The Child and Family Practice will be holding the launch of the London Intercultural Couples Centre at 6 to 8 pm on May 16th 2016.

The LICC offers a new focus in the capital for research-led clinical services for families whose members hail from different cultural backgrounds.

The Centre will offer couples therapy, family therapy and mediation for intercultural couples and dual heritage families. It will also offer mediation to couples who are in the process of separating and divorcing and prenuptial sessions for couples from different faith/cultural backgrounds.

The co-directors of the Centre are Professor Janet Reibstein, couple and family systemic Psychotherapist and Adrian Clarke, psychotherapist, family mediator and director of the Child and Family Practice.

The launch of the new Centre will be marked by two talks from our esteemed guest speakers.

Our first guest speaker is the sociologist, psychologist and philosopher Professor Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg who is the author of many books and papers on the theme of ‘world families’ in a globalized society including the best-selling ‘Distant Love’ and the ‘Global Chaos of Love’ (both co-authored with her late husband Professor Ulrich Beck.

Our second speaker is Dr. Barry Mason, former Director of the Institute of Family Therapy, and co-editor of ‘Exploring the Unsaid: creativity, risks and dilemmas in working cross culturally’. Dr. Mason has been involved with the training of systemic therapists and practitioners since 1983 as well as developing post-qualifying training programs in supervision and criteria for the registration of supervisors and supervision courses in the UK.

The talks will be followed by an introduction to the work of the centre from the Director Dr Reenee Singh who will talk about the centre’s research program and services which have been designed to help London’s burgeoning population of global families and couples meet the complex challenges of living in our 21st century global city.

Ample time will be given for Q&A and discussion during the proceedings.

The talks will be followed by a drinks reception from 7 pm and the event is scheduled to end at 8pm.

If you would like to attend, we would be extremely grateful if you could RSVP

Supplementary information about the Centre

In addition to offering clinical services and conducting primary research into inter-cultural families and relationships, the centre will offer Intercultural therapy training for professionals and media consultation on intercultural relationship issues.

For those whose first language is not English, please note that we are skilled in the use of interpreters so that our services are as accessible as possible. 

For more information about the Child and Family Practice please visit:

For more information about Professor Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim please visit

For more information about Dr Reenee Singh please visit

The launch will take place at the Child and Family Practice 60 Bloomsbury Street,LondonWC1B 3QU. Telephone: 0207 034 2690

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