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

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


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 and search for CPD10