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Race, Culture, Diversity & Anti-Discrimination Practice 2.0 Core Competence (60-Hour)

A PROVEN... Standards based Core Competency training for Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists & Psychological Practitioners





Day 1: Working with Cultural & Structural Competence - Sat 28th Jan 23

Day 2: Anti-Oppressive Practice in Therapy - Sat Feb 25th

Day 3 (Min Half-Day): Case and Peer Client Supervision Exercise - Cohort Led March Time - Meet to discuss case examples/client work

Day 4: Embedding Difference, Diversity, and Marginalisation in Practice - Sat April 29th

Day 5: Working with Race-Based Trauma and Stress - Sat May 27th

Day 6: Race Process group - Sat June 24th - Inc. White/PGM/Mixed Spaces

Optional: Case Study & Panel Assessment (Needed for Assessed Status)

Supported by OnDemand Video Lessons



 Dear colleagues and friends,

Last year we were thrilled by the turnout to our core competence training on Race, Culture, Diversity and Anti-Discrimination Practice. Since that time, we have listened, learnt, and refined the training to produce a compact 60-hour Live Workshop centered foundational course we can be proud of. This course has been designed for individual psychological practitioners – such as psychologists, IAPT therapists, counsellors, and psychotherapists – and is available to training institutes who wish to integrate it within their core training (please enquire for options).

 The TADF Race and Culture 2.0 training model is inclusive of all clients. We acknowledge aspects such as social-cultural factors, social identities, racial-cultural discrimination, cross-cultural/racial relationships, group trauma, racial-cultural identity, migration, acculturation, cultural conflicts, and meaning, whether spiritual or not. These are psychologically relevant to ALL, including White identities.

By committing and challenging yourself to do this work, you will be contributing to providing equality in psychological service* and closing the disparities in mental health outcomes for Diverse groups including People of the Global Majority** (PGM), Multi-Racial, Diverse Cultural Groups, White Other ethnicities and migrants*.

 We work to create an anti-blame/shame learning environment. Our ethos is relational, process-driven, and reflective. We will endeavour to provide affordability options for all. 

 If you have any questions, please contact. We look forward to welcoming you to our training and community soon.


Mamood (UKCP Psych.) & Sam (MBACP Reg.)
* Such as Mercer (2018), NHS Race & Health Observatory...
**PGM Such as people of African, African-Caribbean, South Asian, East Asian, Middle Eastern & Latin descent




Enquiries & Bookings: 01344 723151
Twitter: @tadffocus

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OnDemand Course curriculum

    1. Welcome from the Instructors

    2. Introduction to the Course

    3. Navigating & Attending Live sessions

    4. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    5. What is Race and Culture? Concepts, Aspects & Labels

    6. Embedding Race & Culture within Self and in Practice: What it takes to be Core Competent?

    7. Slides: The Therapists Path of Embedding Race & Culture within Self & Practice

    1. Joining Instructions | Working Agreement

    2. Latest Workshop Dates

    3. Part 5: Working with Race & Culture

    1. Exploring Racial-Cultural Othering, Racial Discrimination and Antidiscrimination Practice

    2. Understanding Racial-Cultural and Intersecting Privilege

    3. Part-1 Self-Assessed Quiz

    1. Understanding Racial-Cultural Development Processes

    2. Getting to know Cultural Contexts

    3. Exploring Racial-Cultural Stories

    4. Part 2 Self-Assessed Quiz

    1. Racial-Cultural States: Relationship & Practice Implications

    2. Exploring the Pre-relationship

    3. Client Beginnings and Assessment

    4. Understanding Communication Approaches

    5. The Language of Racial-Cultural Othering

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

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

    8. Endings: Racial-Cultural Way

    9. Part 3 Self-Assessed Quiz

    1. Theory, Definition & Concepts

    2. Beginning Analysis

    3. Therapeutic Practice

    4. Institutional & Social Allyship

    5. Part 4 Self-Assessed Quiz

About this course

  • 9 x £55.00
  • 60 Hours Total
  • 2 Hours Self-Assessment
  • CPD Certificate


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Pricing options

You can pay one off or monthly. Please contact if affordability is an issue.

What to expect when you enrol

This training is based on a ‘flipped’ training model where workshops (5 days Live + Peer Group Work) focus on discussions, exercises, skills and reflective practice, while foundational knowledge is acquired through self-directed online video lessons. There is no RUSH or TIME limit to complete them. For EACH PART we suggest you…

  • View each of the recordings

  • Make a note of your reflections and questions

  • Take the repeatable multiple choice self-assessment to check you've taken in the subject matter (answers provided)

  • Repeat live workshops through replay or next cohort if missed.

