Working Affirmatively with LGBTQIA** & QTIPOC* Youth

 Using an Intersectional Proactive Approach

With Kris Black of Radical Dialogues*

Weekend workshop:  9-10 Nov 2019
Venue: Manor Gardens Welfare Trust, 10 Manor Gardens, London, N7 6LA

An Integrative Arts Psychotherapy approach will enable safe containment, experiential exploration and therapeutic skills development, via pairs work, small and large groupwork, and case study.

The work is delivered via an Integrative psychotherapeutic and Intersectional lens. The lens draws on Queer Theory, Black Issues Theory, Systemic & Intercultural Theory, a common-sense integration of Trauma Theory, and promotes Affirmative Practice and a Proactive Approach when working with young people exploring LGBTQIA identity (to name some of the influences).

This training is arranged over a weekend.

Weekend training – Working Affirmatively with LGBTQIA+ and QTIPOC Youth – Using an Intersectional Proactive Approach

 9th and 10th November 2019 – Registration from 10 for 10.30 start – 5.30

The workshops will enable Counselling and Therapy practitioners to:

  • Explore issues connected to good practice when working with young people who are from the QTIPOC / LGBTQIA BME communities;
  • Explore working Intersectionally with Gender and Sexually Diverse (GSD) youth;
  • Explore how to work affirmatively with young people from the QTIPOC / LGBTQIA+ Communities; using an Intersectional Proactive Approach

Who should attend the training?

  • Qualified Black African Caribbean and Asian Counsellors and Psychotherapists and Psychologists who are BAATN Members;
  • All Qualified Counsellors Psychotherapists and Psychologists who are interested in working with this client group
  • Qualified BME Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychologists;
  • Advanced Final Year Students who are BAATN Members
  • Advanced Final Year Students who are already working with this client group

Fees: Early bird available up until 9th Oct 19

Organisations Early bird Fee – £250 Normal Fee – £300
Individuals Early bird Fee– £200 Normal Fee – £280
Members Early bird Fee – £180 Normal Fee – £240
Students Early bird Fee – £120 Normal Fee – £150





(Includes refreshments, course material and attendance certificates. Lunch not included / Places to eat nearby / bring your own lunch)


Venue: Manor Gardens Welfare Trust, 10 Manor Gardens, London, N7 6LA Getting to the venue
Date: – 9 and 10 Nov 2019
Registration 10:00 for a 10:30 Start – End 17:30


Find Out About Weekend training – Working with QTIPOC and BME LGBTIA Clients – An Intersectional Affirmative Approach Approach –7 & 8 Sept 2019


About Kris Black

Kris Black is a UKCP Registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, BACP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist and (CSTD) qualified Clinical Supervisor, who has trained and qualified in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

Kris founded Radical Dialogues* ~ a group work, training & supervision programme combining art and psychotherapy which integrates Intersectional theory as a means of understanding and combatting discrimination and prejudice.

Kris’ experience within the QTIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities includes working with adult and adolescent clients who are affected by the intersections of homophobia, anti-lesbianism, bi-phobia, transphobia and different forms of racism, classism, sexism and other forms of discrimination. Kris is a Snr Clinical Associate and Trainer with Pink Therapy and has a private supervision and psychotherapy practice. Kris is an ex BAATN Leadership Associate and a Black Issues Masterclass Graduate.

Kris has worked extensively in London with children and adolescents using an integrative arts and intersectional framework, and has specialist experience of working with clients from a range of families including those from working class and racialised communities with children at risk of school exclusion.

Kris worked within the charity sector for over 37 years as a counsellor and a trainer focusing on issues such as hate crime, HIV, domestic & sexual violence, sexual abuse, sexuality, gender identity, and health issues.

Kris believes psychotherapy and counselling can save lives and therefore should be affordable and accessible to all ~ not just those with economic power. Kris was born into a working~class, mixed racial heritage family, and grew up in north London’s council housing estates in the 60’s.

Kris is a queer, non-binary, person of colour who uses they pronouns.

*rad·​i·​cal | \\\\ ˈra-di-kəl meaning of going to the root or origin; fundamental: thorough going or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms, favouring drastic political, economic, or social reforms.
**Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour
*** Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Queer Intersex Asexual

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