ACAT Working Affirmatively with Gay Lesbian and Bisexual Clients
24th November 2023

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Working Affirmatively with Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Clients: What does it mean and what does it look like?

Timings: 09:30am till 3:30pm

Presented by Robert Watson


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 groups discussion. 

About me

I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2001.  I've delivered training to different professional audiences on a wide variety of topics since qualification. I worked in the NHS for twelve years in adult mental health and sexual health/HIV services and continue to provide sexual health services to sexual minorities in private practice.  I have 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. I 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. I am an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist and Supervisor, and I was the Vice Chair for the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) from 2013 to 2020. 


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