Trans Awareness Training For Therapists And Support Workers

Do you lack confidence when it comes to your trans clients? Do you feel competent in treating trans people? I have put together an online training event, running on the 16th of January from 11:00, [new date 31 March 2021, 11 am] to provide my trans awareness training to therapists and support workers.


Would you like to feel more confident and competent to work with trans and gender diverse clients? Workers can at times feel out of their depth with this topic or even unaware of how their unconscious biases may be harming trans clients.

This half day helps delegates both learn about trans people and unlearn things that may be getting in the way of supportive relationships.

From their lengthy experience working with trans and gender diverse people in a number of settings, Sam looks at not just the stereotypical trans story that we may be familiar with, but at the diversity of trans experiences and those that intersect with them.

The training covers:

  • An understanding of the biopsychosocial underpinning of trans experiences
  • Culturally competent language and approaches to working with gender diversity
  • Debunking myths and stereotypes
  • Mental health, trans people and the minority stress model
  • What trans clients feed back about helpful and unhelpful interventions

About Sam Hope, MA, MBACP (Accred.):

Sam Hope is a professional equality, diversity and inclusion trainer and has been delivering therapists’ CPD on gender diversity for years, both privately and for institutions such as Wolverhampton University, The Sherwood Institute and The Academy Space in Sheffield. A long standing BACP accredited humanistic therapist/supervisor in private practice, Sam has also worked organisationally, mainly in education and domestic/sexual violence settings. Sam’s book Person Centred Counselling for Trans and Gender Diverse People is available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Sam is trans and non-binary themself and is actively involved in community organising and facilitation of supportive spaces within the trans community as well as advocacy work and consultancy.

Feedback from previous training by Sam:

“Excellent trainer, very informative”

“The trainer was very good at gauging the group’s knowledge and needs . . . was

adaptive and flexible and so managed to keep the training relevant throughout the day.”

“calm and supportive presence in facilitating the group”

*Early bird discount available until 1 December, group rate available for bookings of 3 or more people.

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