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Professional Certificate in Working with Gender, Sexuality, Relationship Diverse Clients (GSRD)

A great opportunity to understand the ever increasing complex world of gender (cis, trans, non-binary), sexuality (gay, lesbian, asexual) and relationship (monogamy, polyamory etc.) diverse client groups in clinical practice

 

What are the key benefits?

 

Therapists already familiar with working with GSRD clients, this course will provide a skills refresh and insights into the most up to date research and findings applicable to professional practice. Therapists unfamiliar with GSRD complexity will benefit from a solid grounding in the what, who and how of GSRD and being to explore pathways to helping clients.

 

 

 

Special Offer

Book the full course now for just £500 (that's a saving of £160)

 

Spaces are limited. Offer will close when all places have been filled.

 

Please note that when booking the full course online the price is in Euro if you wish to pay in Pounds please call +353 1 464 2268 to make a Credit or Debit Card Payment

Course Details

Course Aims

 

Historically, training on human sexuality has focussed on issues specific to LGBTQ clients including topics like coming out, safer sexual practices and identity integration. However, this position is neither adequately inclusive nor truly representative of the diversity of gender, sexual and relationship types which present in the lives of clients. The purpose of this short course is to equip therapists with the knowledge and confidence necessary to work with clients who “do not identify as heterosexual, monogamous or cisgender ([someone] content to remain the gender they were assigned at birth)” (BPS, 2019).

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Knowledge

 

On completion of this Certificate, participants will have relevant knowledge about:

  • Introduction to gender, sexual and relationship diversity
  • ‘Normal’ versus diverse – exploring and examining our cultural, personal and social biases
  • Gender; what is it? Gender identity, expression, role and experience e.g. trans/cisgender
  • Sexuality; what is it? Identities, practices, experiences and attractions e.g. heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, asexual etc.)
  • Relationships; what is a relationship? Solo-ness, monogamy, non-monogamies, aromantics, relationship anarchy and sex work.
  • Best practice guidance on working with GSRD clients.

 

Skills


 On completion of this Certificate, participants will be familiar with the use of:

  • Self-reflection on personal values and societal/cultural mores to inform practice
  • Ways to evaluate their current practice needs with GSRD best practices guidelines
  • Current research and professional development resources in support of therapists ongoing skills and knowledge development with GSRD client populations.

 
Venue: 63 Malone Rd, Belfast, BT9 6SA

Next Start Date: TBC

Class times: 10am - 5pm


Course Content & Timetable:

Day 1: An introduction to GSRD | 30th May 2020
Day 2: Gender | 31st May 2020
Day 3: Sexuality | 6th June 2020
Day 4: Relationships | 7th June 2020
Day 5: Assessment & integration | 27th June 2020


Assessed Award:

PCI College Professional Certificate Working with Gender, Sexual, Relationship Diverse Clients (GSRD)

This course takes place over five days:  

 

Day 1: An introduction to GSRD

  • What is gender, sexual and relationship diversity?
  • Social & cultural contexts to GSRD
  • Personal values and GSRD

 

Day 2: Gender

  • Exploring Gender – What is gender?
  • Our values/assumptions as engendered beings.
  • Introducing the many elements of gender e.g. Gender Identity, terminology etc.
  • Skills practice
  • Current best practice when working with gender diversity

 

Day 3: Sexuality

  • Exploring sexual Identities, Practices/Experiences and attractions
  • Matters of consent
  • Skills practice
  • Current best practice when working with sexual diversity

           

Day 4: Relationships

  • Relationship diversity
  • Exploring ideas such as solo-ness & singledom, monogamies, secret non-monogamies, aromatic relationship styles and related terminology
  • Skills practice
  • Current best practice when working with relationship diversity

 

Day 5: Assessment & integration

  • Integration session
  • Key topics of further discussion from participants
  • Poster presentations
  • Close & signpost to additional resources




 

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