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Intersectionality is a fairly new concept in GSRD Therapy that can help Counsellors, Therapists or Mental Health professionals grasp the complexities affecting how individual clients connect to the world around them. Understanding how social constructs and group concerns interact with individual identities enables you to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the unique nature of client experience.
If you’d like to offer a therapeutic approach that recognizes each client for who they really are and acknowledge how the intersections between gender, race, class and sexuality inform the subtle interplay between privilege and oppression, Pink Therapy’s Intersectionality online-learning CPD module will take you right to the core of the issues.

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:

  • define Intersectionality and explore the principles and theoretical perspectives that have informed academic thinking about the concept
  • consider intersectionalities you may encounter in your work with GSRD clients and the therapeutic issues that may arise as a result, including the complexities of coming out, relational power and experiences of privilege and oppression
  • examine your own intersecting identities and develop your ability to communicate about intersectionality and its implications in personal and professional contexts

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 Catherine Butler is a Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist with a background in NHS Sexual Health Services and training with Pink Therapy and at various universities, primarily on Intersectionality and sexual/gender minorities. She has researched and published in these areas and co-edited the book Intersectionality, Sexuality and Psychological Therapies.

Graduate testimonials

Intersectionality is one of my favourite modules. It does not only help me better understand clients but also provoke me to reflect on how to situate myself in and outside of a counselling room.

Rebekah Cheng-Gong

Counsellor, Beijing, People's Republic Of China

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Study options

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