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Heteronormative Society – Impacts on Client Mental Health

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Have you worked with many lesbian, gay or bisexual clients? How do you know? Did they tell you? Perhaps you inadvertently assumed they were straight …

In this workshop we will explore the impact of the society we live in, and how it can cause us, as counsellors, to automatically assume that clients will desire the ‘other gender’.

Through group discussions of case studies, we will learn the meaning of the terms heteronormative and bierasure, and how these can have a daily impact on our clients who are lesbian, gay or bisexual 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 end with an interactive activity where we will discuss the impact this can have on our clients’ mental health.

Location Online
Category Online Counselling, Online Psychotherapy, Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 29 Nov 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)