The BAATO network seeks to reflect the many who are committed, passionate and actively engaged in addressing, the psychological needs of Black and Asian people in Britain.

   

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BAATO Conference 2008
The BAATO Conference took place on the 16th February 2008 in North London. The speakers were Eugene Ellis (Founder of BAATO), Lennox Thomas (consultant psychotherapist at the Refugee Therapy Centre), Bernadette Hawkes (Clinical Director of the Women's Therapy Centre ) and Kevin Brazant (Consultant in developing service provision for young men and fathers).

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Eugene Ellis - Engaging Black and Asian people with thinking about their Mental Health in ways they have not done before

Eugene Ellis is an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and the founder of ‘Black and Asian Therapists Online’ (BAATO). BAATO is a network of therapists that seeks to reflect the many who are committed, passionate and actively engaged in addressing, the psychological needs of Black and Asian people in Britain. He has worked for many years as a child, adult and family therapist and currently works for Family Futures (an organisation that works with adopted and fostered children and their families) as well as working in private practice. Eugene has a special interest in facilitating a dialogue around race and culture in organisations and psychotherapy trainings.

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Bernadette Hawkes – Gun crisis in the Black community- A legacy of separation, loss and broken attachments.

Bernadette Hawkes is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and the Clinical Director of the Women's Therapy Centre . Her interests are in the areas of intercultural and forensic therapy and the use of African Caribbean literature in psychotherapy. She is the former Book Reviews Editor of the International Journal of Psychotherapy and has published several articles including Resilience, Suffering and Creativity: the Work of the Refugee Centre, Hearing the Unhearable, Speaking the Unspeakable: original wounds, trauma, and the asylum seeker.

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Lennox Thomas - ‘Getting help; what do we have to loose’

Lennox Thomas trained in child and family psychotherapy the 1970’s before training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the BAP. His career began after training in Child Care, Child Development, working in a children’s home and later in a hospital with neonates and parents. It was at this stage that he became acquainted with the work of Donald Winnicott and John Bowlby and later attended seminars with Claire Winnicott. He worked in the Probation service for many years before working as Clinical Director of Nafsiyat the intercultural therapy centre. This post had academic connections with UCL and he was Co- Director of the UCL MSc in Intercultural Psychotherapy. He is now consultant psychotherapist at the Refugee Therapy Centre. He has a small private practice and is a Training therapist and supervisor. He continues to have an interest in early childhood development and the effect of separation and loss. To this end he is a member of the Separation and Reunion forum and his recent interest is the effect of attachment separation and loss on families who fled their homelands for asylum.

   

BAATO Conference 2009 top

The BAATO Conference took place on the 25th April 2009 in North London. The speakers were Eugene Ellis (Founder of BAATO), Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga, an Integrative Transcultural Psychotherapist and author of "Black Issues in the Theraputic Process" and Uzma Durrani, a psychotherapist trainer and manager.

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