Bisexuality and Sexual Fluidity
This training may be taken on its own or as part of a 6-day series leading to a Certificate in Diversity within Contemporary Relationships, more info can be found here: Certificate in Diversity within Contemporary Relationships
Dates: Thursday 15th August 2024
Alternative Date: Friday 8th November 2023
Timing: 10am – 4pm (BST – UK time) please log on at 9.45am for prompt 10am start. An hour break for lunch and 2 other short breaks
Alternative Dates: Friday 8th November
Trainer: Diane Hassall, scroll down to see more about the trainer
Cost: £110 if booked by 14th June 2024,
£125 if booked by 14th July 2024,
£140 Full Price
If your booking is accepted that means there was space for you. If it is full, email email@example.com to join the ‘reserve list’. Then, if anyone drops out we will notify you, if there is a ‘last minute’ place for you. We will also let you know when we plan a new date.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) as so often, got it right. In his theories related to libidinal drives he sensed that attraction and desires were omnidirectional, and that human beings could be attracted to anyone, independent of gender and sexual orientation.
Alfred Kinsey (1894-1956) continued with a two-dimensional scale of sexual orientations. Then Fritz Klein (1932 – 2006) developed a multidimensional tool. He discovered that around 38% of people could be described as bisexual, with people who are ‘exclusively heterosexual’ and ‘exclusively homosexual’ being in the minority.
Unfortunately, this has not found its way into peoples’ general awareness, nor into the way sex and relationship therapists conceptualise the work. This is starting to change with GSRD (Gender Sexuality and Relationship Diversity) awareness, but more work is needed.
This workshop intends to explore ways of working with these invisible client populations.
By the end of this workshop participants will have:
- Explored homo, hetero and bi sexual expressions
- Critically examined Klein’s Sexuality Flexigrid (1978) and learnt to apply it as a psychosexual assessment tool
- Familiarised themselves with case studies highlighting fluid and bisexual presentations
- Considered how bi and fluid sexualities impact therapist’s work with clients, be they individuals, couples, throuples, quads etc.
- Critically examined the links between neuro diversity and sexualities.
Please note, that the general rules of engagement of the profession (confidentiality etc) apply when attending this workshop.
Trainer: Diane Hassall
Di is an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who specialises in Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy. Much of her work is with people exploring gender, sexual or relationship diversity (GSRD). Her clients bring issues around commitment, sexual identity, gender identity and/or transition, BDSM and kink, polyamory, non-monogamy and other types of relationships. She also works with people in trans-cultural, trans-racial relationships and/or those from differing religions.
Di’s previous career was in HR, learning and development, communications and change management. People and relationships have always been her passion, so it was no surprise to those who know her when she became a psychotherapist!
She is an Accredited Member of NCIP and a Registered Member of COSRT
Who should attend: This course is open to all counsellors, psychotherapists, psychosexual therapists, coaches and health workers who wish to deepen their understanding and thinking about bisexuality and sexual fluidity.
Maximum Number: 30
Our expectation: IS THAT YOU WILL ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP FOR THE FULL LENGTH OF THE COURSE, HAVE YOUR VIDEO ON, YOUR MOBILE OFF, AND FULLY PARTICIPATE.
- There are some online talks on zoom that allow you to come and go, or to choose not to participate in the exercise and breakout rooms. This culture has started to creep into our workshops. We have even had people say they want to leave to go and pick up children from school or walk their dog! People dropping in and out is very disruptive – especially when there may be group exercises that are planned for the same group to participate in a number of times.
- Because of this, we want to be clear about our expectations. This workshop has been planned with the assumption that you, and everyone else, will attend for the full time.
- SO PLEASE BE CLEAR, THAT IF YOU BOOK ON THIS WORKSHOP, WE EXPECT YOU TO ATTEND FOR THE WHOLE TIME, TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BREAKOUT ROOMS AND EXERCISES AND HAVE YOUR VIDEO SWITCHED ON.
- Please also put your mobile to one side and on silent – checking your phone or texting will mean that you miss material. So we request that you only check your phone during breaks.
Approved for CPD: This course has been accredited by NCIP- National Council Of Integrative Psychotherapists. A Certificate of Attendance form for Continuous Professional Development for 5 hours will be sent by email once you have filled in the feedback form.
Therapists Insurance: By booking on this workshop you confirm that you have sufficient insurance to offer therapy to the public. (We are required by the NCIP, who accredit this workshop, to ask you to confirm this). If there is any discrepancy please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellations: Any request to change (eg defer to alternative dates) or cancel your place at a workshop, that is made at less than 21 days before the course start date will be charged in full. Any cancellation / amendments / requests to defer before 21 days, will be subject to a 12.5% handling charge.
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