“The Scarlet Diagnoses” in Women & Psychosis (Routledge – In Press)
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is sentenced to wear a scarlet “A” on the bodice of her dress for life as penance for committing a sin against social custom and defying social norms. Similar to the courts of Hawthorne’s tale, the mental health professions, largely through the labeling of what is considered by those in power to be imprudent behaviors, continue to serve a central purpose of naming, shaming, and ostracizing those who do not blindly accept the status quo. This chapter explores this social phenomenon as it specifically pertains to women who experience this thing called ‘psychosis’…
“Experiences of a Black Sheep in a Clinical Doctoral Program” in Becoming a Clinical Psychologist: Personal Stories of Doctoral Training (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
In this chapter, I describe experiences of challenging some ‘facts’ taken for granted in the mental health field and how this played out in my training practicums and in the classroom.
SELECT JOURNAL ARTICLES
Schultz, W., & Hunter, N. (2016) Depression, chemical imbalances, and feminism. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 28(4), 159-173.
Hunter, N., & Barsky, T. (2016) Transactional experiences of existential anxiety as a barrier to effective humanistic intervention. Journal of Humanistic Psychology.
Hunter, N., Glazier, K., & McGinn, L. (2016) Identical symptomatology but different diagnostic impression: Treatment implications of an OCD versus schizophrenia diagnosis, Psychosis, 8(1), 85-87.
Hunter, N. (2013). Distortion, bias and ethical informed consent: Presentations of etiological and treatment factors in abnormal psychology textbooks. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 15(3), 160-179.
Amsel, L., Hunter, N., Kim, S., Fodor, K., & Markowitz, J. (2012). Does a study focused on trauma encourage patients with psychotic symptoms to seek treatment? Psychiatric Services, 63(4), 386-389.
Hunter, N. (2012). The roots of mental illness [Letter to the Editor]. Monitor on Psychology
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