Working with gender and sexual diversity: the individual and couple in transition
At a time when numbers of people who identify across a spectrum of gender and sexual diversity are increasing, this study day will examine the implications for work in the consulting room.
Consideration will be given to gender variant experience as an internal psychological process, as well as a process that has an impact on couple and family relationships, involving spouses, partners, children, parents and the wider family.
There will be a strong focus on clinical material, with thought given to how to provide a safe and containing therapeutic setting, and how to hold an adult individual or couple through a period of transition. Issues of otherness will be addressed, and how to move from a place of judgement and reaction towards understanding.
The full-day course is suitable for practitioners with considerable experience as well as those with little experience in this area who are keen to expand their thinking. Attendees are encouraged to bring clinical work for discussion.
Workshop leaders: Damian McCann, Head of Learning and Development, couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and clinical lecturer; and Linsey Blair, couple/individual psychotherapist and psychosexual therapist.
About Tavistock Relationships
Tavistock Relationships is an internationally-renowned charity for advanced practice, training and research to support couples, individuals and families.