Race and culture is often overlooking in initial counselling and psychotherapy training (Lago, 2011, 2021). In this workshop we aim to help you understand why core competence in race, culture and antidiscrimination matters so you can situate your learning.

"Counselling professionals need to recognize that race, culture, and ethnicity are functions of each and everyone of us" (Derald Wing Sue). Race and culture theoretical frame is applicable to each and everyone of us and our clients. But Why?

We will explore interactively themes of universalism, relationship dynamics, anti-oppressive practice, adaptation and more. For each of the areas we will provide a mixture of theoretical insights based on research and lived experience, useful models, composite case studies, and questions for reflection.

We will describes further training offered by The Anti-Discrimination Foundation (#TADF), and feedback from participants on this. See

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • explain why race and culture core competence is vital
  • recognise the possible consequences of not being core competent
  • understand what it takes to be core competent
  • consider options for core competence training and certification.

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Your Learning Resources

  • View Recording

    View the full recording of the workshop at your leisure. Come back to the recording at any time and pick up where you left off. Watch the video as many times as you wish to deeply embed the learning.

  • CPD Certificate

    View the whole video to access a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate. The Certificate is proof of your commitment to continuing and deepening your learning as a practitioner.

Course curriculum

    1. Workshop Details

    2. Workshop Recording

About this course

  • £9.99
  • 2 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Mamood Ahmad

I am a UKCP Psychotherapist, trainer, author and founder of "The Antidiscrimination Foundation" (TADF) which provides diversity and anti-discrimination focused consultancy & training services to institutes and individuals. (, email: I hold a private practice in the village of Binfield, Berkshire. I am very passionate about Wing Chun so best not to ask me about it unless you have a long time to listen!

Sam Jamal

Sam specialises in working with abuse, sexual issues, sexuality, trauma, relationships and group work. She is a lead trainer with the anti-discrimination foundation (#TADF)

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