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How gender and sexually diverse-friendly is your therapy training?

Davies, Dominic and Barker, Meg John (2015). How gender and sexually diverse-friendly is your therapy training? The Psychotherapist, 61 pp. 8–10.

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Abstract

We were delighted to see all of the major psychological and therapeutic bodies signing the Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy which was launched at the Department of Health earlier this year (UKCP, 2015). This little-read document makes it an ethical obligation that therapists are adequately trained to work with requests for change to clients’ sexuality (and we hope to see gender added to this soon). To meet that obligation, training organisations will need to develop a curriculum that embeds gender and sexual diversity issues throughout the syllabus as well as ensuring some specialist and specific material that stands separate to it.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 UKCP
ISSN: 2049-4912
Keywords: GSD; gender; sexuality; LGBT; therapy training; psychotherapy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 46105
Depositing User: Meg-John Barker
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 09:35
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 11:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46105
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