Graduation Date

Fall 12-13-2019

Grading Professor

Fred Kaufman

Subject Concentration

Arts & Culture

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Due to an oppressive history, the African American community is more likely to have issues regarding mental health, but less likely to pursue professional treatment for it. However, as the perception of mental health care in the Black community starts to shift, many are finding unconventional ways to approach healing.

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Zakiyyah Abdul-Mateen, LCSW and Psychotherapist

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Why Are Black People Less Likely To Get Therapy?



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