Candid Career Talk With Counselor Michael Swann
How important is racial background when it comes to the client-counselor relationship?
What are the keys to recruiting more diverse professionals to the mental health field?
What kind of qualities are needed to be an effective counselor?
These are a few of the questions answered by Michael Swann, an African American mental health counselor based in Seattle. This interview is valuable to anyone wanting to know more about the mental health field and more specifically about the challenges facing diverse communities. There is a significant lack of diversity in the profession and the need for recruitment is critical, especially given the attention needed to address health disparities and equity issues, along with individual problems associated with intergenerational and racialized trauma, anxiety, and depression.
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