Working across cultures

This workshop will strike a balance between the facilitators’ sharing their knowledge of working in the UK and Cambodia and encouraging participants to share and reflect upon their own practice.


The workshop will focus on:

  • Identifying and questioning our own cultural influences and the assumptions they lead us to make, including assumptions about beliefs that are universal to all cultures.
  • The appropriateness of psychological models across cultures.
  • Working with specific issues such as child protection and trauma (this will be adapted to the needs of the group).
  • Working in the UK and abroad with people from different cultures; most effective use of a psychologist’s skills.

Provisional timetable
09:30 Registration/tea and coffee
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30-13:00 Lunch
16:30 Workshop ends

Target audience

This workshop is suitable for any allied health professional at any level of training or experience who is working with diverse populations in the UK and/or interested in working with diverse populations in the UK or abroad.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Personal understanding of the influence of culture on own practice
  • Understanding of the cultural limitations of psychological models
  • How to approach working with clients from other cultures
  • Practical knowledge of working within a different culture
  • Effective use of a psychologist’s skills working across cultures

Facilitator: Dr Angela Simcox CPsychol

Angela worked as a child psychologist in the NHS in London and the north of England before moving to Cambodia. Angela runs a psychology service in Phnom Penh and teaches at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. She is currently doing research into Cambodian beliefs and practices about child development. She has worked with a number of international NGOs providing consultancy and training.

Co-Facilitator: Bridie Gallagher

Bridie is a Clinical psychologist currently working in Cambodia for an organisation which provides specialist psychological assessment, intervention, consultation and training for local families, expatriates and international organisations. Bridie has worked with refugees and asylum seekers in the North West of England as a mental health practitioner and has delivered training on a wide range of topics to professionals working in the NHS and for international organisations in Cambodia.

Booking information


  • Non-Society members: £142 (£118.33 + VAT)
  • Society members: £111 (£92.50 + VAT)
  • DECP members: £80 (£66.67 +VAT)
  • DCP members: £80 (£66.67 + VAT)

How to book:

Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.

To pay by cheque or request an invoice complete and return the registration form

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests at least 6 weeks before the event date.

Mon, 18/03/2013 (All day)
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9925
Fax: +44 (0)116 227 1314

Division of Educational and Child Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology & BPS Learning Centre