Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and introductory courses

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust runs a number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and introductory courses. They offer a broad spectrum of short courses and events that deliver high-quality Continuing Professional Development.

Read about all the CPD courses on the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust website

Working with children, young people and families CPD courses

Gender Identity Development: Integrating psychological, biological, developmental and social processes

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Date and time: Tuesday 7 November 2017 (10am - 4pm)

Fee: £30

Venue: Tavistock Leeds Base, 8 Park Square East, Leeds, LS1 2LF

Description:

This course provides comprehensive and an up-to-date introduction to understanding and supporting children and young people with pressing gender identity issues.

Presentations from senior staff from the nationally-commissioned Gender Identity Development Service will cover a range of theoretical, clinical, practical and ethical issues in the treatment of young people with gender dysphoria.

This event will cover:

  • issues of definition and diagnosis and trajectories for gender identity
  • our developmental, staged approach
  • the physical treatments we offer in close collaboration with colleagues in paediatric endocrinology
  • our joint working with CAMHS, schools, social care and wider networks

This event on the trans-gender predicament in childhood and adolescence offers a mix of lively and informative interactional lectures on a number of topical areas, reflecting psychological, biological, developmental and social frameworks for understanding gender dysphoria in the under-18s. There will also be small refl ective case discussion groups led by staff from the service.

The event is suitable for psychiatrists, social workers, psychotherapists, paediatricians, GP’s, psychologists, youth workers, teachers, LGBTQ workers, specialist nurses and others who come into contact professionaly with gender dysphoric young people.

GIDS is the only specialist service in the UK working with gender variant children and adolescents. We interface daily with professionals from education, psychiatry, social work, general practice, youth services, psychology and nursing who are keen for more information and more understanding about how best to support the development of these young people who are striving to harmonise mind and body.

Booking a place

Please visit https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/cpd10l

PAST EVENT: An introduction to working effectively with gender non-conforming young people

Details

Time: Wednesday 26 April 2017, 2pm - 6pm

Location: The Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA

Fee: £20

Ref: CPD10

Course overview

This course provides a comprehensive and up‐to date introduction to understanding and supporting children and young people with pressing gender identity issues. Presentations from senior staff from the nationally‐commissioned Gender Identity Development Service will cover a range of theoretical, clinical, practical and ethical issues in the care of young people with gender dysphoria.

There will be a mix of lively and informative interactional teaching sessions on a wide range of topical areas, reflecting psychological, biological, developmental and social frameworks for understanding gender dysphoria in the under-18s.

This interactive half day will cover:

  • our developmental, staged approach, including psychosocial support and physical treatments and the different ways we work and engage young people and their families
  • the ways we recognize and build the resilience of young people and their families
  • the contexts that inform how we work, including: socio-political, cultural, legal and theoretical/research frameworks
  • how we work together with different organisations and sectors, including CAMHS, schools, social care, voluntary and community organisations and wider networks.

Who is this course for?

This event is suitable for psychiatrists, social workers, psychotherapists, paediatricians, GPs, psychologists, youth workers, teachers, LGBTQ workers, specialist nurses and others who come into contact professionally with gender dysphoric young people.

Further information

For further information and to book your place, please head to www.tavistockandportman.uk/training and search for CPD10