About the course

This Race, Culture and Anti-discriminatory practice core competence training is for ALL trainees and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and psychological professionals. It is based on racial and cultural development theory, client experiences, research and experiential learning, as well as a specific training approach refined over 12-months of delivery. The Introduction Parts 1 & 2 have been quality checked by the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

The training is self-certified as being compliant. and therefore includes awareness, knowledge and skills, according to the following standards:

Race, culture and antidiscrimination core competence framework for therapists (TADF)

BAME Positive Practice Guide (BABCP) including IAPT

Develop foundational knowledge and skills applicable to ALL therapists and clients including

Racial-Cultural Identity

Developing Racial-Cultural Relationships

Racial-Cultural Discrimination

Racial Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma

Cultural Contexts, Personal Worldviews and Acculturation Conflicts

Anti-Discrimination Practice

Migration & Citizenship 

Faith, Spirituality, Healing and Meaning (Awareness)


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.

Mamood Ahmad

TADF Instuctor

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.

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TADF Affiliate Instructor

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Here is what our attendees are saying

“I thoroughly recommend this course to every therapist. I think it should be mandatory on our training journey and I am ever so happy and relieved that I have found it before I qualify. Sam and Mamood showed great care, professionalism and deep understanding of past, present and future of othering. They provided us with a safe and welcoming space to be authentic, to meet in our differences and to find the courage to look honestly at our personal biases and systemic assumptions too. They provided us with a vast amount of precious theory and finally with really good, practical suggestions on how to implement those learnings in our practice. ”

Sylwia Korsak

“I have learned a little more humility as regards how I come across as a white therapist. I really valued the feedback both yourself and Sam offered me about working with Black, Brown and clients of Colour. I need to watch for coming across as ‘a bit holier than thou’!….when attempting to own my whiteness. I learned more about the importance of sensitivity when bringing up racial differences and racism….. that there isn’t a right way necessarily…. but that openness and willingness to learn is key.”


“I appreciated the way the content was delivered and emerged in a timely and relevant way to meet the needs of the group. I also appreciated Mamood’s input was kept to a sensitive minimum, guiding direction without directing the discussion. This was a life changing course for me which enabled me to really and honestly address issues that I have avoided albeit unconsciously”

Jan Baker, Chair of Membership Services Committee UKATA

“The training was a brilliant experience. It was informative, insightful, and hugely valuable – both personally and professionally. I would most definitely recommend it to other therapists. ”

Emily McArthur

“The course was amazing. I have become more aware of my learnt internal racism and am finally tuning in to what affects those of diverse heritage. I am losing friends as a result but I am comfortable with that. My white goggles are coming off finally. I do have much more learning to do ”

Janice M

“I have developed more confidence in challenging my white colleagues, for example if they are expressing their colour-blindness or possibly not seeing the bigger picture (e.g. systemic racism ). The reality of being white and privileged is dawning on me much more and it feels like a painful and necessary shift. ”



  • What does the course consist of?

    It consists of six parts. Each part consists of an online workshop (2hrs 15mins) and accompanying video lessons you view. It is recommended you view the video lessons prior to attending a workshop e.g., complete part-2 videos prior to attending the workshop for part-2. You have a whole 12 months to complete the workshops as they are repeated over the year with different time/day options (see below). If you need beyond 12-month we will try to accommodate. Note: Saturday sessions are usually half or full days where we cover 2 or 3 parts in one day. We hope to have BONUS workshops throughout the year too.

  • When are the Live sessions?

    Live workshops usually rotate between Workshops 1-6: Wednesday 6.30PM most weeks, followed by Workshops 1-6: Friday 2PM most weeks, then back to a Wednesday 6.30pm again for the next run. We will also offer a weekend sequence instead (Saturday 10am ). You do not need to attend all the workshops in one sequence. For example, you could attend workshop 4 & 6 Wednesdays, 5&2 on Fridays, 1 on a weekend, 3 on Wednesday again over 6 months. Of course, you could do them all in one sequence e.g., Wednesday 6.30PM over a short period of time. If you have a particular time/day need please contact us and we may be able to accommodate. Also remember you have 12 months so no rush. The latest workshop schedule can be found in the "Live Sessions" section of the eLearning system.

  • Do I have to follow the workshops in a particular order?

    No. Workshops can be attended in any order ( part 1-6 numbers are arbitrary e.g. you can start on 5, then 2, then 1 etc. ) but it is highly recommended you view the Introduction videos lessons first (as well as the parts accompanying video lesson). If you wish to repeat a workshop just let us know and we will try to accommodate.

  • What form does the self-assessment take?

    For each part there are a random range of multichoice questions. You can repeat the questions as much as you like. Explanations for answers is provided.

