No treatment modality has been determined to treat Black women who identify with the Strong Black Woman Schema. This capstone presentation will present a systematic literature review that discusses how the Strong Black Woman Schema is defined and the self-perceptions of Black women who identify with this schema. The impact of anxiety, depression, and psychological distress on Black women who identify with the Strong Black Woman Schema will be explored. This presentation will also aid in conceptualizing the Strong Black Woman schema through the lens of Psychodynamic theory and the introduction of the Strong Black Woman Framework.
The presentation will conclude by introducing a four-part treatment model entitled the A.S.C.C. model, or Assess, Stabilize, Catharsis, and Community, as a proposed treatment model for clients who identify with the Strong Black Woman Schema at a micro level. Limitations associated with systematic literature review, conceptual work, and application work centered around the Strong Black Woman Schema will be discussed and implications for future research on identifying and treating Black Women who identify with the Strong Black Woman Schema will be provided.