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Trans awareness for therapists part one and part two CPD

Trans awareness for therapists part one and part two – Counselling colleague Sam Hope is running some CPD workshops on trans awareness for therapists in the early part of this year. This blog tells you a little more about the workshops and how you can book.

Trans awareness for therapists part one

Trans awareness for therapists part two

Monthly trans focussed consultation and CPD group

About Sam Hope

Paul is also a clinical supervisor, counsellor and psychotherapist with many years of experience and expertise in this area, you can learn more about Paul here on the About Paul Page and his areas of expertise on the Counselling Services Page.

If you would like to make an appointment with him please use the Contact Page or call on 07843 813 537. Paul works in Birmingham and Kingswinford, although currently due to COVID is working exclusively online and on the telephone. For more information about how counselling works and current fees please take a look at the FAQs page.

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Trans awareness for therapists


Trans awareness for therapists part one

Would you like to feel more confident and competent to work with trans and gender diverse clients? Workers can at times feel out of their depth with this topic or even unaware of how their unconscious biases may be harming trans clients. This course helps delegates get things right when trans clients cross their path.

This half day helps delegates both learn about trans people and unlearn things that may be getting in the way of supportive relationships.

From their lengthy experience working with trans and gender diverse people in a number of settings, Sam looks at not just the stereotypical trans story that we may be familiar with, but at the diversity of trans experiences and those that intersect with them.

The training covers:

  • What is sex, what is gender, and what is gender identity?
  • Culturally competent language and approaches to working with gender diversity
  • A brief understanding of trans history and global gender diversity
  • Debunking myths and stereotypes
  • Tips on best practice
  • An overview of what the research tells us

Note this course will instil basic competencies for supporting trans people around the general issues delegates are trained to work with.

Dates & Times

Saturday 11 March 2023 10am – 1pm

Wednesday 22 March 2023 1pm – 4pm

Location

Online – via Zoom

Price

Full Price: £55

Early Bird Price: £45 (available up to 6 weeks before the event)

Groups of 3 or More: £45 per person

Low wage concession: £45

How to Book

You can book this course via Eventbrite. Please click on the link or image below to book.

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Trans awareness for therapists


Trans awareness for therapists part two

Developing on the content in part one, this half day helps delegates reinforce and enhance best practice approaches to working with trans people, as well as looking specifically at trans mental health, the research, impacts and an understanding of the minority stress model.

On completion of the two courses, delegates should feel more competent to let clients know they are a safe pair of hands to work with trans clients in the therapist/workers’s specialist area.

You do not have to have done part one to enrol.

The training covers:

  • Mental health, trans people and the minority stress model
  • What trans clients feed back about helpful and unhelpful interventions
  • Examining the core elements of transphobia and cissexism
  • Understanding the current cultural context
  • What is affirmative practice? Myths and facts
  • Neurodiversity and trans people: understanding the overlap

Dates & Times

Saturday 22 April 2023 10am – 1pm

Wednesday 10 May 2023 1pm – 4pm

Location

Online – via Zoom

Price

Full Price: £55

Early Bird Price: £45 (available up to 6 weeks before the event)

Groups of 3 or More: £45 per person

Low wage concession: £45

How to Book

You can book this course via Eventbrite. Please click on the link or image below to book.

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Trans awareness for therapists


Monthly trans focussed consultation and CPD group

Sam also runs a monthly trans focussed consultation and CPD group you can read more about it on Sam’s website www.sam-hope.co.uk and in a blog on this website.

Monthly trans focussed consultation and CPD group

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About Sam Hope

Sam Hope is an experienced trainer who has been working in EDI/Anti-oppressive practice for over a decade. Sam mainly works in third sector, education and offering CPD to therapists as well as being a visiting lecturer on a number of therapist training programmes in the UK. Sam’s background is as an accredited, person-centred therapist with specialisms in trauma, anti-oppressive practice and working with diversity. Sam previously worked in education settings and organisations supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, but now works as a therapist in private practice alongside their training work. The majority of Sam’s clients are members of the queer/LGBTQA+ community, with a particular focus of their work being multiply marginalised people, including trans, disabled and neurodivergent people.

Sam’s book Person Centred Counselling for Trans and Gender Diverse People is available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Sam is trans, queer, ace and non-binary themself as well as autistic, ADHD, and mobility impaired. Sam has been actively involved in community organising and facilitation of supportive LGBTQA+ spaces as well as advocacy work and consultancy.

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