Events
Event
0
Title Lactation Room
Code
Type Lactation Room
Topic
Presenters
Description A welcoming space designed to provide comfort and privacy for individuals who are breastfeeding or expressing milk.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 9
Startson 2024-06-11 00:00:00
Endson 2024-06-11 23:59:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1249
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1019
Room Name Midway 9
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1249&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Attendance Gateway Next Step ip.confirmCEU__verifyFlag=false__eventId=1249__attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Evaluation Urls
Anonymous Survey Url
Categories
Speakers
Documents
1
Title Quiet/Processing Space
Code
Type Quiet/Processing Space
Topic
Presenters
Description Calling all introverts and those in need of low-stimulation peace and quiet. We are thrilled this year to be offering an intentional place to settle at this year's annual conference. This room will be a designated area to express some excited energy or find your balance. Stop by to unwind, decompress, get creative, and recharge.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 8
Startson 2024-06-11 00:00:00
Endson 2024-06-11 23:59:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1250
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1018
Room Name Midway 8
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1250&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Attendance Gateway Next Step ip.confirmCEU__verifyFlag=false__eventId=1250__attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Evaluation Urls
Anonymous Survey Url
Categories
Speakers
Documents
2
Title Registration: Badge Pick-up and Information
Code
Type Registration
Topic
Presenters
Description Welcome, attendees! For a seamless badge pickup and onsite registration experience, Step 1: Please come to the registration area to print your badge containing your unique QR code that was emailed to you. Step 2: Grab your tote bag, which includes your lanyard, badge holder, and important conference information. Step 3: Don't forget to visit the badge swag station to customize your badge with ribbons and pronoun pins. Enjoy the conference!
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Grand Ballroom Foyer
Startson 2024-06-11 09:00:00
Endson 2024-06-11 16:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1251
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1034
Room Name Grand Ballroom Foyer
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1251&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Attendance Gateway Next Step ip.confirmCEU__verifyFlag=false__eventId=1251__attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
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Speakers
Documents
3
Title The Embodied SAR: Reassessing the Role of Embodiment in Sexuality (Part 1)
Code
Type SAR Session
Topic
Presenters
Description The Embodied SAR is an experiential, group-based process that facilitates participants in expanding their awareness of how various aspects of their sexual attitudes, beliefs, values, and practices both influence and are influenced by one's experience of and relationship to their body. Rationale: Embodiment involves awareness of somatic feeling, body movements, and the relationship of one's own body to other bodies. When individuals become disembodied they are likely to lose their connection to their sexual selves. In order to work effectively with sexual concerns, professionals must examine the connection between interpersonal context, social identity and its impact on sexuality. It is intended that after participating in this SAR, attendees will: 1. Identify relevant frameworks that are relevant to professional growth and development. 2. Explore methods of applying relevant frameworks to one's personal and professional practice. 3. Examine various experiences of embodiment and implications on sexuality. 4. Recognize how identity and social perception may contribute to body disconnection. 5. Develop practical components of embodiment for individual and clinical use. 6. Demonstrate an increased awareness of personal attitudes, values, feelings and beliefs about an array of sexual and social identities. 7. Develop greater comfort when addressing and discussing sexual identity topics. 8. Discuss how their sexual feelings, values, reactions, and beliefs may be impacting their ability to work with multicultural groups in professional settings. 9. Describe at least three (3) examples of ways intersectionality is relevant to sexuality professions. 10. Examine the relationship between dominant social narratives and the maintenance of sexual ethics, normalcy, and sexual politics. 11. Articulate the ways in which one's personal sexological worldview has developed over time; compare and contrast the unique components of one's own sexological worldview to those of other professionals within the field; 12. Recognize how discomfort with diverse sexual practices may contribute to barriers in the delivery of educational, health, social, and behavioral health services. 13. Recognize how internalized stereotypes influence our perception of sexual health, wellness, identity, and behavior. 14. Clarify the aspects of sexual knowledge and self-awareness that present areas for further professional exploration. 15. Develop practice perspectives that promote understanding and respectful interactions with individuals who hold different and possibly competing worldviews. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Identify relevant frameworks that are relevant to professional growth and development.|Explore methods of applying relevant frameworks to one's personal and professional practice.|Examine various experiences of embodiment and implications on sexuality.|Recognize how identity and social perception may contribute to body disconnection.
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 5
Startson 2024-06-11 09:00:00
Endson 2024-06-11 17:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
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Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1015
Room Name Midway 5
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1252&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Attendance Gateway Next Step ip.confirmCEU__verifyFlag=false__eventId=1252__attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Evaluation Urls
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Categories
Speakers
Speaker
0
Prefix
Firstname Rafaella
Middlename
Lastname Smith-Fiallo
Suffix
Designation LCSW, CSE
Company
Title
Biography

