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Frantz Fanon’s Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Clinical Work
Practicing Internationally with Marginalized Communities

ISBN 9781138611573
Published December 11, 2019 by Routledge
304 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Recognizing Frantz Fanon’s remarkable legacy to applied mental health and therapeutic practices which decolonize, humanize, and empower marginalized populations, this text serves as a timely call for research, education, and clinical work to establish and further develop Fanonian approaches and practices.

As the first collection to focus on contemporary clinical applications of Fanon’s research and practice, this volume adopts a transnational lens through which to capture the global reach of Fanon’s work. Contributors from Africa, Australia, Europe, and North America offer nuanced insight into historical and theoretical methods, clinical case studies, and community-based innovations to place Fanon’s research and practice in context. Organized into four key areas, including the Historical Significance of Fanon’s Clinical Work; Theory and Fanonian Praxis; Psychotherapeutic and Community Applications; and Action Research, each section of the book reflects an impressive diversity of practices around the world, and considers the role of political and socioeconomic context, structures of gender oppression, racial identities, and their intersection within those practices.

A unique manifesto to the ground-breaking and immensely relevant work of Frantz Fanon, this book will be of great interest to graduate and post graduate students, researchers, academics and professionals in counselling psychology, mental health research, and psychotherapy.

Table of Contents


Lou Turner and Helen A. Neville

Section 1: Fanon’s Clinical Work in Historical Context

  1. Frantz Fanon, Institutional Psychotherapy, and the Decolonization of Psychiatry Camille Robcis
  2. "Psychiatry must be political": The Préterrain of a New Fanon Lou Turner
  3. History of the Fanon Research & Development Center in Los Angeles Interview with Lewis King Lewis King, Lou Turner, and Helen A. Neville
  4. Section 2: History, Theory and Fanonian Praxis

  5. Therapy of/for the Oppressed: Frantz Fanon’s Psychopolitical Pedagogy of Transformation Erica Burman
  6. The Psychic Life of History: Migration, Critical Ethno-Psychiatry, and the Archives of The Future Roberto Beneduce
  7. Section 3: Fanon in Clinical Action: Psychotherapeutic and Community Applications

  8. Subversive Healing: Fanon and the Radical Intent of Surviving Torture Hawthorne E. Smith and Gonkapieu J. Gueu
  9. The Ideas of Frantz Fanon and Practices of Cultural Safety With Australia’s First Peoples Luke Molloy
  10. The Case of K: Looking to Frantz Fanon to Guide Cross-Racial Trauma-Informed Therapy Maria Judith Valgoi
  11. "When I was growing up, it was important to be identified as a revolutionnary":
  12. A Conversation with Community Activist Imani Bazzell Imani Bazzell, Helen A. Neville, and Lou Turner

    Section 4: Fanon in Research Action

  13. Mending a Crack in the Sky: An Evolving Community Healing Research Initiative among Somali Canadians Nkechinyelum Chioneso, Mahad Yusuf, and Shamso Elmi
  14. Race and Recognition: Pathways to an Affirmative Black Identity Helen A. Neville, Brigitte Viard, and Lou Turner

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Lou Turner is Clinical Assistant Professor at Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and College of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA.

Helen A. Neville is Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.