AACBT Qld Pub Discussion: Transgender and gender diverse issues in therapy

30 Jul 2018
- 30 Jul 2018
06:30 pm
- 07:30 pm
Norman Hotel
102 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, QLD
Australia 4102
  • Jacques Rizk
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Pub Discussion

Dr Jacques Rizk will be presenting a pub discussion titled “Transgender and gender diverse issues in therapy”.

Working with transgender and gender diverse populations is a complex area, and this pub discussion will provide you with key information when working with this diverse population.

Australia and the world over is seeing an exponential rise in the number of transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) individuals and their families presenting to mental health professionals in public and private settings for help.

New Australian data collected puts self-reported incidents of self-harm as high as 80%, suicide attempts (48%) at over 10 times the national average, and anxiety (75%) and depression (88%) rates alarmingly above those of the general population. The need for skilled, sensitive, professional mental health assistance is clear, but to the uninitiated clinician with little prior personal or professional exposure, starting work in this area can be daunting.

This brief and broad primer in TGD-specific clinical work covers an introduction to the common terms, experiences, comorbidities, treatment complexities, and psychological and medical treatments that psychologists encounter.

A pub discussion is a relaxed opportunity to observe a presentation on an interesting topic regarding cognitive behavioural therapy. There are opportunities for the willing to engage in a discussion relating to the topic towards the end of the presentation.

Registration 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start, upstairs @ The Norman Hotel, 102 Ipswich Road (Enter by Qualtrough St).

Read more in the flyer here.