Coalition launches toolkit for psychological therapies training to broaden diversity in the sector
As part of the Coalition for Inclusion and Anti-Oppressive Practice, Place2Be is excited to announce the launch of the 'Race is Complicated' toolkit. This is the first of its kind in helping the UK counselling and psychotherapy sectors better understand and address race and diversity.
The 'Race is complicated' toolkit is authored by two integrative counsellors and psychotherapists, and founders of Routes Therapeutic Consultancy. The toolkit draws on tried and tested theories and practices to offer up-to-date guidance, rooted in the modern world. Following consultation with training providers, tutors and programme leaders, the guide aims to support three key areas of course provision:
- individual tutors
- training programmes
- institutions (senior leadership).
The toolkit is an important step in increasing diversity in the counselling, psychotherapy and psychology professions by challenging the whole sector to be more inclusive. The interactive PDF has practical tools and approaches to use in the right settings. The toolkit can support with:
- setting up anti-racism working groups and staff support groups
- addressing language
- encouraging trainees to explore their own conceptions.
The Coalition is encouraging all individuals and organisations involved in training the next generation of counsellors and psychotherapists to use this guide.
The Coalition for Inclusion and Anti-Oppressive Practice
The Coalition for Inclusion and Anti-Oppressive Practice is a group of organisations with a shared mission to improve diversity within the counselling, psychotherapy and psychological therapy professions. Together, they serve to improve the mental health of millions of people in the UK.
Watch the launch event
Our launch event took place on Thursday 19 October 2023 in Place2Be's London office. We heard from:
- MC Myira Khan, founder of the Muslim Counselling and Psychotherapist Network
- authors Marcelline Menyié and Danielle Osajivbe-Williams from Routes Therapeutic Consultancy.
They talked about:
- how to use the toolkit
- how it came to be
- the impact of the toolkit on the future of psychological therapies.
The webinar included a question and answer session with the authors.
Use the passcode to watch the launch event: Z^99pLwj
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