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Working with Chemsex
Diverse Sexualities and Lifestyles
Pink Therapy
£110 for members of our Directory of therapists. £120 to other attendants
Attendance certificate will be delivered for the day

Working With ChemSex

The use of drugs to facilitate sex by gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (often referred to as “ChemSex”) has become a concerning Public Health issue, with HIV and Hepatitis C infections rising, and increasing numbers of men seeking help with issues around sexual well-being and drug use.

It can also be a challenging issue for therapists, drugs workers and sexual health workers; 

understanding the motivations, behaviour, and context of use

the nature of online “hooking-up” sites to find sex partners and ChemSex parties

the inherent ambivalence associated with drug use

Challenges these clients may have around Sober Sex

trends toward condom-less sex and normalised drug use within the gay communities (and online)

Being aware of the harms, understanding referral pathways and intervention/therapeutic techniques as well as safer sex/drug use practicalities can sometimes be beyond the normal scope of our experience and training.

Attendees at this training day will have the opportunity to share good practice, as well as explore our own concerns about working confidently with this group. Learning Outcomes include;

  • An overview of MSM sexual health
  • An overview of the drugs used
  • Greater awareness of the motivations, trends and context.
  • An understanding of the referral pathways
  • Motivational Interviewing skills, applied to drug use and risky sexual behaviour.
  • Addressing the challenges, stigma and prejudices we may experience when working with this client group
  • Developing a confidence to work effectively with these clients, toward better sexual well-being.

Training time is from 1pm to 7pm. Registration is 30 minutes before. 

Select the modules you would like to participate in
Working with Chemsex
06 Nov 2015 - 06 Nov 2015 £120.00
North London Group Therapy, Bay Room/9 Manor Gardens N7 6LA 06 Nov 2015 - 06 Nov 2015 £120.00

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