What is it about?
This paper comments on a research article focused on how self-compassion can buffer against the discrimination faced by sexual and gender minorities. It suggests that this cognitive strategy may be needed as multiple branches of government look at reversing LGBTQ rights.
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Why is it important?
The U.S. Supreme Court and many U.S. states have already reversed civil rights in many areas. These efforts will continue for the foreseeable future. Thus, psychologists will need to consider strategies to offer their clients to buffer against the negative effect of this discrimination.
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This page is a summary of: Self-compassion in today’s regressive sociopolitical climate., Clinical Psychology Science and Practice, March 2023, American Psychological Association (APA),
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