The training is designed for clinicians who wish to provide evidence-based, informed, affirmative psychological interventions for young people diverse in sexuality and/or gender. It would benefit mental health clinicians, school-based youth health nurses, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counsellors, guidance officers, chaplains, youth justice staff, child safety officer and youth residential care workers.
This workshop has the following learning objectives for participants:
- Increased knowledge and understanding of children and young people who are questioning and/or identify as diverse in sexuality and/or gender and their families
- Integrate mental health risk & protective factors in formulations and care planning to optimise social emotional wellbeing
- Enhance intervention skills at the individual, family and broader systems level.
Particular focus will be on practical clinical intervention skills in working with young people diverse in gender and/or sexuality and their families.
Presented by Olivia Donaghy and Dallas Pitt
Olivia Donaghy (coordinator, psychologist) and Dallas Pitt (psychologist) are clinicians in the Queensland Children’s Gender Service. Both have years of experience supporting children and young people diverse in gender and sexuality and their families. Olivia and Dallas have worked across government, non-government and private sectors, delivered training on this topic across Queensland and have presented at leading conferences around Australia in the area of transgender healthcare.