Gender, sexual, and relationship diversity for therapists and other practitioners
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, and relationship diversity (GSRD) (Barker, 2017), drawing also on their book 'Sexuality and Gender for Mental Health Professionals' (Richards and 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.
The course fee includes a sandwich lunch.
Please contact www.swacp.co.uk for all enquiries about the training and to make a booking.
SWACP contact number - 07746 347 617.
About Richard Absalom
Meg-John Barker is an author, speaker, consultant, and activist-academic. They have written a number of anti self-help books on the topics of relationships, sex, and gender. They are the writer of the relationships book and blog Rewriting the Rules, and they have a podcast with sex educator Justin Hancock.