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Healing Trauma
In The LGBTQ+ Community

November 25th 2017

Trauma therapy when working with gender complex clients.


Supported by Resort 12

Presented by Beck Gee Cohen and Adela Campbell
9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Royal Garden Hotel, London

Exploring the growing areas of development for practitioners and treatment centres as the stigma of being part of the LGBTQ+ community continues to decline, and our clients feel more able to openly discuss their gender and sexuality. 

The essential, not to be missed conversation:

New skills and ideas will be threaded throughout, and an overall better understanding of where we need to adapt our care  - from first phone call to discharge,  aftercare and beyond.

We will explore the benefits of being informed, self-aware clinicians in this area., to better serve our clients from the LGBTQ+ community. 


Royal Garden Hotel

2-24 Kensington High Street, 

London, W8 4PT


Saturday November 25th

9.00am - 5:30pm


£90 professional

£50 student

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Full attendance at this workshop will generate 6 hours Continuous Professional Development Credits.

About the Session

The programme will combine presentations, experiential and collaborative work, where the focus will be on peering beneath the umbrella of the “LGBTQ+ label”, looking instead at specific traumas and complexities, specifically for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities as individual subcultures.

The expectation of this unique workshop is to create a safe space where all stigma is left at the door. An environment where the unsaid can be expressed without judgement and lead to a healthy conversation driven by the understanding that many of us, regardless of culture, gender, or nationality may have experienced relational trauma issues.

This will enable professionals to leave better prepared to ethically and empathetically engage with their clients needs. 

We will also provide an information area where professionals can exchange and obtain knowledge about one another in order to facilitate a seamless continuum of care with new data as to where and how to signpost and refer their clients. 


Learning Objectives

• Obtain and refresh information surrounding up to date International LGBTQ+ developments.
• Explore and understand implications within each specific LGBTQ+ sub culture.
• Learn the varied trauma implications related to each subculture.
• Create culturally specific therapeutic interventions in treating trauma.
• Identify common therapy missteps and obtain knowledge of how to repair the client relationship.
• Understand the LGBTQ+ specific intersections of trauma with health, spirituality, mental health and maladaptive coping skills.




  1. York Suite
    30 mins
    A selection of tea, coffee and pastries will be served on arrival.
  1. York Suite
    60 mins
    An introduction by Beck Gee-Cohen.
  1. York Suite
    30 mins
    Comfortability exercise.
  1. York Suite
    60 mins
    Gay Community Addressing Masculinity in gay culture Addressing chemsex use and how it relates to trauma & recovery Gay men are more often to report childhood experiences of peer and familial ridicule ...
  1. 60 mins
  1. York Suite
    30 mins
    Lesbian Community Prevalence of childhood trauma in lesbian community is found between 14-70% with mean at 43% across 7 studies.  Multiple authors note lesbian women and bisexual women are less accoun ...
  1. York Suite
    30 mins
    Bisexual Community Invisibility in the bisexual community (both amongst heterosexual & homosexual communities)  Highest rates of addiction in the bi community over lesbian/gay There are more bisexual ...
  1. York Suite
    30 mins
    Understanding bias.
  1. York Suite
    30 mins
    Refreshments and an opportunity to network.
  1. York Suite
    60 mins
    Transgender Community Understanding Language & pronouns Understanding the full spectrum of transgender populations including gender non- conforming and non-binary individuals 41% of transgender people ...
  1. York Suite
    15 mins
    Afternoon tea.
  1. 45 mins
    Gender diversity in clinicians.
  1. 30 mins
    Your chance to ask Adela and Beck any questions that may have arisen during the day's session.

Due to the unique nature of this workshop, the limited spaces, and it being Beck’s first ever appearance in the UK, it will inevitably be one of the most sought-after events of its kind. An unmissable day of insight and learning - make sure you book early to ensure your place and avoid disappointment.

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Professional £90 / Student £50

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