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Working with Family of Trans’ and Non-Binary Clients | Alcohol Focus Scotland | vendredi, 02. octobre 2020

Society is slowly shifting its understanding and acceptance of trans-identities to a positive stance, and most people have some awareness of Trans Rights and Equalities - but what happens when the diversity emerges in your family ?It is far easier to accept diversity at a distance – when it doesn’t actually affect one’s daily living, throw one’s own relationship into question, or challenges one’s identity.
Cis-gendered (non-trans’) family are queered by association, and generally have this situation thrust upon them - so the impact is severe. Severe because, aside from its deeply personal nature, this is most likely an aspect of life for which they have had no prior information, let alone preparation. Additionally at a time when the tectonic plates of their existence sometimes feel shaken to the core, they may well find themselves attached to somebody else’s emotional roller coaster, alienated from peers, and subject to judgemental gossip and bullying on all sides.
This workshop will explore how parents, partners and children of trans’ and non-binary people can be supported in sustaining and developing their own identity, acclimatising to personal and social change, coping with emotional overwhelm, and re-framing their relationships.
Aims of the eventIntroduce participants to some of the diverse issues of parents, partners, and children of trans’ and non-binary people. Enable some understanding of the impact of discovery and disclosure on the self and personal relationships.  Explore some of the personal and social issues family members **** in relationship with trans-identified people. Enhance understanding of working with parents, partners, and children of trans’ and non-binary people through exploration of client vignettes.
About the facilitatorTina Clark offers over 20 years personal and professional experience of working with parents, partners and children of trans’ and non-binary people, before, during and beyond social and physical transition.Tina is a Person Centred Counsellor and G.S.R.D therapist and counselling supervisor, with experience of couples counselling and working with families struggling with sustaining secrets and acclimatising to gender transition. She has organised successful support groups for partners both in person and online, and delivered CPD on working with partners and wives for both BACP and BAPCA.
Journal ArticlesRelationships in the Melting Pot feature article in Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal, Jul 2015, Vol. 15 Issue 3, pp 8 -15.
Counselling testimonialsRight at the start you advocated that everyone’s journey is different and that sentiment hugely influenced our approach. I am pleased to be able to say that even through this latest trial (surgery), we are still together and the sense of humour about the whole business hasn't been lost.
Tina guided us through with non-judgemental counselling sessions which gave us space to articulate and reflect on our feelings. She used a common sense, down to earth approach which made it easy to explore and communicate and we found a much better understanding of our situation and were able to reconcile our relationship on a much more positive basis.
We came to you for counselling 15 years ago. This week we celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary.
How much?Early Bird £85, £95 after 2 August 2020 - Please note that a delegate space is not guaranteed until payment is received.Refreshments, snacks, buffet lunch, handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.How do I register? Online above through Eventbrite. Please note that there is an extra admin charge made by Eventbrite.Or by BACS, Cheque or Invoice by emailing audrey@greenwoodevents.co.uk. Minimum and Maximum numbers: Min 10 – Max 20. Please note that these workshops are subject to cancellation if we do not reach the minimum numbers requried to make it viable.
The Sharing Space ·         Would you like to present at a seminar or workshop?  ·         Can you recommend a speaker?  ·         Do you have a topic you would like to hear about?  Then email audrey@greenwoodevents.co.uk. Pass it on! Feel free to pass this invitation on to colleagues and counselling centres – everyone is welcome!