Calling for research on Race-Based Traumatic Stress

What is the study about?

My research aim is to: understand Counselling Professionals’ experiences of working with Black clients that have endured

Race Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS).

Who can Take part?

I am looking to recruit professional counsellors, including counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors from all backgrounds from the age of 21+ (white therapists included who are willing to discuss this phenomenon), with three years of experience working with diverse clients. All participants must have worked with Black clients (in their caseload) who have experienced or described the phenomena associated with Race-Based Trauma Stress.

What will I have to do?

You will be invited to an online interview lasting approximately 50-60 minutes. We will engage in a conversation where there will be questions that invite your reflections about your experience working with black clients presenting with RBTS.

By participating in this research, you will make a valuable contribution towards:

  • Gaining an understanding around perceptions of RBTS
  • Identifying the kind of knowledge and skills required when supporting clients with RBTS
  • Producing recommendations for improving support and provision for clinicians working with Black individuals who have experienced racism/RBTS

Please contact me for further information on the research and how to volunteer, please email Nomsa Sandra Wayland:

Tele: 07747884711



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