Publications [#185461] of Gary G. Bennett

Journal Articles

  1. Edwards, C. L. and Primm, A. and Johnson, S. and Feliu, M. and O'Garo, K. and Bennett, G. G. and Robinson, E. and McDougald, C. and Byrd, G. and Harrison, O. and Whitfield, K. and Killough, A. L. (2006). Reconsideration of the training of psychiatrists and mental health professionals: helping to make soup. J Natl Med Assoc, 98, 1498--1500.
    (last updated on 2010/12/27)

    For many years, we have known of deficits in our system of training mental health professionals, particularly in recognizing and integrating diversity. Recently, we have begun to understand that our literature must more authentically reflect the experiences of all people that we serve. The current paper suggests that a comprehensive biopsychosocial conceptualization of normal and abnormal behavior for all individuals is necessary to truly begin to reduce mental health disparities. The authors argue that factors such as racial, ethnic and cultural differences must be integrated into research before the literature will begin to change in a fashion that is beneficial to the mental health training process.