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Episode 18 - Creating partnerships with training organisations: Let's talk about race
June 03, 2017 10:12 AM PDT

There are many conversations happening about the psychological impact of racial bias and identity within the field of psychotherapy. There is however still much to do, as the worry about the race conversation is ever present.

This episode of the 'Black and Asian Therapist Podcast' reflects on the experiences of BME students on Euro-American therapy training courses. The podcast also explores how therapy-training organisations might be supported to better facilitate these students to both explore their racial identity whilst they train and still get through the training programme.

Web: www.baatn.org.uk
Twitter: @baatnman

Episode 17 - Challenging Homophobia in The Therapy Room - Dennis Carney
June 03, 2017 09:58 AM PDT

In this podcast I’m presenting a talk given at the 2014 BAATN Conference by Dennis Carney Dennis has been running courses around equality and diversity for the last 24 years with a focus on Black Gay and Bisexual men. He was the chair of the Black lesbian and Gay project back in the 80’s which was, and still is, the only Black Gay and Lesbian Centre in the history of the world.

He also appeared in the recent Channel 4 documentary ‘Reggae, Trainers & Olympics which explored the role of dancehall music and homophobia and was also an official spokesperson for the Stop Murder Music Campaign. In his talk he looks at homophobia and it's effects on the LGBT community and also the heterosexual community which is often the part of the community that gets ignored when looking at homophobia. He also looks at the effects of homophobia on Black and Asian LGBT communities. He brings our attention to the consensus statement on reparative therapy treatments put forward by the UK Council for Psychotherapy, The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, The British Psychological Society, The Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dennis invites us to find ways to challenge homophobia and assess our responsibility in this in terms of the personal and the political.


Episode 16 - Therapeutic practice in a multicultural society - Zenobia Nadirshaw
June 03, 2017 10:10 AM PDT

In this podcast I’m presenting a talk given at the 2014 BAATN Conference by Zenobia Nadirshaw. Zenobia is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has been in the world of Psychology for 38 years. She is very active in the field of Psychology, Counselling, Psychotherapy and ​Ethnic Minority and disability issues - including training of and supervision of psychologists and counsellors. She also lectures at national and international level and has published widely on these issues In her talk she explores organisational change in the light of our diversity culture. Along the way she articulates the difference between the Diversity agenda and Equal Opportunities, explores what valuing Diversity means in practice, and also enters into the sometimes tension filled area of the white supervisor and black supervisee relationship.


Episode 15 - Beyond silence - Black issues in the therapeutic process - pt 2
September 06, 2013 03:10 AM PDT
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This podcast is a continuing conversation from the previous podcast. I'm speaking with black therapist and trainer, Patmarie Coleman and white therapist and trainer, Niki Cooper about their experience of supplementing their previous psychotherapy training with learning concepts and ideas that support their empathic approach to their black and Asian trainees. My guests will also be talking about the challenges and rewards of undertaking this important journey.


Episode 14 - Beyond silence - Black issues in the therapeutic process - pt 1
August 02, 2013 01:26 AM PDT
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In this podcast I'm speaking with a black therapist, Kris Black and a white therapist and trainer, Celia Levy about their experience of supplementing their previous psychotherapy training training with learning concepts and ideas that support their empathic approach to their black and Asian clients and students. My guests will also be talking about the challenges and rewards of undertaking this important journey.

Episode 13 - Leadership, purpose and self care - Jackee Holder
June 15, 2013 02:25 PM PDT
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This podcast features Jackee Holder who spoke at the 2013 BAATN conference on the theme of Leadership, purpose and self care. Jackee is a trainer, intuitive facilitator, executive business coach, speaker and author of three books, Soul Purpose, Be Your Own Best Life Coach and 49 Ways To Write Yourself Well. She believes wholeheartedly in creative expression and self care for those working in the helping and caring professions and in her talk she inspires us to develop more moments in the day when we can feed our creativity and feed our self care.

Episode 12 - Promoting Counselling in the Asian Community - Poppy Banerjee
February 13, 2013 10:39 AM PST
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In this podcast I'm speaking with poppy Banerjee.

Poppy Banerjee has been practicing as a counsellor/psychotherapist since 1994 and has been trained in person-centred/existential therapies and has substantial experience of working with Asian women and girls.

In 1995 Poppy initiated and developed a Pan-London forum for Asian counsellors and professionals working in the mental health field called the Asian Mental Health Forum.

Poppy has been involved as a consultant with various voluntary and statutory organisations developing services that are focusing on domestic violence, forced marriage, self harm and any other social issues affecting the community.

Poppy is also an associate member of BAATN (Black and Asian Therapist Network) and currently facilitating students support groups focusing on race and culture.

Episode 11 - The experiences of BME students studying psychology in higher education - Sanjay Jobanputra
December 15, 2012 01:51 PM PST
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This podcast features Sanjay Jobanputra who is a Senior Lecturer in psychology at the University of Westminster. He has worked in a number of community-based projects as a Asian Drug Worker, Alcohol Advisory Worker and HIV/AIDS Social Worker. Within the context of identity politics and developing a voice in this area his PhD explored the experiences of black and minority ethnic students studying psychology in higher education. His research continued for over twenty years and contributed to changes in the content of psychology course currently taught in his university.

Educational Diversity
The Subject of Difference and Different Subjects
Edited by Yvette Taylor
chapter: Mapping Exclusion in Undergraduate Psychology: Towards a Common Architecture of the Minority Student Experience; I.Hodges & S.Jobanputra
Palgrave Macmillan Sep 2012


Episode 10 - Black issues in the Therapeutic Process - Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga
November 04, 2012 07:16 AM PST
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This Month's podcast features a conversation with Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga who is an Integrative Transcultural Psychotherapist, Reiki practitioner, trainer, and supervisor. She is also author of ‘Black Issues in the Therapeutic Process’ and ‘In Search of Mr Mckenzie’.

She gives us a very intimate and personal narrative of her life as a child in care and her life as a young woman fighting to keep her baby from adoption and from having the life she had in care. She then goes on to talk about her experience of finding her voice during her training as a counsellor and later when she became the trainer coming to the realisation that white people hurt too in this space. She also talks about her book, which is about the process of dialogue around black issues as well as her future projects.

Episode 9 - An Afro-Caribbean perspective on intimacy - Dwight turner
September 27, 2012 11:59 AM PDT
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This months podcast features a conversation with by Dwight Turner, psychotherapist, staff member of the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London and writer on the topics such as 'An Afro-Caribbean perspective on intimacy', 'a personal perspective on the on how the absent father hinders the growth of black men in the new millennium' and 'exploring the link between music and one's life process'.

Dwight's writing is available on www.BAATN.org.uk/articles.asp

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