Navigating the Harmful Impact of Microaggressions

Krystel Salandanan

Clients come to therapy to process their everyday experiences and stress. When these events are comments or actions that negatively impact members of a marginalized group, they are called microaggressions. No matter the intent, these subtle, everyday experiences work to convey messages of unconscious bias. Some examples of microaggressions include a client who is fed up with their family members, … Read More

Understanding the Cultural Faces of Depression

Krystel Salandanan

Cultural worldviews influence what many counsellors and helpers understand to be normal and acceptable behaviour, including our beliefs about mental health. However, research on multicultural psychology suggests that mental illnesses like depression can manifest differently for people of colour. This can limit our understanding of depression because much of the research relies heavily on the conceptualization in the Diagnostic and … Read More