Do you struggle to understand the use of ‘they’ as a gender neutral pronoun? Perhaps you find it uncomfortable and unfamiliar?
As counsellors we use pronouns all the time when we refer to our clients in supervision (perhaps without even thinking about it) but how many of us have asked our clients what their pronouns are?
In this workshop we will explore together the background of ‘they’ as a pronoun and why it’s important to increasing numbers of clients we see in the counselling room. We will also touch on other less common gender-neutral pronouns to help you build your awareness.
Looking at case studies we will learn together as a group how/when/if to ask clients what their pronouns are and what to do if we make a mistake. Then, putting this knowledge together, you will have the opportunity to practise using the ‘they’ pronoun.
This workshop will be very interactive, suiting a range of learning styles with quizzes, break out rooms, videos, Q&A in the chat room, and a few slides.
Please note: this workshop is a slightly adapted version of the workshop originally listed as Gender-Neutral Pronouns — Building Your Confidence