The purpose of these sessions is to widen your knowledge and awareness of RACE and culture as a universal aspect of self and all clients while acknowledging the centrality of concern for working effectively with clients of diverse heritage such as people of African, African-Caribbean, South Asian and East Asian descent as well as Multiracial clients.

The first session will introduce core concepts, challenges, and help you situate your own collective and intersectional position. The second session will help you begin reflecting on your own racial-cultural context, racial-cultural identity and attitudes towards the social construct of race. The third session then will then ask why core competence is essential and what it takes to be core competent while acknowledging the continuous process of learning. The core competence framework developed under the anti-discrimination foundation (#TADF) collaboration will be introduced to help situate your learning (See
Counselling professionals need to recognize that race, culture, and ethnicity are functions of each and everyone of us and not limited to “just minorities” (Derald Wing Sue)

About the presenter

Mamood Ahmad is a therapist, author, trainer and founder of the Anti-discrimination foundation (TADF). He has extensive experience of client advocacy, client perspectives of therapy, intersectional and racial-cultural client work, diversity standards, research, and race-based group work. He specialises in developing standards for training in diversity, intersectionality, and antidiscrimination practice. He holds a private practice in Binfield, Berkshire since 2014. Email: Twitter: @ahmad_mamood. Web:

The main aims of the PDD

1. To help prepare therapists for developing core competence in RACE, culture  and anti discrimination practice

By the end of the PDD, participants will be able to
1. Have a better understanding of race, culture and antidiscrimination concepts
2. Begin reflecting on their own positional power in relation to the client(s)
3. Begin reflecting on their own racial-cultural identity (self and clients)
4. Situate their individual learning and next steps
5. Understand why race and culture is a core competence
6. Signpost to resources for RACE and Culture core competence development


View the programme

This workshop is split into three 45 minute sessions and each will be followed by a live Q&A session with Mamood. The first session will begin at 9.30am and the event will finish 1.00pm with an extended Q&A session.

This PDD is relevant to

All counsellors and psychotherapists including trainees, supervisors, trainers and organisational leaders and staff.


Please book your place online. If you book, you will receive information on how to join the live event a couple of days before.

The on demand service will be available for four weeks after the event, ending on 25 April 2024.