As internationally acclaimed family therapist and educator Kenneth V. Hardy observes in this compelling video, slavery remains a contemporary ghost that shapes African Americans' self-image, their relationships to one another and their relationships with White Americans. Behind a backdrop of powerful historical and contemporary imagery, Hardy clearly demonstrates the importance of recognizing and openly addressing the past, and lays the groundwork for genuine dialogue, understanding, and healing in clinical environments, classrooms, and other settings. This video is a catalyst for discussion, a tool for beginning to move toward a more promising future by honestly confronting this deeply significant and painful aspect of our collective past. By watching this video program, you'll learn: *How residual trauma resulting from slavery shapes the contemporary African American psychological experience. *Ways the legacy of slavery continues to divide African Americans and White people today. *Why feelings of guilt and shame about slavery may lead to avoidance, denial and trivialization of this issue by White Americans. This video is an excellent resource for: *Fostering awareness and insight among non-Black practitioners and human service providers who work with African American clients. *Triggering candid discussions in multicultural training courses, clinical settings, classrooms, and beyond. *Promoting classroom discussions on slavery, Black history, American history, and current events. This program is licensed for Individual viewing only. For teaching and training purposes, please purchase The Psychological Residuals of Slavery (Instructor's Version).
About the Director
Kenneth V. Hardy is a professor in the department of Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University and a senior faculty at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Dr. Hardy is internationally known for his work in the area of family therapy and diversity. He is the author of numerous publications devoted to working effectively with diverse families, and is the co-editor of the book Minorities and Family Therapy and co-author of the book Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence.