Responding To The Clinical Needs Of The LGBT Population


POPIG NSW Presents - A Workshop
Responding to the Clinical needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Couples Pride or Prejudice
A presentation by Dr Damian McCann, D.Sys.Psych.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist,
Tavistock Relationships

Chaired by Dr Timothy Keogh, Psychoanalyst

Saturday 7th September 2019
9:30 am to 1 pm

The Fuller Room
Crows Nest Community Centre
2 Ernest Pl, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Title: Ruptures and Crises When Ending: Informative Enactments
This workshop will explore advances in thinking and practice with gender and sexual minority couples. What are the differences that need to be considered when working with such couples and how do we respond to the challenges facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and newly emerging identities such as queer, non-binary, pansexual, etc. The workshop will offer a particular focus on the nature and patterns of relating for gender and sexual minority couples that challenge heteronormative thinking and practice. There will also be opportunities to learn about the experiences of couples where one of the partners is in the process of transitioning, as well as the needs of same-sex couples as parents.

Those attending will be encouraged to examine their own responses to working with gender and sexual minority couples and the complexities of self-disclosure when working with individuals and couples who historically have been forced to live in the shadows of society.

Learning Objectives
• Increased awareness of the clinical needs of gender and sexual minority couples
• A greater understanding of the patterns of relating and meaning of these for LGBT individuals and couples
• Increased recognition of one’s own beliefs and behaviors that may interfere with their responsiveness in working with gender and sexual minority clients 

Damian McCann, D.Sys.Psych. is a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist working as head of learning and development at Tavistock Relationships (London) and adjunct facility member of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) Washington. In addition, he is a consultant systemic psychotherapist who, until recently, was working in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and was also an associate of Pink Therapy where he taught on the Diploma in Relationship Therapy for Gender and Sexual Diversities. He has a particular interest in working with same-sex couples and his doctoral research was concerned with understanding the meaning and impact of violence in the couple relationships of gay men. His most recent publications explore the meaning and management of open relationships, couples in transition and same-sex parenting. 

Timothy Keogh is President of Penthos ( a psychoanalytically oriented charity providing therapy to couples suffering loss and Vice-President of the International Association for Couples and Family Psychoanalysis (IACFP).

APS POPIG Member: $60
APS General Member: $90
Non-APS Member: $120
Students/Trainees: $42-$54 (Depending on Student Category-Please see Registration Link below)

via APS CPD Calendar:
Enquiries: or Phone number 0434 613 228

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