David Drustrup—a PhD candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Iowa—discusses how white clinicians can address racism in clinical practice with white clients. He introduces a clinical process and model for identifying and addressing racism within the therapeutic context and what that can mean for training programs and broader impact on the profession.
David Drustrup is a PhD candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Iowa. His master’s degree was in Counseling at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. His clinical practice primarily utilizes psychodynamic approaches with feminist and liberation psychology foci. His primary research focus has been in racism and whiteness, and his forthcoming dissertation is on policing and safety.