Roberta G Sands

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Persistent racial and ethnic disparities in access and utilization of behavioral health services have highlighted the need for cultural competence among providers. In response, many agencies are now implementing education and training programs to ensure that behavioral health professionals improve their skills when serving diverse ethnic, racial, and(More)
This article critically examines a qualitative research interview in which cultural barriers between a white non-Muslim female interviewer and an African American Muslim interviewee, both from the USA, became evident and were overcome within the same interview. This interview and two follow-up interviews are presented as a 'telling case' about crossing(More)
This article uses a postmodern lens to examine "shocks," cognitive emotional reactions of the interviewer to the unexpected, and shows how shocks and "shockwaves," responses to shocks, are related to the process of Othering. The concepts master narrative, coherence, Othering, positionality, and nonunitary subjectivity are used to present the analysis. Using(More)
This qualitative study examines the relational dimension of social inclusion by exploring the ways in which persons in recovery from mental illness understand and define their relationships with various communities. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 20 participants who were heterogeneous with respect to gender, psychiatric diagnoses, sexual(More)
  • Naomi B F Pollock, Pollock, First Advisor, Jeffrey Applegate, Second Advisor, Roberta G Sands +4 others
  • 2014
Despite the recent development of theories in the social sciences that define human development and functioning in an integrated, nuanced and complex manner, the social work concept of " person-in-environment " remains outdated and limited. This is in part due to the " person " and " environment "-the biological, psychological, and social environments-being(More)
1 This memo presents highlights from the literature about the challenges associated with mentoring across difference 2 and offers policy recommendations for the effective implementation of mentoring programs in service of diversifying the faculty. Background What do we mean by mentoring? Perhaps because the term mentor has its origins in Greek mythology 3 ,(More)
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