BAATN Mosaic Group for Multi-Heritage Diversity
Bi-monthly Sessions – 10.30 – 1pm London/UK Time
Gatherings – 1st May, 19th June and 25th Sept
This is a Closed Practitioner Event
Karen Minikin, Janice Acquah & Kiren Khosla
The BAATN Mosaic group offers open space for students, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, therapists and group facilitators who have a combination of Black, African, South Asian, White and/or Caribbean heritage, who identify and work with cultural and racial diversity and the intersection of race, heritage and culture.
This group has emerged as a creative and evolving space to bring experience of embodying bi and multi racial identities. Through, sharing experience, stories, dilemmas and social dreaming, we intend to bring a collective and creative holding space.
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TSTA (P), MSc. (Psychotherapy), BA (Hons) Counselling, UKCP. Pronouns: she/her
Karen is a psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor working in West Somerset, UK. Her father comes from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan and her white English mother is from the West Midlands. She has an interest in working at depth integrating diversity, social responsibility and power dynamics with clinical thinking.
She teaches at the Iron Mill in Exeter as well as other training institutes. Karen facilitates groups from a psychodynamic and collective/political frame of reference. She has had an enthusiasm for writing that reaches and touches our humanity. Previously, she edited the race column for the BACP, journal (“Therapy Today”).
She currently contributes to the journal: Politics and Psychotherapy International, edited by Keith Tudor.
MA (Psychotherapy), Adv Dip., BSc (Hons), UKCP, MBACP. Pronouns: she/her
Janice is a psychotherapist based in London of Ghanaian and white English heritage. She is interested in how we hold, embody and dialogue with different parts of ourselves and others and the relationship of these parts to our histories and the systems we are connected to.
She integrates body-focused, trauma-informed approaches into her work. Janice is on the executive committee of The Relational School and has experience of chairing and facilitating community and activist groups. She has experience of group work with the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana.
For many years she was chair of Tiata Fahodzi, a theatre company telling the stories of British Africans including engaging with ‘the mixed, multiple experience’ of African heritage in contemporary Britain. She is excited to be a facilitator of this group.
BSc (Hons) HSC., Pg Dip PC Coun MBACP (Accred)., Dip LC and NLP
Kiren is a private practice Counsellor and has been a BAATN Mentor in the EOTO project since it started 11 years ago. She is a Group Facilitator in training in the Dual heritage group.
Kiren’s background is White Christian and Black Asian Hindu and she grew up in the UK. Kiren is excited that this group will support others, explore these complicated issues of dual and multiple identities in a safe space for hearing and healing without judgement, in our ever-changing world.
Kiren is a disabled, single mum living in Scotland and has been part of Critical Incident Debriefing team. She has delivered presentations on Black Issues and Being an Informal Carer to NHS England. Kiren worked as an Advocate and has a passion for social justice, addressing power dynamics, accessibility, diversity, and intersectionality issues in all its contexts. She has interests in suicide and bereavement.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Dates: 20 Feb 2021, 27 Mar 2021, 1 May 2021, 19 Jun 2021 & 25 Sep 2021
Time: 10:30 – 13.00
These events are free to Psychological Therapist Members and Student Therapist Members.
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