Attendees will gain an understanding of the issues affecting people who do not fit a binary gender model and/or are transgendered.
You will gain an understanding of: -
Current clinical treatment pathways for people questioning their gender identity
Pathways for those seeking gender re-assignment
Practical ideas that can be applied in your own therapy Practice
A Case study
How Psychotherapy can be effective in this field
Your own fears & concerns
How to embrace those fears and concerns and how to work with them
There has never been a more important time in the treatment of Transgendered people. DSM V is being reviewed. Standards of Care are being challenged and the whole picture in the field of transgendered health is under scrutiny.
Most importantly, you will leave feeling more confident in your ability to work in what is often seen as a very challenging field whilst, at the same time, enjoying an opportunity to explore your fears and concerns in a supportive environment with one of the world’s most experienced clinicians on these issues.
Michelle Bridgman MSc is a Psychotherapist and is currently on a doctoral programme at Middlesex University. The subject- ‘Treatment pathways for people seeking help with gender identity issues
Michelle is a member of The World professional Association for Transgendered Health and was recently described as one of the world's leading experts in this field. She is currently on a committee at The Royal College of Psychiatry which is addressing the treatment of transgendered people and has been consulted over the DSM V proposals to remove Gender Dysphoria from the list of pathological conditions.
She is a much sought after Keynote Speaker on Diversity and Change and has appeared on several television news programmes as an expert on gender identity issues. For the past five years she has been the part-time Project Manager for The Gender Trust, the UK’s largest charity representing individuals, families & employers affected by gender identity issues.
Michelle has been married for thirty seven years, has two grown up daughters and a granddaughter.
Training time is from 1pm to 7pm.