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Working with Gender Identity
One Day Training
Pink Therapy Courses
£110 for members of the Directory of Pink Therapists £120 for Non-members
Attendance Certificate

The workshop on 16 June 2017 is now fully booked. Please get in touch if you'd like to be on the waiting list and are able to join at short notice in case of cancellations.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the issues affecting people who do not fit a binary gender model and/or are transgender. 

You will gain an understanding of:
  • Terminology
  • Current clinical treatment pathways for people questioning their gender identity
  • Pathways for those seeking gender re-assignment
  • Practical ideas that can be applied in your own therapy practice
  • A Case study
  • How Psychotherapy can be effective in this field
  • Your own fears & concerns
  • How to embrace those fears and concerns and how to work with them

People are no longer seen as having a mental health problem because they may have a gender identity which does not conform to the binary gender identity experienced by most people in society. They may wish to change from one binary gender to the other or they may experience a gender identity which is more fluid. Gender Dysphoria simply means not happy with the gender role they were assigned at birth. We will explore the meaning of this both for ourselves as Psychotherapists and for our clients and how to work with it. 

Most importantly, you will leave feeling more confident in your ability to work in what is often seen as a very challenging field whilst, at the same time, enjoying an opportunity to explore your fears and concerns in a supportive environment with one of the world’s most experienced clinicians on these issues.

Training time is from 1pm to 7pm, registration from 12:30pm.


Michelle Bridgman MSc is a Psychotherapist and is currently on a doctoral programme at Middlesex University. The subject- ‘Treatment pathways for people seeking help with gender identity issues
Michelle is a member of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health and was recently described as one of the world's leading experts in this field. She served on the committee at The Royal College of Psychiatrists which addressed the treatment of transgender people and was been consulted over the DSM V proposals to remove Gender Dysphoria from the list of pathological conditions.
She is a much sought after Keynote Speaker on Diversity and Change and has appeared on several television news programmes as an expert on gender identity issues.  For the past five years she has been the part-time Project Manager for The Gender Trust, the UK’s largest charity representing individuals, families & employers affected by gender identity issues. 

Michelle has been married for thirty nine years, has two grown up daughters and a granddaughter.



Training time is from 1pm to 7pm, registration from 12:30pm.


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