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Division of Counselling Psychology Networks

The DCoP plays host to several networks and special groups dedicated to specific interests and areas of counselling psychology.

The DCoP Black and Asian Counselling Psychologists Group (BACPG) is dedicated to raising the profile of Black and Asian Counselling Psychologists in the UK.

Valuing our identities, culturally and professionally, we share experiences as academics, clinical practitioners, and researchers who contribute to the Counselling Psychology profession.

BACPG is dedicated to raising the profile of Black and Asian Counselling Psychologists in the UK. Valuing our identities, culturally and professionally. We share experiences as academics, clinical practitioners, and researchers who contribute to the Counselling Psychology profession. Aligned to the values of the Division, this Group promotes the ethos of working ethically and effectively; being reflective scientist-practitioners; and working creatively, compassionately, and collaboratively.
BACPG is committed to:

  • influencing and shifting the dialogue on race, ethnicity and difference
  • increasing the visibility of BME practitioners in order to improve access to appropriate resources for the BME community
  • promoting critical thinking and the invitation of different narratives
  • consistently highlighting the experiences and impact of racial and ethnic discrimination
  • eliminating silence around issues of racial and ethnic discrimination

And so, BACPG attends to recognise and promote the awareness and understanding of different identities and cultures in the UK as well as their intersections; to enriching our academic, clinical and research practice as well as consultancy; and, to preserving the integrity of BME Counselling Psychologists.

Please contact the group via:  [email protected]

The Social Justice Network welcomes colleagues who wish to participate in action towards advocating for Social Justice in every aspect of psychological work across individual, community, and institutional levels. 

Forums, events, and actions are debated, agreed, and supported. The Network keeps in touch via email and via events organised by its members and relevant groups throughout Britain.

Please contact the group via: [email protected].

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to promote a social justice perspective in counselling psychology practice, training, research and scholarship.

Aims:

  • Collaboration with community groups and other social justice organisations as counselling psychologists
  • Considering how we might incorporate a social justice perspective into counselling psychology training
  • Developing and conducting new research projects
  • Dissemination and discussion of previously conducted research
  • Enable discussions and further conceptual work around what we mean by 'social justice' in counselling psychology and what it is we are working for/ toward
  • Lobbying and engaging with discussions beyond counselling psychology
  • Promoting actions and developments of the individual, group(s), and communities in line with the philosophy of counselling psychology

Objectives:

  • Encourage research opportunities and practice developments that have the potential to be communicated to wider audiences, both internal to psychology and beyond.
  • To enable and promote collaboration (in and outside of counselling psychology).
  • To share experiences, information and good practice for trainees, practitioners and academics who have an interest in social justice and psychology.