This workshop tackles the most common sexual concern that doesn’t actually concern us: “How do I talk to my children about sexuality?” Clients come into therapy looking for guidance, even in the parenting space. In this four hour seminar, participants will be able to debunk common myths about child and adolescent sexuality so that they can better help their clients manage these issues at home.
Explain what is typical sexual development for children and adolescents
Discuss a holistic model of what it means to be “sexually healthy”
Describe the multiple sources of media/culture that impact a young person’s sexuality and sexual life
Create communication guidelines for their clients to implement at home
Demonstrate role plays of common therapist/client issues re: parent/child communication about sexuality
About the Presenter: Logan Levkoff, Ph.D., is an AASECT certified sex educator and served on the AASECT Board of Directors. She received her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life Education from New York University and an M.S. in Human Sexuality Education and a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and daughter.
A recognized expert on sexuality and relationships, Dr. Logan Levkoff encourages honest conversation about sexuality and the role it plays in our culture. Logan makes it clear that sex and sexuality are not “dirty” words; she works to create an environment where people feel comfortable asking (and getting answers to) their most personal questions. Logan empowers children, adolescents, and adults to embrace their sexuality and challenge the impractical, and often unhealthy, messages that they are exposed to.
Logan is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sexuality and relationships. She speaks on a wide range of issues, including sexual health and sexuality education, trends in sexuality, relationship hurdles, and the role of sexuality in pop culture and politics. For over a decade, Logan has been teaching groups of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds. She has designed and implemented sexuality education programs, faculty development, and parent education in many secular and religious independent schools, universities, medical schools, and community organizations. Logan’s work with teens and parents has been profiled in numerous publications, including The New York Times.