Working with QTIPOC** and BME LGBTQIA+*** Clients

 An Intersectional Affirmative Approach –

With Kris Black of Radical Dialogues*

Weekend workshops:  7-8 Sept and 9-10 Nov 2019
Venue: Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre, Archway, N19 3QP, London

An Integrative Arts Psychotherapy approach will enable safe containment, exploration and skills development, via pairs work, small and large groupwork, and case study. By the end of this workshop, participants will have explored why intersectional perspectives are important, as well as what constitutes afirmative and proactive approaches to working with QTIPOC / LGBTQIA+ clients. 

The work is delivered via an Integrative psychotherapeutic and Intersectional lens. The lens draws on Queer Theory, Black Issues Theory, Systemic & Intercultural Theory, a common-sense integration of Trauma Theory, and promotes Affirmative Practice and a Proactive Approach (to name some of the influences).

This training is arranged over three weekends and each weekend can be taken separately.

Weekend 1 The Essentials – Working Affirmatively with QTIPOC / LGBTQIA+ BME Clients

7th and 8th September 2019 – Registration from 10 for 10.30 start – 5.30

Weekend 2 – Working Affirmatively with LGBTQIA+ and QTIPOC Youth – Using an Intersectional Proactive Approach

9th and 10th November 2019 – Registration from 10 for 10.30 start – 5.30

The workshops will enable Counselling and psychotherapy practitioners to:

  • Explore issues connected to good practice when working with clients who are from the QTIPOC / LGBTQIA+ BME communities;
  • Explore working Intersectionally with Gender and Sexually Diverse (GSD) clients;
  • Explore how to work affirmatively with clients from the QTIPOC / LGBTQIA+ Communities;
  • Explore the importance of using a proactive approach when working with adolescent QTIPOC / LGBTQIA+ clients.

Participants can apply to become part of a QTIPOC / LGBTQIA+ BME therapy initiative providing affirmative counselling and psychotherapy for QTIPOC and LGBTQIA+ BME clients (adults and adolescents). The QTIPOC+ Therapy Network (QTN+) is supervised by Kris Black (only open to participants who have successfully completed all three weekend trainings ).

The Essentials

Working Intersectionally with QTIPOC / LGBTQIA+ BME Clients – 7-8 Sept 2019

Working Affirmatively

with LGBTQIA+ and QTIPOC Youth – Using an Intersectional Proactive Approach – 9-10 Nov 2019

Fees: Early bird available 1 month prior the start of each weekend

Organisations Early bird Fee – £250 Normal Fee – £300
Individuals Early bird Fee– £200 Normal Fee – £280
Members Early bird Fee – £180 Normal Fee – £240
Students Early bird Fee – £120 Normal Fee – £150





(Includes refreshments, course material and attendance certificates. Lunch not included / Places to eat nearby / bring your own lunch)

Venue: Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre, Unit 4, Lysander Mews, Lysander Grove, London N19 3QP (fully accessible venue)
Weekend 1 
– 7-8 Sept 2019
Weekend 2  9-10 Nov 2019
Registration 10:00 for a 10:30 Start – End 17:30 (both days)


About Kris Black

Kris Black is a UKCP Registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, BACP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist and (CSTD) qualified Clinical Supervisor, who has trained and qualified in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

Kris founded Radical Dialogues* ~ a group work, training & supervision programme combining art and psychotherapy which integrates Intersectional theory as a means of understanding and combatting discrimination and prejudice.

Kris’ experience within the QTIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities includes working with adult and adolescent clients who are affected by the intersections of homophobia, anti-lesbianism, bi-phobia, transphobia and different forms of racism, classism, sexism and other forms of discrimination. Kris is a Snr Clinical Associate and Trainer with Pink Therapy and has a private supervision and psychotherapy practice. Kris is an ex BAATN Leadership Associate and a Black Issues Masterclass Graduate.

Kris has worked extensively in London with children and adolescents using an integrative arts and intersectional framework, and has specialist experience of working with clients from a range of families including those from working class and racialised communities with children at risk of school exclusion.

Kris worked within the charity sector for over 37 years as a counsellor and a trainer focusing on issues such as hate crime, HIV, domestic & sexual violence, sexual abuse, sexuality, gender identity, and health issues.

Kris believes psychotherapy and counselling can save lives and therefore should be affordable and accessible to all ~ not just those with economic power. Kris was born into a working~class, mixed racial heritage family, and grew up in north London’s council housing estates in the 60’s.

Kris is a queer, non-binary, person of colour who uses they pronouns.

*rad·​i·​cal | \\\\ ˈra-di-kəl meaning of going to the root or origin; fundamental: thorough going or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms, favouring drastic political, economic, or social reforms.
**Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour
*** Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Queer Intersex Asexual