The talk will explore the possibility of making the therapeutic space safe enough for a dialogue about racism. Concepts that create a framework for anti-racist practice and examining the influence of training and power dynamics in the therapeutic space will be addressed.
Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga is a Published Writer/Poet, Reiki master and Integrative Transcultural Psychotherapist, Lecturer, trainer and supervisor. She has 33 years experience as a therapist, she taught for twenty-six years, worked in mental health, with women impacted by violence in relationships and as a student counsellor. She has published in several anthologies including The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health, (2019) Ed Majors, Carberry & Ransaw and Intercultural Therapy (2019) Ed Ababio & Littlewood & What is Normal (2020) Ed Roz Carroll & Jane Ryan.
She has a presentation on the Confer online Module 'Women on the Couch’ 2020 and has shared her work on various podcasts and conference videos including BME Voices Trauma conference 2020
Isha is now semi retired she facilitates workshops supporting her books Black Issues in the Therapeutic Process. .and The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice.  Palgrave Macmillan Publishers. www.ishamckenziemavinga.com