Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity (GSRD): An Introduction for Therapists

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Enhance your awareness and confidence around working with diverse gender, sexual, and relationship identities.

Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diverse Clients


This short course is designed to help therapists better understand the rich and constantly evolving world of gender, sexual, and relationship diversity, as well as their own values and beliefs around these areas.
Historically, training on human sexuality has focussed on issues specific to LGBTQ+ clients, however, this position is neither adequately inclusive nor truly representative of the diversity of gender, sexual, and relationship types which may present in the modern therapeutic encounter. The course aims to bridge this gap and plant seeds for further exploration.

The two days will be underpinned by a spirit of curiosity and openness, with the recognition that within this learning may also come the need to ‘un-learn’ or challenge some established beliefs and assumptions.



Course Details




TIMETABLE: Saturday & Sunday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm


AWARD: PCI College Certificate of Attendance 


VENUE: Live Online




The primary aim of this introductory course is to enhance practitioner awareness and confidence around GSRD. This will be achieved through a mix of facilitator-led information, personal reflection, group discussion, and the creation of a safe peer space for exploration. The course respects and welcomes the fact that participants may enter with varying degrees of knowledge and experience around GSRD.



Having completed the course, participants will have:

-        Acquired knowledge around GSRD terms and vocabulary

-        Explored personal and cultural values and belief systems around GSRD issues

-        Learned pointers for best practice when working with GSRD clients



Entry Requirements



Qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy or other helping professionals with therapeutic experience and students currently in professional training. This 2-day workshop could potentially be of benefit to the broader helping professions including nurses, midwives, social workers etc.


IT SKILLS: Students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course.


Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on the application.

Course Fees



Full Price: €210

PCI College Graduate*: €180

PCI College BSc/MSc Student & Alumni Member Discount Price: €165 - Join Alumni group on LinkedIn here to avail of discount.

*PCI College Graduate rate applies to BSc Degree and Postgraduate students only.



Applicants are invited to book online using the book now. Applications must be accompanied by the payment of the full course fee. Applicants are entitled to a refund if they decide to cancel within 14 days of receipt of their booking, and didn't participate in the course. Please note that the name used on your application needs to be the same name that you have on your passport.


Fees are non-refundable in all personal circumstances. The College makes every effort to avoid altering course times, course commencement and conclusion dates. However, should any changes be necessary, you will be notified at the earliest opportunity. All courses run subject to demand and the formation of a viable class cohort. A full refund will be given to all applicants in the event that the class does not proceed


For more information, please visit our full Terms & Conditions page.

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