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How we got shortlisted for the National Diversity AwardsThe first step in our nomination for the National Diversity Awardswas when Andrea Roth who…View Post

How we got shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards

The first step in our nomination for the National Diversity Awardswas when Andrea Roth who…

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An introduction to Gender and Sexual Diversity Psychotherapy

A Pink Therapy Summer School in London, July 8-12, 2013

Editor’s note: this is a guest post from André Helman, MD; a relational psychotherapist from Paris.

Pink Therapy is an independent therapy and training institution devoted to LGBT people and to…

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The Rise of Slamming

A report recently published in a leading medical journal; The Lancethas highlighted a link between a rise in HIV rates and the use of party drugs. It reported the latest government statistics on HIV cases with particular reference to the sharp rise in…

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Sex and Drugs and No Rock and RollHIV diagnoses in London last year, were up 21% on the previous year.  A staggering 1720 new cases…View Post

Sex and Drugs and No Rock and Roll

HIV diagnoses in London last year, were up 21% on the previous year.  A staggering 1720 new cases…

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High Desire NOT sexual addiction?

Recent research from functional MRI scans appear to show hypersexuality and “sex addicts” just have high desire.  

This is something I’ve expected.  They may not even have a lot of sex, but a lot of desire, which keeps them preoccupied with sexual…

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High Desire NOT sexual addiction?

Recent research from functional MRI scans appear to show hypersexuality and “sex addicts” just have high desire.  

This is something I’ve expected.  They may not even have a lot of sex, but a lot of desire, which keeps them preoccupied with sexual…

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Further developments in ‘Sex Addiction’

My blog from last week has caused some twitter debate between myself and another of the UK’s ‘Sex Addiction’ experts Paula Hall, who is author of a new British book and chair of ATSAC(Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity).…

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Omissions in the Core Competencies

With the recent events in Russia over the state of LGBT+ rights and acceptance, we thought it might be interesting to point out a recent event which caused some concern.

During the revision of the Professional Competencies for Psychotherapists in Europe…

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Classifying Sex: Debating DSM-5

On my way on the 4th and 5th July 2013 to the conference at the interdisciplinary Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) of the University of Cambridge. This is to listen social and political scientists, feminist…

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My curious paradox about sexual addictionI’m finding myself in a curious paradox regarding ‘sexual addiction’ and it’s one that I feel the…View Post

My curious paradox about sexual addiction

I’m finding myself in a curious paradox regarding ‘sexual addiction’ and it’s one that I feel the…

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Sensitivities and never being able to get it ‘Right’Back in April, I was invited by the editor of the Ethical Dilemmas column in Therapy Today– the…View Post

Sensitivities and never being able to get it ‘Right’

Back in April, I was invited by the editor of the Ethical Dilemmas column in Therapy Today– the…

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Russia tries to silence its LGBT+ peopleRussian edition of Pink Therapy’s first textbook
Most within the LGBT+ community will be aware of…View Post

Russia tries to silence its LGBT+ people

Russian edition of Pink Therapy’s first textbook

Most within the LGBT+ community will be aware of…

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International Summer School

We are holding our 4th International Summer School for counsellors and psychologists and others providing emotional and mental health support to gender and sexual diversities (LGBTQ+)  on 8-12 July 2013. 

The five day intensive non-residential course in going to be held in London and will include an optional evening social programme of agency visits to support the learning on the course.

We have people coming from Finland, Italy, Poland, France and others under consideration.  Places are strictly limited, advice about low cost accommodation is available, but early enquiries and bookings are advised.

Lunchtime lecture: Combating homophobia – what is the evidence?

AN IDAHO EVENT
Despite a general decline in self-reported prejudice against gay and lesbian people in many western countries, overt anti-homosexual biases remain relatively common.  Even relatively recent figures for Canada show that prevalence of hate crimes against homosexuals equals those against Muslims and Asians, and is more violent.  Although there has been a lot of study into the causes of such prejudice, less attention is paid to developing and testing interventions to reduce it.  In this lecture Professor King  will discuss the nature of homophobia, how this knowledge guides efforts to reduce it and whether or not they are successful.  The lecture will be followed by a question and answer facilitated by Sir Stephen Wall, Chair of UCL Council and LGBT Champion.  

Speaker Information

Professor King is Director of UCL’s Mental Health Sciences Unit. He has been involved in large scale national and international research and amongst his research interestshe includes the epidemiology of sexual dysfunction, the stress and stigma faced by gay and lesbian people and the role of religious and spiritual beliefs in mental well-being.

Date and time :  Friday 17th May 2013 1-2pm

Venue: Room G.08 Roberts Building, Malet Place,

Registration : Free. Simply turn up on the day.