Our BACP New Researcher Award winner 2021

At this year's Annual Research Conference held in May, our New Researcher Award was presented to Yasmine Clarke for her work on mixed white and black Caribbean millennials. 

Her research explores experiences from an integrative psychotherapeutic viewpoint and makes suggestions for practitioners working with this client group in clinical practice.

Using a qualitative exploration of individuals identified as ‘mixed white and black Caribbean’ (MWBC), Yasmine focuses on how MWBC millennials experience their identity. Her study identifies themes of:

  • public perception - beliefs on how their identity is perceived by others, which referred to skin tone and stereotypes
  • Caribbean heritage - their relationship with their Caribbean community and personal knowledge of their culture, which identified community connections and knowledge
  • conversations - the role conversations played in the understanding and expression of their identity

The study suggests viewing MWBC identity as more than an ethnic category and with an integrative approach.

You can read her full article as an exclusive BACP member early view in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research (CPR):

Mixed White and Black Caribbean Millennials in Britain: An Exploration of Identity


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New research

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BACP Annual Research Conference 2022

Striving for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research, practice and policy

We're now accepting submissions for our 2022 Research Conference, being held in Dundee and co-hosted by The University of Abertay.

Submissions should address the theme of equality, diversity and inclusion, either directly or indirectly. We welcome submissions from all methodological perspectives and theoretical orientations, from students, practitioners and experiences researchers.

Submission can be delivered online or in-person. We're accepting research papers, discussions (in-person only), method workshops (in-person only), lightning talks, poster presentations and symposia.

You can find out more in our Submission guidelines. You'll need to provide an abstract for blind peer review by an independent panel.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm on Monday 1 November 2021.