27th Annual ACAT Conference 2023

21st April 2023

University of Winchester

Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity through a CAT Lens

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Many of our clients come with problems related to gender, sexuality and relationships and so it is really important for us, as therapists, to have an awareness and an openness to exploring these areas.  In the past, therapist trainings have often assumed a binary and hierarchical categorising of these issues, where ideas of “normality” are seen as the expected or preferred option and diversity is harder for clients, and therapists, to discuss.  Also, these issues are bound up with issues of class, racial background, culture and faith, and disability among others.

We will not be able to do justice to this diversity within a one day conference but hope to begin a debate about these issues that will permeate through our membership and our trainings, and stimulate ideas for future CPD days in the years ahead.  We hope that you will come and join us, wherever you are on your own personal journey, so that a richer narrative can emerge.

In particular, we would like to invite members of ACAT to offer workshops on related topics, we are especially keen to support workshops which have been co-produced with people who have lived experience of gender, sexual or relationship issues.  A formal call for workshops, with more details, will be sent out shortly.

The title for our conference theme is based on an article for the BACP by Dr Meg-John Barker, writer and academic on Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (April 2019).

 

 

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