We’re delighted to welcome back our free in-person Making Connections events. These regular face to face conferences will take place throughout the year and give you the chance to network with other members and our divisional executive members.

What's included

  • 2.5 hours of CPD presentations from Jeremy Sachs discussing challenges in and out of the therapy room when working with male sexual trauma and, Sonny Hallett who will provide an opportunity to discuss the topic why neurodiversity matters: things i've learnt as an autistic counsellor.
  • dedicated live Q&A sessions after each presentation where our host will discuss key themes with presenters.
  • selected presentation slides.

Programme and learning outcomes

This in person event will begin with registration at 10.00am on Friday 28 October and a welcome from our host Michael Golding beginning at 10.30am.

Making Connections Programme (PDF - 116KB)

This event will help you to:

  • introduce attendees to common themes that effect male survivors of sexual trauma.
  • sessions will use case studies, audio, and written quotes from survivors themselves.
  • introducing how an intersectional approach is required when working with diverse communities, looking at how stereotypes and myths can perpetuate harmful dynamics between therapist and client.
  • exploring why it is valuable for counsellors to have a working understanding and curiosity towards neurodiversity.
  • understanding how practices can be adapted better to suit autistic and otherwise-neurodivergent clients
  • why being more aware and understanding of neurodivergent experiences can greatly benefit our clients, drawing these ideas from the presenters own experiences and, through ideas related to person centered approaches.

Additional learning outcomes will be updated on the programme.

Key information

Dates and location

Join us on Friday 28 October 2022 from 10am until 4pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, G3 8QT.

Also included in your booking, catch up on the pre-recordings from the event until 11.30pm, Saturday 28 January 2023.


Log in to book your place online. After booking you'll receive information via email 2 weeks prior to the event.