Rafaella Smith-Fiallo, LCSW (she/ella) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sexuality Educator, and therapist who is passionate about helping others go through a journey of healing as they find a healthy perception of their sexual selves. With over 10 years of experience in different healing spaces, she has built a reputation as a compassionate, patient, and professional educator, speaker, and therapist. In 2015, she co-founded Afrosexology, a pleasure based sex education multimedia platform that creates content centering pleasure and liberation. In 2018, she opened her therapy private practice, Healing Exchange, with the intention to provide a space "where dialogue leads to healing and discovery” and supporting clients with their relationship, sex/uality, and trauma experiences. In 2023, she expanded into a group practice offering therapy, sex education and coaching, as well as community workshops and professional development. In recognition of the positive impact she's had in the community, her work with Afrosexology and Healing Exchange has been featured in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, The Washington Post, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, Vibe Magazine, Broadly, and much more. Learn more about her and her work at www.rafaellafiallo.com.

Email rsf@healingxchg.com
Member Number 1249772
Photo https://files.aievolution.com/prd/sec2301/attendees/Rafaella%5FSmithALLFiallo%5F1329%2Ejpg
Role Label Presenter
Sort Order 1
Confirmed Flag No Response
1
Prefix
Firstname De-Andrea
Middlename
Lastname Blaylock-Solar
Suffix MSW
Designation LCSW-S, CST
Company
Title
Biography

De-Andrea Blaylock-Solar (she/her) is Missouri’s first Black AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and a supervisor for social workers seeking clinical licensure in the State of Missouri. She has worked in the field of behavioral health for 20 years. As a graduate of Saint Louis University, she majored in social work and minored in theology before completing a Master of Social Work degree at Washington University in St. Louis. As the owner of Sankofa Sex Therapy, LLC, she works with individuals and those in all types of relationships and provides therapy from a Christian perspective when requested. De-Andrea likes to say she holds space for clients to dismantle bad theology so they can have good sex. She conducts workshops about sexuality, intimacy, and sensuality, and is a member of the Leadership Collective of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN). She also serves as a Facilitator with Theater of War Productions, completing two off-Broadway runs of the critically acclaimed Antigone in Ferguson.

