Presenter: Chris Pye
Constructs such as heterosexism, cisgenderism, internalisation and the coming out crisis underpin the lived experience of people of diverse genders or sexualities. It can be a trap to assume that members of these communities understand these concepts and the impact they have on their lives.
Sometimes it can be a non-identifying clinician who will unlock doors to insight and deeper understanding for LGBTIQ+ clients.
This session will shine a light on some key themes and concepts that we must understand if we are to be truly effective in working with the lived experience of LGBTIQ+ clients.
Presenter: Chris Pye has worked as an Actor, a Youth Worker, an Applied Theatre Practitioner, a Clinical Supervisor and a Manager of Diversity and Inclusion. He holds a Diploma of Higher Education in Community and Youth Work, a B.A (Hons) in Community & Informal Education and a Master’s Degree in Counselling.
Chris began working for Relationships Australia Qld (RAQ) in 2007, and was responsible for the conception and coordination of the Rainbow Program, a suite of services and supports for LGBTIQ+ clients and community. He currently works in the role of Manager – Diversity and Inclusion.
Where: Relationships Australia. 159 St Pauls Terrace, Spring Hill
When: Friday 3 July 2020, 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy networking with other counsellors from 5.00pm. Topic presentation starts 5.30pm and concludes at 7.00pm
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Members: $18 Non Members: $30 Student Members: $15
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 1.5 Professional Development hours.