Counsellors, Therapists or Mental Health professionals who live and work in GSRD communities may often be in the difficult position of encountering clients, or people who could be connected to their clients, in settings outside the therapy room. This can occur through your personal use of social media or networking apps like Facebook FetLife or Grindr, or via social activities (Pride events) and lifestyle (in the gym, supermarket, local bar).
As a professional bound by ethics and codes of conduct you may feel daunted by the boundary, confidentiality and privacy issues this raises.
If you’d like to develop confidence in managing your personal and professional lives, protect your own privacy and continue to work safely and ethically with your client base, this online-learning CPD module will equip you with exactly what you need.
This 15-hour CPD module offers you the opportunity to:
- Review some of the literature on this specialist area
- Explore a protocol for managing ethical dilemmas and dual relationships
- Text your ethical decision making and receive feedback on it
- Write your own Professional and Personal Boundaries statement to guide you and your clients on how to manage out of session contacts.
You will receive a Certificate of Study worth 15 hours CPD credit from Pink Therapy if you submit and pass a tutor-marked assignment.
About the Author:
Dominic Davies is the Founder and CEO of Pink Therapy. He has worked as a psychotherapist, clinical sexologist and practice consultant for almost 40 years.
Over the years Dominic has received a number of honours and awards for his pioneering work in the field of gender and sexuality. In 2015 he received the Practitioner award from the Sexualities Section of the British Psychological Society. He is the only non-psychologist to ever receive this award.
In 2016 he was made a Fellow of the National Counselling Society and in 2018 Dominic received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Sexual Freedom.
Dominic has also been made a Fellow of the National Council of Psychotherapists. Fellowship is the highest level of membership for these professional bodies.
In 2021 Dominic was named as one of 50 Distinguished Gender and Sexual Health Revolutionaries.
Dominic (with Charles Neal) co-edited three of the first British textbooks on working with LGBT clients published in 1996 and 2000, contributed numerous other papers and chapters to the literature of this emerging field, and presented at many national and international conferences. After a 21 year hiatus, he is currently co-editing (with Silva Neves) two more Pink Therapy textbooks aimed at GSRD therapists and Sex & Relationship Therapists in Europe.
He has been referred to as one of the grandparents of Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity Therapy in the UK and Europe.