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CPD Workshop: Working with Gender Identity

Would you like to learn more about Gender Dysphoria and how to work with it clinically? Do you feel anxious or frightened around working with clients who bring gender identity to therapy and would you like to feel more comfortable about working in this challenging field? During this workshop we will investigate gender identities, learn the terminology and start to feel comfortable with it. You will begin to understand the process your clients may be going through and develop some more knowledge and confidence to work with clients presenting with gender Dysphoria or who have other identity issues. The workshop will be clinically focussed on working with clients who are unsure about their gender identity or simply want to change their gender identity which may or may not include their body. There will be some experiential space in the day.

Workshop Aims

To explore the meaning of gender in a supportive environment To explore what gender means to us individually and as therapists To understand the terminology To understand the process our clients may be going through if they embark on a transition from one binary gender to another To feel confident about working in a growing but challenging field


During the day Michelle will use presentations, pairs and small groups and discuss the issues around working with gender identity including current challenges – NHS – Treatment – DSM – Pathology-v- identity, history and definitions and terminology.

There will be consideration of the role of diagnosis and the legal framework as well as the countertransference experienced in this work. There will be some clinical presentations and case studies as well as space to discuss discomfort or areas of concern that we may feel with this challenging area.

Target Group: Anyone studying Psychotherapy and on a training programme or post graduates

  • 09:30 - 17:30
  • 08 March 2018
  • Metanoia Institute, 13 North Common Road, Ealing W5 2QB
  • Metanoia Members: £90 per day (Book before 31st January for the Early Bird Discount: £70 per day) Non-Members: £110 per day (Book before 31st January for the Early Bird Discount: £90 per day)