Email deandrea.blaylock@gmail.com
Member Number 1197732
Photo https://files.aievolution.com/prd/sec2301/attendees/DeALLAndrea%5FBlaylockALLSolar%5F1272%2Ejpg
Role Label Presenter
Sort Order 2
Confirmed Flag No Response
Documents
4
Title Lactation Room
Code
Type Lactation Room
Topic
Presenters
Description A welcoming space designed to provide comfort and privacy for individuals who are breastfeeding or expressing milk.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 9
Startson 2024-06-12 00:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 23:59:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1197
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1019
Room Name Midway 9
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1197&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Attendance Gateway Next Step ip.confirmCEU__verifyFlag=false__eventId=1197__attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Evaluation Urls
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Categories
Speakers
Documents
5
Title Quiet/Processing Space
Code
Type Quiet/Processing Space
Topic
Presenters
Description Calling all introverts and those in need of low-stimulation peace and quiet. We are thrilled this year to be offering an intentional place to settle at this year's annual conference. This room will be a designated area to express some excited energy or find your balance. Stop by to unwind, decompress, get creative, and recharge.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 8
Startson 2024-06-12 00:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 23:59:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1193
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1018
Room Name Midway 8
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1193&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Attendance Gateway Next Step ip.confirmCEU__verifyFlag=false__eventId=1193__attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Evaluation Urls
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Categories
Speakers
Documents
6
Title Board of Directors Meeting
Code
Type Board of Directors Meeting
Topic
Presenters
Description
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 6
Startson 2024-06-12 08:30:00
Endson 2024-06-12 15:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1201
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1016
Room Name Midway 6
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1201&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Attendance Gateway Next Step ip.confirmCEU__verifyFlag=false__eventId=1201__attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Evaluation Urls
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Categories
Speakers
Documents
7
Title Registration: Badge Pick-up and Information
Code
Type Registration
Topic
Presenters
Description Welcome, attendees! For a seamless badge pickup and onsite registration experience, Step 1: Please come to the registration area to print your badge containing your unique QR code that was emailed to you. Step 2: Grab your tote bag, which includes your lanyard, badge holder, and important conference information. Step 3: Don't forget to visit the badge swag station to customize your badge with ribbons and pronoun pins. Enjoy the conference!
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Grand Ballroom Foyer
Startson 2024-06-12 09:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 17:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1202
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1034
Room Name Grand Ballroom Foyer
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1202&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Attendance Gateway Next Step ip.confirmCEU__verifyFlag=false__eventId=1202__attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Evaluation Urls
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Categories
Speakers
Documents
8
Title The Embodied SAR: Reassessing the Role of Embodiment in Sexuality (Part 2)
Code
Type SAR Session
Topic
Presenters
Description The Embodied SAR is an experiential, group-based process that facilitates participants in expanding their awareness of how various aspects of their sexual attitudes, beliefs, values, and practices both influence and are influenced by one's experience of and relationship to their body. Rationale: Embodiment involves awareness of somatic feeling, body movements, and the relationship of one's own body to other bodies. When individuals become disembodied they are likely to lose their connection to their sexual selves. In order to work effectively with sexual concerns, professionals must examine the connection between interpersonal context, social identity and its impact on sexuality. It is intended that after participating in this SAR, attendees will: 1. Identify relevant frameworks that are relevant to professional growth and development. 2. Explore methods of applying relevant frameworks to one's personal and professional practice. 3. Examine various experiences of embodiment and implications on sexuality. 4. Recognize how identity and social perception may contribute to body disconnection. 5. Develop practical components of embodiment for individual and clinical use. 6. Demonstrate an increased awareness of personal attitudes, values, feelings and beliefs about an array of sexual and social identities. 7. Develop greater comfort when addressing and discussing sexual identity topics. 8. Discuss how their sexual feelings, values, reactions, and beliefs may be impacting their ability to work with multicultural groups in professional settings. 9. Describe at least three (3) examples of ways intersectionality is relevant to sexuality professions. 10. Examine the relationship between dominant social narratives and the maintenance of sexual ethics, normalcy, and sexual politics. 11. Articulate the ways in which one's personal sexological worldview has developed over time; compare and contrast the unique components of one's own sexological worldview to those of other professionals within the field; 12. Recognize how discomfort with diverse sexual practices may contribute to barriers in the delivery of educational, health, social, and behavioral health services. 13. Recognize how internalized stereotypes influence our perception of sexual health, wellness, identity, and behavior. 14. Clarify the aspects of sexual knowledge and self-awareness that present areas for further professional exploration. 15. Develop practice perspectives that promote understanding and respectful interactions with individuals who hold different and possibly competing worldviews. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Identify relevant frameworks that are relevant to professional growth and development.|Explore methods of applying relevant frameworks to one's personal and professional practice.|Examine various experiences of embodiment and implications on sexuality.|Recognize how identity and social perception may contribute to body disconnection.
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 5
Startson 2024-06-12 09:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 17:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1203
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1015
Room Name Midway 5
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1203&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Attendance Gateway Next Step ip.confirmCEU__verifyFlag=false__eventId=1203__attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
Evaluation Urls
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Categories
Speakers
Speaker
0
Prefix
Firstname Rafaella
Middlename
Lastname Smith-Fiallo
Suffix
Designation LCSW, CSE
Company
Title
Biography

