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Working with Trans’ and Non-Binary Clients


March 27, 2020 - March 27, 2020 at 10am - 4pm

At Alcohol Focus Scotland, 2nd Floor, 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW

Cost: Early Bird £85, £95 after 27 January 2020 | Organised by Greenwood Events - www.greenwoodevents.co.uk | event website | For profit

Against a backdrop of relevant clinical and social history participants will gain some understanding of diverse trans-perspectives on life, the principle causes and effects of shame on gender-based minorities, insight into the challenges of clinical process, and the value that non-judgemental, culturally competent, therapeutic relationship can bring across a broad range of life situations.

Aims of the event
To develop awareness of the culturally specific issues and processes that challenge Trans’ and Non-Binary Clients.

To develop understanding of the cause and effect of internalised oppression and hypervigilance, and the effects these exert on every day living.

To explore some of the pressures that external loci of evaluation exert on personal decision making within the trans’ and non-binary population.

To develop sufficient understanding of trans’ and non-binary clients to feel more confident and better equipped to work with them in your own practice settings.

About the facilitator
The event will be delivered by Tina Clark, who offers over 20 years personal and professional experience of working with Trans and Non-binary clients before, during and beyond social and physical transition.

Tina is a Person Centred Counsellor and G.S.R.D therapist and counselling supervisor, who has developed and delivered Trans’ Awareness Training to counsellors, constabularies, doctors, help liners, and diverse employers. She has delivered professional development days for BACP and been a keynote speaker for BAPCA’s Annual Conference(2015).


Mainstream Issues: Minority Clients in Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, October 2014, pp 28 - 32.

The relevance of a person-centered approach to therapy with transgendered or transsexual clients in Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies Issue 7:2 Summer 2008 pp 135-144.

Otherwise Human Beings in the Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, 15:8, October 2004, pp.13-15.

And first chapter in Counselling Ideologies, Published by Ashgate 2010 - Anti-sectarian, queer, client-centredness: a re-iteration of respect in therapy

What people say about Tina’s delivery of CPD

A stimulating, thought provoking day…I found it very emotional and you presented it in such a personal and memorable way which was so generous.You have widened my frame of reference immeasurably and opened useful, mindful doors to a greater understanding. 

Your examples for the break out groups were spot on in helping us understand the material presented…emotional indeed.

For more info see the event website


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