This course is the property of “Guftagu Counselling and Psychotherapy Services” We are a for profit organization offering therapy services (individual, group, face to face and online), trainings, workshops and seminars.
In this course we aim to introduce the lens of gender and sexuality by deconstructing the ideas of gender, sex and sexuality. Reflections on learning ideas and who benefits and he left out. Further we aim to share certain basic skills to start working with trans and queer clients.
Date and Time: 3rd and 4th July 2021, 12pm - 4pm (IST)
Fees: Rs. 2500/-
Process: Once selected, you will be given payment information and last date of making the payment is 25th June, 2021.
Cancellations, not allowed, no fees will be refunded under any circumstances. No recording of the session is permitted.
Sadaf Vidha She/her (Cis queer woman)
I have done my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai in 2015. My pronouns are she/her (ciswoman). I am a freelance consulting psychologist and in the past, I have worked in a school where I dealt with behavior and emotional issues of children, teenagers and also worked with parents. I worked for 1.5 years at an online counseling firm called Type a Thought where we took sessions through chat, phone and video. I have handled anxiety, depression, body image issues, confidence problems, family issues and relationship concerns in adults and teenagers when working there. Since January 2018, I have been seeing clients on my own (not through an organization), in person, in Vashi and Dadar, and through online modes.I use a mix of thought based therapies (like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and constructivist therapies like Narrative Therapy. Other interventions I use are Family and Couple therapies, Art Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. At times I also use analytical therapies like Jungian and Transactional Analysis. I am a Queer Affirmative therapist. I use the social justice and intersectional feminist lens in my work.
Aryan Somaiya He/Him (Transman queer)
I hold a Master’s degree in Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology. My experience include providing therapy through technology based modes to individuals from young people to middle-aged adults. I am a transman and keenly interested in working with queer and trans clients. I am a co-creator and co-facilitator of Queer Affirmative Counselling Practices and have held trainings on gender-sexuality, pleasure and desire at universities like Tata Institute of Social Sciences. I also have a keen interest in building safe spaces for queer and trans people. I primarily use queer and trans feminist approaches and other strength-based approaches of counselling.
**Note this is an application form and you will be notified if you are selected.
**Note: This workshop does not certify you as a queer/trans affirmative therapist.