Rafaella Smith-Fiallo, LCSW (she/ella) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sexuality Educator, and therapist who is passionate about helping others go through a journey of healing as they find a healthy perception of their sexual selves. With over 10 years of experience in different healing spaces, she has built a reputation as a compassionate, patient, and professional educator, speaker, and therapist. In 2015, she co-founded Afrosexology, a pleasure based sex education multimedia platform that creates content centering pleasure and liberation. In 2018, she opened her therapy private practice, Healing Exchange, with the intention to provide a space "where dialogue leads to healing and discovery” and supporting clients with their relationship, sex/uality, and trauma experiences. In 2023, she expanded into a group practice offering therapy, sex education and coaching, as well as community workshops and professional development. In recognition of the positive impact she's had in the community, her work with Afrosexology and Healing Exchange has been featured in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, The Washington Post, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, Vibe Magazine, Broadly, and much more. Learn more about her and her work at www.rafaellafiallo.com.

Email rsf@healingxchg.com
Member Number 1249772
Photo https://files.aievolution.com/prd/sec2301/attendees/Rafaella%5FSmithALLFiallo%5F1329%2Ejpg
Role Label Presenter
Sort Order 1
Confirmed Flag No Response
1
Prefix
Firstname De-Andrea
Middlename
Lastname Blaylock-Solar
Suffix MSW
Designation LCSW-S, CST
Company
Title
Biography

De-Andrea Blaylock-Solar (she/her) is Missouri’s first Black AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and a supervisor for social workers seeking clinical licensure in the State of Missouri. She has worked in the field of behavioral health for 20 years. As a graduate of Saint Louis University, she majored in social work and minored in theology before completing a Master of Social Work degree at Washington University in St. Louis. As the owner of Sankofa Sex Therapy, LLC, she works with individuals and those in all types of relationships and provides therapy from a Christian perspective when requested. De-Andrea likes to say she holds space for clients to dismantle bad theology so they can have good sex. She conducts workshops about sexuality, intimacy, and sensuality, and is a member of the Leadership Collective of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN). She also serves as a Facilitator with Theater of War Productions, completing two off-Broadway runs of the critically acclaimed Antigone in Ferguson.

Email deandrea.blaylock@gmail.com
Member Number 1197732
Photo https://files.aievolution.com/prd/sec2301/attendees/DeALLAndrea%5FBlaylockALLSolar%5F1272%2Ejpg
Role Label Presenter
Sort Order 2
Confirmed Flag No Response
Documents
9
Title Boundaries in Eight Dimensions: A Framework in Service of Consent
Code 241
Type Pre-Conference Workshop
Topic
Presenters
Description The Eight Dimensions of Boundaries is a tool to make the invisible visible, a strategy for communication as an act of exchange. The tool highlights that all individuals are part of intersecting groups, communities and institutions, offering opportunities to reinforce personal sovereignty, including as it relates to relational dynamics, gender, sexuality and pleasure. Through highlighting the overlap of boundaries' psychological and concrete nature, the framework is a response to dominant social constructs of what constitutes a "healthy" boundary. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Define boundaries through application of the multidimensional framework using the corresponding visual tool.|Identify eight ways in which identity, intersectionality and power influences boundaries.|Practice applying the framework to communication styles for the purpose of fostering consent within a range of relationships and sexual activities.|
Prerequisite Boundaries are not just barriers, but are safe-enough parameters for necessary vulnerability. Boundary exploration asks, "Who am I, who are we? Who is another, others?" Boundaries also ask, "What are my needs and wants, what are your needs and wants?" Influenced by organizational psychology (Alderfer, 1980; Berg, 2016), the Eight Dimensions of Boundaries began its development unexpectedly in 2019 in the context of outpatient psychotherapy in response to clients stating "I need to set boundaries." The addition of the visual tool came in a 2020 collaboration with a colleague. The eight dimensions (and interlinking elements to the next domain, communicated here within parenthesis) are: Time (Schedules & Rhythms); Location (Five Senses); Physical (Proximity & Autonomy); Activity (Goals & Intents); Disclosure (Overt & Covert); Resources (Exclusivity & Availability); Energy (Responsibility); Roles (Duration & Frequency), linking back to Time. The visual tool is a venn diagram that emphasizes the interlinking of the elements. Borrowing from Alderfer (1980), the dimensions are "conceptually distinct but dynamically interdependent." The framework is offered within an orientation of consent and choice (Fielding, 2021; Martin & Dalzen, 2021; Paulsen, 2009; Steele, Boone & Hart, 2017). Boundary needs are informed by trauma and survival responses. Polyvagal theory (Dana, 2018) posits that humans are wired for near constant social engagement, continuously assessing within our relationships for cues to safety or cues to danger. The presentation interweaves this position as it relates to the influence of power and privilege, particularly as it impacts marginalized identities, and therefore is a direct influence on what makes a boundary safe-enough and secure. Maintaining that constructs such as sexuality, gender and trauma are not static, boundaries inherently shift over time and across cultural, familial, political, historical, regional, class/socio-economical, racial, ethnic and physical context. The tool encourages adapting our ability to "see" ourselves and others together in interdependence (Hemphill, 2021; Junker, 2020). In trainings, visual slides accompany the content, with focus on eliciting feedback and engagement from the attendees as a means to highlight a variety of responses and viewpoints. Rather than a didactic lecture from an "expert", the encouragement of participation models the use of the tool to promote exchanges and reflection between people and groups. Beyond "professional" roles/settings, the framework aids other skills aimed at clarifying and communicating needs, wants and experiences–including sexual acts, relational dynamics, gender expression–through a shared ability to consider an expansive range of what constitutes a boundary.
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Hi! I’m Anne Thompson (she/they), a therapist specializing in trauma-specific and gender-informed treatment for female, femme and gender expansive experiences of trauma and dissociation, working with the spectrum of trauma-related disorders ranging from single incident PTSD to complex trauma and dissociative disorders. EMDR scaffolds my approach to treatment, along with ego state therapy and the conviction that joy is permitted alongside pain.

