Anti-Racist Psychotherapy: Confronting Systemic Racism and Healing Racial Trauma
Transform your understanding of racial trauma.
"David Archer shares great insights on race relations, mental health, and how to heal from trauma. Buy this now "
Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP
Author: My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
"David Archer's book is a welcomed and much-needed guide to an intentionally anti-racist approach to psychotherapy."
Mark Nickerson, LICSW
Author: Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Insights, Strategies and Protocols
"David Archer introduces the reader to essential elements of Critical Race Theory, Mindfulness meditation, and EMDR therapy"
Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D.
Author: A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols for Clinicians, Supervisors, and Consultants, 2nd Edition
" David] has hit the nail on the head with his ideas on anti-racist psychotherapy, presenting without needless jargon, the tools we need to work effectively in the real world we live in today. Therapists can benefit from his analysis of the literature and his experience as an EMDR therapist himself. Trauma therapists will want to add this book to their resource library now "
Carol Miles, LCSW
EMDRIA Past President, EMDR Certified Therapist,
EMDRIA Approved Consultant, EMDR Therapy Trainer
Anti-Racist Psychotherapy is an approach designed to clarify the mental health effects of racism and provide a neuroscience-informed approach to resolve racial trauma. This book will help you learn a new and unique perspective for conceptualizing racism and recovering from its effects on the nervous system. Using the approaches described in this book will reveal how we can reprocess the pain of our past, inspire hope for the future, and gain a higher level of awareness when discussing the mental health effects of systemic racism.
David Archer, MSW, MFT, is an anti-racist psychotherapist from Montreal, Canada (Tiohti ke). In addition to being trained as a clinical social worker, he is also a registered couple and family therapist. Mr. Archer is an ally of LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous, people of color, and all others who seek justice around the world.