Contextual Behavioral Science Resources Related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism

Portland Psychotherapy has strong ties to the contextual behavioral science (CBS) community, which includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). While we acknowledge that this is certainly not the only perspective on these topics, there is evidence to suggest that CBS and ACT principles can be effective at addressing issues of stigma, prejudice, and racism. Thus, we humbly offer the following CBS-based resources related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. 

Books: 

Masuda, A. (Ed.). (2014). Mindfulness and acceptance in multicultural competency: A contextual approach to sociocultural diversity in theory and practice. New Harbinger Publications. 

Skinta, M. D., & Curtin, A. E. (2016). Mindfulness and acceptance for gender and sexual minorities: A clinician’s guide to fostering compassion, connection and equality using contextual strategies. New Harbinger Publications. 

Williams, M., Rosen, D., & Kanter, J. (2019). Eliminating race-based mental health disparities: Promoting equity and culturally responsive care across settings. New Harbinger Publications. 

Articles and Chapters: 

Biglan, A. (2009). Increasing psychological flexibility to influence cultural evolution. Behavior and Social Issues18(1), 15-24. 

Kantor, J. W., Rosen, D. C., et al. (2019). Using Contextual Behavioral Science to Understand Racism and Bias, in Arredondo, P., Eliminating race-based mental health disparities: Promoting equity and culturally responsive care across settings. New Harbinger Publications. 

Krafft, J., Ferrell, J., Levin, M. E., & Twohig, M. P. (2018). Psychological inflexibility and stigma: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science7, 15-28. 

Levin, M. E., Luoma, J. B., Vilardaga, R., Lillis, J., Nobles, R., & Hayes, S. C. (2016). Examining the role of psychological inflexibility, perspective taking, and empathic concern in generalized prejudice. Journal of Applied Social Psychology46(3), 180-191. 

Matsuda, K., Garcia, Y., Catagnus, R., & Brandt, J. A. (2020). Can Behavior Analysis Help Us Understand and Reduce Racism? A review of the Current Literature. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-12. 

Rosen, D. C., Kanter, J. W., Villatte, M., Skinta, M. D., & Loudon, M. P. (2019). Becoming an Antiracist White Clinician. Eliminating race-based mental health disparities: Promoting equity and culturally responsive care across settings