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Working Within Diversity

A Reflective Guide to Anti-Oppressive Practice in Counselling and Therapy
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In this reflective guide, Myira Khan tackles what it means to work within diversity as a therapist - to actively reflect on your own identity and experiences and how they affect the therapeutic relationships between you and your clients.

Presenting a model of anti-oppressive practice, the book examines topics such as power and privilege, cultural humility and how professionals can work to remove barriers to counselling and therapy. It focuses specifically on race, ethnicity and faith, while also considering the implications of intersectional identities.

The workbook elements of this book encourage self-reflection and the implementation of new ideas within the therapeutic process. There is an emphasis on practical application throughout the book and it will inspire readers to consider what 'working within diversity' and working cross-culturally really looks like in the therapy room itself.
  • Published: Jul 21 2023
  • Pages: 256
  • 241 x 170mm
  • ISBN: 9781839970986
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Press Reviews

  • Dr Dwight Turner - Course Leader, Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Brighton

    This reflexive text is how cultural change is engendered. Informative, practical, and accessible this excellent book forces the reader to not only observe their own prejudices and racism, but also builds in tools so that the reader can learn from these experiences as well, meaning there is much to learn from both for those within the helping professions and well as without.
  • Dr Niki Cooper. Clinical Director of Place2Be

    This is no-nonsense, plain talking clarity that both challenges and excites. Expect to reflect hard, change your mind and take action for anti-oppressive practice.
  • Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga: Author of Black Issues in the Therapeutic Process(2009) & The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice(2016)

    By engaging readers in a reflective, inclusive process the author spotlights the complexities of relational hierarchies in therapeutic contexts. This is a key text for examining components of Anti-oppressive practice, intersectionality, faith, spirituality, privilege, selfcare and competent supervision dynamics.
  • Professor Andrew Reeves, Professor in Counselling Professions and Mental Health, University of Chester

    This book is a game-changer: in supporting a move from working with, to working within diversity, Myira Khan has offered us a fundamental shift in thinking and perspective. She writes with sensitivity, encouragement, empathy and a humanity that models a way of understanding and being in therapy that truly attends to social justice. A compelling and superb text.
  • Mel Kinross, counsellor and supervisor, Therapy Today

    The way we approach diversity is changing and Khan's book is a brilliant companion for us on this journey