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Overcoming Everyday Racism, with Susan Cousins

Susan Cousins will talk about the psychological impact of racism and discrimination on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, and offer steps to improve wellbeing. She will discuss definitions of race, racism and other commonly used terms, such as microaggressions, and evaluate the effect of definitions used to describe BAME people. As in her book, she will cover self-acceptance, personal growth, purpose in life, positive relations with others, environmental mastery, autonomy – and include examples and creative exercises.

Susan is the author of Overcoming Everyday Racism: Building Resilience and Wellbeing in the Face of Discrimination and Microaggressions, which was written for use as a tool within counselling and therapeutic settings as well as for individuals to use as a self-help tool. Each category provides a framework for thinking about how to manage everyday racism, live with more resilience, and thrive.

There’s an interview with Susan here: https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-32/december-2019/we-need-support-our-diverse-population, which includes material on her own background in India.

Copies of her book are available from our webshop.

This is a free online event. Register via Eventbrite