Working Affirmatively with Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Clients - offered by Sussex Partnership NT
28th October 2022

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CAT CPD Event with Robert Watson
Working Affirmatively with Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Clients: What does it mean and what does it look like?

Aims of the Day

To give a brief overview of the historical context of LGBT clients and psychiatry/ psychotherapy.
To outline generally accepted principles of gay affirmative psychotherapy.
To provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on their practice in relation to LGBT clients.
To share ideas and experiences of working with LGBT clients to help participants develop their practice in this area.
This will be an interactive workshop making use of client vignettes and small group discussions

Biography: Robert Watson qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2001. He has delivered training to different professional audiences on a wide variety of topics since qualification.
He worked in the NHS for ten years in adult mental health and sexual health/HIV services and continues to provide sexual health services to sexual minorities in private practice. He has worked with a wide range of psychological and sexual health problems, and worked to a senior level in the profession, managing services and training and supervising others. Robert was the lead Clinical Psychologist for a Specialist Psychological Therapies Service for severe and complex problems before leaving the NHS to set up in private practice.
He is an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist and Supervisor, and was the Vice Chair for the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) from 2013 to 2020.

Time: 9.30-4.30pm
Venue: Online
Cost: £50 General Admission
£25 Sussex Partnership NHS FT Employees
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