Cultural competency workshop with Baffour Ababio

02073 782 050 02073 782 050 / 02073 782 008 02073 782 008
24th September 2022, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Counsellors and trainees
Qualified practitioners £80; counselling/psychotherapy trainees £70; WPF Therapy trainees/staff £55

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom.

 “The heart of the matter is learning how to become increasingly undefended around matters of diversity and otherness such that you can be open: open to the other person who will be, in some significant ways, most certainly different from you.” - Anton Hart 

Recent events have not only unveiled chronic inequities but also heightened the visibility of these injustices and their impact, particularly in Black Asian, African and ethnic minority communities. Now more than ever psychotherapists and counsellors must work with their clients in processing these ‘external’ issues presenting with increasing frequency in their internal worlds and in consulting rooms. 

Workshop aims

This workshop aims to help practitioners with: 

  • Engaging with, and understanding how, terms such as: institutional racism, internalised domination, oppression,  inferiorisation, operate in the therapeutic setting.  
  • Enhancing participants’ self-awareness, empathic knowledge and understanding of other cultures and conceptualisation of identity formation.
  • Exploring their own processes, whether from dominant or minority groups, to be more attuned to the intercultural dynamics in therapeutic engagements with their clients.
  • Allowing for a commentary on how cultural competency can be applied in supervision. It will therefore look at the experience of supervision from both angles, as a supervisee and as a supervisor.

Workshop leader

Baffour Ababio grew up in Ghana. He is a psychoanalytic intercultural psychotherapist in private practice and clinical supervisor at Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre.

Baffour completed his training at University College London and the Guild of Psychotherapists and is a member of UKCP and BAPPS (British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision). Alongside his clinical role, Baffour developed a career in managing mental health services integrating a community-based response to support recovery from a broad range of mental health problems.

With Roland Littlewood, he has co-edited a volume on intercultural psychotherapy entitled Intercultural Therapy: Challenges, Insights and Developments (2019).

Who's it for?

This workshop is designed for counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health practitioners who are engaged in client work. 

Book now

Applications must be received by Thursday, 15th September 2022. 

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Hosted by WPF Therapy

WPF Therapy is a well established and respected therapy training organisation. Throughout the year we provide CPD workshops and lectures to augment the clinical and theoretical learning offered by training organisations. This also offers the opportunity to focus on topics pertinent to the clinical work provided by new and established practitioners.

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