Student Support Gatherings
These groups are for those of African, Asian and Caribbean heritage who are training to become psychotherapists and counsellors. Students who have completed their course and are working towards registration are also invited.
Saturday Dates: Mostly on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
“I was touched and encouraged to press forward on my course and brought to a place of deeper appreciation of my particular learning environment”
“I can see myself training in counselling with the support of such a group”
23 Sep 2017 – South London
14 Oct 2017 – North London
11 Nov 2017 – South London
9 Dec 2017 – North London
13 Jan 2018 – South London
10 Feb 2018 – North London
10 Mar 2018 – South London
14 Apr 2018 – North London
12 May 2018 – South London
9 Jun 2018 – North London
14 Jul 2018 – South London
11 Aug 2018 – North London
Venue: Carrs Lane Conference Centre,
Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SX Getting there
Time: 10:00 – 12:30
Gatherings are bimonthly
7 October 2017
2 December 2017
3 February 2018
28 April 2018
2 June 2018
4 August 2018
Training to become a Black or Asian psychotherapist or counsellor presents us with the challenge of finding our voice within the silence of our minority experience. The BAAT Network Student Support Groups provide a space for students with an African, Asian or Caribbean heritage to tell their stories, clarify their dilemmas and be met with enthusiasm, dialogue and support.
Each group will be facilitated by our Support Group Facilitators who are all qualified and registered psychotherapists and have an Asian, African or Caribbean heritage. Facilitators have also signed up to BAATN’s Core Values and Beliefs statement. The groups will be open to all students whatever their theoretical orientation.
The group will be for a maximum of 16 people
Cost: This event is free to Student Members, £10 for Network members. For Network members booking reservations without payment will be held for 1 week before being offered to another person.
Booking: Only the next two upcoming dates (per venue) will be open for registration at any one time. Please do not attend the gathering if you have not booked as the groups are often full. You can also book a place by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or download the booking form.
If an event is full email email@example.com to join a waiting list. If a place becomes available just before the event is due to take place, everyone on the waiting list will be contacted via email with the first person to respond being offered the place.
Feedback about the groups
Watch 5 students talk about their experience in training and in the Student Support Groups in our 5 Student Voices Video
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