Hi Ann Maree,
I went to the Paul Martin workshop last week, which was a bit-fast-paced but very good. It covered a lot (GLB culture, norms, language; theories on causes of sexual orientation; homoprejudice/discrimination; heterosexism; mental health issues; costs of concealment; re-orientation interventions; reparative therapies; 6 stages of sexual identity development (V. Cass), the increased risk of mental illness; case studies). 10 participants, mostly psychologists or students (in psychology or counselling).
There was a handout on GLB mental health, but the rest we took notes.
I am getting ready for uni starting on 5 Feb, I am tired even before starting! and I am trying to rest as much as possible.
This term (cannot call it semester, Canberra uni has changed to 3 terms now), we have ‘Group work” and ‘Introduction to supervision’.
Will you be going to the Mardi Gras? I went last year and enjoyed it very much; but this year I have problems with my knees and I don’t think I can stand the 4 hours waiting for it to start.
Anyway we’ll see, there is still a bit of time.