Institute Inbrief

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Published: 21/02/2017

Working with Sexual and Gender Minorities: Key Issues

Welcome to Edition 264 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition’s featured article we’ll explore three key issues and concerns mental health professionals may encounter when working with sexual and gender minorities. These include: using inclusive and appropriate language, clients “coming out” during session, and counsellor cultural competency.


Also in this edition:

  • AIPC’s Community Services Courses
  • Ways Practitioners Build Resistance in Clients
  • What Does Resilience Look Like?
  • Practical Prioritising Tips
  • Social Media Updates & Much More!

Working with Sexual and Gender Minorities: Key Issues

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Loss and Grief Counselling: Anxiety and Spirituality


Welcome to Edition 263 of Institute Inbrief! If we in the helping professions are to serve the burgeoning demographic of older, often unwell, people – or the caregivers caring for them – we need to know what their needs are. How are we to view death, and what philosophical or spiritual framework will help us work with clients dealing with it? This edition’s featured article entertains the question of what philosophical or spiritual preparation mental health helpers need in order to counsel someone who is chronically ill or dying, or that person’s caregiver.

Also in this edition:

  • What is MBCT? Definition and Background
  • A Case of Lost Direction
  • Wellness and Exercise: Question to Ask Your Client
  • Social Media Updates & Much More!


Basic Principles of Communication


Welcome to Edition 262 of Institute Inbrief and to 2017! We all communicate – even when we are in silence. But how much do you know about communication? In this edition we look at five fundamental principles of human communication, and note what the practical (skills) implications are for you.

Also in this edition:

  • Balance and Stress Management
  • The Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Book Review: Masterminds and Wingmen
  • Social Media Updates & Much More!

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