Exploring gender and gender variance with Sam Hope
The CPD day is designed to help us explore what we know and think we know about gender and gender variance, as in those people who do not fit the “gender binary”. The day looks critically at both male/female gender difference and the experiences of transgender people, which may challenge what we think we know about gender. It is person-centred in approach and does not seek to be prescriptive or absolute in its conclusions, rather to engage participants’ critical thinking on the issues involved.
The day explores:
- How we define and sometimes struggle to define, gender
- What is known and disputed about gender difference
- Our own relationship with, and understanding of, gender
- The experiences of transgender people in society and what we can learn from them.
- The experiences of other people who do not fit the “gender binary” and who may have different ways of describing themselves or their experience
- Gender-based oppression and the enforcement of gender
- A practical overview and signposting for working sensitively with transgender and gender variant clients
About Steve Tomkinson
Sam Hope is has been delivering CPD training for many years, and is a BACP accredited humanistic counsellor with a private practice on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border. Sam works and campaigns with the transgender community on awareness-raising, and identifies as being transgender and outside of the “gender binary”.