Saturday, September 2, 2023
Saturday, September 2, 2023
The Challenges of Racism Training Enquiry from UKAGP is an online course designed to help participants develop their understanding and skills in addressing the teaching and learning process of professionals, peers and students in race and power issues associated with oppression, internalised oppression, privilege and other forms of racism. Through this training you will gain the knowledge needed to create a safe emergency for meaningful dialogue around these complex topics. The course provides interactive activities, videos, readings and group discussion that allow participants to explore these issues in depth. Concepts such as 'Recognition Trauma' and 'A Black Empathic Approach' will be used to understand the impact of racism and internalised oppression. You will also have access to experienced facilitators who can answer any questions or provide additional support throughout the duration of the training.
This event is ideal for Gestalt Trainers and Workshop Leaders seeking to build their capacity for challenging racism within their organisations or communities. It offers a comprehensive approach that equips participants with practical strategies they can use when engaging with difficult conversations about race-related topics. Participants will leave feeling empowered by their new found knowledge which they can use to create positive change within their organisations or communities.
The training is aimed at Trainers and Workshop Leaders within the Gestalt Community. Places are limited to just 20 attendees ... book early to avoid disappointment.
2nd and 3rd September 2023
training will be split into four sessions over two days.
The training is done in small groups of 20 to create safety and support. For consistency and support participants should attend all four parts.
The training will offer participants:
An exploration of the impact of racism on learning, personal development and the psyche: Addressing the personal, social and cultural impact.
Part One: 10AM Start - 1PM
Part Two: 2PM - 4.30PM
Part Three: 10AM Start - 1PM
Part Four: 2PM - 4.30PM
Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga Writer/Poet, Reiki master and Integrative, Transcultural Psychotherapist, Lecturer, trainer. Contributed to several Anthologies, Also published in The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health, (2019) Intercultural Therapy (2019) What is Normal (2020). She has a presentation on the Confer online Module 'Women on the Couch’ 2020 and has shared her work on various podcasts and conferences videos. Workshops and talks on the challenge of Racism have been presented, at The Minster Centre, CCPE, Oxford University, Wimbledon College, Greenwhich MIND, Therapia, Place to Be, Centre for Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse, IATE. BAATN and more. Recent: BME Voices Trauma conference 2020. 7th Relational Coaching Conference Ashridge 2022. HMP Warren. Education workshop 2023. Isha has trained a group of masters to facilitate her Challenge of Racism workshops and carry on her legacy.
Robert Sookhan is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist/ BACP
His counselling training was in Person-Centred theory; his psychotherapy training was focused in Archetypal, Post-Jungian and Transpersonal perspectives. Robert has extensive experience offering staff counselling within the NHS and within Education (counselling in schools, FE & HE). As well as supervising other counsellors’ clinical work in a number of support services, Robert currently teaches on the Integrative Counselling Diploma at City Lit Institute. Robert is a member of the Leadership & Advisory team for BAATN (Black, Asian & African Network) for the past ten years. Since 2018, under the guidance of Dr Isha Mckenzie- Mavinga Robert has been providing workshops/training within organisations that support their staff in developing skills about making a space ‘safe enough’ for a dialogue about racism, and how, within the context of therapy, professionals can work with their clients in terms of race and power issues associated with oppression and internalised oppression.
You can find more information and become a member of UKAGP at: https://ukagp.org.uk/become-a-member or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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With limited spaces we are prioritising trainers and workshop leaders at this time. If you have an interest in this course and are not currently a Trainer or Workshop Leader please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can capture your interest and let you know if we open up the attendee criteria, or if there is enough interest we could look at running a further event. Either way, please do share your interest with us.