Beverly A Greene

Beverly A Greene
St. John's University · Department of Psychology

PhD, ABPP

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For psychologists to competently serve all members of the public now and in the future, professional psychology training programs strive to ensure that psychology trainees demonstrate acceptable levels of knowledge, skills, and awareness to work effectively with diverse individuals. Clients/patients are complex individuals who belong to diverse cul...
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This online resource for mental health practitioners presents a variety of information required in daily practice in one easy-to-use resource. Covering the entire spectrum of practice issues–from diagnostic codes, practice guidelines, treatment principles, and report checklists, to insight and advice from today's most respected clinicians–this peer...
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This chapter focuses on the metaphorical meaning and significance of hair in the context of the relationship between African American mothers and their daughters, and the symbolic significance of hair texture, length, and style in the psyche of African American women. The authors pay particular attention to the many historical antecedents and conte...
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This chapter focuses on the issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation in psychodynamic psychotherapy with African American lesbian and bisexual women. Neither the burgeoning literatures on psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people, nor the developing field of multicultural psychotherapy has much to say specifically about many...
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Discrepancies in social power may be understood as representations of social privilege and social disadvantage. It is the need to deny the existence and meaning of those power differentials that is often a key ingredient in the discord observed between many individuals and groups who differ along the dimensions discussed in this book. While most hu...
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Against the backdrop of the historical 2008 presidential election, I discuss the ways that the election of marginalized group members to public office can be used to silence the discourse on the social marginalization of group members and to remove these analyses from their appropriate context. I emphasize the need to materialize alternatives to th...
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Despite the presence of some literature that has addressed the characteristics of the African American female therapist, most psychotherapy training proceeds with the assumption that therapists are members of dominant groups, and most of the psychological and psychotherapy literature has been written by therapists and psychologists who come from do...
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This article discusses the use and abuse of religious beliefs and their role in divide-and-conquer strategies. Divide-and-conquer strategies are engaged to disrupt potential coalitions between and among marginalized group members, specifically sexual minority groups and people of color. Tensions between these groups have been exacerbated by the deb...
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What Do We Mean by the Term Lesbian?Lesbians and LeadershipWhat is Lesbian Leadership?The Public LesbianBeing the “Only One”: Designated Hitter by DefaultTo Be Out or ClosetedLeadership in Lesbian Rights OrganizationsSummaryReferences
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This book focuses on taboos and uncomfortable topics that therapists and therapists-in-training often avoid and the damaging myths underlying this avoidance. Examples of the many topics include anger at patients; prayer with patients as part of therapy; fee disasters; therapists getting sick, growing old, and dying; confusion about disabilities; fe...
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This article discusses the tendency to avoid examining the role of oppressive ideologies in mental health that facilitate social injustice, the role of oppressive ideologies in creating mental health problems, barriers to culturally competent interventions, and the discomfort associated with examining differences in psychotherapy as manifestations...
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Psychological theory needs to be representative of the full range of human experience by being based in the experience of all groups of people. The women honored in this chapter, Jean Lau Chin, Lillian Comas-Diaz, Oliva Espin, Beverly Greene, and Monica McGoldrick, are all feminist therapists, researchers, scholars, clinicians and writers who have...
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The treatment of African American lesbians and other culturally diverse people in psychodynamic psychotherapies has been challenged as inappropriate. The Eurocentric, sexist, and heterocentric origins of these therapies have been viewed as intrinsically insensitive to the unique needs of diverse group members. Moreover, they have been viewed as pat...
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This chapter updates our previous article (R. L. Hall & B. Greene, 1995) and incorporates a case study to highlight the experiences of African American families. We hope to provide information that can guide the practice of feminist family therapy. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the use of a feminist family therapy paradigm within a spec...
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This article explores the convergence of racism, sexism, and heterosexism in the lives of African American women, particularly lesbian and bisexual women, and its effects on the development of their sexuality and sexual identity. Specifics of this discussion focus on African American women, however, the struggles reflected in their development of a...
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The complex legacy of social class on African American lesbians in relationships was examined using a case study approach. Six highly educated, middle class African American lesbians in their mid-thirties to mid-fifties were interviewed in this exploratory study. Differences in social class were perceived as the reason for the conflict in these rel...
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Outlines some of the family, ethnic identity, and sexual orientation issues faced by African American lesbians and gay men. In addition to the extreme demands of institutional oppression, members of affected groups must manage the routine and mundane developmental tasks and life stressors that are faced by others. The interrelated realities and the...
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Review of book, Beverly Greene (Ed.) Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Among Lesbians and Gay Men. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1997, 328 pp., ISBN: 0-8039-5363-1. Reviewed by Kenneth S. Pope. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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Review of book, Beverly Greene (Ed.) Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Among Lesbians and Gay Men. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1997, 328 pp., ISBN: 0-8039-5363-1. Reviewed by Kenneth S. Pope.
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African American women live and develop in the context of many diverse individual realties and societal circumstances that may challenge or facilitate their optimal development. These interrelated realities are but a few of those which serve as the crucible in which psychotherapy with African American women takes place. A discussion of the salient...
