Nurturing the skills of transcultural supervision

This one day workshop will place a particular emphasis on the impact and process of supporting supervisees with concerns about addressing identity, culture and racism in therapeutic work.

Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga

Sat 24th April 2021


This is a Closed Practitioner Event

The main challenge for therapists is addressing the powerful feelings that racism evokes and being able to accept that these are normal feelings about an abnormal situation, and that we can work through it and become empowered. –

Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga

About the training

This experiental day will be offered to a small group of sixteen people. The question of appropriate supervision that supports the needs of practicing, trainee and aspiring Black, Asian and BIPOC supervisiors and supervisees will be central.

Exercises and dicussion will focus on ways to move on from assimilation processes of institutional racism that can create voicelessness. Support needs in this area will be considered.

While training courses may have not sufficiently served these needs, supervisors  may want to break this chain of silence between themselves, and others and build their approach. The day will unveil the hidden nuances of racism in systems of therapeutic practice and provide a space for senior therapists to consider developing style and confidence that moves their practice forward.

Who should attend the training?

Practicing supervisors, senior therapists in supervision training and aspiring supervisors of Black, African, and Asian heritage, BIPOC, who want to nurture confidence and clarity about their supervisory and support needs

Online (via Zoom)
Date: Sat 13th March 2021
Registration 9.30-12.30 /1.30-4.00

Fees: Organisations £130, Individuals £100, BAATN Members £85



Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga

Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga

Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga is a Published Writer/Poet, Reiki master and Integrative Transcultural Psychotherapist, Lecturer, trainer and supervisor. She has 33 years experience as a therapist, she taught for twenty-six years, worked in mental health, with women impacted by violence in relationships and as a student counsellor. She has published in several anthologies including:The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health, (2019) (eds) Majors, Carberry & Ransaw, Intercultural Therapy (2019) (eds) Ababio & Littlewood & What is Normal (2020) (eds) Roz Carrol & Jane Ryan.

She has a presentation on the Confer online Module ‘Women on the Counch’ 2020 and has shared her work on various pocasts and conference videos including BME Voices Trauma Conference 2020.

Isha is now semi-retired. She facilitates workshops supporting her books Black Issues in the Therapeutic Process (2009) and The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice (2016) Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.

Dr Isha McKenzie-Mavinga spoke to Helen George in The big interview: Racism and supervision’ Therapy Today, October 2020

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