MindOUT Webinar - Affirmation in Action: A Conversation about LGBTIQ+Affirmative Practice

Affirmative Practice is a term we hear about increasingly in our work with diverse populations.

In this webinar, Chris Pye facilitates a conversation about what this means in relation to LGBTIQ+ populations, what the literature says and how this can manifest in our daily practice.


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.


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