Are we inclusive for our diverse CBT trainees?

Corrie, Sarah, Sharma, Mallika, Mujuru, Florence, Khalilifar, Hewa, Damian, Podsiadlo and Ekenna, Hutchinson (2024) Are we inclusive for our diverse CBT trainees? In: BABCP Annual Conference & Workshops 2024 – ‘Catalysing change: ideas to impact’, 24-26 July 2024, Manchester. (Unpublished)

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) has become a hot topic amongst mental health workers, services and in higher education. A lot of efforts have been made in this direction by BABCP, for example releasing its statement in 2020, BAME Positive Practice Guide which was released in 2019, BABCP agreed to be a Supporter Organisation for White Ribbon in 2022 and EDI resources have also been created for BABCP members. Following the leadership of BABCP, NHS services have made plans to be inclusive in increasing access to psychological therapies, increasing the diverse workforce and arranging training for their staff. The universities are also trying to make their curriculums inclusive. Whilst the focus is rightly on clients and the workforce, we also need to pay attention to our diverse trainees. NHS Talking Therapies data (2021) shows a lack of ethnic and gender diversity amongst trainees. The data has not been explored for other diversity criteria, but, clearly, a lack of diversity amongst the workforce will impact inclusivity for clients. Hence the question arises, are we embracing the special needs of trainees who are diverse and are we being inclusive enough for their needs. The panel will discuss their experiences of going through CBT training or providing CBT training and supervision. The panel brings their own experience of coming from diverse backgrounds of ethnicity, race, sexual diversity, neurodivergence and physical disability. The discussion will allow these various perspectives to support the trainers and supervisors on how to better support these diverse trainees. The discussion will highlight what has been done and what needs to be done in this area. This is just an initial effort to brainstorm together in providing a different angle to EDI initiatives. The idea is to encourage diverse group of applicants to come to CBT training and have a positive experience. Diversity amongst future CBT therapist will be helpful to provide inclusive therapy to our diverse clients.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Equality Diversity and Inclusivity, EDI, CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, BABCP, BAME, NHS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Sarah Corrie
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2024 10:06
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2024 10:06

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