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Pathologizing Distress

The Colonial Master's Tools and Mental Health Services for “Newcomers/Immigrants”

From: Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice


This chapter critically examines the mental health supports and services often offered to immigrants, refugees, and racialized peoples in Canada. It draws on a case study to make the point that these groups should receive not psychiatric services, but community-based supports and services. It also provides interventions that an anti-oppressive practice social worker could provide to these groups to assist them to address the problems encountered in their daily lives.



Ameil Joseph

Ameil Joseph is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at McMaster University.