Equality & Culture Special Interest Group

Equality & Culture Special Interest Group

This special interest group is open to all BABCP members who would like to be part of a network passionate about putting equity at the forefront. We continually encourage and support our members with sharing their experiences, from writing about cultural adaptations to CBT and developments in services to reduce health inequalities. The SIG committee hold difference experiences and bring a breadth of knowledge and personal experiences to their roles. 


  • To promote equality, cultural competence and diversity in CBT practice, training and research
  • Provide a forum where issues of equality, cultural competence and diversity can be discussed and explored in a safe environment
  • Facilitate spaces where members can bring up issues of racism, discrimination within teams, services and clinical practice
  • Organise training focused on raising the standards of culturally competent CBT delivery
  • Support BABCP members to develop and share best practice for working with service users from different cultural or social backgrounds; development of CBT practice and training in Low and Middle Income Countries; development of cross-cultural models of CBT practice and training
  • Increase understanding of the barriers to services and promote equal access


Role Name
Chair Leila Lawton
Co-chair Shah Alam
Secretary Daniela Zigova
Treasurer Ranjeet Griffiths

Our new SIG committee have now been able to introduce themselves. You can meet them on this short video here.



Contact the Equality & Culture Special Interest Group by emailing equality-sig@babcp.com

BABCP members can join the Equality & Culture SIG here (login required)


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