Defining Cultural Humility

Survey Reflections


  • Jeremiah Gibson New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy
  • Beverly Ibeh
  • Jacqueline Gagliardi
  • Stephen Duclos
  • Frank Gomez


antiracism, family therapy, mental health, psychotherapy


The field of psychotherapy is in the early stages of acknowledging and addressing ways that racist ideology have informed professional practices. While other professions have created new standards, with an expectation that individual employees and companies will follow, it seems that the field of psychotherapy has taken the inverse approach, where individual therapists gather a dedication to antioppression causes and use personal platforms, like social media, to try and build exposure and connection. We have a long way to go before we begin to dismantle the racist systems within our practice: the diagnostic code, the phrase “medical necessity”, and the limited funding that insurance companies provide to relational therapists, to name a few.

So, in the mean time, the NEJRSP editorial team asked therapists the following questions to assess how therapists are engaging in their own personal growth with regards to cultural humility. Our editors have followed with their own analyses.

Author Biography

Jeremiah Gibson, New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy

Jeremiah Gibson is the Executive Director for the New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy (NEAFAST). He is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist at the South Shore Family Health Collaborative in Quincy, where he provides couples and sex therapy and teaches in their training program. His professional interests include couples and families with young children, couples and sexuality, and religious/spiritual issues.




How to Cite

Gibson, J., Ibeh, B., Gagliardi, J., Duclos, S., & Gomez, F. (2021). Defining Cultural Humility: Survey Reflections. New England Journal of Relational and Systemic Practice, 1(3). Retrieved from