The Midlands Lead Team aims to create environments that support the therapy profession to work with the impact of race on identity and mental health. The Team are based in Birmingham.

The team are Aneet Kaur, Edieneh Spence, Jill Morgan and Ian Thompson

Email the team: midlands@baatn.org.uk

News

Edieneh Spence from the Midlands Team speaks on The Sista CollectivePodcast – Episode: The black Superwoman

“Every superwoman has her kryptonite”

Link to Episode

Presentations for Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes

The Midlands team have presented seminars to the University of Warwick and Newman University – Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes. The seminars have been an “Introduction to BAATN and Working with Black Issues” and “Key Concepts of Race, Oppression, Discrimination and Power” 

If you would like the Midlands team to present a workshop at your institution please contact them midlands@baatn.org.uk.

 

Events in the Midlands

Events will be taking place every month and include open events that anyone in the psychological helping professions can attend (Open Practitioner Events) and events that are just for people of colour (BAATN Practitioner Events).

Due to the coronavirus, events will be online as listed below.

BAATN Midlands Reading Group

BAATN Midlands Reading Group

Saturday 4th July 2020 - Central Birmingham, 2:30pm till 4:30pm

Each quarter BAATN Midlands will hold a Reading Group featuring a book relevant to the themes of race and racism. In the Reading Group we will discuss the background of the authors; the sociopolitical contexts in which the book was written; discuss any points raised in the group and consider the book’s relevance to practice. The Reading Group will cover books that are fiction and non-fiction.

The BAATN Reading Group has been created for the practitioners amongst us that enjoy reading but find little space and time to immerse ourselves in the experiences of reading.

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Online Gathering for Experienced Practitioners and Students

Online Gathering for Experienced Practitioners and Students

Saturday in 25 July 2020 - Via Zoom - 2pm to 4:30pm

The impact of current world events on us and our clients

In this gathering, we will discuss the effects of social media on how we relate to issues of race and racism.

Amongst our conversations, we will explore:

– What we have noticed in our online behaviour when our reflections are made through the lens of the personal, professional, family/friend and community?
– How might these digitalised conversations on race and racism be a resource and a restraint, opening possibility and problems in our therapeutic practice?

This online gathering will be facilitated by the Midlands team.

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Working with Refugees workshop

Working with Refugees workshop

On-line - a Saturday in September 2020 (Date to be confirmed)

 

Facilitators: Jill Morgan and Vedia Maharaja

 

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