Wednesday, 7 December 2016

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We have just a couple of places remaining on our Essentials in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy.  

This three weekend course starts in January is all you need to meet the training criteria for our Standard Accreditation scheme and will greatly enhance your knowledge and practice of working with Gender and Sexual Diversities.  

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Therapeutic Issues Working with Gay Men

The fifth International Pink Therapy Conference, Gay Men Tal[k] Health, will take place in London, UK over two days on 24 & 25 March 2017.

The first day will be a pre-conference workshop with Doug Braun-Harvey, author of Treating Out of Control Sexual Behaviour: Rethinking Sex Addiction.

The second day will be an incredible array of topics and speakers which we're sure you won't want to miss!
Places are strictly limited and as our previous conferences have sold out, we encourage you to take advantage of the special 
Early Bird discounted fee of £150 for a single day or £250 for both days
until 20 Dec 2016 and book soon.

More information here!

Register NOW here!

23rd Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health

23rd Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health. 
Prague, Czech Republic, May 28-31, 2017.  

Invitations are open to submit abstracts and/or attend this unique Congress for sexologists and those working or interested in learning more about the field of sexual health.

The WAS Scientific Committee together with the Local Scientific Committee is organising a scientific programme that emphasises the multidisciplinary nature of Sexual Health/Sexual Rights covering 7 main themes: Basic Research, Behavioural, Social & Historical, Bio-medical Research, Clinical Research & Practice, Public Health & Policies, Sexual Rights, and Sexuality Education.
Please join them! 

Last night Dr Meg-John Barker and Dominic Davies gave a talk on Sex Addiction to the 'Sex, Love and Relationships MeetUp. For those who were unable to attend, they recorded the presentation and it will be posted to our Pink Therapy UK YouTube channel over the next day or so.

The American Association for Sex Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT) issued an important policy statement on Sex Addiction on Wednesday. You can read more about it here. 

Registration is now open for our next Essentials in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy: Jan-Mar 2017, click here!
You can find all our training courses here
Pink Therapy is an Accredited Training Organisation with the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP).

Welcome to the final Edition of Pink Therapy News for 2016:

In last month's editorial I mentioned there are some significant changes afoot both for Pink Therapy and me personally. It's timely share some of these with you now as the year end approaches. 

As you're probably aware I have built Pink Therapy into a well respected, internationally recognised organisation over the last 17 years but I've done this largely single handed and it's unrealistic for me to continue working at such an intense pace in all the areas we're moved into.

I am planning to create Pink Therapy into a franchise and hoping to sell some parts of the business and hand over the running of some core aspects of Pink Therapy, in particular the marketing and delivery of our face-to-face trainings, to a small group of people (largely drawn from the Clinical Associate team) who will become Pink Therapy (London).  I hope they will revistalise and bring exciting new developments to the organisation. 

I will remain CEO and continue to develop the Online Diploma, and promote many new stand alone CPD units for people unable to come to London and attend our Face-to-Face events but who are hungry for training. 

I will also continue to co-ordinate our Annual conference and manage the Directory & Website (we're having a new one built). 

Over the next couple of years, I hope to develop the 'brand' of Pink Therapy in other parts of the world and so if you're interested in forming a connection to us, let me know.

Finally, on a personal note I'm about to move out of London to the South Coast (from the begining of January). I'll maintain a small private practice for 2 days a week in London.

There are exciting times ahead and I've been very pre-occupied with the future of Pink Therapy and grateful for the support I've been receiving from colleagues at home and abroad.

With best wishes to you for the holiday season however you may celebrate it and here's to an exciting New Year!
Dominic Davies - CEO

Post Graduate Diploma in GSRD Therapy
We've begun recruiting for our third cohort of students
Our two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) Therapy will commence with a week long residential in July 2017 and the rest of the course will be followed online.  This is a unique opportunity to develop confidence and expertise in working with a wide range of clients.  This course attracts therapists from around the world.  The course is accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists and has Advanced Specialist Training status with the National Counselling Society. 

Interviews will commence in January 2017

New Publication: Critical & Experiential: Dimensions in Gender and Sexual Diversity

Critical & Experiential: Dimensions in Gender and Sexual Diversity is a multidisciplinary collection of chapters written from within the newly emerging field in gender and sexual diversity (GSD) that moves beyond the LGBTQ(IA) acronym to include non-binary and heterosexual variation. 

The contributions are primarily aimed at mental health, psychology and psychotherapy practitioners and teachers, as well as those working with psychological aspects of social sciences and legal theory. The concepts of 'critical' and 'critique' are reframed throughout as experientially provoked thinking and thought. This collection provides a practical reference handbook to critique our range and styles of learning, teaching and interventions in the GSD field. However, it is also a stimulus to broader questions about mental health in the psychological organization of social and professional values that, painfully, still demand to be voiced, if not critiqued.

This an exciting collection of original, cutting-edge thinking from those living and working within the newly emerging field of gender and sexual diversity (GSD). The real diversity of human nature, human experience and human histories provoke, demand and generate critical thinking. The lived experiences shared in this book stand as a testament to this diversity. Voices which need to be heard!

Available for purchase at Resonance Publications. Also available at Karnacbookstore in London and on

Free copies available for Reviewers and discounted copies available for Individuals, Institutions and Event Organisers. Please contact Resonance Publications for further information.

Make Your Own Relationship User Guide

Make Your Own Relationship User Guide is a newly published zine guide from Meg-John Barker and Justin Hancock.

Many of us have grown up thinking that love is something that we have no control over: that if we have to work on our relationships then it's not natural and it's not real love.  We think love is a combination of something you make happen as well as it happening to you.
What if we could try a more consensual and intentional way of doing relationships? That's what this zine is about.  

"It's an excellent resource packed with exercises for therapists and their clients to explore the kind of relationships they want." (Dominic Davies - CEO)

The zine is available to purchase here for only £2.50!

Dominic was interviewed for the A to Z of Sex Podcast last month. He discussed the letter G for Gay (men)  Check it out if you have time!

Workshop: How to run a successful private practice: all you need to know.

Friday, 17th March 2017 - 09:30 for a 10:00 start, to finish at 16:30 Council Chamber, Institute of Biomedical Science, 12 Coldbath Square, London CE1R 5HL 

This is the fourth run for this popular and informative workshop from Become Psychology that will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for running a successful private practice
Cost: £135. 

Workshop Series: Let's Talk About Sex programme 2017
Just how can we talk about sex in our consulting rooms in order to give it meaning?

The Let's Talk About Sex programme is a series of workshops and lectures from wpf therapy, intended to broaden our understanding of sexuality and help us talk about it with our clients. There will be clinically based workshops as well as some more factual or educational events.

For information on the programme and individual events, click here.

Dominic Davies
Pink Therapy
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