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Toward Positions of Spiritual Reflexivity as a Resource: Emerging Themes and Conversations for Systemic Practice, Leadership, and Supervision within Black Mental Health

The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health

ISBN: 978-1-83909-965-6, eISBN: 978-1-83909-964-9

Publication date: 8 June 2020

Abstract

Given there is a great deal of scope for transforming mental health services for Black service users there remains a plethora of possibility for joining systemic reflexivity with spirituality (Cook, Powell, & Sims, 2010). There is less discourse around the applicability of spirituality expressed within leadership and supervisory practice; however, it can play a significant role for leaders, managers, and supervisors who practice from positions of spiritual awareness, orientation, and competence. There is particular relevance for Black African-Caribbean practitioners that consider they have a history of strength-based spiritual approaches and support systems inherent within their cultural identity (Boyd-Franklin, 1989). Consideration needs to be given as to how the associated concepts of collaboration, community cohesion, and support systems might assist professionals within leadership and organizational development roles as part of addressing Black mental health service provision.

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Greaves, M. (2020), "Toward Positions of Spiritual Reflexivity as a Resource: Emerging Themes and Conversations for Systemic Practice, Leadership, and Supervision within Black Mental Health", Majors, R., Carberry, K. and Ransaw, T.S. (Ed.) The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 309-327. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83909-964-920201020

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