Mitigating the Mental Health Impact of Marginalization and Discrimination

Debra A. Hope

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In honor of the life and work of Aaron T. Beck, this paper describes the application of cognitive therapy to management of marginalization stress among minoritized communities. Collaborative empiricism, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral interventions are highlighted as being particularly useful in a contemporary multicultural approach for the anxiety, depression, stress, and other sequelae of marginalization due to a stigmatized identity. Although primarily illustrated through recent work with transgender and gender diverse adults, the discussion extends to other groups including racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities and immigrants. This work illustrates the power of Dr. Beck's approach to address the presenting concerns of contemporary clinical work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalCognitive and Behavioral Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2022


  • Aaron T. Beck
  • cognitive therapy
  • marginalization stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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