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Gender and Sexual Diversity in 2023: Working effectively with LGBTQ+ young people

Presented by Dr Lorna Hobbs

About the event

This is an online, participative event on the Zoom meeting platform, organised by the Children, Adolescents and Families Special Interest Group (CAFSIG).

The event will not be recorded.


A certificate of attendance will be issued for 5 x hours CPD - 2hrs skills and 3hrs theory.

Registration closes - Midday Wednesday 8th March. Places are limited though so book early to avoid disappointment.

Synopsis
LGBTQ+ hate crime has been rising steadily for some time now, but reported hate crimes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and non-binary people have surged since the start of the Covid19 Pandemic; and research indicates the majority of victims are not getting the help and support they need. Furthermore, more subtle forms of prejudice towards LGBTQ+ people continue to occur in schools, health and social care settings.

Both overt and subtle forms of discrimination can have a significant negative effect on the health and mental health outcomes for LGBTQ+ people; therefore access to advice, information, emotional support and practical assistance are vital to ensure a person's ongoing safety and wellbeing.

With an increase in young LGBTQ+ people presenting to services, it is increasingly important for health and social care staff to increase their knowledge, confidence and skills to work effectively and sensitively with young LGBTQ+ people.

In this online workshop we will:
- Introduce the appropriate terms and language to work sensitively and effectively with gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and non-binary people
- Enhance the understanding of the impact of stigma and prejudice (i.e. minority stress) on people’s mental health and wellbeing; including overt/direct trans/homophobia, but also more subtle forms of prejudice, including erasure, microaggressions, internalised trans/homophobia etc.
- Explore intersectionality, and how holding multiple minority identities can lead to compound discrimination and even worse health/mental health outcomes for some LGBTQ+ people
- Develop self-awareness of our own assumptions, beliefs and values, and how they can impact on our ability to work effectively with LGBTQ+ young people
- Develop practical skills to work effectively with this client group
- Enhance understanding of best practice when working with LGBTQ+ young people

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
- Use appropriate terms and language to work sensitively and effectively with gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and non-binary people
- Describe the role of minority stress in the relationship between being LGBTQ+ and experiencing worse health and mental health outcomes
- Identify and explain the difference between overt/direct trans/homophobia and more subtle forms of prejudice
- Define intersectionality, and explain the impact of intersectionality on the health/mental health outcomes of some LGBTQ+ people
- Reflect on their own assumptions, beliefs and values, and how they might impact on their ability to work effectively with LGBTQ+ young people

- Outline five practical tips for working effectively with this client group

About the presenter(s)

Dr Lorna Hobbs is a Clinical Psychologist. She works part time at the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), a child and adolescent gender service at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic. She also delivers bespoke Gender and Sexuality training within the NHS, local authorities, third sector and universities.

Lorna holds a PhD in Sexual Difficulties, and is a tutor in the UCL medical school where she teaches Clinical and Professional Practice, Ethics and Law, Gender and Sexuality, Trans and Non-Binary Sexual Health, Sexual difficulties, and Relationship Diversity.  She also works with adult therapy clients, who are mainly exploring their gender and sexuality. She draws on CBT, ACT and CFT in her work with both adults and adolescents.

Cancellation

If you need to cancel your booking, please email workshops@babcp.com. Cancellations made up to 5 days prior to the event will receive a full refund. No refunds for cancellations within 5 days of the event.


Online Event
10 Mar 2023
SIG: Children, Adolescents & Families
9.30AM-3.30PM
60.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
70.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member

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