Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity Introductory Workshop

Milan, November 24-25, 2018

This two-day workshop presented by two of Britain’s leading therapists and sexologists will provide an opportunity for behavioural and sexual health professionals to update their knowledge and practice on a wide range of issues around gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. This is a field which is moving very rapidly, and it’s our experience that therapists often feel bewildered by the range of identities, and sexual practices and relationship issues clients are presenting for help with.

We will use a mixture of experiential learning as well as more formal didactic and discussion-based learning styles.

 

Day One 

In the morning we will focus on now cultural ways of seeing gender sexuality and relationships impact our clients. After lunch, we will explore in more depth the full spectra of gender identities.

 

Day Two

In the morning, we will explore sexuality, diverse sexual practices and lifestyles (including lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual and BDSM/Kink identities) and offer some clinical guidelines for best practice.

After lunch, we will explore some of the ways people are conducting their relationships focussing in particular on ‘the new monogamy’ consensual nonmonogamies and other relationship styles.

 

Facilitators

Dr Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History, How To Understand Your Gender, Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To), Rewriting the Rules, The Psychology of Sex, and The Secrets of Enduring Love. They have also written many books for scholars and therapists on these topics, drawing on their research and therapeutic practice, including the BACP resource on gender, sexual and relationship diversity (GSRD). Websites: rewriting-the-rules.com, megjohnandjustin.com. Twitter: @megjohnbarker.

 

Dominic Davies Founder and CEO of Pink Therapy. He has worked as a psychotherapist, clinical sexologist and practice consultant for over 35 years. In 2007 he was made a Fellow of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for his “outstanding contribution to the field”. In 2015 he received the Practitioner award from the Sexualities Section of the British Psychological Society. In 2016 he was made a Fellow of the National Counselling Society. Dominic (with Charles Neal) co-edited three of the first British textbooks on working with LGBT clients published in 1996 and 2000. He has pioneered the development of Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy in the UK and Europe.

 

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