- consider therapy’s relationship to homosexuality from a historical perspective
- understand the shifts in thinking that have contributed to the modern systems of classification and descriptive psychopathology that form the basis of today’s clinical approach to mental health disorders
- explore the range of helpful and unhelpful behaviours and attitudes in the therapeutic world towards GSRD clients to further understand what constitutes an appropriate and ethical clinical approach
- consider particular mental health problems in sub-populations of the GSRD client group and develop understanding of the complex origin of the problems these clients may face
- explore the different explanatory models that address the increased risk of mental health disorders in GSRD populations and consider their clinical implications for your client work
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 Bartosz Grabski MD PhD is the Head of the Sexology Lab and an assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry of Jagiellonian University Medical College In Krakow, Poland. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine. Author and co-author of numerous scientific publications; he co-edited the first Polish comprehensive textbook on LGB psychology: Wprowadzenie do Psychologii LGB (Introduction to the LGB Psychology) and wrote a chapter there on mental health of homosexual and bisexual people. His clinical interests include: mood and sexual disorders, psychoeducation and psychotherapy and delivering an affirmative clinical care to gender and sexual diversities.
This module is a great background to GSRD, mental health and research within the area.
The module is vital for any clinician to understand and work within the field of mental health and GSRD.