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Dominic Davies on “LGBT+ and Psychotherapy; 35 Years of Change”

12th October 2016 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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 Dominic Davies on “LGBT+ and Psychotherapy; 35 Years of Change”

Join us for a talk by the excellent Dominic Davies, who will be reflecting on his 35 years as therapist working within the LGBT+ Community and its current and future challenges.

Dominic is one of the pioneers of therapy with LGBT+ people in the UK, co-editing the first British textbooks on the subject and then founding the internationally renowned Pink Therapy organisation which has trained many hundreds of therapists.

When he began training to be a therapist 35 years ago, homosexuality was considered a mental illness.  During his formative teen years, the age of consent was 21 years old and he attended his first Pride March in 1979!

It is well known that the world of therapy has had an ambivalent relationship with gender, sexuality and relationship diverse people. We’re large consumers of therapy and have much higher rates of mental health problems due to living in a hostile environment, but few therapists receive anything like adequate training to develop cultural competence with the wide range of clients who now present for therapeutic help and it would appear that most don’t see the need for specific training!

In this talk he reflects on his long career as a therapist and how the terrain has changed over the years from the decimation of HIV/AIDS to the struggles of coming out in the work place, to decisions about parenting, to debates about gay marriage (and divorce), gay asylum seekers, through to BDSM, sex work and somatic sexology and more recently the Chemsex syndemic.

Register and Networking 6.30pm

Event Starts 7.00pm

This meet up is co-hosted by Nicola Martin. MSc. 

Nicola has been involved in psychotherapy, coaching and hypnosis for over 20 years and has successful private practices in Harley Street and Balham. She is the Founder of City CBT Coaching College

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