Behavioral Health Today

Promoting W.E.A.L.T.H. in Melanated Communities with Alethea Glave – Episode 91

August 17, 2021

We, as therapists, have an opportunity to educate and challenge people to the conscious and unconscious aspects of racism. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Alethea Glave, LCSW, about therapy specifically addressing mental health in underserved and underrepresented communities. Together they discuss the importance of creating a safe space and being intentional on normalizing and decolonizing therapy, helping clients recognize the other dimensions to their mental health, understanding history and recognizing they systemic issues, and ways to grow and promote W.E.A.L.T.H. principles (worth, esteem, awareness, love, tuning, and healing). If we, as therapists, can have that trust in the relationship together, and this is a safest place a client can have, we can invite them to get uncomfortable and challenge the ideas and their contributions to racism.

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