Working with difference in supervision
20 Lonsdale Road
This is a one day workshop for qualified practitioners only, to explore difference within the supervisory relationship. The workshop will draw on clinical examples and work as well as the intercultural experience to put forward some of the comments made by supervisees on the difficulty of raising issues of difference in their supervision with their supervisors.
“Any clinical encounter that does not take into account the client’s whole life experience and does not consider their race, culture, gender or social values, can only fragment that person.” (Jafar Kareem, co-founder of Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre).
There will be an opportunity for participants to work on some of their own material from their practice.
About the speakers:
Fatuma Farah is a qualified psychotherapist, registered with UKCP and trained as a supervisor at the Minster Centre. Fatuma worked at the Tavistock for the refugee service and is currently working with Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre and WPF Therapy. She is doing PhD research at the University of East London on Female Genital Mutilation. Fatuma supervises psychotherapists and supervisors privately. She also worked as a mental health consultant for the ministry of health in Somalia, a project that was funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Baffour Ababio is a psychoanalytic intercultural psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in private practice and at Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre, where he also previously worked as head of clinical services. Baffour completed his training at University College London and the Guild of psychotherapist 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.
CPD certificates will be provided.
The Minster Centre provides professional training in counselling and psychotherapy, and a community-based therapy service. Founded in 1978 as the first integrative training programme in the UK, it has now established itself as the leading Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Training Institute in Europe.