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CBT: A culturally inclusive approach

Presented by Dr Shah Alam

About the event

This Masterclass webinar will be hosted on Zoom. The webinar will be recorded and will be made available for 30 days after the event to delegates who have registered. You can choose to attend on the day, watch later or both. 

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 1.5 hours CPD (live attendance only). 

Registration closes - Midday Tuesday 29th November. Places are limited though so book early to avoid disappointment.


A ‘one-size-fits-all’ cannot be used when supporting individuals from racially minoritized communities, we must be flexible and adapt our way of working to better support people. Baker (2018) highlights figures from IAPT data where people identifying as White were more likely ‘recover’ and to see an improvement compared to other ethnicities. Shah Alam’s own research with the Bangladeshi community also highlights how there are different ways in how mental health is constructed, different coping resources and existing barriers to individuals accessing the best support they can.


  • Highlight the needs of racially minoritized communities

  • Use a case study to for assessment, formulation, and therapy considerations

  • Focus on the need to discuss culture, ethnicity and religion in sessions, supervision & teams

  • Share ideas on flexible ways of working

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what barriers may exist for people from racially minoritized communities

  • Flexible ways to incorporate culture, ethnicity and religion within therapy

  • How to have conversations about diversity and difference

About the presenter(s)

Dr Shah Alam is a Bangladeshi British Male Clinical Psychologist, BABCP accredited CBT therapist and visiting lecturer from East London. He is currently the co-chair of the BABCP Equality and Culture Special Interest Group (SIG), where practitioners consider how to better support racially minoritized communities within CBT practice. Shah has presented his research at the 2022 BABCP conference in London and developed a short video with the BBC, highlighting the needs of the Bangladeshi community.

Shah has previously worked in IAPT settings as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) and CBT therapist within diverse boroughs around London. He has also worked with children and young people in a Paediatric setting and currently works with adults in the community of Hackney (East London), supporting people with experiences of trauma and emotional dysregulation. Separate to his clinical work, Shah has also created an initiative to support South Asian Male aspiring, trainee and qualified therapists / Psychologists and under UCL he co-ordinates the Valued Voices Mentoring scheme, which looks to support racially minoritized aspiring Clinical Psychologists.


1 Dec 2022
20.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
30.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member
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