Gender Identity Disorders


1st December 2017

Event type Day Conference

Chilworth Manor Hotel

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Gender identity disorders are becoming more well-known in both the media and in mental health practice, and this training day from GIDS will include a mix of presentations, case studies, and opportunities for discussion and questions.

In recent years, the number of children and adolescents who are reporting distress in relation to their gender identity has increased significantly, meaning that many young people and families are seeking help from professionals such as CAMHS clinicians, teachers, GPs, paediatricians, etc.  This training day is presented by two clinicians from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), a highly specialised national service for young people experiencing difficulties with their gender identity.

Delegates can expect to learn about the referral process and approach offered by GIDS, ways to support gender-diverse/transgender young people and their families, practicalities and useful resources, and to become more aware of relevant dilemmas and debates in this area.


Dr Anna Churcher Clarke

Dr Anna Churcher Clarke is a clinical psychologist in the Gender Identity Development Service at The Tavistock Centre in London. She has an interest in gender and sexuality in child and adolescent identity development; using systemic and psychoanalytic approaches and critically engaging with wider social discourses around childhood, health and gender relations. She has over five years’ experience working in mental health in the NHS and prior to that worked for several years in the voluntary sector with refugee and asylum seeking populations.

Dr Emily Doncaster

Dr Emily Doncaster is also a clinical psychologist within the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS). She has particular interests in identity development, the mind-body relationship, trauma, and attachment. She enjoys working systemically with families, schools and professional networks, and providing consultation in relation to gender. She has experience of working in a range of other CAMHS settings prior to joining GIDS.


Platinum Member (formerly known as ACAMH Member) – £105.00
Gold Member – £120.00
Silver Member – £135.00
Publications/Digital (formerly known as Student/Retired) – £50.00

Non Member – £150.00