Topic: Affirmation in Action: A Conversation about LGBTIQ+ Affirmative Practice
Description: Affirmative Practice is a term we hear about increasingly in our work with diverse populations. In this webinar, Chris Pye will facilitate a conversation about what this means in relation to LGBTIQ+ populations, what the literature says and how this can manifest in our daily practice.
Presenter: Chris Pye, Manager Diversity and Inclusion, Relationships Australia Queensland.
Chris moved to Australia from the UK in 1998, as a youth worker and community educator, and worked as a freelance applied theatre practitioner, through his business, Interaction Drama. After completing a Master of Counselling in 2005, Chris joined Relationships Australia Qld (RAQ), where he worked as a Relationships Counsellor and then Clinical Supervisor, before helping develop RAQ’s Rainbow Program in 2008, for the support of clients with diverse bodies, genders & sexualities. After eight years in the role of Rainbow Program Leader, Chris stepped into the role of Manager – Diversity & Inclusion in 2016, to head up the new Access & Inclusion portfolio.