Intercultural Couples: Clinical Considerations


Intercultural, interracial and interfaith couples are on the rise in Europe, and all over the world. In this talk, I will provide a theoretical and research overview on intercultural couples, drawing on the findings from a multi-site, pan European research study. I will discuss themes and processes that are salient in intercultural couples, with a particular focus on the role of language and communication in transgenerational trauma. Through the use of case vignettes and recorded extracts from clinical practice, I will highlight a few clinical interventions. There will be time for questions and discussion.


Dr. Reenee Singh


Dr. Reenee Singh is a Consultant Family and Couples Systemic Psychotherapist, currently working at the Child and Family Practice, where she is a director and Founding Director of the London Intercultural Couples Centre. Reenee is the former CEO of the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) in the UK and former Editor of the Journal of Family Therapy. Reenee is the author of four books and numerous academic articles on 'race', culture, intercultural couples and qualitative research. Reenee presents her work at national and international conferences and teaches all over the world.


Dr. Reenee Singh