In this conversation, I speak with Anneliese Singh PhD, LPC (she/they) about racial healing strategies from her book, The Racial Healing Handbook.
Dr. Singh says that racism is the greatest trauma that we live with and that navigating racism is not sufficient. We need to wake up, we to learn about racism, we need to grieve and we need to hope.
We discuss racial identity development, racial socialization, the grieving process, race in the therapy room, and what fuels Dr. Singh’s hope for racial liberation for all. We also get personal and share our own experiences of race, racism and where we are in our racial healing journey.
Anneliese A. Singh (she/her/hers and they/them/theirs) PhD, LPC, is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and professor at the University of Georgia's Department of Counseling and Human Development and will be the Chief Diversity Officer/Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Tulane University in July of 2020. Dr. Singh's research, practice, and advocacy center on racial healing, resilience of trans and non-binary people (e.g., people of color, youth), survivors of trauma, immigrants, South Asian survivors of child sexual abuse, social justice and empowerment training, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work in higher education. Anneliese is a prolific writer, with more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other professional publications. Her books include The Racial Healing Handbook and the Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook.