Shame, Race and Identity with Dr Aileen Alleyne – Online Workshop

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Organised by:

WPF Theapy

21 November 2020

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Price: Qualified Practitioners: £75 Counselling/Psychotherapy Trainees: £65 WPF Therapy Trainees/Staff: £55

Location: online


How do we work with the ubiquitous emotion of shame?  Can we recognize and think about its specific manifestations in the context of race? Would you like to deepen your confidence and competence in meeting shame presentations in your clinical work?

Workshop Aims

The workshop will provide opportunities for participants:

1. To have a deeper understanding of working with shame and black identity wounding
2. To understand how shame is inextricably linked to untreated trauma from racial oppression
3. To feel more competent in addressing shame-based issues in your clinical work
4. To feel more competent in addressing shame-based issues in your clinical work

Workshop Leader

Dr Aileen Alleyne is a UKCP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and organisational consultant.  In addition to running her private practice in East Sussex and South East London, she is a visiting lecturer at several training institutions and a consultant on issues of race and cultural diversity within various workplace settings, such as the NHS, Social Services, Education and the Police Services. Her clinical research, examining black workers’ experiences in three institutional settings, makes a significant contribution to the discourse on race.  Highlighting the concept of ‘the internal oppressor’, it offers ways of deepening understanding of black psychological reactions to the negative impact of racism. Aileen is the author of several book chapters and journal papers exploring themes on black/white dynamics, shame, and identity wounding, and working with issues of Difference and Diversity in the workplace. She is currently writing her first book on Trans/ Intergenerational Trauma.

Target Audience

Practitioners in areas of counselling, psychotherapy, group work, family therapy, psychology, sociology, social work, education, teaching, youth work, pastoral care, psychiatry, mentoring, mediation.

Comments from previous participants

“Brilliant and effective introduction into an important but (often) marginalised topic and phenomenon.”
“Dr Alleyne’s warm and authoritative approach meant we were free to speak from our embodied, lived experience without fear or hesitation. Truly enlightening.”
“Tough subject delivered in thoughtful way.”
“Reaffirming, validatory and eye-opening course!”

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