Course curriculum

    1. Course Introduction

    2. Module 1 : Diversity, Oppression & Mental Health

    3. Module 2: Conceptualisation & Frameworks of Marginalisation

    4. Module 3: Trailer Introduction video to MMGs

    5. Module 3b: MMG Groups, Privilege & Common Themes

    6. Module 4 : Principles of Anti-Oppressive Therapy

    1. Introduction to the 12 tools : For Self-Reflection and Client Work

    2. Tool 1: Therapy Modality Reflexivity

    3. Tool 2: Considerations in Assessment

    4. Tool 3: Exploring Narratives of Difference

    5. Tool 4: Worldview (Self & Client)

    6. Tool 5 : Social Status, Power and Privilege (In Society and in the Room)

    7. Tool 6 : Discovering Cultural & Systemic Contexts

    8. Tool 7 : Building the Diverse Relationship

    9. Tool 8 : Visibility, Adaptation & Acculturation

    10. Tool 9 : Cocreated Healing : Incorporating client preferences and healing

    11. Tool 10: Marginalised Group Identity Development

    12. Tool 11 : Exploring Structural Narratives

    13. Tool 12 : Client Advocacy, Empowerment & Justice

    1. What is Race & Culture? Terms, Aspects & Labels

    2. The Language of Racial-Cultural Othering

    3. Racial-Cultural States: Relationship & Practice Implications

    4. Dynamics of the Racial-Cultural Relationship (1): Theory

    5. Dynamics of the Racial-Cultural Relationship (2): Broaching & Case Studies

    6. Working with Racial Stress & Trauma

    7. Specific Racial-Cultural Category Challenges (A to Z)

    8. Racism & Othering in the therapy room

    1. Introduction to Religion, Spirituality & Meaning

    2. Handbook of Spiritual Care In Mental Health

    3. Class Reflections

    4. Article Introducing Religion & Spirituality in Therapy

    1. Introduction to Migration, Acculturation & Citizenship

    2. Class Reflection: Migration, Acculturation and Citizenship

    1. Therapy Service Inclusion for Marginalised Groups : Simulation of Pitfalls

    2. Class Refection on All-Inclusive Practice

About this course

  • 40 lessons

Working with Difference, Diversity & Marginalisation

This course will enable students to gain awareness, knowledge, and skills for working with difference, diversity and marginalisation.

Majority Marginalised Group includes 'Race', Culture, Disability, Trans, Gender & Sexual Diversity, Religion & Spirituality, Neurodivergence, Refugees, Class & Poverty.

About #TADF

#TADF is a network of psychological practitioners who work with individuals, institutions, and training providers to embed anti-discrimination practice into their curriculum, service design, training, and organisation. 


Mamood Ahmad

TADF Instuctor

Mamood Ahmad (he/him) is a UKCP Psychotherapist and an Accredited Professional Registrant (PNCPS Acc.) of the NCPS. Mamood is a UKCP psychotherapist, trainer, author and founder of The Anti-Discrimination Foundation (TADF) which provides diversity and anti-discrimination focused consultancy and training services to training institutes and individuals. He is an expert in Anti-Discrimination practice, Trauma, Race, Culture and Intersectional Diversity. He holds a private practice in Binfield, Berkshire since 2012. He is a lifelong dedicated practitioner of Wing Chun Martial Arts. Twitter: @ahmad_mamood. Web: He holds a private practice in the village of Binfield, Berkshire.

Sam Jamal

TADF Instructor (Workshop Lead)

Sam is a BACP (MBACP) therapist, trainer, group therapist, and co-lead of The Anti-Discrimination Foundation (TADF). She specialises in working with abuse, race, culture, sexuality, trauma, relationships, and group work. She has two decades of experience working within the youth services, where she dedicated herself working with gangs, young offenders, the vulnerable, and exploited young people. She professionally qualified with a degree in person-centred counselling at the Metanoia Institute for counselling and psychotherapy.