- Townsville 06/02/2017
- Cairns 27/02/2017
- Adelaide TBC 2017
- Canberra TBC 2017
- Darwin TBC 2017
- Gold Coast TBC 2017
- Melbourne TBC 2017
- Newcastle TBC 2017
- Perth TBC 2017
Sexual and Gender Diversity in Practice
Understanding sexual and gender diversity adds strength to your practice in queer therapy. When we explore sexual and gender diversity we also explore the unspoken social scripts and mores about sex and gender. In this workshop you will be introduced to issues faced by sexual and gender diverse clients and best-practice examples of working with these population groups. You will also explore how to make your practice diverse-friendly. This one-day workshop brings together recent research and literature on gender and sexual diversity from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It introduces participants to key concepts, issues with coming out, recent research on homophobia and mental health issues faced by non-heterosexual identified individuals. Participants will also explore the application of practice standards to enhance their practice (and practices) to become more diverse-friendly.
At the conclusion of this workshop participants will:
- Understand sexual and gender diversity;
- Articulate the impact of heteronormativity on the mental and physical health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people;
- Identify the stages of coming out;
- Locate the self in diverse-friendly practice; and
- Generate a diverse-friendly practice plan
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is aimed at the health and human services sector: GPs and other medical professionals, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Counsellors, Welfare Workers, Youth Workers. Other professionals welcome to attend.
This workshop will develop your personal practise in dealing with sexual and gender diverse people and also add to the strengths of your organisation in dealing with sexual and gender diverse individuals.
Dr Christopher Fox is an experienced psychosexual and relationship therapist with over 20 years experience in counselling and psychotherapy. Christopher is an Accredited Sexuality Educator and Researcher with the Australian Society of Sexuality Educators, Researchers and Therapists. Christopher currently runs Sex Life Therapy and lectures at the University of Sydney’s Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre in sexual health counselling. He believes a healthy and sex life is very much part of a healthy life. Everyone has the right to a fulfilling and enjoyable sex life.
Early Bird Rate $320.00
Full Rate $365.00
Early Bird Rate (SAS/AASW/ACA Members) $295.00
Full Rate (SAS/AASW/ACA Members) $320.00
This workshops has been endorsed by the Australian Counselling Association and the Australian Association of Social Workers (#AASW161201)
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