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Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga

Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga is a Published Writer/Poet and Integrative Transcultural Psychotherapist, Lecturer, trainer and supervisor. She is also a Reiki master. Isha taught for twenty six years and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has published several papers from her Doctoral study on the process of understanding ‘black issues’ in counsellor training and practice, chapters in Working Interculturally in Counselling Settings [2002] The Handbook of Transcultural Counselling and Psychotherapy [2011] and Training for Multi-cultural Therapy (2014) Isha has worked in mental health, with women impacted by violence in relationships and as a student counsellor. Her approach facilitates dialogue and exploration of oppression, internalised oppression, stereotyping and power relationships. She is particularly interested in the dichotomy of racism and homophobia and the use of transformation ritual in the process of healing. She facilitates transcultural supervision and has created a series of workshops supporting her book Black Issues in the Therapeutic Process. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers [2009]. Isha is now working on another book.

Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga

Past and present Confer events
Psychotherapeutic Work with Intergenerational Trauma
Online module

The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation
Online module

Distress or Disease?
Traumatic roots and treatment implications for black people within the UK mental health system

Saturday 3 October 2015

Psychotherapeutic Insights into Resolving Intergenerational Trauma
31 May and 1 June 2014

Autumn Seminar Series - Rupture and Repair
Monday evenings from 24 September to 10 December 2012

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