A new online DDP Interest Group is starting this October for self-identified Black, Asian and Global Majority DDP community members.
Sawubona will be run by Anthea Benjamin and Jacqueline Lynch, both Practitioners in DDP. Anthea is a UKCP and BACP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, Group Analyst, Supervisor and Organisational Consultant, and Jacqueline a Clinical Psychologist and director and registered manager for Chrysalis Associates, Yorkshire, and member of the DDPI Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee and the DDP Worldwide board working group.
The first meeting will be held over Zoom on Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 3:30pm-5pm. This is a free event supported by DDP Connects UK and is open to anyone with DDP Level One and above.
“Sawubona is a Zulu Tribe greeting meaning I see you; We see you, you are important to me, and I value you, and I allow myself to discover your needs. I allow myself to discover all your fears and accept you for what you are.
This is a Special Interest Group (SIG) for self-identified Black, Asian and Global Majority DDP community members, who may just be starting on your journey or feel that you are somewhere along the path. The SIG will focus on race, culture and ethnicity within DDP work, exploring how best to integrate working with these issues to best help your clients.
It is also an opportunity to explore how each of us integrate working as a therapist within a majority white space, and this will be a personal journey in helping each of us as we focus on racial trauma, marginalisation and projective processes supporting each of us to step into this as our whole selves.”