Working with refugee people and their families (CPD27)
Develop empowering and therapeutic skills to work in a socially and politically conscious way with refugee people
This course aims to assist you to enhance your understanding and skills in the context of your own work experience with asylum seeking people and refugees.
Aims and learning objectives
Over the term, this course will offer you the opportunity to:
- explore theoretical issues pertaining to the asylum seeking/refugee experience and the dynamics involved in supporting asylum-seeking/refugee people
- develop practical skills in working with and supporting asylum-seeking/refugee people
- exchange ideas and share experiences and feelings about this work
- present and discuss specific work issues for reflection in a supportive learning community
Who is this course for?
This course is for you if you are working (or want to) work with asylum-seeking or refugee people in different capacities. You may be working in any of these roles:
- voluntary worker
- social worker
- mental health worker
- community/voluntary sector worker
- public sector worker
This course can act as continuous professional development (CPD) for practicing clinicians.
Drawing on systemic, narrative, psychodynamic and liberation psychology approaches and other theoretical frameworks this course will create a facilitative space for you to examine the complexities of the refugee experience.
You will be able to reflect on multiple levels of context, from the bodily, personal and interpersonal contexts to the family, community, wider cultural and political levels.
This course is based on the idea that everyone working with refugee people should do so in ways that are empowering and use a therapeutic dimension that is socially and politically conscious.
In addition to the module tutors, external lecturers from other institutions participate as guest lecturers.
There will be ten sessions, each lasting 1hr 30mins. The next course will run on the following dates:
|Sessions||Date||Start time||End time|
|Session 1/10||Tuesday 25 April 2023||18:00||19:30|
|Session 2/10||Tuesday 2 May 2023||18:00||19:30|
|Session 3/10||Tuesday 9 May 2023||18:00||19:30|
|Session 4/10||Tuesday 16 May 2023||18:00||19:30|
|Session 5/10||Tuesday 23 May 2023||18:00||19:30|
|Session 6/10||Tuesday 30 May 2023||18:00||19:30|
|Session 7/10||Tuesday 6June 2023||18:00||19:30|
|Session 8/10||Tuesday 13 June 2023||18:00||19:30|
|Session 9/10||Tuesday 20 June 2023||18:00||19:30|
|Session 10/10||Tuesday 27 June 2023||18:00||19:30|
This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom.
You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this test link (https://zoom.us/test) to check your set up before booking (or equivalent for teams).
You will be sent the necessary login link about a week before the course start date. Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us at CPDEvents@tavi-port.ac.uk to discuss how we can best help you.
Included in your course fee, you will receive online membership to the Tavistock’s internationally-renowned library for the duration of your course.
Our friendly and knowledgeable library team will help to support you through your specialist CPD course, whatever your level of professional or academic experience. You will have access to an extensive range of eBooks, online journals, all the relevant key databases and our specialist audio-visual collection, plus reference access to all our print books.
Our information skills trainer has made lots of material available on Moodle to help you navigate our comprehensive electronic collections. PCs and photocopiers are available for your use (charges apply for printing and copying), as well as various online resources including audio/video playlists.
Find out more on the Library website: https://tavistockandportman.ac.uk/library/
Nsimire Aimee Bisimwa
Systemic and family psychotherapist
Consultant Systemic & Family Psychotherapist
Book your place today
You can book a place at any time. You’ll receive confirmation by email, and we will be in touch approximately one week before the course starts with detailed joining instructions.