#MGConf16 London 5Jul16 #BPS: marginalisation, formulation, clinical psychology @MinoritiesGroup

Speaking at, tweeting from Minorities in Clinical Psychology Training Group's 3rd Annual Conference: 'Working with the marginalised: Formulating beyond the mainstream' 5 July 2016, British Psychological Society, Tabernacle St, London; I felt privileged to be invited, included and listened to.

  1. "We are extremely pleased to be hosting our third annual conference! For this event we are focusing our attention onto alternative ways to formulate clinically which may better serve needs which clinical psychology may have been complicit in silencing. Indeed, mainstream psychotherapy models are often criticised because they take little account of social and cultural forces and of their effect upon psychological functioning and relational processes. This is a significant limitation in terms of working in ways that are more 'culturally competent' and socio-politically informed. Many marginalised groups continue to see mainstream therapy and mental health services as irrelevant and there is an on-going need to deliver interventions and formulations that take better account of the lived experience of 'minorities', of the political and of the social realities of those who are disadvantaged. For our third annual conference, the 'Minorities Group' aims to encourage a dialogue on some of the above issues by concentrating on formulation. The day will aim to make more visible the power of social and historical contexts, their related traumas and, propose ways these may become integrated within formulations."  kc-jones.co.uk/minorities2016 
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