Millennials know more about sex than most therapists. One of the top reasons they will go to another therapist and not you is they don’t want to teach their therapist about sexuality, sex, and gender. They want them already trained and sexually informed.
It can be little things that cause clients to feel misunderstood by a therapist such as using outdated terms, not understanding terms and concepts which are popular amongst those in various sexual scenarios
Saying things like “transgendered” versus “transgender” can be hurtful. They are not a verb. For terms like kinky versus vanilla, pronoun usage, pansexuality versus bisexuality you need to have a basic understanding for clients to feel understood.
Did you know that the term “homosexual” is mostly offensive to LGBTQ individuals and using that could make them feel you are anti-gay or a conversion therapist since those are the only areas that term is used?
Do you jump in and side with the partner (when working with a couple) that you are most aligned with rather than staying neutral especially over issues that you struggle with yourself? In most cases where there is infidelity, therapists admit they struggle with being neutral with the partner who broke the relationship agreement. Let this Summit free you of your bias!
Learn how to protect the client from you! This Summit will help you with your countertransference and help you examine unexamined sexual, erotic and sexual parts of yourself.
Schedule of presenters:
Welcome Message from Rachel Needle, Psy.D.
“What is good sex?”
– Presented by Rachel Needle, Psy.D.
“What is consensual non-monogamy and how do you support clients in negotiating it?”
– Presented by Lee Phillips, Ed.D.
“Taking a look at one of the most common sexual dysfunctions: Erectile Disorder”
– Presented by Stanley Althof, Ph.D.
“Rethinking sex addiction and understanding the sexual health model of treating out of control sexual behavior”
– Presented by Michael Vigorito, LMFT
“BDSM & Kink: Working with erotic shame and toxic shame while avoiding clinical shame”
– Presented by Neil Cannon, Ph.D., LMFT
“Male Sexual Fluidity: Reducing stigma males face when engaging in same sex behaviors”
– Presented by Ritch Savin-Williams, Ph.D.
“Infidelity: When You didn’t Know You Were In An Open Relationship”
– Presented by Ricky Siegel, Ph.D., LMHC
“When porn is the scapegoat and seen as the problem, not the symptom”
– Presented by Marty Klein, Ph.D.
“Black Sexuality: Being color blind harms your clients”
– Presented by James Wadley, Ph.D., LPC
“Working with Culturally Diverse Identities in Sex Therapy: A Cultural, Rights, and Principles-Based Approach“
– Presented by Reece Malone, DHS, CSE-S, CST
“Transgender Issues: Important terms and facts to know when working with someone who identifies as Transgender or is questioning”
– Presented by Margie Nicols, Ph.D.
“Stay up-to-date on the ever changing terms of LGBTQIA+”
– Presented by Joe Kort, Ph.D.
Closing Remarks by Rachel Needle, Psy.D.