27. March 2020 - 10:00 till 16:00
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Working with Trans’ and Non-Binary Clients | Alcohol Focus Scotland | Friday, 27. March 2020

Whatever your field of counselling you cannot exclude the possibility of working with Trans’ or Non-binary clients – because like any other human being they may experience abuse, become victims of trauma, have relationship problems, experience work related stress, or suffer loss and bereavement. Additionally, many are endowed with a fundamental sense of displacement through difference - struggling to feel authentic within our binary gendered society, and enduring the emotional and psychological pressures of beingpart of a socially stigmatised minority.
This workshop aims to enable more positive therapeutic connections with Trans’ and Non-Binary Clients through providing insight into their frames of reference and the challenging processes of disclosure and emergence.
Against a backdrop of relevant clinical and social history participants will gain some understanding of diverse trans-perspectives on life, the principle causes and effects of shame on gender-based minorities, insight into the challenges of clinical process, and the value that non-judgemental, culturally competent, therapeutic relationship can bring across a broad range of life situations.
Aims of the eventTo develop awareness of the culturally specific issues and processes that challenge Trans’ and Non-Binary Clients.
To develop understanding of the cause and effect of internalised oppression and hypervigilance, and the effects these exert on every day living.
To explore some of the pressures that external loci of evaluation exert on personal decision making within the trans’ and non-binary population.
To develop sufficient understanding of trans’ and non-binary clients to feel more confident and better equipped to work with them in your own practice settings.
About the facilitatorThe event will be delivered by Tina Clark, who offers over 20 years personal and professional experience of working with Trans and Non-binary clients before, during and beyond social and physical transition.
Tina is a Person Centred Counsellor and G.S.R.D therapist and counselling supervisor, who has developed and delivered Trans’ Awareness Training to counsellors, constabularies, doctors, help liners, and diverse employers. She has delivered professional development days for BACP and been a keynote speaker for BAPCA’s Annual Conference(2015). Publications
Mainstream Issues: Minority Clients in Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, October 2014, pp 28 - 32.
The relevance of a person-centered approach to therapy with transgendered or transsexual clients in Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies Issue 7:2 Summer 2008 pp 135-144.
Otherwise Human Beings in the Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, 15:8, October 2004, pp.13-15.
And first chapter in Counselling Ideologies, Published by Ashgate 2010 - Anti-sectarian, *****, client-centredness: a re-iteration of respect in therapy 
What people say about Tina’s delivery of CPD
A stimulating, thought provoking day…I found it very emotional and you presented it in such a personal and memorable way which was so generous.You have widened my frame of reference immeasurably and opened useful, mindful doors to a greater understanding. 
Your examples for the break out groups were spot on in helping us understand the material presented…emotional indeed.
How much?Early Bird £85, £95 after 27 January 2020 - Please note that a delegate space is not guaranteed until payment is , snacks, buffet lunch, handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.How do I register? Online above through Eventbrite. Please note that there is an extra admin charge made by Eventbrite.Or by BACS, Cheque or Invoice by emailing audrey@. Minimum and Maximum numbers: Min 10 – Max 20. Please note that these workshops are subject to cancellation if we do not reach the minimum numbers requried to make it viable.
The Sharing Space ·         Would you like to present at a seminar or workshop?  ·         Can you recommend a speaker?  ·         Do you have a topic you would like to hear about?  Then email audrey@. Pass it on! Feel free to pass this invitation on to colleagues and counselling centres – everyone is welcome!