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Gender Identity and Sexuality Training
April 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm£60
During this session we will look at the different ways in which gender identity can be constructed, read, chosen, assigned and performed. This will involve looking at the range of ways in which gender can be defined including legal and medical frameworks. We will also look at the idea of gender as non-binary and what this may mean for individuals and society. We will also look at how constructions of gender can impact on our understanding of sexuality. This will allow us the opportunity to familiarise ourselves with different aspects of sexuality and a range of sexual identities
As well as looking at some of the current debates surrounding gender and sexual identity there will be opportunities to explore associated issues that may be relevant to counselling work with individuals, including: family relationships, shame and additional vulnerabilities. The session will be interactive and contain lots of opportunities to share knowledge and experience. As this is an area that is always changing and adapting to new ideas the most important thing is to come with an open mind and honest curiosity.