• Racial Trauma and Anti-Racism Resources

    • The Ethics of Developing an Anti-Racist Mindset by Jardin Dogan, M.Ed.,Ed.S - KPA newsletter, July 2020

    • So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

    • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

    • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

    • How To Be an AntiRacist by Ibram X Kendi

    • Microaggressions and Traumatic Stress by Kevin Nadal

    • The Torture Letters:  Reckoning with Police Violence by Laurence Ralph

    • Killing Rage:  Ending Racism by bell hooks

    • City of Inmates by Kelly Lytle Hernandez

    • Eloquent Rage:  A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper

    • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

    • The Bridge Called My Back:  Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherrie L. Moroga, Gloria E. Anzaldua, Toni Cade Bambara

    • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor 

    • White Fragility:  Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo

    • White Identity Politics by Ashley Jardina

    • Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey

    • They Were Her Property:  White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

    • Uprooting Racism:  How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel

    • Witnessing Whiteness by Shelly Tochluk

    • Dumb Things Well- Intended People Say by Maura Cullen

    • How I Shed My Skin:  Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood by Jim Grimsley

    • Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

    • The Racial Healing Handbook (2021) by Annaliese Singh

Sources derived from a presentation (Sustaining Ourselves:  Self Before School, 2021) by the Student Affiliates of Seventeen, associated with the Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 of the American Psychological Association. 

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The Audre Lorde Project. (2021). Breaking isolation:  Self care and community care tools for our people.

  • Articles

Bamonti, P.M., Keelan, C.M., Larson, N., Mentrikoski, J. M., Randall, C. L., Sly, S.K., & McNeil, D. W. (2014). Promoting ethical behavior by cultivating a culture of self-care during graduate training:  A call to action.  Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 8(4), 253.

Barnett, J. E., & Cooper, N. (2009).  Creating a culture of self-care.  Clinical Psychology:  Science andPractice, 16(1), 16-20.

Burkhart, J. (2014). An integral model of self-care for clinical psychology graduate students. Journalof Integral Theory & Practice, 9(1).

Carter, L. A., & Barnett, J. E. (2014). Self-care for clinicians in training:  A guide to psychological wellnessfor graduate students in psychology. Oxford University Press, USA.

Colman, D. E., Echon, R., Lemay, M. S., McDonald, J., Smith, K. R., Spencer, J., & Swift, J. K. (2016). The efficacy of self-care for graduate students in professional psychology:  A meta-analysis.  Training andEducation in Professional Psychology, 10(4), 188.

El-Ghoroury, N. H., Galper, D. I., Sawaqdeh, A., & Bufka, L. F. (2012).  Stress, coping, and barriers to wellness among psychology graduate students.  Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 6(2), 122. 

Myers, S. B., Sweeney, A. C., Popick, V., Wesley, K., Bordfeld, A., & Fingerhut, R. (2012).  Self-care practices and perceived stress levels among psychology graduate students.  Training and Education inProfessional Psychology, 6(1), 55.

Zahniser, E., Rupert, P. A., & Dorociak, K. E. (2017).  Self-care in clinical psychology graduate training. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 11(4), 283.


  • Books for therapists of Color that may be helpful

    • The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health:  Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve by Rheeda Walker

    • My Grandmother’s Hands:  Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Manakem

    • Set Boundaries:  Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab

    • Black Fatigue by Mary Frances Winters

    • Love as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks

    • Professional Troublemaker:  The Fear Fighting Manual by Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Other Racial Trauma and Anti-Racism Resources may be found on the KPA website located under “Community Resources.”

American Psychological Association. (2021). Inclusive language guidelines.

Self-care resource guides for other identities

Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE)

SAIGE is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). 

Abrams, Z. (2018). When therapists face discrimination:  Advice for psychologists who encounter racism, ageism, and other forms of intolerance. Monitor on psychology, 49(4), 44.

Edwards-Leeper, L., Leibowitz, S., & Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2016). Affirmative practice with transgender and gender nonconforming youth:  Expanding the model. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 3(2), 165-172.

Harish, P. (2020). How can therapists handle bias and discrimination from a client? Butlr Health

MacLeod, B. P. (2014). Addressing clients’ prejudices in counseling. Counseling Today.

Revelant, J. (2021) Self-Care, According to an LGTBQ+ Mental Health Educator. Everyday Health.

Revelant, J. (2021) Self-Care, According to an LGBTQ+ Black Queer Advocate. Everyday Health.

General Resources and Standards of Care for Transgender Health that may be of help to therapists:

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH/U.S.PATH)