March Bulletin Training Bursaries

We have received the following from MindOut.


Bursaries for Training for QTIPoC and LGBTQ People of Colour MindOut are excited to offer a limited number of bursaries for Black and trans/QTIPOC counsellors to undertake training Bursaries are open to QTIPoC (Queer, trans and/or Intersex People of Colour) and to all LGBTQ People of Colour. We recognise that Black people in our communities face exceptional barriers and we expect that at least one recipient will be Black. We especially hope to award eligible QTIPoC, as people with these intersectional identities have been historically excluded from the counselling profession. MindOut is offering these bursaries, in partnership with the University of Brighton for students to join their Humanistic or Psychodynamic PGDip courses. These two-year part-time trainings start in October 2021, and will be attended in person (so applicants should be local, or available to travel for study). Applicants should hold any undergraduate degree or a professional qualification (e.g. nursing, teaching) and should have completed at least a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills by the time the course starts, and have experience of personal therapy as a counselling client. Bursaries will cover 50% of course fees and related expenses (personal therapy, supervision etc.) – recipients will be offered a training placement in-house with MindOut’s busy, low-cost LGBTQ counselling service. Applications will close Sunday, 11th April. A two-stage interview process will run through April and into early May. For more information, see: https://mindout.org.uk/bursaries-for-black-and-trans-qtipoc-counsellor-training/ Please share this knowledge as widely as possible.

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