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Kaz Pollock

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Conference in March
« on: October 03, 2017, 08:04:04 PM »
Hello All

Next March Pink Therapy will be holding a conference for counsellors, therapists (of all kinds) and students called Sex Works! For over 2 years a number of us had been concerned with consistent reports from sex workers about poor, judgemental and stigmatising treatment by therapists. There has also been concern too about current or former sex workers who also work as counsellors, and possible sanctions being brought against them due to prejudicial assumptions.

The conference has expanded, as we realised that there were a number of professions which therapists might want to refer to, including sex workers, who currently are often misunderstood (such as somatic body workers) Drawing hard and fast lines around the different professions seemed unrealistic. For example regulators have told us they would possible sanction a psychotherapist who had a completely separate practice as a sexological body worker. When working with a client with disabilities a counsellor may want to refer to a sex surrogate, or a sex worker, and currently their is little guidance as to whether this would be considered ethical by governing bodies.

In planning the conference current and former sex workers, including escorts and pro-dommes have been involved from the very start. I am posting today so that anyone who is interested in attending, as a counsellor or therapist can do so and because I think its important people know this is happening, also there will be a chance to attend a "meet and greet" where conference attendees can meet representatives of various jobs, including sex workers. Pink Therapy have done this before and it was incredibly useful in breaking down preconceptions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. more details of the 2 days, on the link.

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eearesbwe46bae38&llr=yhzzs9n6
 

Ana30

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Re: Conference in March
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 08:03:09 PM »
I would love to attend but 310 pounds to attend a 2 day event of conferences is a bit of a steep price me thinks  :(
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Re: Conference in March
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 08:32:35 AM »
I would love to attend but 310 pounds to attend a 2 day event of conferences is a bit of a steep price me thinks  :(

I'm qualified in one of those fields and a sex worker, I am thinking of attending but struck by how I've not been aware of this until this point?

Kaz Pollock

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Re: Conference in March
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 01:13:51 PM »
I would love to attend but 310 pounds to attend a 2 day event of conferences is a bit of a steep price me thinks  :(

It is a lot of money, altho in line with the standard prices, BACP training days are around 140 for a single day. We offered bursarys to students but yeah, I understand your point.

Kaz Pollock

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Re: Conference in March
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 01:15:44 PM »
I'm qualified in one of those fields and a sex worker, I am thinking of attending but struck by how I've not been aware of this until this point?

Are you a member of Pink Therapy, or the facebook group? It has been quite heavily discussed there, please join if you can, it is a great resource generally, and a good place to hear about various events and conferences

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Re: Conference in March
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 06:58:27 AM »
Ive just followed the link it looks interesting if a tad expensive. I did however notice that you still have Laura Lee as a speaker on the 2nd day maybe you should give a tribute to her life and what she stood for instead x