The B word? Visibility and inclusion of bisexuality

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The University of Nottingham welcomes Dr Christina Richards, Psychotherapist and Senior Specialist Psychology Associate and Clinical Research Fellow, to discuss perceptions of bisexuality within society.

Christina Richards is an accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), whom she represents to NHS England’s Clinical Reference Group (CRG) on Gender Identity Services. She is Senior Specialist Psychology Associate at theNottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Gender Clinic and Clinical Research Fellow at West London Mental Health NHS Trust (Charing Cross) Gender Clinic. She works in this capacity as an individual and group psychotherapist and psychologist conducting psychotherapy, assessment and follow-up clinics as part of a multidisciplinary team; as well as conducting research, supervision and service improvement plans. She lectures and publishes on trans, sexualities and critical mental health, both within academia and to third sector and statutory bodies, and is a co-founder of BiUK and co-author of the Bisexuality Report.

She is the Editor of the journal of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Counselling Psychology: Counselling Psychology Review. Her own publications consist of various papers, reports, and book chapters and she is the co-author of the BPS Guidelines and Literature Review for Counselling Sexual and Gender Minority Clients; First author of a clinical guidebook on sexuality and gender published by Sage – Richards, C., & Barker. M. (2013). Sexuality and gender for mental health professionals: A practical guide. London: Sage; First editor of the Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology of Sexuality and Gender; and is the first editor of a forthcoming multidisciplinary book about people who identify outside of the gender binary of male or female – Richards, C., Bouman, W. P., & Barker, M. J. (forthcoming 2016). Genderqueer and non-binary genders. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Free, all welcome. Please book your place online.

Part of our LGBT History Month 2016 celebrations.

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