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The Outsider: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Therapeutic Relationship

18 October 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Join us in a day of exploration with the Psychotherapy Section at which we seek to deepen our understanding of the complexity of the therapeutic relationship and the unconscious barriers that exclude outsider and marginalised groups.

Psychotherapy Section members are welcome as well as anybody else within BPS who is interested from all sections also members from other psychotherapy bodies such as the BACP,UKCP and ACP.

The Conference is about helping excluded groups within psychotherapy treatment.

Confirmed Speakers

Dr Farhad Dalal - Psychotherapist and Group Analyst
Author of most recent book: CBT – The Cognitive Behavioural Tsunami: Managerialism, Politics and the Corruptions of Science. Farhad will present a paper called ‘The Bureaucratisation of the Romanticised Other’.

Ms Isabel Clarke, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Will present her trans diagnostic, trauma informed formulation based approach: Comprehend, Cope and Connect; engaging the individual from where they are – across diagnostic boundaries and cultures.

Dick Blackwell – Consultant in Group and Family Therapy. 
Liberation Psychology, the Social Unconscious and the Politics of Inclusion/Exclusion.

Dr Phil Cox (Psych.D, C.Psychol)
Othering the therapist: Professional complaint hearings 
Phil is a passionate advocate for social activism and supporting marginalised individuals and groups, which includes therapists and trainee’s who experience difficulties during professional complaint procedures.

Professor Dr Zenobia Nadirshaw, MBE
Paper - Triple and Double Jeopardy in Psychotherapy 
Zenobia is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has contributed immensely in the teaching and practice of psychology with the added emphasis of incorporating the ethos and philosophy of positively valuing difference and diversity.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Which groups are Excluded from Treatment
  • How do we help and support excluded groups
  • How do we recognise systems that are exclusive
  • How can we become more inclusive

BPS Offices
30 Tabernacle Street

Event Location: 

Friday 18th October 2019

Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.

09:00 Registration
09:30 Intro Speaker
10:30 Speaker
12:00 Speaker
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Speaker
15:30 Speaker
16:30 Conference Close
Student/Diverse groups (limited availability) £20.00 (£16.67+VAT)
Psychotherapy Section Members - Early Bird rate £45.00 (£37.50+VAT)
Psychotherapy Section Members £60.00 (£50.00+VAT)
BPS Member - Early Bird rate £55.00  (£45.83+VAT)
BPS Member £65.00 (£54.17+VAT
Organisation Rate £90.00 (£75.00+VAT)
Non-Member of the BPS £90.00 (£75.00+VAT)

Please note: early bird rates are available for Psychotherapy Section Members until 09.00 1st October 2019.

Support a Community Ticket - £20.00 (£16.67+VAT)
If you would like to contribute to fund a Community Ticket for someone who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend, please select the option on the booking form in addition to your registration option.


This event is organised by the British Psychological Society and administered by KC Jones conferences&events Ltd.

Tel: +44 (0)1332 224507
Email: [email protected]     


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