David Ley, Ph.D.
As a group, self-identified bisexuals appear to experience high levels of stress and anxiety, often believed to be related to significant issues of stigma and discrimination from both heterosexual and homosexual communities. Bisexuals are often identified as being at high risk for sexual infection transmissions, as well as infidelity. Growing research with bisexuality is revealing the very complex layers and nuances of different forms of bisexual arousal, behavior and identity, with a great many different sexual identities (including pansexuality, sexually fluid, omnisexual, etc.) defining different approaches to bisexuality. Males experiencing bisexual attractions are at high risk for life and emotional problems, particularly when their desires conflict with moral or social expectations on the individual. This workshop introduces participants to research on the field of bisexuality, exploring the complexity and contradictions within this heterogeneous group, and exploring how to apply these theories and findings to clinical practice.
1 hour: Bisexuality
1 hour: Conflicts and treatment in bisexuality
David Ley, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Mississippi and his master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Ley is licensed in New Mexico and has provided clinical and consultative services in numerous other states.
Dr. Ley is an internationally recognized expert on issues related to sexuality, pornography and mental health. He has appeared on television with Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Dr. Phil and others. His work has been discussed in publications ranging from the LA Times and the London Telegraph to Playboy and Hustler magazines. He has published extensively in both the academic and popular realms of scientific literature. His books, The Myth of Sex Addiction (2012) and Insatiable Wives (2009) blend a client-centered narrative with a rich understanding of psychology, biology and sociology. Dr. Ley is also executive director of New Mexico Solutions, a large behavioral health and substance abuse outpatient program and he consults across the U.S. on mental health and sexuality-related issues. As a result, Dr. Ley is able to bring a broad, practical approach to help mental health clinicians effectively address sexuality-related issues.
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