Ageing & GSRD – The Specific Needs Of People Growing Older


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Are you are a Counsellor, Therapist or Mental Health Professional who’d like to welcome older GSRD clients by demonstrating true appreciation of their specific needs? Perhaps you’d like to explore your own therapeutic response to older GSRD clients or increase your confidence working with age difference?

Online-learning with Pink Therapy’s Ageing and GSRD CPD module offers all this and more, outlining the social, generational and historical factors that impact older clients. You’ll focus on how these factors affect client identity, sense of self and response to life stages and changes, developing a clinical approach that supports self expression, release from fear and freedom from difficult experiences of the past.

If you select ‘Self study materials only’ you will receive the information for personal learning but won’t need to submit an assignment. If you select ‘Submit an assignment for Certificate Of Study’ you will submit an assignment that will be marked by one of our Faculty. If you pass the assignment, you’ll be issued with a Certificate Of Study from Pink Therapy for 15 hours of online learning. If you don’t pass, you will be given an opportunity to resubmit.

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This 15 hour CPD module offers you the opportunity to:

  • identify, understand and consider the needs of older GSRD clients
  • acknowledge and explore issues for older GSRD clients within a social context where older people are assumed to be non-sexual and GSRD people are viewed as a minority group
  • consider the social and historical factors that may be relevant for older GSRD clients and reflect on therapeutic approaches to past experiences of discrimination and abuse to inform your clinical practice
  • understand the varied nature of the experience of ageing for Transgender people and consider what this might mean for individual clients
  • explore how you can work with age difference, consider your therapeutic response to older GSRD clients and reflect on how your clinical practice can change and grow as a result of your knowledge and experience

Candidates who submit and pass a short set of tutor-marked questions will achieve a Certificate of Study worth 15 hours of CPD credit from Pink Therapy.

About the Author:

Dr Christopher Whiteley has worked in substance misuse, sexual health and mental health services across his career, as a clinician, researcher and policy advisor. Published in March 2015, Christopher co-authored the first guidance for psychosocial interventions for the treatment of novel psychoactive substance (club drug) misuse NEPTUNE. As a Consultant Clinical Psychologist he is now the Deputy Head of Psychology for a large London NHS Mental Health Trust. He was previously one of the advisory clinicians with Public Health England’s national Alcohol and Drug Team and is a former Deputy Clinical Director with the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme, University of East London.

Christopher joined the Pink Therapy Clinical Associates more than 8 years ago, and has many years experience working with gender and sexual diversity clients both in drug and alcohol services and in wider psychological therapy services. Christopher is an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor.

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Study options

Self study materials only, Submit an assignment for Certificate Of Study