Prejudiced Patients: Ethical Considerations for Addressing Patients' Prejudicial Comments in Psychotherapy

Hayden Mbroh, Aysha Najjab, Samuel Knapp, Michael C. Gottlieb

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Abstract

Psychologists will often encounter patients who make prejudiced comments during psychotherapy. Some psychologists may argue that the obligations to social justice require them to address these comments. Others may argue that the obligation to promote the psychotherapeutic process requires them to ignore such comments. The authors present a decision-making strategy and an intervention based on principlebased ethics for thinking through such dilemmas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Prejudice
  • Principle-based ethics
  • Psychotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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