What is the British South Asian therapist experience of power dynamics when working with white clients in a white majority society
I am looking for therapists from a Humanistic modality, of South Asian heritage, and working with white clients. You would need to be in personal therapy or with access to a clinical supervisor. I will offer a debrief session to support you to process anything that may have emerged during the interview.
The information we get from this study may help the therapeutic community to understand the experiences of South Asian therapists working with white clients. For you as the participant, communicating your own process and understanding of power in these relationships could further develop your self-awareness. Therapists from other backgrounds may also be interested in these findings to open everyone’s eyes to the myriad lived experiences that exist.
The project has been approved by the Metanoia Institute Research Ethics Committee (MREC) who reviewed the study.
The 1-2 hour semi structured interviews will take place via Zoom on a mutually agreed date and time in December. The interview would be recorded, and I would transcribe it to ensure confidentiality. I will use short verbatim quotes in my dissertation, but you will not be named, and I will make sure that you cannot be identified from what I write.
I am a trainee psychotherapist currently studying for an MSc in Person-Centred Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute. I am a British-born woman of Bengali heritage and most of the clients I have worked with have been white leading me to wonder whether my experience requires documenting considering the amount of literature that exists about white therapists working with minority clients.
If you would be interested in taking part in this research, please email me at email@example.com.