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  • Date: Friday 5th June 2020
  • Presenter(s): Dominic Davies

Working with Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversities (GSRD)

Biography

Dominic Davies

This one-day training seeks to offer some of the most contemporary thinking, about providing therapy for the full range of GSRD1 clients seeking help. We shall explore some of the core concepts and common themes when working with these populations (examining the role of minority stress, microaggressions, intersectionality, and the impact of shame and trauma on GSRD people)

This training will invite participants to engage in the process of selfreflection and experiential learning. We can only accompany our clients as far as we have gone ourselves. The Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy v.2 signed by all the leading therapy bodies in 2018, makes specific requirements and obligations concerning training. We shall explore how we as therapists should respond to requests to change gender and sexuality when coming from deeply conflicted members of the community.

Dominic Davies is the Founder of Pink Therapy and has been working as a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and clinical sexologist for over 35 years. He has published extensively in this field and delivered training across the world. He currently directs a twoyear Postgraduate Diploma in Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversities Therapy and a one-year Foundation Certificate which are primarily studied online.

Dominic was appointed Ambassador for GSRD to the National Counselling Society, where he is also a Fellow registrant.

Dominic Davies is Founder and CEO of Pink Therapy (www.pinktherapy.com). He has worked as a psychotherapist, clinical sexologist and practice consultant for over 35 years. He was initially trained in the Person-Centred Approach by Dave Mearns, Brian Thorne and Elke Lambers, alongside a strong psychoanalytic supervisory frame from Michael Jacobs and the late Bernard Ratigan. He now works integratively combining PCA with energy psychology and attachment theory.

In 2007 Dominic was made a Fellow of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for his “outstanding contribution to the field.” In 2015 He received the Practitioner award from the Sexualities Section of the British Psychological Society. In 2016 he was made a Fellow of the National Counselling Society and just last year was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award from the Sexual Freedom Awards

Dominic (with Charles Neal) co-edited the first three British textbooks on working with LGBT clients published in 1996 and 2000. He has pioneered the development of Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) Therapy in the UK and Europe and is Programme Director of the Foundation Certificate in GSRD Therapy and the Post Graduate Diploma in GSRD Therapy - two international online training programmes www.pinktherapy.org Twitter: @PinkTherapyUK and @DominicDavies1

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