Two experiences of increasing knowledge and sharing expertise with non-specialist mental health professionals: "Queering CBT in UK" and "Creating of non-pathologising discourse on SOGISC and alternative educational programs in RF"

Hannah Waters

Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Hannah Waters is a Clinical Psychologist and CBT Therapist at the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) in the UK, who sees children, young people and their families. She has worked in the service since 2013. Hannah takes a lead in running the GIDS groups for young people and the South West family day at the GIDS outreach clinic in the South West of England. Prior to qualifying Hannah worked as a CBT therapist in an 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)' service in London.

Irina Karagapolova

Russian Scientific Sexological Society

Graduated Kyrgyz State Medical Academy as psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Worked in the Kyrgyz Republic Mental health Center as the chief of the acute psychosis department. From 2006 worked in LGBT NGO "Labrys" (Kyrgyzstan) as the community psychotherapist and then as the chief of the Department of potential improvement and education. From 2008 created and provided educational programs and trainings for professionals on SOGISC issues in the different countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. From 2009 was the consultant of Kyrgyz Republic Ministry of Healthcare on development of Standards of care for the health of transgender people. From 2015 provide the course on Gender identity diversity at Russian Scientific Sexological Society Deparment of Interdisciplinary sexology.Independant researcher, author of the variety of scientific and educational works. In 2016 got the Harry Benjamin Distinguished Advocacy Award.

Matt Bristow

Gender Identi

Dr Matt Bristow is a clinical psychologist at the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) in the UK, where he sees children, young people and their families. He has worked in the service since 2013. Prior to qualifying, his doctoral thesis examined how young people developing minority sexual identities (e.g. lesbian, gay, bi, queer) constructed "sexual identity" in a series of interviews and focus groups with members of LGBT youth groups. In 2016, he was closely involved with developing and launching the service's new website: www.gids.nhs.uk

Veronika Iureva

"Coming Out" LGBT group

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Background

Our workshop includes two experiences of increasing knowledge and sharing expertise with non-specialist mental and sexual health professionals.The UK experience: We were invited to present a day-long workshop for CBT... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The UK experience: Our main aim was to increase knowledge and confidence for non-specialist mental health professionals working with LGBT clients.The RF experience: To create more contemporary, neutral and recent approaches... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

The UK experience: This workshop is an opportunity to hear about what we learnt from the feedback from professionals and to think together about how clinicians working as specialists in this area can help develop... [ view full abstract ]

Results

The UK experience: There is an ongoing need for training in this area and professionals in other services are keen to think about how they can support their LGBT clients in other psychological work.The RF experience:... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

The UK experience: There is an ongoing need for training in this area and professionals in other services are keen to think about how they can support their LGBT clients in other psychological work.The RF experience:... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Hannah Waters (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust), Irina Karagapolova (Russian Scientific Sexological Society), Matt Bristow (Gender Identi), Anna Hutchinson (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust), Veronika Iureva ("Coming Out" LGBT group)

Topic Area

Topics: Other suggestion

Session

MW-1C » Increasing Knowledge & Sharing Expertise with Nonspecialist Mental Health Professionals (14:00 - Friday, 7th April, Atlantic 3)

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