The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network
The tutor team have met with representatives of BAATN today and I wanted to draw your attention to their website at www.baatn.org.uk.
We're hoping to invite representatives from the organisation to visit all year groups next year. It would be really useful for all of you to do some reading over the summer.
Please do post any reflections on the forums if you'd like to.
Human Universals and Cultural Particularities
Broadcast 20/02/18 9.30am BBC Radio 4
An interesting programme looking at ways in which we encounter, or don't enounter each other...
Claudia Hammond hosts a special edition on unconscious bias - when our minds make snap judgments about other people without us even realising it. ...The whole point is that we don't even know it's happening. ...Could a greater awareness and a practical approach help to overcome this common hurdle at work?
MindEd has moved to the e-Learning for Healthcare hub at
If you're not familiar with this, it's a free programme of online training designed for professionals working with child mental health. There's a section (Counselling MindEd) designed in conjunction with BACP specifically aimed at counsellors who are working with children. If you are working with children or young people, or interested in doing so, we'd recommend you take a look.
Please let us know how you're feeling about your experiences of the course this year by filling in the feedback survey linked from your course page. Submissions close on 20th March; we'd really like to know what you think.
Remember if you've got any concerns about the course or your experience at university, you can always talk to any of your tutors.
British Association for the Person-Centred Approach are holding their bi-annual conference in Shropshire this summer.
Minutes from the last SSLC meeting are now available on the SSLC pages in the course handbook.
An interesting interview with primatologist Frans de Waal on how our own evolutionary history suggests a deep-rooted propensity, both emotional and cognitive, for feeling the emotions of others.
19 November, Coventry. Organised by local BAPCA group.
Philosopher and cultural theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah is giving the Reith lectures on the nature of identity.
Student Careers and Skills in collaboration with Wellbeing Support Services hav produced a new writing course for students who have dyslexia.
Remember that IT Services Training Team run a programme of taught courses throughout each term, so if you want to update your IT skills check out their new training programme.
The Shakespeare Hospice are running a CPD event "Personal Aspects of Attachment Theory" with Richard Bowlby on 5th November. Click here for further details and to book. Cristina Hands at the hospice has also asked if you could pass this on to anyone else who might be interested - not only counsellors.
Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world - Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.
Following a suggestion at the recent SSLC we are trialing a new Book Exchange web page
If students need help using computers, producing presentations, searching for information or any other aspect of using technology to support their studies then help is on hand...
Please give us your feedback!
Featuring keynote speeches by Professor Brian Thorne, Professor Michael Carroll and including comedy, spoken word, drama, and music....
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