This webinar aims to help aspiring and qualified clinical psychologists consider and understand their role when it comes to race and racism and to allow them to gain a greater knowledge of alternative approaches to Eurocentric psychology (such as African centred psychology).
Facilitated by Diane Rutherford along with Lakshnie Hattihewa-Young and Rameri Moukam (BRAP, Pattigift CIC), it will invite aspiring and qualified clinical psychologists to consider the challenges they may face in making a commitment to address racism and to make a personal commitment to act against racism.
BRAP and Pattigift have been providing national and international training in this area for many years.
Rameri Moukam Clinical Director of Pattigift therapy CiC, an African Centered therapy service developing and providing culturally congruent therapeutic interventions and training. I have a background in mental and psychosocial nursing and have published with in these areas in previous identities of Sonia Stephen nee Francis. I have been on the front line of issues pertaining to Black mental health since the early 1980s. Chair of the first black mental health organization, and co founder and facilitator of Black therapy diploma. A UKCP, UCPA accredited psychotherapist and supervisor. Currently President of the UK Chapter of the association of Black psychology (USA) Presidential award winner 2016. Specialist trainer in Cultural competency within the NHS, and at the Tavistock Centre London. Senior Facilitator on the NHS Work Force Race Equality Standard experts’ program. Finally and most importantly Senior Priestess of the Ausar Auset Society Europe. A Pan African spiritual organization.
Lakshnie Hettihewa - Lakshnie’s role as an Learning and Development Specialist is an excellent match for her passion, skills and qualifications. Lakshnie undertook various roles in external and internal communications for private companies and charities before moving to the Midlands and training in Psychotherapy where she created and ran a research project based on the experienced of British Asian Psychotherapists working with British White Clients. Her qualifications include a degree in English Literature and a Masters of Science in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Lakshnie brings great insight to her work and uses her understand of equality and inclusion, and psychology to support individuals, groups and organisations to understand, grow and progress in this area.
Diane Rutherford is brap’s Learning and Development Lead and has been part of the team that have brought innovation and ideas which have enabled brap to develop a wide portfolio of work. She is particularly skilled at exploring complex societal issues, such as LGBT, religion, ‘race’ and gender identity. As a former teacher/educator, she takes the challenge of supporting people in their learning extremely seriously and recognises that ‘fear’ and misunderstanding can be part of the reason that people don’t engage well. Diane has delivered unconscious bias training on behalf of agencies like the London Leading for Health Partnership. Diane has a Masters in Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discriminatory Practice, and a BA in English and Politics. She also holds qualifications in coaching, conflict mediation and process work.
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