Venue: ONLINE via Zoom.
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Joining details will be sent to all delegates on Thursday 24th June after bookings close. Please note that by booking a ticket for this workshop, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions for Zoom events, so please read through them carefully before making your purchase.
Please note that there will be no catch up or recording of this workshop.
Schedule: 10am to 4.30pm.
Standard Ticket Price – £95
Available until 11am on Thursday 24th June when bookings close. Pick this ticket if you can afford to pay this, or if all the discounted tickets have been sold.
Discounted Ticket Price – £80
Available until Saturday 5th June, subject to limited availability. Pick this ticket if you are on a reduced income or a student counsellor/psychotherapist. Proof of student or recent graduate status required.
Bookings must be paid for either via Paypal, Credit/debit card (via Paypal, no Paypal account required), or bank transfer. All payments via bank transfer must be made by 11am on Thursday 24th June to secure your place!
All delegates will be supplied with a CPD Certificate. This will be sent automatically to all delegates AFTER the conference takes place.
This interactive and experiential workshop with popular self-help author and sex/gender expert Meg-John Barker prepares you to work with clients across the range of gender, sexual and relationship diversity. The workshop takes you through their BACP resource on Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity (GSRD) (Barker, 2017), drawing also on their book: Sexuality and Gender for Mental Health Professionals (Richards & Barker, 2013).
Through the day you will be encouraged to reflect upon your own ideas and assumptions about GSRD, and those implicit in your therapeutic approaches. We will also consider various ways of understanding GSRD, and their implications for therapy across client groups. Specifically we will focus on the issues which can be faced by those who fit into normative genders, sexualities and relationship structures, as well as for those who are positioned outside the norm.
We will address the main client groups of which professionals should have a working knowledge – which may be less familiar at present – covering key language and practices (all questions will be welcome!) You will have the opportunity to explore your own experiences of working with clients across GSRD and to discuss case material through the day.