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Gender and Sexual Diversity in 2024: Working effectively with LGBTQ+ young people

Presented by Dr Lorna Hobbs

About the event

This online, participative event will be held on Zoom, and has been organised by the Children, Adolescents & Families Special interest Group (CAFSIG). For more details on CAFSIG please see here.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 5 x hours CPD. This will be a participative workshop style event and will not be recorded.

Registration closes - Midday on Thursday 19 September. Places are limited though so book early to avoid disappointment!

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.

This event is suitable for all CBT therapists including Wellbeing Practitioners.

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

About the presenter(s)

Dr Lorna Hobbs is a Clinical Psychologist. She worked for 6 years at the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), which was a child and adolescent gender service at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic. She develops and delivers bespoke Gender and Sexuality training within the NHS, local authorities, third sector and universities.

In addition to her Clinical Psychology doctorate, she holds a PhD in Sexual Difficulties, and is a tutor in the UCL medical school. At UCL she has taught across the following areas: Clinical and Professional Practice, Ethics and Law, Gender and Sexuality, Trans and Non-Binary Sexual Health, Sexual difficulties, and Relationship Diversity. She also has a small caseload of private adult therapy clients, who are mainly exploring their gender and sexuality. Lorna draws on CBT, ACT and CFT in her work with both adults and adolescents.


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Online Event
24 Sep 2024
SIG: Children, Adolescents & Families
60.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
75.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non Member

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