REFELCTIONS OF RACISM EXPERIENCED BY BLACK MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS
Black counselors, psychologists and their clients experienced social injustices connected to racial microaggression, and many intersections. Accordingly, the primary question in this research study was, what are the experiences of Black mental health practitioners and their Black clients? In the present study participants were interviewed over two sessions. Data was analyzed through Critical Race Theory and Intersectional theories, with three themes emerging. Participants focused on Black identity development through their lifespan, developing multicultural competence, and their experiences with microaggressions. Black therapists must keep up with own health and wellness. Finally, Black mental health practitioners must examine best practices for multicultural competence practices for education and clinical practice.