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Episode 8 - The Black Expert as catalyst - Valarie Watson
August 18, 2012 01:16 AM PDT
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This weeks podcast features a talk given by Psychotherapist Valarie Watson who has a personal and particular interest in ethnicity race and culture as it relates to the counselling relationship. Valarie Watson will talk about the role of the black expert which is a way of thinking about how in certain situations black people are put in the role of being experts in themselves or required to give the defining view on what it means to be black. Valarie is using the context of counselling to explore the impact of the black expert, and the ways in which her role as a catalyst can offer challenges and a learning opportunity for all.


Episode 7 - Defeating domestic violence - Luke Daniels
August 02, 2012 09:48 AM PDT
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In this podcast counsellor, trainer and consultant Luke Daniels speaks passionately and knowledgeably about working with perpetrators of domestic violence. Whilst doing his work with men he has found three common themes they all share which are that these men have been hurt themselves, either physically or emotionally, that sexism is strong in their lives and that they want to be in charge of women. All three of these themes being the legacy of how they were parented during their early lives. With this in mind he encourages us to bring up our own children without violence.

Pulling the Punches - Defeating domestic violence: L Daniels 2009: Bogle-L’Ouverture Press

The Black and Asian Therapist Network - www.baatn.or.guk

Episode 6:Towards Bicultural Competence - beyond black and white
July 19, 2012 11:44 PM PDT
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Towards Bicultural Competence - beyond black and white.

This weeks podcast features a talk given by Gloria Gordon who is a lecturer at Southbank University, founder of the Centre for British African-Caribbean Studies and author of 'Towards Bicultural Competence - Beyond Black and White'. Gloria Gordon's talk is about her psychological journey and her educational enquiry towards becoming more fully human. She has interesting things to say about the term 'Black Culture' and calls herself British African Caribbean which describes that she has been influenced and shaped by these cultures. At the beginning of her working life Gloria did everything to fit in, she had all the qualifications, and still she was struggling with what it means to be black. So started her journey.

Centre for British African-Caribbean Studies - http://www.cbacs.org/

Towards Bicultural Competence - Beyond Black and White, G Gordon, 2007, Trentham Books Ltd

Episode 5 - What happens to the collective curiosity of the therapy profession around the area of race?
July 06, 2012 01:26 PM PDT
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Narendra Keval is a therapist, supervisor and trainer and currently based at the centre for psychoanalytical studies at the University of Essex. Narendra uses a Object Relations frame work to articulate What happens to the collective curiosity of the therapy profession around the area of race? what is the nature of racial trauma? and what are the therapeutic tasks when working with clients in this area?

Episode 4 - Transcending Intergenerational Trauma
June 21, 2012 01:42 PM PDT
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Transcending Intergenerational Trauma

Dr Aileen Alleyne is a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor in private practice in East Sussex and also consults to organisations on issues of difference and diversity in the workplace and education.  Aileen is the author of several book chapters and journal papers exploring themes on black/white dynamics, and the ubiquitous emotion of shame ever present in black identity wounding. Aileen talks about the work of transcending intergenerational trauma and introduces us to a model she has developed which acts as a guide towards the emergence of the true self. 

Portia and Harry HuggingImage Image of Portia Simpson Miller (prime minister of Jamaica) and Harry hugging

Cycle of events model as discribed in this episode download

BAATN website www.baatn.org.uk

Episode 3 - A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference
June 07, 2012 12:45 AM PDT
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This podcast features a talk given by Fakrhy Davids at the 2010 BAATN conference in London. Fakrhy Davids is a psychoanalyst working in London. He lived in South Africa under apartide where he was a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Cape Town. He has written and taught widely on the psychology of racism and has recently published a book called Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference. Fakrhy lays out very engagingly and thoughtfully how internal racism works from both sides of the black white divide.

Fakrhy Davids book: Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference - Publication Date: 21 Jun 2011 | Series: The Palgrave Psychotherapy Series

BAATN website www.baatn.org.uk

Episode 2 - Attachment theory and working with black families
May 25, 2012 12:15 AM PDT
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This podcast features a talk given by Elaine Arnold at the 2010 BAATN conference in London. Elaine Arnold has worked with black families in various contexts for many years as a social worker specialising in Psychiatric Social Work and Child Guidance, as Director of Training at Nafsiyat, as a member of Action For Children's Black Families Adoption Panel and in 1999 founded the Separation Reunion Forum which aims to raise awareness of the effects of broken attachments, separation and loss on Caribbean people. Her talk looks at some of the policies that mitigated against Caribbean people when they immigrated to the UK, how the effects of broken attachments and loss continue to impact these families and how work based on attachment theory while working with black families very often has positive outcomes.

Separation and Reunion Forum


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Episode 1 - A critique of the diversity movement
May 07, 2012 06:49 AM PDT
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This podcast features a talk given by Farhad Dalal at the 2010 BAATN Men's conference in London. Farhad is a psychotherapist, supervisor and group analyst and has published widely on forming an understanding of some of the causes of hatred of others in general and racism in particular. His recent publication 'Thought Paralysis - The virtues of discrimination' continues that understanding. In this talk Farhad critiques the diversity movement and explores what makes organisations take up diversity policies so readily but not take up say anti racism, and how the themes of the diversity movement bring with them a kind of thought paralysis and a reliance on tick boxes and procedures.

Thought Paralysis - the vurtues of discrimination (Karnac book Nov 2011)


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