I entered the world of sex therapy in 2022 and am nearing eligibility to apply for certifcation. My most significant overlap integrating trauma treatment and sex therapy is consent! 

My work history includes management and supervisory roles within community mental health settings. I presently teach adjunct in Antioch University New England’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Outside of the therapy room, I can be found playing saxophone in a HONK! band, drawing and bookmaking, as well as delighting in walks, hikes, food and sleep.

Email annethompsonlpc@gmail.com
Member Number 1432869
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Title Ethical Debate & Restorative Justice: Community, Compromise & Repairing Harm for Adolescents
Code 412
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Description Use your voice to have a live ethical debate. Participants will discover and choose viewpoints of a debatable issue, then engage in that debate with each other in a guided format. Experience learning and discourse with others, then build compromise together. Following compromise building, a participant-driven restorative circle format will be used to talk through sensitive issues and team build with others. Then participants will discuss the thinking behind these formats: how and why do they work. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Managing debate between others on sensitive topics|Building compromise between competing viewpoints |Employing restorative justice practices where the facilitator role uplifts and protects the voices of the participants. |
Prerequisite Purpose: Participants will go experience how the methods affect students by participating themselves, and be able to critically analyze their experience to understand the principles behind the methods, how and why they work. Content/Skills: Participants will learn the format of ethical debate, fostering civil discourse, and how to evolve debate into restorative circles, forming compromises between differing points of view, and building communication skills around sensitive topics. Participants will come away with a new teaching method that works with both homogenous and heterogenous groups of learners. Participant Experience: 1. Community Check-In, groups agreements 2. Abbreviated demonstration and description of Lesson: Participate, Engage, Share, Connect Phase 1 - Jigsaw Learning After learners are divided into "home" groups, each person is assigned a letter (a,b,c,d) which represents their "letter" group. Facilitator will pose a question to the large group. Learners get into their "letter groups" and together review information on one of four handouts, each supporting a different viewpoint. Learners return to "home groups" to share with each other what they learned in their "letter groups". Phase 2 - Ethical Debate Learners are posed the same question for debate. Four viewpoints they just learned about in the jigsaw session are given as response options. Each learner goes to the group that represents their own viewpoint based on what they learned from their group members in their home groups. The teams go through 3 rounds: Round 1 - Why is your choice the right choice? Round 2 - Why are the other choices wrong? Round 3 - What is the most likely outcome if your choice were chosen? (Presented in a brief skit) Phase 3, Debate Extensions: Listen and Learn ~ Compromise: The Options Diamond Learners form two opposing teams based on extremes, building Tug of War Charts. Learners form new teams with opponents to create compromises using the Options Diamond. ~ Restorative Justice Circle Learners write and submit questions/thoughts in the following realms: - Questions about the topic of the ethical debate - Personal hurt, frustration, or confusion by ideas or actions of other learners during the ethical debate - Connections to personal situations in real life that the learners would like the chance to discuss with others in the circle. Facilitator chooses questions/comments for discussion in the restorative circle, maintaining making sure all voices are heard. 4. Theoretical and Research underpinnings for educational approach. Explore the basis and reasoning behind the activities done so far. 5. Deconstruct Participants will discuss how they felt throughout the activities 1-3: how each made them feel, what was positive/negative, if they agree or disagree on the research based on their experience and if they have remaining questions to work through as a group, revisiting activity 1.
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 10
Startson 2024-06-12 10:00:00
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Wendy Maskin is currently a teacher at East Side Middle School in Manhattan in New York City. Wendy also writes and runs monthly programming in civic advocacy for middle school students for her district. Wendy’s approach to teaching is student and community centered, encouraging critical thinking and building on developmental milestones. Her experience started in informal education and youth group settings and her work now is in more formal public education.Wendy grew up in New Jersey, graduated with a bachelor’s degree studying religion at Trinity College, and earned her master’s degree from Hunter College in a residency program through New York City. Wendy has presented workshops sharing the frameworks she has developed in her work with adolescents at city and national conferences. Wendy’s philosophy incorporates collaboration, appreciating diversity, and applying empathy.

