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It can be little things that cause clients to feel misunderstood by a therapist such as using outdated terms, not understanding terms and concepts which are popular amongst those in various sexual scenariosSaying things like “transgendered” versus “transgender”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.