1st Edition

Intercultural Therapy Challenges, Insights and Developments

Edited By Baffour Ababio, Roland Littlewood Copyright 2019
    194 Pages
    by Routledge

    194 Pages
    by Routledge

    Intercultural Therapy: Challenges, Insights and Developments examines the impact of the work of the Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre in North London, which focused on providing free, psychodynamic therapy.

    Set up by Jafar Kareem, the centre was the first psychotherapy service with the specific task of offering psychodynamic psychotherapy to Britain’s Black and ethnic minority population. The editors of this book have invited a number of Nafsiyat therapists and colleagues to give their view on what has changed, or not changed, in regard to the integration of intercultural issues into mainstream therapy.

    Intercultural Therapy will be of interest to all psychotherapists working in multicultural practices, as well as practitioners and social workers.

    Introduction: process and development in intercultural psychotherapy

    Roland Littlewood and Baffour Ababio

    1 Intercultural therapy and neoliberalism

    Inga-Britt Krause

    2 Who’s being assessed? Post modernism and intercultural therapy assessments: a synergetic processh.

    Oye Agoro

    3 Not yet at home: an exploration of aural and verbal passing amongst African migrants in Britain

    Baffour Ababio

    4 Group psychotherapy with Turkish-speaking women at Nafsiyat: migration, gender and ethnic differences as catalysts to growth in the psychodynamic group

    Dilek Güngör

    5 Finding our voice across the Black/white divide: race issues in therapy

    Eugene Ellis

    6 Racism in the room: internal working model of the 'non-white' introject

    Deri Hughes

    7 Intercultural psychotherapy, intracultural psychotherapy, or just good psychotherapy?

    Peter Cockersell

    8 Postcolonialism and countertransference in two cases of the sexual abuse of women by doctors

    Roland Littlewood

    9 Inferiorisation: approaching a stigmatising reality in therapy

    Antony Sigalas

    10 Face to face: psychotherapy in black and white

    Charles Brown

    11 Embodied intercultural ground

    Carmen Joanne Ablack

    12 Intercultural psychoanalytic psychotherapy and generationally transmitted trauma

    Lennox K. Thomas

    13 Beyond the famil(y)ar: the construct of the self outside the dyad – intercultural therapy as an opportunity to explore the social self

    Francesca Zanatta

    14 The challenge of racism in clinical supervision

    Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga


    Baffour Ababio is a psychoanalytic intercultural psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in private practice and at the Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre, where he has also worked as head of clinical services.

    Roland Littlewood was associated with Jafar Kareem at the start of Nafsiyat and retired a few years ago as professor of psychiatry and anthropology at University College London, where he is now a research fellow.