We (The BAATN leadership team) would like to congratulate BACP on the most recent issue of Therapy Today that covered the theme of Black Matters. We appreciated this validation of keeping discussion around race alive and so we commend Catherine Jackson and David Weaver as key leaders in BACP supporting this consciousness. We thought contributions from all authors were very relevant – though would like to mention the contemporary perspectives that Natalie Bailey, Erica Mapule McInnis, Helen George and Isha Mackenzie-Mavinga presented that helps readers consider race and culture with deeper perspectives, including the importance of taking an intersectional social justice approach when it comes to questions of race and psychotherapy. We believe this is a time when race relations are under pressure and this is likely to continue in Britain and Europe and so we hope to see more of this expressed explicitly by organisations like the BACP as we move forward.
With thanks, The leadership team
The Black, African & Asian Therapy Network