Minority Stress Theory at Work

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Written by Nathan Hall |


There is a relationship between minority and dominant values which results in an inevitable conflict with the social (i.e. workplace) environment experienced by minority group members. We will discuss how to become more self-aware of this reality and how to navigate it more adaptively.

What You'll Learn

  • Theory
  • Effects
  • Coping

Speaker Bio

Dr. Patrick Jacques provides psychotherapy and assessment services to adults at Gilmour Psychological Services® in Ottawa. He is a supervised psychologist under the supervision of Dr. Iris Jackson and Dr. Angelina Chupetlovska. Supervised practice can be a confusing term because it sounds like someone is still in training, however, this is not the case. A psychologist is said to be in “supervised practice” only after they have completed all their clinical training as well as their clinical residency and their doctoral degree.

Dr. Jacques considers it an honor to journey alongside individuals in their desire to experience emotional health, create life change, and rediscover a hope-filled vision for their lives. Dr. Jacques’ primary therapeutic approach integrates cognitive, behavioral, emotion-focused, and psychodynamic theories. Dr. Jacques works to provide a collaborative, safe, and warm therapeutic relationship, keeping the client’s goals at the forefront of the treatment plan.

Dr. Jacques obtained his MA in psychology and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy, an APA-accredited academic institution in Pasadena, California. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, and his adult assessment clerkship at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Jacques has gained a solid grounding in the science of psychology throughout his graduate program, providing him with a strong foundation in evidence-based intervention and assessment skills. His graduate training and research interests readily addressed multicultural counseling treatment approaches, equipping him to serve culturally diverse populations with empathy and competence. He has worked with diverse (i.e. economically, culturally, racially) adult populations across the lifespan, suffering from moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

Throughout Dr. Jacques’ doctoral program, he sought out supplemental training through certification courses and externships in emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). His clients have remarked that they have benefited from his focus on in-session emotional processing and empathic facilitation of their pain narratives and unmet needs. His clients have also been greatly aided by his assistance in helping them challenge automatic thoughts and subtle modifications in distorted unhelpful behavioral patterns.

Dr. Jacques is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, which is the regulatory body for psychologists in Ontario. He is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, which is a Canadian-wide voluntary collegial association for those in psychology.

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