Saiqa Naz is a CBT therapist and the President of the British Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Ms. Naz has previously worked as a Low Intensity CBT worker and is now completing her clinical psychology training. Prior to this, Ms. Naz worked in Sheffield’s Specialist Psychotherapy Service. She is also the previous Chair of BABCP’s Equality and Culture Special Interest Group. Ms. Naz is on the board of editors for The Cognitive Behavior Therapist and Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies Journals.

Ms. Naz is co-author of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Positive Practice guide. This guide was developed to reduce ethnic health inequalities in primary care mental health services in England. Ms. Naz has facilitated workshops for psychological therapies professionals both within and outside of IAPT on developing cultural competence.

Ms. Naz’s interests lie in community outreach and public engagement work to help bridge the gap between CBT and diverse communities.