|Date(s)||12th October 2019|
|Start time||10:00 am|
|End time||4:00 pm|
|Cost||External qualified Therapist - £110. Groups of three or more - £95 per delegate. GCS staff - £70. Counsellors & therapists in training/Volunteer* in a listening role - £60 (Confirmation of trainee status is required upon booking)|
About this training
This workshop will provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to work successfully with gender diverse children and young people. It will be relevant for counsellors, social workers, teachers, psychotherapists, and anyone likely to work with gender diverse children and young people.
The workshop will enable you to develop an understanding of the range of ways that young people identify their gender; information about how gender develops; and an opportunity to explore the dilemmas and difficulties facing young people identifying in gender variant ways. Practitioners will come away feeling more confident about their skills in working with these children and young people and their families, and with knowledge about other services that exist to support their work.
Philippa will be joined for part of the afternoon by Jaxon Oliver, a young adult who will share his story of navigating his journey through child and adult gender services and share his reflections on what has helped and hindered along the way.
Philippa Beale ( MA, CQSW, Dip Family Therapy ) is a UKCP registered Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and former Social Worker with over 25 years of experience of working with children and families in both statutory and voluntary agencies . She has been working with the Tavistock and Portman NHS trust Gender Identity Development Service since January 2018, and brings her experience of working with the young people and their families attending this service to this training day.
GCS, Alma House, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AP (Situated above Costa Coffee Shop)
How to book
To book this event, please follow the above link to the Gloucestershire Counselling Service website or email Isabel Lewis at GCS: [email protected] or call 01453 766310.