In Mental Health among African Americans: Innovations in Research and Practice, Erlanger A. Turner presents a new theoretical framework for understanding mental health disparities that emphasizes the need for culturally sensitive clinical practices and integration of Afrocentric values in order to address the lower rates of African Americans seeking treatment in the United States. Turner traces this reluctance to the unethical scientific research practices that characterized experiments in recent history, like the well-known Tuskegee Syphilis study, and stresses the need for providers to address race-related stress.
Chapter 1 - Ethical Dilemmas in Psychology
Chapter 2 - Discrimination and Race-Related Stress
Chapter 3 - The Four A's of Treatment Initiation
Chapter 4 - Clinical Practice with African American Clients
Chapter 5 - African American Cultural Values
Chapter 6 - Defining the Future of Research and Clinical Practice