Friday, July 22, 2011

Sexual Minority Therapy

From Pink Therapy -

Do you offer counselling or psychotherapy to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender clients?
Are you confident that you have had sufficient knowledge and training to work competently with sexual minority clients?
Are you knowledgable about working with a wide range of gender and sexual minorities from different social, and cultural backgrounds? Intersectionality, shame, complexities of coming out are all crucial issues to be familiar with.

Pink Therapy would like invite you to undertake our well respected Six-day Essentials in Sexual Minority Therapy. This 3 weekend training programme is  BACP endorsed. It is also a core component to our year long Certificate in Sexual Minority Therapy accredited by the Middlesex University (we still have a couple of places left for this Sept 2011 intake, interview dates have been set and so please contact us soon if you want to join the programme).
The Essentials program includes:
Sat 22 Oct: Contemporary Models of Sexual & Gender Diversity - with Dominic Davies & Lyndsey Moon
Sun 23 Oct: Developing Models of Sexual Minority Therapy - with Dominic Davies & Lyndsey Moon
Sat 19 Nov: Working with Shame and Internalised Oppression - with Tim Foskett
Sun 20 Nov: Understanding Externalised Oppression and Intersecting Identities - with Havva Mustafa
Sat 10 Dec: Coming Out issues - with Deirdre Haslam
Sun 11 Dec: Professional and Ethical Issues & Resources - with Dominic Davies

What previous participants said about this training:

"This course really has been ESSENTIAL to my personal and professional development as a gay man and a counsellor to Gender and Sexual Minority clients. What a bonus to find a group and space where I belong."
"It will underpin the work I am currently doing..."
"It's good to have the opportunity to explore those issues, be challenged but also affirmed."
"I would like to encourage more heterosexual therapists to come along."

This is an intensive learning experience and there will be extensive guided pre-course and post course reading which is optional and encouraged.

Fees are £600 for all six days or £220 per w/e for members of the Directory of Pink Therapist (£240 per weekend for non-Directory members)  Priority given to whole course bookings and for weekend modules.

For all details and a booking form:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Black Men on the Couch

From UKCP -

Despite attempts within the psychotherapy and counselling profession to achieve change,  there are still very few Black psychotherapists and the same is true of those who seek therapy. The UKCP’s Diversity, Equality and Social Responsibility Committee present Black Men on the Couch, the first of a series of events aiming to change the status quo surrounding counselling and psychotherapy and open it up to those who would previously have never considered it, either for themselves or as a profession.

Join us for this unique event at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, where we’ll be in conversation with black men in the public eye about their challenges and successes and their views on the value of talking therapies. During the evening, the audience will be invited to ask questions of our guests(s) and the therapist.

Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for networking and a chance to find out some more about the world of counselling and psychotherapy.

Ticket prices: £10 or £5 concessions
To book your ticket, please contact the
Theatre Royal Stratford East Box Office
T: 020 8534 0310 (open Mon – Sat, 10am –6pm)
Typetalk: 07972 918 050
For further information please contact: · 020 7014 9966 or visit our website: