Building Bridges - East & West Psychology & Psychotherapy in Practice

This conference is organised by the Society's Division of Clinical Psychology Faculty of Race and Culture. 


The day is a celebration of the work of Dr. Pittu Laungani, innovative multicultural psychologist, educator, playwright and philosopher. 

The day will consist of presentations by different speakers and practitioners whose lives were touched by Pittu and his work, and will range from presentations of clinical work, research and practical application of the bridging of east and west psychology and psychotherapy.  The day will be concluded by a round table discussion of the implications, challenges and future direction of this area of practice and the topics and ideas presented by the speakers.

09:30 Registration and coffee/tea
10:00-10:10 Welcome and Introduction
10:10-10:30 Interview with Gella Richards and Ann Laungani, with DVD
10:30-11:30 Can three do the tango? Reflections on the challenges of supervision where diversity is involved. Dr Colin Lago.
11:30-11:45 Tea/coffee
11:45-12:30 Reflecting on the potential barriers in cross-cultural therapy. Zack Eleftheriadou
12:30 Lunch/Bookstall
13:30-14:30 Becoming a Cultural Chameleon: Pittu Laungani, Western counsellors and multicultural clients. William West.
14:30-15:30 Exploring Counsellors Evolving Identities as they move between two cultures Fevronia Christodoulidi.
15:30-15:45 Tea/coffee
15:45-16:15 Melt in the pot or boil in the ‘medical bag’? A critique of UK counselling and psychotherapy practices and suggestions for a more universal healing psychology and psychotherapy Dr Waseem Alladin.
16:15-17:00 Round Tables Discussion and conclusions. Professor Stephen Palmer.
17:00 Closing Remarks. Professor Zenobia Nadirshaw.

Booking information


  • DCP member: £40

  • Society member: £48

  • Society non-member: £56

Prices include VAT.

How to book

Complete and return the registration form.

Return the form, with payment, to:

Helen Barnett

The British Psychological Society, St Andrews House,
48 Princess Road East, Leicester LE1 7DR

Closing date for registrations: 11 November 2011

Fri, 18/11/2011 (All day)
Contact Information: 

Helen Barnett

Tel: +44 (0) 116 252 9515.

Division of Clinical Psychology Faculty of Race and Culture