- understand the risks, concerns and ethical issues and implications for both therapist and client related to therapist disclosure of sexual orientation
- explore research and clinical thinking about methods, reasons and types of therapist disclosure of sexual orientation
- consider reasons why therapists may not disclose their sexual orientation to clients and the implications of this in terms of the costs of concealment
- relate research and clinical thinking on therapist disclosure of sexual orientation to your own personal experiences
Candidates who submit and pass a short set of tutor-marked questions will receive a Certificate of Study worth 15 hours CPD credit from Pink Therapy.
About the Author:
Dominic Davies is a Fellow of BACP and a Senior Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist with BACP and an accredited psychotherapist with the National Council for Psychotherapy. He is also a member of the Consortium for Academic Research in Alternative Sexualities (CARAS) and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and the World Association for Sexual Health. He has over thirty years clinical experience of working with a wide variety of gender and sexual diversity clients. He pioneered HIV care and service provision in the late 1980s; his current clinical interests lie in Diversities in Sexual Expression and Lifestyle, Gender Therapy and Chemsex initiatives with gay men.
This module is something that is lacking in therapists training.
Working through and challenging your own perceptions and former training on therapist self disclosure and how to use this to the benefit of therapeutic work is eye opening!Maria Kindstedt