of pathologizing alternative gender identities and the well-researched detrimental impact that experiences of discrimination have on one's mental health, there has been no research on experiences of bias and discrimination in mental health treatment settings. Similarly, there has been a great deal of research on the role of affirmative therapy techniques relating to gay, lesbian, and bisexual ...


Exploring The Lives Of African Americans Living With Mental Illness : A Project Based Upon An Investigation At Also Cornerstone, New Haven, Connecticut, Lois Jihae Son Aug 2009

Exploring The Lives Of African Americans Living With Mental Illness : A Project Based Upon An Investigation At Also Cornerstone, New Haven, Connecticut, Lois Jihae Son

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This qualitative research study sought to explore the effect mental illness has had on the lives of African Americans, the language these individuals employ to describe their experiences, and how African Americans' experiences with racial discrimination have informed how they view their psychiatric diagnoses. The study sample included seven individuals who (a) were English-speaking (b) were males or females 18 years of age and over (c) self-identified as African American (d) carried a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizophrenia-spectrum disorders or any major affective disorder (e) and were in current stable mental health. Interviews with study participants were conducted in ...


Race And Diagnosis : An Assesment Of Clinician Detection Of Eating Disorder Symtomatology In Asian, African-American, And White Women, Kristin Swenson Aug 2009

Race And Diagnosis : An Assesment Of Clinician Detection Of Eating Disorder Symtomatology In Asian, African-American, And White Women, Kristin Swenson

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The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to further explore the effect of race on clinicians' recognition of eating disorder symptomatology in Asian, African-American, and White women. This study replicated the work of Gordon, Brattole, Wingate, and Joiner (2006) in an attempt to re-affirm or challenge previous research findings found by Gordon et al., 2006, which suggest that clinicians identify eating disorder symptoms in White women more frequently than in African American women. The present study expanded Gordon et al.'s (2006) work by assessing clinicians' identification of eating disorder symptoms in Asian women and by examining themes in the ...