On this episode of Badass, Marabai speaks with Dr. Jennifer Mullan about her new book, Decolonizing Therapy: Oppression, Historical Trauma, and Politicizing Your Practice. Decolonizing Therapy puts forth a powerful argument for confronting the harm done by racism, sexism, and ableism in the world of mental health, and humanizing the mental health field. It provides a road map for the long work of beginning to heal a broken system. We hope you enjoy about the book, as well as the insights Dr. Mullan shares on how to embrace and express rage in a healthy way, and how to explore trauma through a dynamic lens.
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About our Guest
Jennifer Mullan, Psy.D is a dynamic international speaker, professor, healer-spiritualist, scholar-activist and widely known as the Rage Doctor ™. Dr. Jennifer Mullan is the author of the forthcoming book “Decolonizing Therapy: Oppression, Historical Trauma & Politicizing Your Practice,” and is a dynamic and highly sought after international speaker. She is also an organizational consultant, teacher, course creator, community builder, and decolonized mental health movement starter.
She has been featured in Allure, GQ, The Today Show, Cosmopolitan, and The Calgary Journal; and received ESSENCE magazine’s 2020 Essential Hero Award in the category of Mental Health.
She continues to lead the charge–challenging how therapists are educated and how they practice. Dr. Mullan has educated thousands of therapists, psychologists, social workers, and helpers as they UNLEARN & UNDO colonial & Eurocentric methods of helping. Dr. Jennifer Mullan birthed Decolonizing Therapy ®, a psychological evolution that weaves together political, ancestral, therapeutic and global well-being.
Dr. Mullan received her doctorate in clinical psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, and Master’s in Counseling & Community Agencies from New York University. Through her research, teaching, therapy, personal and professional experiences, she developed expertise in anti-oppressive practices in clinical practice child & adolescent wellness & trauma; community mental health; the politicization of mental health; intergenerational & historical trauma transmission; ancestral healing; energy medicine; family dynamics and personal development; sacred rage as medicine; and peer support & supervision.
The reach of the Decolonizing Therapy Instagram account combined with Dr. Mullan’s deep and powerful work with practitioners, institutions, and organizations has since catalyzed a decolonial, politicized and abolitionist mental health movement internationally.