Leveling the Mental Health Counseling Racial Playing Field

We can no longer afford the lack of diversity in mental health counseling

By Natalie Cort, PhD February 28, 2018

“With 83.6 percent of the mental health workforce identifying as non-Hispanic White, it’s important to recognize that we can no longer afford the lack of diversity in the counseling field. In a blog post on Psychology Today, Dr. Natalie Cort, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, advocated to recommit efforts to continue recruiting and training more individuals from racial/ethnic minority backgrounds in order to build a powerful and diverse mental healthcare workforce.