ERIC Number: EJ836948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Treatment-Seeking Disparity between African Americans and Whites: Attitudes toward Treatment, Coping Resources, and Racism
Buser, Juleen K.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v37 n2 p94 Apr 2009
African Americans seek mental health treatment at lower rates than Whites. This disparity has been attributed to African Americans' attitudes toward services, alternate coping, and differences in care. Research on microaggressions adds an important element to this literature. Including discussion of microaggressions in counseling training may illuminate subtle student biases.
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Coping, Whites, Mental Health, Help Seeking, African Americans, Racial Bias, Attitudes, Counseling, Counselor Training
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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