Clinical Practice with Intercultural Couples

Dr Reenee Singh

Event Details:

On Friday 25th March 2022 The Psychologists Protection Society invited Dr Reenee Singh to speak on the topic “Clinical Practice with Intercultural Couples”. This session was part of The Psychologists Protection Society’s 2022 Annual General Meeting and was held online.

Session Outline:

In this presentation, Dr Reenee Singh will start by addressing the political context(s) of Black Lives Matter and Covid-19, in which interracial/intercultural couples’ lives are embedded.  She will present an overview of systemic theoretical ideas for couples therapy, with an emphasis on those ideas, techniques and interventions that have particular salience for couples from different cultural, racial and religious backgrounds. 

She will outline the findings from a European, multi site, mixed methods study on intercultural couples.

Through the use of case vignettes and experiential exercises, Reenee will demonstrate the use of clinical interventions such as the emotion map, culturegram, cultural genogram and internalized other interviewing.  Participants will be encouraged to present cases from their own practice for discussion. 

Speaker Information:

Dr. Reenee Singh is a Consultant Family and Couples Systemic Psychotherapist, with over 25 years of clinical experience with couples, children, young people and their families. She is the Founding Director of the London Intercultural Couples Centre at the Child and Family Practice, the past Editor of the Journal of Family Therapy and the past Chief Executive of the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice in the U.K. Reenee is Visiting Professor at the University of Bergamo and Associate Faculty member at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Reenee is the author of four books and numerous academic publications in the areas of ‘race’, culture, qualitative research and intercultural couples. She presents her work at national and international conferences and teaches all over the world. You can find out more about her and her work at

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