DEVELOP YOUR SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE WITH PINK THERAPY

Pink Therapy is the UK’s leading independent therapy organisation to specialise in working with Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversities. Over the seventeen years our training programme has been running, we have trained hundreds of therapists and improved their cultural competency and knowledge of a wide range of GSRD issues. (WHAT IS GSRD?)

Our modules offer you access to vital up-to-date material from a range of leaders and experts in providing therapeutic work to people of diverse sexualities, identities, relationships, lifestyles and practices.

The flexibility and convenience of online-learning means that you can develop your professional knowledge at a pace that suits you without the challenges and additional costs often involved with attending training in person.

With a range of high-quality training methods including video lectures, reading tasks and written activities you’ll enjoy a user-friendly, varied learning experience to meet your professional needs.

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS

All our online-learning modules are available as either self-study with materials only, or you can take advantage of the opportunity to complete a certificate option by completing a Tutor-marked assignment that will earn you 15 hours of CPD credit with us.

We’ve also grouped modules together so that you can dive right into comprehensive learning in the specific topic areas that are relevant to your professional area of expertise or specific interests.

 

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Pay in GBP, Euro, USD or CAD 

It’s easy to enroll: Simply add your chosen course/s to your basket and checkout via PayPal.

Our admin person will then enrol you manually and get in touch with your login details for our online learning portal where you’ll find all your course materials and assignments.

If you’re uncertain about your learning needs and would like to request a guidance interview with Dominic Davies, drop us a line and we’ll be in touch to schedule your appointment. There is a £40 charge for this service.

training@pinktherapy.org

 

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It’s easy to enrol!

Simply add your chosen course/s to your basket and checkout via PayPal.

We’ll be in touch with your login details for our online learning portal where you’ll find all your course materials and assignments.

If you’re uncertain about your learning needs and would like to request a Guidance Interview via video call with Dominic Davies drop us a line and we’ll be in touch to schedule your appointment. There is a £40 charge for this service.

training@pinktherapy.org

WHAT IS GSRD?

Pink Therapy has expanded our therapeutic and training services beyond the more traditional lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT as we found there were many other marginalised groups with an equal or greater need for good mental health support.  We also didn’t find it helpful to be adding more letters into the acronym or alphabet soup as some refer to it, as this too, was limiting and exclusionary, despite it getting as complicated as LGBTTQQIAAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual) or even QUILTBAG (queer and questioning, unsure, intersex, lesbian, transgender and two-spirit, bisexual, asexual and aromantic, and gay and genderqueer). So for many years now, we have been using the phrase Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity (GSRD).

 

Our descriptions below are our current understanding of marginalised identities, consensual relationships and practices, and not meant to be exclusive.

 

With Gender, we include people on the gender spectrum who might identify as trans, agender, bi-gender, crossdressers, genderqueer, gender fluid, and non-binary and First Nations/Indigenous genders excluded by colonising categories.

 

We are using two different understandings of the word Sex: Sex as in sexuality, sexual orientation/identities: lesbian, gay, bi- and pan-sexual and those on the asexual spectrum, celibate and those engaged in BDSM/Kink and Fetish.

 

Sex is also being used to mean: biological sex including intersex and people born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies).

 

In Relationship Diversities: we include people on the aromantic (aro) spectrum, people involved in BDSM/Kink power exchange relationships, sex work relationships, people in multi-partnered relationships (swingers, non-monogamous, polyamorous people, etc.) as well as those in ‘monogamish’ forms of partnership.

 

These categories have gone through various iterations since Pink Therapy began over 21 years ago. They will probably continue to change as our understanding of the biopsychosocial approach to gender/sex and relationships develops. Now is an exciting and dynamic time working at the forefront of mental health for marginalised people.

 

Dominic Davies – Founder of Pink Therapy

January 2021

 

 

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