Video Introduction

This is a bit about the Race Based Stress and Trauma course and who we are. Note: Ignore the dates/venue mentioned as that is in reference to a previous workshop.


"This was a brilliant training event, informative and extremely helpful"
"Absolutely exceptional on every level."
" were excellent at communicating around a subject that can feel shaming for all in one way or another. They handled everything with kindness and sensitivity"
"Loved the case examples and the role plays plus can watch back on replay"

Course curriculum

    1. RBTS 0523: Part 1: Concepts & Conceptualisation

    2. RBTS 0523: Part 2: Trauma & Relationship

    3. Role Play: Race Conversation

    4. RBTS 23 0523: Part 3: Racial focusing and healing

    5. RBTS 23: Client Autonomous Empowerment

    6. RBTS 23 : Module 7: Centering Anti-Racist Practice

    7. RBTS 23 Part 4: Consolidation Exercise

    8. Slides

    9. Case Presentations

    1. Course Outline

    2. Working Agreement - MUST READ

    3. What is Race and Culture?

About this course

  • 7.5 Hours (Includes 1-hour BONUS Material)

Working with Race Based Stress & Trauma | Sat 27th May 2023 10am to 4.30pm

Sat 27th May 2023 With RECORDING

Join racial trauma experts Mamood Ahmad (UKCP Psychotherapist) & Sam Jamal (BACP Therapist) as they help you work with client experiences of racism, racial stress, racial trauma, and intergenerational racial trauma*. This training will give you a deeper understanding, expert strategies and skills you will need to help clients narrate, heal and empower from within their wounds of racial stress and trauma.


Often in psychological trainings, and even those specifically designed to treat Trauma and PTSD, the therapist can be left without the necessary knowledge and skills to work with racism, race based stress and racial trauma. The link between racism and trauma may never be made. This can leave an important factor out of therapy and consequently lead to a shortfall in the service provided, or worse, lead to negative, triggering and even harmful experiences. All this is possible even when the therapist intends ‘no harm’, so makes it essential we create a therapeutic service that is safer, more inclusive and more skillful.


The training is structured into seven units with case examples and expert strategies provided throughout. There will be opportunity to ask questions, bring your own experiences, as well as view a client roleplay.

1: Context of 'Race' Based Traum & Stress in Mental Health

2: How Racial Trauma, Intergenerational Trauma and Stress manifest within clients

3: Assessing and conceptualising Racial Stress & Trauma

4: Processing Racial & Intergenerational Trauma

5: Client autonomous empowerment: hostile environments, self-care and anti-discrimination action

6: Relationship development, maintenance and ruptures

7: Guidance on self-development: Are you ready?



Any psychological practitioner such as counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches, wellbeing practitioners and psychologists. It is also suitable for trainees. We will provide guidance on readiness to work with racial trauma during the training so you can self-assess your development.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will:

(1) Understand and be able to explain what racial stress and trauma is and be able to identify key characteristics of racial trauma and compare those with PTSD and Stress models.

(2) Be better equipped to assess and conceptualise racial trauma and stress as part of client’s overall problem presentation.

(3) Develop strategies to build the relationship, and broach racism, intersecting social identities and intergenerational trauma.

(4) Be more equipped to help the client process racial, intergenerational, and internalised forms of racial trauma.

(4) Be better prepared to help clients manage potentially unsafe environments and incorporate anti-discrimination strategies within the room as well as within service provision.

(5) Learn common mistakes therapists make in working with racial stress and racial trauma which form, often invisible barriers to the relationship and impact outcomes.

(6) Situate your learning and edge of development when working with Racial trauma and stress.

Standards of competence

This training aligns with our leading Race and Culture 2.0 standards based framework particuarly racial-cultural discrimination (link here).

Aftercare (Live only)

We have specific protocols to keep the environment as safe as possible for all and particularly for people with lived experience of racial stress and trauma. The instructors will be available between breaks and after the training for upto 30 minutes to support you.

What's included?

Access to online Recording (180 days)


Email the tutors for Q&A

About #TADF

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

*Client experiences on this day relate to People of the Global Majority (PoGM), such as people from African and Asian Diaspora as well as people of visible mixed race identities. However, concepts and theories are applicable to culturally diverse, white other, and ethnic religious groups.


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.


“This was a seamlessly run, exceptional training. I don't think that you could've done any better. I am still processing the day's contents but I know that I will be able to access the information when I am in sessions because this has happened after the previous course.(It is embodied learning.) I thought that the structure and organisation of the course material was really well thought out; the start of the course was really powerful and the way that you interwove the case study and built in the role play really helped my learning. I would enrol for a two day course specifically with TADF as I know how exceptional the training is. Thank you for an excellent but sadly much needed day. ”


“Excellent course. Good pre course prep. Liked the presenters. Loved the authenticity of trainers. Engaging material. I think you delivered a full programme you presented it in such a way that it was art he same time challenging and gentle . Worked well together informative and a variety of teaching methods.”


“I’ve taken so much learning from the course, including of course a greater awareness of race based trauma and stress through the modules. I feel I can better support my clients as a result. I am glad I have access to the recording as I feel I will need to rewatch and revisit to consolidate the learning and think the platform is a great resource.”