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This volume focuses on lesbians and gay men as a heterogeneous, culturally diverse group of men and women who, despite their common bonds, have diverse identities. Such diversity transforms and expands the meanings of gay, lesbian, and bisexual identities. The chapters were chosen with the intent of conveying the richness and diversity in ways of...
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In considering the nexus of diversity and feminist psychology on all levels, we are compelled to ask questions that go beyond our understanding of oppression simply as a function of gender. The more we are aware of the diversity of women's lives and experiences, the more cognizant we become of the need to consider how the intensity and effects of s...
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African Americans are a marginalized group in American society as are women and lesbians. African American lesbians are marginalized even in the broader gay and lesbian community. Their devalued position in the social hierarchy gives rise to a condition referred to as the ''triple jeopardy.'' They are objects of racial, gender, and heterosexist ins...
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Effective psychotherapy with African-American women explicitly requires cultural literacy and competence of its practitioners. Cultural literacy includes understanding the collective social plight of African-American women and the individual client in the context of the prevailing reality of race, gender, and sexual orientation bias and the interpe...
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African Americans are a marginalized group in American society as are women and lesbians. African American lesbians are marginalized even in the broader gay and lesbian community. Their devalued position in the social hierarchy gives rise to a condition referred to as the "triple jeopardy." They are objects of racial, gender, and heterosexist insti...
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Forewords, Jean Baker Miller and Elaine Pinderhughes I. WOMEN OF COLOR: A PORTRAIT OF HETEROGENEITY. Overview: An Ethnocultural Mosaic, Comas-Diaz and Greene 1. African American Women, Greene 2. American Indian Women, LaFromboise, Berman, and Sohi 3. Asian and Asian American Women: Historical and Political Considerations in Psychotherapy, Bradshaw...
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In recent years African American families have assumed a higher level of visibility among consumers of psychological services. Despite this they are often reluctant consumers with a history of insensitive treatment from mental health institutions. Many African American men and women are also wary of feminism. These factors may leave the feminist fa...
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Behavioral and emotional problems have been observed in emotionally vulnerable children in foster care under certain circumstances. A common pattern involves the unpredictable appearance of a previously absent or unavailable natural parent. Such an occurrence precipitates the reawakening of the child's ambivalent feelings toward both natural and fo...
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Clinical psychological research has been a part of a significant growth of scholarly literature in mental health that appropriately explores relevant cultural variables and their effects on both the mental health and treatment of ethnic minority group members. A similar expansion of material seeking to develop affirmative perspectives in the treatm...
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This discussion provides a review of ethical principles which a wide range of mental health disciplines deem significant. Principles reviewed here are not all inclusive and focus essentially on issues which arise with regularity in psychotherapy practice. This should not suggest that ethical considerations in teaching, research or with special popu...
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In response to the need for a forum to deal with distinctly psychological themes, "Lesbian and Gay Psychology" is the 1st book in a series entitled "Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Issues." This volume presents innovative studies that explore [issues in the lives of lesbians and gay men]. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all ri...
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sexual orientation is an important and complex psychological variable / to promote its accurate understanding, reductionistic attempts to explain it must be abandoned / a new line of inquiry must include an acknowledgment, exploration, and understanding of the role of heterosexist bias in psychological practice, research, and development of theoret...
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the adaptive strengths of African American families can be understood as derivatives of a process that may be conceptualized as racial socialization / this process encompasses a legacy of skills, which may be consciously or unconsciously communicated to African American children by their parents or extended family members and used to deflect and ne...
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The role of mother is an important one for many Black women, and it is accompanied by tasks not shared by their white counterparts, specifically, racial socialization of Black children. It is important therefore that psychotherapists understand additional stressors brought to bear on Black women as mothers as well as the effect of those stressors o...
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This article examines the ways in which white therapists may be influenced by racial differences when their patients are black, the racial and cultural context within which therapy occurs, and its influence on the perceptions therapists hold of their patients. The context within which treatment occurs involves two interrelated and specific factors....
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present ethnocultural factors that both facilitate and impede [the] success [of women of color] in professional positions / discuss the discriminatory double bind of racism and sexism (and heterosexism for some women) in its manifestations of tokenism and stereotyping / the coping styles of women of color, both functional and dysfunctional, are exa...
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therapists who treat African-American women may be influenced by the racial differences and similarities between them and the interaction between those variables and the personal history of the therapist / the ways in which those issues may be manifested in the therapeutic process, a brief view of the racial and cultural context in which psychother...
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pays particular attention to assumptions and omissions that have distorted our understanding and treatment of lesbians and gay men of color / argues . . . that we must move beyond the legacy of ethnosexual mythologies in heterosexism if we are to restructure therapy in ways that will truly support all lesbians and gay men / it is no longer possible...
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explores the cultural history of African American women in the US, its effect on the development of their psychological resilience and vulnerability, and psychotherapeutic interventions that take into account their unique constellation of attributes and conditions (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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TThe tendency to universalize human experience, particularly when differences are I encountered, requires particular scrutiny in psychology and psychotherapy. In I this essay, I discuss some of the ways therapists universalize experiences that decrease their awareness of themselves and of the clients with whom they work. I also suggest some ways th...

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