On addressing ‘Whiteness’ during clinical psychology training

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Wood, Nicholas and Patel, N. 2017. On addressing ‘Whiteness’ during clinical psychology training. South African Journal of Psychology. 47 (3), pp. 280-291.
AuthorsWood, Nicholas and Patel, N.
Abstract

In discussing ‘Whiteness’, a context is provided as to current issues facing British clinical psychology, with an overview of the history of clinical psychology in the United Kingdom, and a particular focus on how issues of immigration, diversity, and racism have been addressed. Following this, the constantly changing training context of clinical psychologists within Britain is explored, with lacunae evident around confronting institutional racism and Black trainee experiences. The history of addressing this issue within the University of East London’s clinical psychology training programme is outlined, as well as the recent introduction of workshops to focus on ‘Whiteness’ and ‘decolonising’ the profession, in response to consistent trainee concerns. This is integrated with respect to focusing on the sorts of psychologists that might be needed to advance and transform the profession positively in the current global political climate.

JournalSouth African Journal of Psychology
Journal citation47 (3), pp. 280-291
ISSN0081-2463
Year2017
PublisherSAGE Publications
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/0081246317722099
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1177/0081246317722099
Publication dates
Online08 Aug 2017
Print01 Sep 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Mar 2018
Copyright informationWood, Nicholas and Patel, Nimisha (2017) ‘On addressing ‘Whiteness’ during clinical psychology training’, South African Journal of Psychology, 47(3), pp. 280-29. Copyright © 2017 SAGE. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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