  • Is this training suitable for trainee psychological practitioners e.g. trainee counsellors?

    Yes, this training is designed to fill a gap within initial trainings. We have a number of training providers who are integrating this modular course into their curriculum.

  • What if I am not satisfied with the course?

    We want you to be happy with your purchase. You are entitled to a 14 day money back guarantee.

  • Can I do the workshops prior to viewing the lesson recordings?

    Yes. You can if you wish go to a workshop without viewing the recordings. We summarise the main points while the focus is on the reflective experience.

  • Why is the training spaced out over weeks?

    Based on experience people typically need space to learn, absorb, reflect and apply learnings. This is why we allow for a longer process of up to 12 months which mirrors a life long learning ethos. If you need more than 12 months let us know and we will try to accomodate.

  • When do you have coaching / Q&A time?

    You can attend any workshop as time is allocated at the beginning for Q&A. We also allow time after session for smaller or 1 to 1 interaction with attendees. If you need further support you may email us.

Course Description

The training consists of six part workshops with accompanying video lessons. Prior to beginning there will be an orientation recording explaining how it evolved, its theoretical tenets, methodology, curriculum, further development options, and how to use the TADF learning portal.

Part 1: Racial-Cultural Concepts, Otherness & Privilege

The challenge of embedding Race and Culture in therapy 

“If you can’t see me through my race and culture then you don’t see me. And if you don’t see me then you don’t see how I see you.” ~ Unknown

This session will orient you to the core tenets and journey of becoming a race and culture-aware therapist, and ask both individually and collectively: what will you need to do to “see” clients who are racially and/or culturally diverse or similar to you in your therapeutic practice?

We will explore the contextual themes which shape racial-cultural “otherness” such as power relations, systemic and indirect discrimination,  the possible meaning(s) of racial-cultural dialogue, privilege, and lived-in experiences for client groups whose house is structured differently or similarly to your own with its own epistemological frame of reference.

Part 2: Racial-Cultural Identity & Cultural Contexts

"Everyone holds race and culture."

In this session you will explore your individual and group(s) racial and cultural identity, and your relationship with it. What ancestral and collective events, trauma, and culture shaped your personal identity? And on the other side what is the meaning of your groups race and culture? How do you see yourself and how do others see you? And do you continue to have identity and belonging conflicts because of it?

This will help compare and contrast your individual racial-cultural identity development as the training progresses and importantly to recognise race and culture as a universal aspect of the self. We will also integrate these ideas by exploring its links to psychosocial, acculturation and racial-cultural identity development theories.

Part 3: Building and maintaining the Racial-Cultural relationship

In this session we turn to the work in the room and ask how we can work effectively where clients similar or different worldview and have lived experiences of racial-cultural otherness, racism and intersecting discrimination.

This workshop focuses on the central challenge of establishing and maintaining the therapeutic relationship. We will reflect on case studies from the perspectives of therapists, clients, supervisees and trainees, as well as your own experiences in practice. We will uncover the potentially damaging nature of unconscious racial-cultural bias and how it is revealed through everyday verbal and non-verbal language. We will look at racial dialogue, themes of relational process, as well as racial-cultural ruptures and repair.

Part 4: Anti-Discrimination and Anti-oppressive advocacy in practice 

 “Advocacy is the ‘big E’ – empathy for your diverse clients” ~ m.a.

How do you advocate for groups that have faced discrimination on a mass scale? In this workshop we make the case for social and institutional advocacy as a way of embodying an anti-discriminatory attitude and how work inside and outside the room is an important part of developing trust with your diverse clients. This session explores actions, both micro and macro, which could help end racial discrimination but also help you become more attuned to the realities of everyday racism. We will also consider professional ethics of social advocacy and reflect on developing an individual personal call-to-action plan.

Part 5: Working with Race and Culture

This part focuses on working with each client’s race process including race and cultural identity, migration challenges, responding relative to clients worldview, cultural conflicts, spirituality & faith, and healing. Ethical best practice, assessment considerations, theory, and interventions are described and contextualised in supporting clients. Our very own racial-cultural development self-development model will be introduced and how it can be used to understand the client-therapist relationship, your self-development, racial-cultural identity development and impact of relational differences due to levels of race awareness.

Part 6: Working with Racial Trauma and Racial-Cultural Discrimination

In this section we focus on working with racial trauma, racial-cultural discrimination, client empowerment strategies, and racial-cultural discomfort expressed in the room. We will look at racial dialogue and how to work with a range of emotions such as anxiety, anger, shame and guilt.

Throughout these sessions everyone will reflect on their own process, what has been learnt, including bias, and how they wish to continue developing. There will also be an opportunity to reflect on your own racial development and how it has changed since beginning this training programme. Options for further development are highlighted.

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