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CPD Certificate in Afrikan-Centred Intercultural Therapy (Previously: Introduction to Mabadiliko Intercultural Therapy)
* 4 day extended CPD certificate
* 2 full weekends
* Days will run from 10:00am-4:30pm
* Minimum 10, Maximum 20 delegates per group intake
* Mixture of power-point presentations, group discussions and experiential learning
* Commitment to attend all 4 sessions to receive the full certificate is expected.
Afrikan-Centred Intercultural Therapy™ (ACIT) is an eclectic approach integrating Afrikan-centred thought and Intercultural psychotherapy, which addresses culture, ethnicity, identity and spirituality (CEIS), when working therapeutically to support individual mental health needs. The psychological impact of issues that affect racialised and minoritized groups are observed through a trauma informed lens. These elements are integral to working with persons from minority ethnic groups.
Why the approach was developed:
The multiple layers that contribute to the complexities of healing from trauma, particularly for minority ethnic groups is often entangled with racial and cultural considerations, that are often inadequately covered in core counselling training. This lack of coverage on racial-cultural diversity, the impact of institutional racism and intersectionality, can contribute towards psychological practitioners and mental health workers lacking essential cultural competencies.
Afrikan-Centred Intercultural Therapy™ (ACIT) was developed to address this by exploring the psycho-social impact of the legacy of colonialism. The training considers aspects of the psycho-social behaviours and outputs of racial social constructs and systematic and systemic racism. It aims to develop intercultural communication skills and deepen racial trauma awareness.
What is Afrikan-centred Therapy?
Afrikan-centred therapy is relational in nature and is founded upon a humility approach to life. It promotes healing through interconnectedness with mind, body, spirit and the universe. Ancestral appreciation and community collectiveness aids the process of identifying your 'true self' through an Afrikan-centred lens. In addition to generational considerations, a safe space to explore racialised experiences and racial trauma is essential to the healing process for marginalized, minoritized & racialised groups.
Why Intercultural psychotherapy?
Intercultural Psychotherapy is culturally sensitive talking therapy. It considers racial-cultural beliefs and practices, spirituality and other intersectionality aspects. Intercultural practitioners benefit from exploring and reflecting on their own cultural identity in addition to facilitating the space for clients to explore theirs in a safe space. Recognition of the impact of racial adversities within the therapeutic process is fundamental to intercultural therapy.
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This training is aimed at:
* Psychological practitioners - Counsellors, psychotherapists & psychologists (qualified or in training)
* Clinical supervisors, counselling managers, mentors & coaches
* Social workers, probation officers, & health and social care professionals who are significantly exposed to mental health issues in their work.
* If you are training in any of the fields above and ideally in placement, you are welcome to attend.
This course is for you if you are passionate about developing:
* Integrative trauma informed cultural competencies
* Enhanced self awareness
* Racial-cultural understanding
* Spiritual conflicts awareness & spiritually inspired ethical principles
This training is open to persons from any cultural-ethnic background interested in improving their practice considering issues that affect racialised and minoritised groups.
METHOD OF DELIVERY:
Online via zoom.
This training may be recorded for monitoring & evaluation purposes.
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* Provide practitioners with a therapeutic understanding and approach that contributes to making psychological therapies more accessible to African, Asian, Caribbean, people of colour and minority ethnic groups.
* Enable participants to improve their skills in working with difference and diversity in relation to culture, ethnicity, identity and spirituality.
* Support participants to develop more confidence in working holistically within an intercultural ethical framework.
* Develop participants knowledge and wisdom of concepts that will enhance Afrikan-centred intercultural practice.
Beverley J Weston is the Founder Director of Mabadiliko Intercultural Therapy CIC and the 'Founding Mother' of the Afrikan-Centred Intercultural Therapy™ (ACIT) approach - (Formally known as the Mabadiliko Intercultural Therapy approach (M.I.T).
Beverley holds a Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, is an Accredited member of NCS and a registered member of BACP. Beverley is also an Each One Teach One (EOTO) Mentor for the Black African Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)
Beverley is an experienced trauma focused Intercultural Psychotherapist and wears many hats including but not limited to:
- Therapeutic Coach
- Clinical supervisor
- Presenter & Speaker
- Mental health & wellness trainer
She is passionate about improving the mental health of people of colour and has a particular interest in trans-generational and inter-generational trauma, the legacy of colonialism, racial identity and spirituality within the mental health experience.
"I liked everything about the session, it's given me a lot to think about and I look forward to learning more"
"The incorporations of spirituality intermingled with identity made me think in different ways about myself as a person of colour in the role of psychotherapist."
"Highly informative and well pitched to suit all levels of awareness"
" I really like the breadth of information covered, also the videos were excellent incorporations of focuses for the material"
"I look forward to learning more and learning what it will look like to incorporate theory into practice"
" Overall excellent presentation that drew on many aspects of racial trauma and racism and gave rise to many considerations"
We aim to respond to all applicants within 72 hours to confirm your place on the course
This course has received recognition and endorsement by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). You will need to attend all 4 days to get the full Endorsed CPD Certificate.
The event might be recorded for Monitoring and evaluation purposes. The recordings of these trainings will not be shared.
The PowerPoint slides are copyrighted and remain the intellectual property of Beverley J Weston. You will be sent PDF versions of the slides after you have completed the course. You are kindly asked to not redistribute the slides.
To get the most out of the course and receive the full CPD certificate you will be expected to attend all 4 days.
Certificates of attendance will be issued if you can not attend all 4 days, with a minimum of 3 days in attendance.
If you are unable to attend due to an emergency (ill health that would significantly impact your participation, hospital attendance, bereavement, family crises etc). Please email Beverley as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to cancel your order you may do so up until and including
1st November 2023.
You will be issued a full refund minus the initial non refundable deposit upon request.
For more information on the cancellation policy, please see Event Terms & Conditions
We understand that things don't always go to plan or turn out as expected. We aim to resolve any complaints with the upmost integrity, in a timely manner and by working together with a solution focused approach.
To help meet the needs of the wider community and those less financially able to afford private therapy, your support and contributions are greatly appreciated. We are also fundraising for our new therapy centre and welcome your support.
Please visit our Go Fund Me fundraiser page. CLICK HERE for details.
Your generous donation is much appreciated.