Each of us may have experiences of our bodies—our gender identities and sexualities —that are so private and delicate that we can find it nearly impossible to speak of them to anyone. So how can we learn to discuss these important dimensions of human life as psychotherapists and counsellors. How is meaning made, when faced with behaviors that are deemed permissible or forbidden, and when identity is often shaped through countless complex interactions?
This three-day, didactic and experiential workshop is intended for a community of professionals from diverse areas of practice who want to develop a way to talk, collectively, about bodily experiences, sexuality, and sexual identities and preferences —of which gender is often a central aspect. We will begin to identify the issues related to gender, transgender and sexuality that we often find ourselves avoiding or that we may have no idea how to address. We will make a distinction between the disturbances that sexuality and gender can bring into our lives, and the fact that some sexual behaviors can cause serious harm. How can we re-define perversion in our current cultural contexts?
We will work in small groups as well as in the large group. Attendance is limited to 50 participants who are expected to commit to all three days of the workshop. Our intention is to provide a forum in which we can speak honestly about our experiences, biases, and hopes. This is an opportunity to exchange information about our learning edges and best practices in this complex and significant area of human life.
The workshop will start on Saturday 9 June to Monday 11 June 2018, from 9-5:30 PM. Each day 1.5 hours is allowed for a lunch break.
Morning and afternoon tea provided.
Address: 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, 9016
Phone: 03-474 3240
The registration fee for the three-day workshop is as follows:
|Early bird, member||$445|
|Early bird, non-member||$495|
Numbers will be limited to the first 50 paid registrations.
To register, click the red "Dunedin Workshop : Register & Pay Now" button at the bottom of this page, complete the online registration form, and pay the fee online. If you wish to receive the ANZTAA membership discount, please ensure your ANZTAA membership is first up to date.
There are 0 workshop places available as at 01:56 on 23 April 2018.
Payment is by electronic transfer; POLi for registrations in New Zealand, PayPal for registrations from overseas. If unable to use electronic transfer, please Contact the Treasurer
Early bird registration until 1 April 2018.
Registrations close on 11 May 2018.
Fees will be refunded less a 10% cancellation fee by or prior to 11 May 2018. There will be no refunds after that date.
We recommend the shuttle services from the airport. Taxis are best avoided as these can be expensive due to the distance.
A wide range of accommodation options are available within 10 minutes walking from the venue, including youth hostels and hotels.