White Talking Therapy Can’t Think in Black by Jarell Bempong, founder of Bempong Talking Therapy, challenges the conventional wisdom of mental health therapy and has quickly risen to the top of the bestseller list after its August 7 release.

Publisher at Baby Steps Publishing Kevin Long calls the book “straightforward, informative on many levels, and a catalyst for change.” To better comprehend the thoughts and feelings of black service users, Long emphasizes the value of reading the book.

The documentary “White Talking Therapy Can’t Think in Black” explores the complex intersections of race, culture, and LGBTQ+ identity in the field of mental health. It goes beyond identifying structural problems and acts as a call to arms, emphasizing antiracist, allyship, and robust communication themes.

The difficulties that Black people and other varied communities encounter when utilizing mental health therapy services are covered in Bempong’s book. The book also demonstrates how we might improve by learning from, respecting, and hearing their stories.

Bempong is a mental health therapist who wrote the book to raise awareness of the problems with diversity, equity, and inclusion in mental health therapy. He drew on his own life and professional experience to do so. “The book is also helpful for people who want to learn more about allies and how to become better allies,” the author claims. My book is written for everyone who wants to promote and create an inclusive workplace, not just mental health professionals.

For those who desire to comprehend intersectionality and how that affects mental health therapy and its delivery to advance true inclusivity, “White Talking Therapy Can’t Think in Black” gives practical insights and techniques. Anyone who wishes to comprehend how to build a more efficient, higher performing society or institution will find it helpful.

“The book is anticipated to have a significant impact on numerous industries. It emphasizes the value of allyship and how it may encourage collaboration and innovation among firms. According to Wayne M. Mertins-Brown of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), “the book also underscores the need for mental health therapy and healthcare providers to be more culturally competent and comprehend the specific difficulties encountered by varied populations.

Bempong is also launching “EmpowerMinds,” a self-funding mechanism that will make culturally relevant mental health therapy accessible to people who need it most, to support his unique method of mental health therapy.