Building on last week’s discussion about trauma and the importance of mental health in the black community, we interview Dr. Mariel Buquè, a Counseling Psychology Ph.D. from Columbia University and founder of Cultural Therapy, a website dedicated to connecting people from diverse backgrounds with culturally affirming mental health providers. During our conversation, we discuss the meaning behind her mission of doing therapy #fortheculture (27:30), the importance of addressing trauma in the Black community (31:30), and the signs of individual trauma (34:27). We then discuss racial differences in how trauma is manifested and treated (40:05), collective trauma experienced by Black and Latinx people (46:50), and how trauma is transferred across generations (56:30). We close by discussing equitable access to mental health services (1:03:50), strategies for addressing trauma (1:14:00), and how to find a culturally affirming therapist (1:23:20).
Other Topics Include:
00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne
2:05 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News
21:50 - Introduction of the Topic
24:45 - Learn more about Dr. Buquè
1:27:18 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview