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The Outsider: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Therapeutic Relationship

Friday 18th October 2019 at BPS Offices, London

Join us in a day of exploration with the Psychotherapy Section at which we seek to deepen our understanding of the complexity of the therapeutic relationship and the unconscious barriers that exclude outsider and marginalised groups.

Psychotherapy Section members are welcome as well as anybody else within BPS who is interested from all sections also members from other psychotherapy bodies such as BACP and UKCP and ACP – other professional bodies and interested members of the public. The Conference is about helping excluded groups within psychotherapy treatment.

Confirmed Speakers

Dr Farhad Dalal - Psychotherapist and Group Analyst
Author of most recent book: CBT – The Cognitive Behavioural Tsunami: Managerialism, Politics and the Corruptions of Science. Farhad will present a paper called ‘The Bureaucratisation of the Romanticised Other’.

Ms Isabel Clarke, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Will present her trans diagnostic, trauma informed formulation based approach: Comprehend, Cope and Connect; engaging the individual from where they are – across diagnostic boundaries and cultures.

Dick Blackwell – Consultant in Group and Family Therapy.
Liberation Psychology, the Social Unconscious and the Politics of Inclusion/Exclusion.

Dr Phil Cox (Psych.D, C.Psychol)
Othering the therapist: Professional complaint hearings
Phil is a passionate advocate for social activism and supporting marginalised individuals and groups, which includes therapists and trainee’s who experience difficulties during professional complaint procedures.

Professor Dr Zenobia Nadirshaw, MBE
Paper - Triple and Double Jeopardy in Psychotherapy
Zenobia is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has contributed immensely in the teaching and practice of psychology with the added emphasis of incorporating the ethos and philosophy of positively valuing difference and diversity.
Speaker biographies are available further down the event page.

Speaker biographies are available further down the event page.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Which groups are Excluded from Treatment.
  • How do we help and support excluded groups.
  • How do we recognise systems that are exclusive.
  • How can we become more inclusive.

Who is the course intended for?

This is for any member of BPS but also other psychotherapy bodies such as UKCP and BACP and ACP Other professional bodies may attend and interested members of the public.

Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.

Registration fees can be found on the online booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507

Agenda

Friday 18th October 2019

Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.

09:00Registration
09:30Intro Speaker
10:30Speaker
12:00Speaker
13:00Lunch
14:00Speaker
15:30Speaker
16:30Conference Close

Speakers and Facilitators

Dick Blackwell

Speaker
Dick Blackwell was born into the British Labour movement after WW2. He attended an inner-city secondary modern school before studying Business Management, Physical Education, and Sociology at university during the turbulent 1960s. He was an active member of the 'New Left’ concerned particularly with student power, industrial democracy and solidarity with third world liberation movements. His sociological research involved a Black Youth in the Inner City action-research project. He began training as a group analyst in the 1970s having earlier joined the Samaritans as a volunteer. He also trained in family therapy and for ten years lead a project which evolved from psychiatric day centre, to therapeutic community to centre for individual group and family therapy, particularly for ‘patients’ regarded as ‘unsuitable’ for psychotherapy. He then moved to private practice as a psychotherapist and organisational consultant, and to working with torture survivors, most of whom were refugees. He has been chair of the IGA, a co-founder of its organisational consultancy section, and is Associate Editor of the journal Group Analysis. He has published numerous papers on psychotherapy, culture and politics and one book - Counselling and Psychotherapy with Refugees.

He is now Consultant in Group and Family Psychotherapy at the Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile.

Isabel Clarke

Speaker
I am a consultant clinical psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working as a therapist in the NHS with people with complex problems. I have developed a trans-diagnostic, trauma-informed, formulation based approach, Comprehend, Cope and Connect (CCC), which has been applied in acute services and beyond, enabling individuals to be understood at an emotional, felt sense, level and teams to work psychologically. Because it naturally incorporates spirituality/religion, and has a more relational, less individualistic understanding of the self than usually found in psychotherapy schools, CCC lends itself naturally to cultural adaptation, which is our latest project. Psychosis and spirituality, and the psychology of spirituality are further areas of specialism.

Most recent publication: Clarke, I. & Nicholls, H. (2018) Third Wave CBT Integration for Individuals and Teams: Comprehend, Cope and Connect. Routledge.

www.isabelclarke.org

Dr Phil Cox (Psych.D, C.Psychol)

Speaker
Presentations considering being an Outsider in the therapeutic relationship typically look outwards at the Other. We will look inwards towards our profession and consider how practitioners considered to misjudge the delicate balance between good and less helpful practice can become enmeshed in disciplinary processes and professional conduct hearings, which can often position the practitioner as an Outsider. In a profession that values the Therapeutic Relationship, these processes can often isolate and position a person on the receiving end of a complaint as the Outsider. Phil’s experiences as the Psychotherapy & Counselling Union lead on professional complaints suggests that professionals working with marginalised ‘Outsiders’ are at greater risk of themselves becoming marginalised within our professions. His research publications, conference presentations and lectures focus on unintended harm within psychotherapy, and how to support trainees in difficult situations and/or professionals who are thinking of making a complaint, or who have received a complaint against them. Phil is a passionate advocate for social activism and supporting marginalised individuals and groups, which includes therapists who experience difficulties during professional complaint procedures.

Dr Farhad Dalal

Speaker
This paper will argue that institutions and bureaucracies conflate the values of the Enlightenment with those of the Romantics to produce procedures that marginalize and exclude even as they claim to include. In part, this is made possible by creating a rupture between politics and culture to produce notions of identity that are depoliticised.

Farhad Dalal is a psychotherapist and group analyst, working with individuals, groups and organizations, initially in London, and latterly in Devon.

He has published four books to date. Taking the Group Seriously, Race, Colour and the Processes of Racialization, Thought Paralysis: The Virtues of Discrimination, and most recently, CBT – The Cognitive Behavioural Tsunami: Managerialism, Politics and the Corruptions of Science.

Professor Dr Zenobia Nadirshaw MBE

Speaker
Prof Zenobia Nadirshaw MBE, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with a work record of 44 years in the N H S..Dr Nadirshaw has contributed immensely in the teaching and practice of psychology with the added emphasis of incorporating the ethos and philosophy of positively valuing difference and diversity.

Venue

BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE •  Directions

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