In her free time Wendy enjoys being creative, especially writing and performing parodies at Punderdome, a monthly competition in Brooklyn. She likes to write, sing, and paint. She also enjoys studying languages.

Email wendy.gibilisco@gmail.com
Member Number 1453215
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Title Sexuality Educator Antiracist Training (SEAT)
Code 130
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Description The Sexuality Educator Anti-racist Training (SEAT) empowers sexuality educators of all racial identities with skills to confront, interrupt, de-construct, and challenge racism in personal attitudes and sexuality education instruction. SEAT is an answer to the question, "What do I do when a racist incident happens under my supervision- whether I or someone else was the source of harm?" This experiential training is developed from a pluralistic viewpoint, designed to go beyond centering "white supremacy culture" standards. Intended Audience: Educators, Supervisors
Objective A. Utilize a feedback loop to be trauma responsive when challenging one's internalized anxiety. B. Model at least 1 way to be antiracist regarding sexuality education instruction.|C. Prioritize trauma responsiveness regarding 1 event of racism and sexuality. D. Deconstruct 2 behaviors that are framed as resistance.|E. Describe three effective response strategies when a student or school community member has been hurt or wronged by bias. (PLSSE Indicator 4) F. Describe three strategies educators can use to acknowledge and proactively work to mitigate the impact of bias on their students' sexual health and multiple, intersecting identities. (PLSSE Indicator 5)|
Prerequisite Purpose and Brief Background: Racism permeates all levels of society and because it does, racism is entrenched in the sexual health field. From the conception of the field, racism is present throughout reproductive health, exploration of sexually transmitted infections, studying sexual behaviors, and permeates various other sexuality discoveries. Interpersonal racism takes place between individuals and involves use of slurs, practice of biases, or actions filled with hate. This particular form of racism can exist between peers, teachers, and others in classroom and workshop settings. Educational spaces consist of individuals in one place learning together, and there exists individual racism which is the attitude, belief, or action that an individual uses to perpetuate racism. Institutional racism is experienced at the organizational level, where there is racist policy and biased practices that create inequity between marginalized and white groups of people to create advantages for white people in the organization. Systemic racism is the arc that covers society and institutions where privilege benefits white people and people of color are disadvantaged. Educators are inevitably going to be involved in institutions and systems and must understand the racism present, perpetuated, and quite possibly thriving. While there is no way to be 100% antiracist because racism on some level will always exist, SEAT is meant to promote identifying and interrupting racism throughout various levels of sexuality education across all types of curricula. Key features of SEAT: SEAT uses Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and Sociocultural Learning Theory as frameworks to center the educational needs of Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC). Using these frameworks aims to help educators model, engage, and use critical analysis to question, shift, and deliver educational content. SEAT curriculum also includes trauma responsiveness as a core component in training to help educators identify key places during instruction that can be triggering/harmful and evaluate where more educational and relational support is needed. Key takeaways: This training is designed to move through the experiential learning cycle so that participants can address affective responses in a space with a more knowledgeable other, gain skills to use outside of this training, and apply those skills to reduce harm, interrupt cycles of systemic and individual racism during sexuality education instruction, and utilize trauma responsive care. SEAT's content include these processes: - Guided self-identification of participant's fears, reactionary thoughts and behaviors - Generating specific behavioral intervention tools via action/effect feedback loop - Applying a combination of cultural humility and dispositional humility via decision tree analysis - Creating a foundational building block to envisioning liberatory sex ed
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Room Midway 7
Startson 2024-06-12 10:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 15:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Lastname Ellis
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Company Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri
Title Sexual Health Training Coor.
Biography

