Cultural mistrust and the rehabilitation enigma for African Americans

Reginald J. Alston, Tyronn J. Bell

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African Americans with disabilities may approach rehabilitation with a myriad of attitudes, beliefs, and values. Cultural mistrust is a perception held by some African Americans that may influence their rehabilitation participation and completion. The purpose of this article is to delineate and describe the manifestations of cultural mistrust. The relevance of cultural mistrust for African Americans with disabilities will be examined. Finally, implications for rehabilitation counseling practice and research will be provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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