Sexual and Gender Diversity: Poly, gay, enby, ace, bi - WEBINAR by Delene van Dyk

More about Delene - our expert

Delene is a Psychosexual Educator and Nurse Therapist by profession, with more than 30 years’ experience in the field of mental health, sexual health, and education. She runs her own international consultancy, 2nd Sight Consultants, focusing on training, development and mentorship of individuals and groups including health care and other service providers, to understand human sexuality, specifically sexual and gender diversity. She consults to various governments, NGO’s and the private sector in Africa and internationally. She is a sought-after public speaker, talking about the things that most adults struggle to talk about in a sex positive and affirming way. She has trained, sensitized and mentored more than 30 000 people, nationally, in the SADC, Africa and internationally, developed and edited various training materials, and presented papers and workshops at eighteen international conferences. The training modality, Binaries & Boxes (or Not!)© is acknowledged as ground-breaking in understanding sexual and gender diversity and fluidity, from various international platforms, including the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS).

Delene started her nursing career in the South African Military Health Services in 1990. The first 7 years as a professional nurse, she worked in the Psychiatric Unit of 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria. There she offered psychiatric nursing care to soldiers, whilst the three pre 1994 military forces integrated into the new South African National Defence Force, her first professional exposure to trauma and diversity. In 1999 she started as a lecturer in psychiatry and psychology at the South African Military Health Services Nursing College and completed her BCur (ietA) at the University of Pretoria. Since then, she committed to adult education, and specialized in sexual and mental health education. In 2010 she developed the adult sexuality education model, Binaries and Boxes (or Not!)©, training more than 30 000 people internationally.

She presented her work and experience at 18 international conferences the past 10 years. She offers Sex Ed 4 Adults and CPD accredited courses, capacitating parents, and health care providers in the private and public sector to have sex positive conversations with their loved ones and clients.