Mary Kilborn Lecture 2024Affirmation or Acceptance? Transprejudice and the Person-Centered Approach

Thursday, 9th May 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Dr Jeffrey Cornelius-White from Missouri State University presents the 2024 Mary Kilborn Lecture, which will explore gender-affirming psychotherapy and counselling from a person-centred point of view. Jef will discuss the growing visibility, terminology, and perceptions of trans identities and trans experiences. He will invite participants to consider the role of one’s own identity in relation to the topic, his research on attitudes towards trans people, and the growing literature within the person-centred approach on working with people who identify as trans. Finally, he will present a person-centred perspective on how to work with trans people and trans experiences and encourage participants to continue to learn and engage further on the topics discussed for the benefit of practitioners, clients, and society as a whole.

Please note that this is an in-person event and no recording of the lecture will be made. 

Who should attend?

  • Members of the counselling practitioner community of Scotland and beyond.
  • Counselling Unit course graduates as well as supervisors, practitioners, and members of the public.
  • Representatives of organisations that are current or potential placement partners for our MSc course students or who may be potential funding partners.
  • Current students on Counselling Unit BSc & MSc courses.
  • Relevant academic staff at universities in Scotland.

Benefits of attending

  • You will be inspired about the relevance and potential of Person-Centred-Experiential psychotherapy on working with people who identify as trans and with trans experiences.
  • You will be encouraged to reflect on your own identity in relation to trans people and trans experience and how this informs and influences your practice.
  • You will have an opportunity to network with fellow mental health profession practitioners and students in Central Scotland.




Hannah MacIntosh
Teaching Associate
Rachel McIlree
Teaching Associate

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