Nafsiyat will again run its successful one-day workshop for supervisors and supervisees, to explore interculturality within the supervisory relationship. It will be held online via Zoom on Sunday 24th October 2021 and tickets are available now through Eventbrite.
There have been many books, workshops and training program on psychotherapy and counselling across cultural and ‘racial’ borders since the publication of ‘intercultural therapy’ in the early 1990’s. However, its integration and application to the supervisory relationship is still at an early stage. Has supervision been slow in recognising, understanding, valuing diversity in race, culture and ethnicity? The integration of racial, cultural and diversity related issues in clinical supervision, is an essential component of clinical and teaching competence which has important implications for the provision of services to “minorities” and more broadly to better addressing the full realm of clients’ intrapsychic and interpersonal worlds.
The workshop will draw on Jafar Kareem’s widely cited definition of intercultural therapy with a very minor but significant revision in its relevance to the supervision relationship. Jafar’s definition as applied to supervision referenced below:
“A Form of dynamic psychotherapy (supervison) that takes into account the whole being of the patient (supervisor and supervisee) – not only the individual concepts and constructs as presented to the therapist (and supervisor), but also the patient’s (and supervisee’s and supervisor’s) communal life experience in the world – both past and present. The very fact of being from another culture involves both conscious and unconscious assumptions, both in the patient and the therapist (supervisor). I believe that for the successful outcome of therapy (and supervison) it is essential to address these conscious and unconscious assumptions from the beginning”.
The workshop will look at the experience of supervision from both angles; as a supervisee and as a supervisor. The group work will discuss and reflect on what a culturally competent supervision might look like. We know that any therapeutic work to be of benefit to both practitioner and client requires a good enough reflective space, provided through supervision to facilitate the process. It will do this through:
>> An exploration of some comments made by supervisees on the difficulty of raising issues of difference in their supervision with their supervisors.
>> A Look at embedded community stories, and how these tales might in the clinical setting enable dynamics of avoidance and collusion. Could supervision facilitate a working through?
>> An examination of concepts of oppression, domination and privilege at play in the supervision space.
>> Might external issues be very present in both spaces (therapy and supervision) and avoided or not recognised?
>> Shame, anger, silence and its manifestations (physiologically or otherwise).
There will be an opportunity for participants to work on some of their own material from their practice and experience as supervisors and supervisees.Lear More
This is a FREE Bereavement Support Service that we are providing as a member of the BAMEStream alliance.
Who we will support
Anyone aged 18 and over who identifies as Black, Asian or any other Minoritised Ethnicity who has been affected by the death of a loved one due to Covid-19, and is registered with a GP in England.
What we will provide
Nafsiyat will provide FREE culturally competent brief emotional online support to anyone from a Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic background experiencing bereavement and loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
THIS WILL CONSIST OF THREE INDIVIDUAL ONLINE OR TELEPHONE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SESSIONS
The pandemic has had a devastating impact on our communities and has been felt in painfully unique ways by the Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic Communities.
>> Of not being able to say goodbye.
>> The impact of suppressing longstanding distinct bereavement rituals within these communities.
>> The Isolation, loneliness and the anger felt at the structural inequities implicated in the Covid deaths.
>> Of not being able to celebrate the deceased person’s life and the impact of this on daily functioning.
The FREE online bereavement support sessions at Nafsiyat will provide a space designed to enable reflection and to consider support options. The three sessions of brief emotional online support will provide:
>> A space to be heard, listened to and to access information that can help you understand what you’re going through.
>> Suggest and discuss some practical steps to help manage your day to day living tasks.
>> Support you to engage with appropriate emotional and practical support networks.
>> All Nafsiyat practitioners work in a culturally competent way and have been enhanced DBS checked.
Making a referral
The easiest way to get help from the service is to make a referral online. This will open a secure web page where you can enter your details. Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre will then make contact you within a few days of receiving your referral.
We also have a downloadable referral form that can be completed and sent to us via email (details are provided on the form). If you are unable to complete the referral by email, this can be made over the phone instead.
020 7263 6947