AACBT WA Masterclass: Developing affirmative therapeutic practices when working with LGBTIQ youth
Developing affirmative therapeutic practices when working with LGBTIQ youth
Masterclass with Dr Nicole Albrecht & Dr Geoff Carastathis
Do you work with LGBTIQ youth? Would you like to increase your knowledge and awareness of clinical issues that may present during therapy?
This is an introductory masterclass that aims to broaden participant’s understanding of diverse gender and sexuality, to explore issues and challenges facing these young people, how to respond supportively, and encourage development of inclusive and knowledgeable practices.
LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, and otherwise diverse in their sexuality and/or gender) youth are at elevated risk of suicide, homelessness, and other mental health and psychosocial difficulties. These young people are frequently subjected to marginalisation and discrimination, which has pervasive impacts on their development, well-being and engagement with services.
There will be a review of the most recent research informing clinical practice, exploration of clinical issues that may present during therapy and a particular focus on developing affirmative practices when working with LGBTIQ young people.