Working Alongside Trans, Non-binary & Gender Questioning Clients
This half day workshop is an interactive opportunity to explore and learn how you might better work alongside clients who are transgender, gender expansive, questioning their gender and/or non binary and, where appropriate, their partners/families. We will explore the basics of language and the social, legal and medical systems that surround and support these clients, and better understand what therapeutic work can be undertaken in this context. The morning will also provide the opportunity to develop confidence in having conversations about gender and its intersections.
- Understanding sex, gender and sexuality and how they impact on the family life cycle
- Explore appropriate use of language and labels, how they change within contexts
- Social and medical transition for trans people
- Understand the current contexts for and pressures within therapy with trans, nonbinary and gender expansive clients
- Feel more confident in engaging with conversations about gender, identity and relationships in therapy
The workshop will be facilitated by: Amanda Middleton
Provisional Date Friday 17th February 2023 9:30am – 1:30pm (TBC)
Venue The workshop will take place online using the Zoom platform.
Certificate Each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance to support their continuing professional development.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you have as we are always delighted to discuss your needs. We very much look forward to welcoming you to the workshop.
Amanda Middleton is a white, queer, antipodean Systemic Psychotherapist and Supervisor. She has been a passionate fighter for putting queer lives at the centre of knowledge-making for more than 20 years. Initially qualifying as a Psychologist in Australia and then a Systemic Psychotherapist in the UK, Amanda has specialised in working with LGBTQI+ people, families, and relationships. Her clinical home is The Pink Practice, and she also delivers training and supervision for therapists and counsellors at Gendered Intelligence. A keen educator and supervisor, Amanda offers lectures, workshops, and supervision groups on qualifying level trainings across the UK and in NHS mental health trusts. Her favourite things from 2022 are vegan ice cream and the disruptive potential of joy.