This event is now closed for bookings, the on-demand service will be available after the event from Monday 27 November and made indefinitely as a free resource.  

This event is for trainers and training providers of counselling and psychotherapy training courses which offer guidance and support on how to apply the toolkit in practice.

What's included

BACP is a member of the Coalition for Inclusion and Anti-Oppressive Practice. It is a collaborative and cross-industry group consisting of nine organisations, who are invested in making real and positive change in Counselling and Psychotherapy training to improve diversity in the counselling and psychotherapy professions.

The current focus of the Coalition is supporting anti-oppressive and inclusive professional training as part of a greater vision to address further barriers to inclusive practice, particularly in relation to racially and ethnically minoritised communities.  

The Coalition is working together to commission and deploy toolkits which aim to support the development of skills, knowledge and understanding for delivering inclusive counselling and psychotherapy training.

The first of these toolkits ‘Race is complicated: a toolkit for psychological therapies training’ focuses on race and ethnicity. The primary objectives of this toolkit is to provide support on three areas of course provision:

  1. the institution
  2. the training programme
  3. the individual tutor

The aims of the event are to: 

  • educate and develop awareness of how the systems within training institutions can impact marginalised groups
  • inform and guide on how to apply the toolkit at an institutional level
  • provide information and guidance on how to embed anti oppressive and inclusive practice into training programmes
  • provide support and guidance on how the toolkit can help the individual trainer to embed anti-oppressive and inclusive practice into their teaching practice
  • demonstrate how the toolkit can be used as an interactive guide to develop a deeper understanding and awareness of the sensitivities of race and diversity, and how it is represented within ourselves and in clients

Included in your booking:

  • approximately 3 hours of CPD presentations
  • an on-demand service so you can catch up on the event recordings. View the content an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day 
  • CPD certificate download
  • selected presentation slides

Event programme:

This event will be delivered by two members of the coalition who are experienced counselling and psychotherapy trainers. The authors of this first toolkit, Race is complicated: a toolkit for psychological therapies training, will provide an introduction to the toolkit. The presenters will offer guidance on how to apply it in teaching practice.

The programme for the event will be segmented to mirror the structure of the toolkit i.e.

  • the institution
  • the training programme
  • the individual tutor

View the full event programme here.

Key information


Join us online on Tuesday 21 November 2023 from 9:30 am until 1.30pm.

On-demand recordings from the event will be available from Monday 27 November 2023 and available as a free resource indefinitely.

Important information

The livestream includes Artificial Intelligence (AI) created subtitles. The on-demand service will be transcribed through a reviewed process to ensure accuracy.

To book onto this event, you will need to use or create an individual membership, you will not be able to book on via your organisational membership. To create an individual membership please follow the 'add to cart' link and when it asks to log in select 'Sign up' to create an account.