Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social responsibility
A space for trainers and course leaders of counselling and psychotherapy courses to explore and reflect on the experiences of BME students on their courses as well as share good practice as trainers in how we ‘teach’ or facilitate the exploration of diversity on euro-centric courses and what could change in the curriculum to encourage dialogue rather than silence around these issues.
This gathering is sponsored by ‘CityLit’ and ‘The Black and Asian Therapist Network’
The forum will be held by Eugene Ellis and Celia Levy.
Date: 19th January 2014
Time: Registration 10:15 Start 10:30 End 4:30
Venue: City Lit, Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4BA
Fee: £10 Includes tea and biscuits, there is a cafeteria to purchase lunch as well as plenty of places in the vicinity
How do I book? email email@example.com or call 07946 582 012
Celia Levy is a person-centred counsellor, trainer and supervisor, currently managing the student counselling service at City Lit, an Adult Education Institute in Covent Garden, London. She formerly developed and then taught on the Diploma in Practitioner Counselling, a course which has aimed to redress the balance of those under-represented in the counselling profession. Her interest in therapeutic group work is informed by her earlier career as a speech therapist working mainly with groups of people who stutter, the thirteen counselling diploma courses and many personal development groups she has facilitated. Her holidays are spent in Africa observing and studying wildlife, in particular their group behaviour. She runs a course on Facilitating Therapeutic Groups at City Lit.
Eugene Ellis is an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and the founder of ‘Black and Asian Therapists Network’ (BAATN). BAATN is a network of therapists that are committed, passionate and actively engaged in addressing, the psychological needs of Black and Asian people in the UK. Eugene is also Chair of the Diversity, Equalities and Social Responsibility Committee (DESRC) at the UKCP. He has worked for many years as a child, adult and family therapist in the field of adoption and fostering as well as working in private practice. Eugene has a special interest in sensorimotor psychotherapy, sensory Integration and other body orientated therapies as well as facilitating a dialogue around race and culture in organisations and psychotherapy trainings.
This gathering is being sponsored by ‘CityLit’ and ‘The Black and Asian Therapist Network’
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