As we approach Black History Month in February, the Psychology Department at Seattle University is compiling a list of texts, articles, podcasts, trainings, and essays that offer a perspective of our Black-bodied colleagues from around the world. This is a perspective that is often unrecognized, lost, or forgotten in the discipline and history of psychology.
It's only a beginning…we must continue to live as lifelong learners who “read the text” of life experience, relationships, and the many written and verbal expressions of all who reside in this diverse and rich conversation. As we pause in this month to pay tribute and create space for the history of the Black experience, may we grieve the loss of inclusion through the centuries.
Please join us in honoring the rich and diverse voices on this list and the thousands of others in other disciplines.
Alverez, Alvin N., Liang, Christopher T. H., and Neville, Helen A.
The Cost of Racism for People of Color: Contextualizing Experiences of Discrimination
Cultural competence in Trauma Therapy
Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide
Burlew, Ann Kathleen
African American Psychology: Theory, Research, and Practice
Black Skin, White Masks
Even the Rat Was White: A Historical View of Psychology
Hollins, Caprice, and Govan, Isla
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race
Jones, Reginald Lanier
Citizen: An American Lyric
Tate, Shirley Anne
Black Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics
Turner, Erlanger A.
Mental health among African Americans: Innovations in Research and Practice
Watkins, Mary & Shulman, Helene
Towards Psychologies of Liberation
Watts, Roderick J. and Jagers, Robert J.
Manhood development in urban African-American communities
White, Joseph and Parham, Thomas
Counseling Persons of African Descent: Raising the Bar of Practitioner Competence
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents