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Cisnormative Society – Impacts on Client Mental Health

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A deep voice on the telephone or a female name on an email often pushes us as counsellors to assume a client’s gender. This is the result of us all living in a cisnormative society where we have learned to automatically assume gender unless corrected.


In this workshop we will explore the impact of the society we live, in asking ourselves questions such as:

Have you worked with many trans or non-binary clients?

How do you know?

Did they tell you?

Perhaps you inadvertently assumed they were cisgender (not trans) …

Through group discussions of case studies, we will discuss how our cisnormative society can have a daily impact on the mental health of our clients who are trans, non-binary or questioning, as they battle through the world having to continually decide whether or not to ‘come out’ each time they are in a new situation, including with you, as their counsellor.


Bringing this awareness together we will discuss how you can take this learning forward to feel more confident in creating a welcoming and safe space for trans and non-binary clients in your counselling practice.

Location Online
Category Online Counselling, Online Psychotherapy, Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 06 Dec 2019
Start time 10:00am
Venue Address This workshop will be hosted in the Zoom meeting platform which has all the resources we need to create an experiential group learning environment. The workshops will have access to an online group room, breakout rooms for small groups, whiteboards for creating and sharing resources and the capacity to communicate with voice and text.
Amount £52
Organiser Onlinevents
Speaker Chloe Foster
Contact No. 0114 478 2601
Keywords Counselling, Online Counselling, Online Psychotherapy, Online Therapy, Psychotherapy, Therapy
Regions Online, Online (UK wide)