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Open Access Unapologetically black: Seven questions and poems that explore how race performs in clinical practice

This article explores the performance of race and racism in clinical practice. Poetry in this piece is used as a vehicle to grapple with seven questions related to race within treatment spaces. This autoethnographic exploration focuses on narratives of clients and clinicians of colour that this writer has encountered or experienced either directly or indirectly.

Keywords: autoethnography; ethical practices; identity; race; racism; relational; therapeutic relationship

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: New York University

Publication date: October 1, 2018

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