Workshop 8 within the IAHIP Schedule of Workshops
Date: Saturday 6th December 2014 – 10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.
Venue: IAHIP Office, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Facilitator: Anita Furlong
Working with LGBTQ Clients
Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning Clients
This workshop is aimed toward counsellors and psychotherapists who work with LGBTQ clients yet have received little or no training in working in this area and would like to improve their knowledge. This workshop with outline core knowledge, competencies and guidelines which should be understood when working with LGBTQ clients, with an emphasis on developing awareness of values and beliefs, both our own and society’s.
The workshop will include the following in “Setting the Scene”:
Looking at attitudes, beliefs and awareness; Homosexuality, gender variance and the mental health professions, an uneasy relationship; The social context in Ireland; Minority Stress; Gender variance
Facilitator: Anita Furlong BA Counselling & Psychotherapy
Anita Furlong is a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice and also works as an Employee Assistance Professional. Anita is a volunteer counsellor for a local LGBT organisation. Anita is pre-accredited with IACP and accredited with the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. Anita’s interest in work with LGBTQ clients arose during training when it became obvious that little or no training was provided in this area. Yet trainee counsellors were expected to work with LGBTQ clients with unexamined or ignored attitudes, assumptions and belief systems. Anita travelled to the UK and Sweden to receive training on working with Gender and Sexual Diversity clients and continues this training by inviting trainers to present on this subject in Ireland. Anita has developed workshops for counsellors who wish to work in this area and also co-presented with Dominic Davies FBACP, of Pink Therapy, London.
|Fees: €70.00||IAHIP Accredited Members andPre-Accredited Associates||Payable to IAHIP|
|Fees: €90.00||Qualified Psychotherapists of other Professional Organisations/Bodies||Payable to IAHIP|
|Fees: €50.00||Psychotherapy Students||Payable to IAHIP|
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Send to: Workshop Group, IAHIP, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin