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Journey into Clinical Psychology: Discrimination and Structural Inequalities

Episode Overview

In this episode, Saiqa Naz talks about the development of the IAPT BAME Positive Practice Guide and offers a personal account of her journey through the profession, including experiences of discrimination and structural inequalities. Saiqa also discusses the benefits of good supervision.

“A lot of our therapist have been discriminated against and being denied opportunities to develop their clinical skills, or being denied opportunities to develop into leadership positions...”

About Saiqa Naz

Current Role: Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Chair of BABCPs Equality and Culture SIG

Episode Title: Journey into Clinical Psychology: Discrimination and Structural Inequalities

Episode #: Series 1: Episode 6

Saiqa Naz is a CBT therapist and trainee Clinical Psychologist. She chairs the BABCPs Equality and Culture Special Interest Group. She is co-author of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Positive Practice Guide for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and on the board of editors for the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy journals. She is also treasurer of the Borough of Rochdale Multifaith partnership. Her interests are centred around inclusion in mental health, which informs much of her work.

“I signpost people to services [mental health], and then I get to hear the feedback, and they [BAME community members] don’t want to access those services, they’re not being sensitive towards their needs...”

Social Links

Twitter - @saiqa_naz

Twitter - @BABCP_Equality


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