When

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM GMT
-to-
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM GMT

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Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London N7 6PA
United Kingdom
 

 
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Anya Stang
Administrator
anya@pinktherapy.com

 

Pink Therapy's Sixth Annual Conference 

Introduction
This year we are tackling two controversial and yet linked subjects under the heading of 'Sex Work'. The first is that we're aiming to improve mental health support for people who sell sex in various roles within the 'sex industry' who have quite frequently received appalling treatment from therapists.  The second is that some 'talk therapists' have been drawn to explore and retrain in other ways to work with people, using the body and sometimes touch. Sexological Bodywork, Somatic Sexology, Tantra, Sex Coaching and many other models which offer other, more direct ways to help people.

We want to facilitate a discussion within the profession of this controversial and misunderstood subject.  We want to explore how we can support those clients who wish to move beyond words or for whom talking therapy isn't sufficient, through the ethical use of consensual touch-based therapies and understanding the links between sexuality, sexual difficulties including recovering from sexual trauma and promote healing.  

N.B. The focus for the conference is on Counsellors & Psychotherapists learning more about sex work and somatic body-work.  If space permits nearer the time, we will open up the conference to sexological body-workers and allied professionals. Email us for notification of when we do this: anya@pinktherapy.com

Early Bird registration is 160 single day/250 both days until 22 Dec 2017. Full fee from 23 Dec 2017 is 170 single day/310 both days.

Therapy students and therapists-in-training are welcome to register; however, there are currently no student bursaries available. We may release some discounted places nearer the time if space permits.

Pink Therapy Training Terms & Conditions

Friday 23rd of March 2018

09.30-10.00 am   Registration & Coffee

10.00-10.30 am   Welcome & Introductions from Dominic Davies

10.30-11.00 am   Sex Work - Myth busting - Karen Pollock

11.00-11.30 am   Sexual Services for People with Disabilities
[Video link to Rachel Wotton @ Touching Base in Sydney] 

11.30-12.00         Morning Break

12.00-12.30 pm Overview of Somatic Sexology field - Kian de la Cour

12.30-  1.00 pm   What happens when sex workers actually need mental health    
                            support? -
Prof Nicola Mai

 1.00 - 2.00  pm   Lunch

 2.00 - 2.45 pm   Surrogacy 101 - Padma Deva
                            or
                            Conscious Kink 101 - Seani Love
                            [simultaneous workshops]

 2.45 - 3.30 pm   Urban Tantra 101 - Maz Michael
                           or
                           Somatic Sex Education 101 Meredith Reynolds
                           [simultaneous workshops]

 3.30 - 4.30 pm   'Meet your Colleagues'
                           A chance to meet and engage with people from various sex
                           and body-work disciplines over Tea & Cake; we hope to have
                           Tantra, Pro Dom(me)s, Gay Male Escorts, Sex Coaches, Sacred
                           Intimates, Surrogates, Sexological Body Workers.

  4.30 pm           Closing session feedback from Rapporteurs

  5.00 pm           Conference Day One Ends

Saturday 24th March 2018

09.30-10.00 am Registration & Coffee

10.00-10.30 am Welcome & Introductions from Dominic Davies

10:30-11:00 am Being a Therapist and a Sex Worker -
                          Jemima and 
Alex Brooks and Eve

11.00-11.30 am  Working within current ethical frameworks -
                           Professor Alistair Ross (BACP)

11.30-12.00        Morning Break

12.00-12.30 pm Working within current ethical frameworks -
                           Pamela Gawler-Wright (UKCP) 

12.30 - 1.00 pm Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists (ASIS)
                           and their Ethical Code - Kian de la Cour

 1.00 - 2.00 pm  Lunch

 2.00 - 2.45 pm Key Issues in Sex Workers as Clients - Ashley Ryder
                          or
                          Sex Coaching for Sex Therapists - Agata Loewe
                          [simultaneous workshops]

 2.45 - 3.30 pm 'Meet your Colleagues’
                          A chance to meet and engage with people from various sex and
                          body work-disciplines over Tea & Cake; we hope to have Tantra,
                          Pro Dom(me)s, Gay Male Escorts, Sex Coaches, Sacred
                          Intimates, Surrogates, Sexological Body Workers etc.

 3.30 - 4:30 pm  Moving Forward - Protecting Dual Trained therapists -
                          Panel discussion with invited Reps from:
                          BACP (Prof Sophie-Grace Chappell), 
                          COSRT (tbc), UKCP Chair of Ethics Committee (Alan
                          Kershaw) and Psychotherapy & Counselling Union (Phil Cox)

  4.30 pm           Closing session feedback from Rapporteurs

  5.00 pm           Conference Day One Ends