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Online Training from Sam Hope – Queer & Quirky: neurodivergence in LGBTQA+ People

Online Training from Sam Hope – Queer & Quirky: neurodivergence in LGBTQA+ People – A colleague of mine, Sam Hope, is now offering the following course below as an online course. You can complete it at your own pace. It has over 3 hours of videos and is suitable CPD for therapists and anyone who would like to know more about neurodiversity and LGBTQA+ people. It is normally £30 but Sam is offering an introductory price of £20 for 6 weeks from the launch of the course.

If you are interested please read on or click on the links below. This course can be booked on eventbrite.

Queer and Quirky: neurodivergence in LGBTQA+ people Online Course

The overlap between trans and autistic people is more commonly known about, however it is less widely discussed that there are a range of neurodivergence overlaps with the whole LGBTQA+ community.

This session explores the impacts of living at the intersections of neurodivergent and queer identities and gives delegates a framework for thinking about individuals and their experiences holistically rather than breaking them down into separate silos of identity, or looking for causation narratives.

With a focus on mental health impacts and minority stress, this session is particularly relevant to anyone working with LGBTQA+ people where mental health is a factor, such as therapists and support workers. However, the session will be useful and informative to anyone with an interest in the subject.

This course is suited to therapists and adjacent professionals, including those who hold LGBTQA+ and/or neurodivergent identities themselves. The trainer is person-centred, but the content is valid for all modalities.

The training covers:

  • Pathology or identity? The lens through which we view experiences
  • What we know and don’t yet know about this overlap
  • Hypermobility and other physical quirks: some co-occurring physical conditions
  • The misuse of autism diagnosis, past and present, to undermine LGBTQA+ identity
  • How neurodivergence might complicate LGBTQA+ experiences and vice versa
  • Diagnoses: benefits, barriers, and other ways of thinking about neurodivergence
  • Mental health, harm, trauma and minority stress risk factors

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