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Transitioning partners: four challenges faced by transgender and non-binary people and their partners: Video Course

Transitioning partners: four challenges faced by transgender and non-binary people and their partners: Video Course

At this ground-breaking and contemporary webinar, two leading experts in couple relationship and gender, sexual and relationship diversity, come together to deliver a practical workshop for psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists who work with families, couples and individuals; particularly those who might specialize in working with aspects of sexuality – to familiarise us with some of the most common scenarios, difficulties and challenges that our clients may face when coming out.  

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Course Credits

CPD: 3 / CE: 3

Speaker(s)

Kathleen Mates-Youngman, Laura Scarrone Bonhomme

Course length in hours

3 hrs of video content

Full course information

Delving deep into the dynamics of change brought by transition within romantic, sexual, familial relationships; the workshop aims to impart therapeutic skills to practitioners for supporting not just trans and non-binary clients, but also their partners and family members. The speakers will help the attendees work using the lens of compassion and affirmative practice to support transitioning clients navigate this crucial period of uncertainty and change and will draw on the speakers’ extensive psychotherapeutic experience and contemporary research in the field of gender diversity. At the end of this training workshop, delegates will become confident in:

  • Supporting trans and non-binary clients overcome the fear of coming out to their partners
  • Supporting the partner/s of a gender-diverse person process the myriad of emotions they might experience as a result of this disclosure
  • To understand the dynamics of change brought up by transition within romantic and/or sexual partnerships
  • Managing the changing relational dynamics within the relational unit (i.e., couple, throuple, etc)
  • Supporting the relational unit explore their sexuality and sexual identity

The overall objective is to increase clinical confidence when working with gender diverse clients and their loved ones.

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What you’ll learn

Delving deep into the dynamics of change brought by transition within romantic, sexual, familial relationships;
the workshop aims to impart therapeutic skills to practitioners for supporting not just trans and non-binary clients, but also their partners and family members. The speakers will help the attendees work using the lens of compassion and affirmative practice to support transitioning clients navigate this crucial period of uncertainty and change and will draw on the speakers’ extensive psychotherapeutic experience and contemporary research in the field of gender diversity.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss how to support trans and non-binary clients overcome the fear of coming out to their partners
  • Explain how to support the partner/s of a gender-diverse person in processing of the myriad of emotions they might experience as a result of this disclosure
  • Explain how to manage the changing relational dynamics within the relational unit (i.e., couple, throuple, etc) and support the relational unit explore their sexuality and sexual identity

About the speaker(s)

Kathleen Mates-Youngman, M.A., LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Author/Speaker/Yoga Teacher, with a private practice in Southern California specializing in Couples Therapy. She is the author of best-selling Couples Therapy Workbook: 30 Guided Conversations to Re-Connect Couples, and Family Therapy Workbook: 96 Guided Interventions to Help Families Connect, Cope and Heal. She has conducted a number of seminars on wide-ranging topics including infidelity, repairing ruptured relationships and the Art and Science of Couples Therapy.

She is married with three children and combines real-life experience with clinical expertise to help clients navigate the complex challenges arising in marriage and family life.

Laura Scarrone Bonhomme (MSc Health & Clinical Psy., CPsychol.) is a Clinical Psychologist who trained and developed her career internationally, working in Spain, South America, and the United Kingdom. She specialises in gender and sexual diversity working in a private capacity and, for many years, as part of the NHS Adult Gender Identity Clinic in Charing Cross. She has publications on the therapeutic relationship and challenges faced by transgender and non-binary people. Laura is part of the BPS Gender Diversity Specialist Register, a Member of the British Association of Gender Specialist (BAGIS), and a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

nscience UK is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. nscience UK maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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