Practice Wisdom: Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients

This training is based on LGBTIQ+ Health Australia’s Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients: A Practice Wisdom Resource, which was developed by practitioners with extensive experience and deep knowledge about working with LGBTIQ+ people and communities.

Practice Wisdom is an experiential two day training that translates expertise to a counselling room context, focusing on being a trusted collaborator, survival and resilience, minority stress, intersectionality, and concepts of power in therapeutic work.

Learning Objectives

  • Improve your role as a therapist supporting LGBTI people.
  • Understand the complexity of living as an LGBTI person in modern Australia.
  • Introduce the power of naming experiences and being an effective ally.
  • Learn to talk about intimacy, bodies and sex.
  • Engage effectively with transgender clients.
  • Engage effectively with clients with an intersex variation.

Target Audience

Mental health and suicide prevention professionals who engage in counselling or therapeutic work with LGBTI clients.

Workshop Length: 2 days

Enquire about this training email: [email protected] 



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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, (formerly the National LGBTI Health Alliance), is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities. Dropping the “+” from our name only occurs within digital formats that do not allow mathematical symbols, such as within our domain name, handles and hashtags.
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