Crystal Ellis (she/her) was born and raised in South Los Angeles, California, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology- Exercise Science from California State Polytechnic University- Pomona. Her graduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis' Brown School of Social Work and Public Health focused on improving community access to whole foods in food deserts, such as Ferguson, Missouri, as well as comprehensive sexual health and education. Crystal is an AASECT Certified Sex Educator, founder of Crystallized Sexuality, LLC, and Sexual Health Training Coordinator at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (PPSLRSWMO). She has experience working within AIDS Service Organizations (ASO), City Government Infectious Disease Departments, and incorporates sexuality education into art museum programming at Contemporary Art Museum – St. Louis for World AIDS Day every December 1st. Crystal is an advocate for people impacted by HIV/AIDS, and incorporates the "pleasure activist" philosophy into sexuality education for all ages. Her topics of interest include older adult sexuality, BDSM/Kink, and sexuality portrayed within pop culture, music, TV, and film.

Email info@crystallizedsexuality.com
Member Number 1295395
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Michelle started in sex education as a Planned Parenthood of Louisiana's teacher’s assistant in 2008; they fell in love and have been either practicing or studying sex education since then!  For the last 6 years, Michelle has been the leader of the Education Department at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri.  Michelle is passionate about sex education and its role in liberating our futures.  She can't pick a "favorite" group to work with, but is always honored to serve as a trainer amongst peers. 

Email michelle.linschoten@ppslr.org
Member Number 1197807
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Title What Every Sex Therapist Needs to Know about Pelvic Dysfunction
Code 238
Type Pre-Conference Workshop
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Description Most sex therapy training do not go in-depth into working with pelvic pain/dysfunction clients leaving a sex therapist feeling helpless and stuck, resulting in these clients being referred out to pelvic pain physical therapy as the one and only solution. In this workshop, we will help you understand more about pelvic dysfunction through a detailed discussion of the anatomy of the pelvic bowl, the various other body systems chronic pelvic dysfunction can impact, detailed look at the comorbidity diagnosis, the importance of talking to clients about their menstrual cycles, the penis and pelvic floor, and the impact pelvic pain has relationships Intended Audience: Counselors, Therapists, Supervisors, Medical Professionals
Objective Identify the main anatomical parts of the pelvic bowl and pelvic bowl co-morbidity diagnoses|Explain the role the pelvic bowl plays in sexual functioning and dis-functioning.|Identify the role chronic pelvic pain plays in a client's mental health and relationships|
Prerequisite Pelvic pain/dysfunction is a broad umbrella label for many diagnoses, from vaginismus, endometriosis, autoimmune diseases, nerve dysfunction, labrum tears, erectile dysfunction, etc. And most medical providers refer their patients to a sex therapist for general mental health support or sexual dysfunction specifically, and yet most sex therapy certification programs include very little on pelvic pain and that small bit tends to only address pain with sex and encourages students to have pelvic PTs to refer clients to. But what happens when it is the pelvic PTs that are referring the client to a sex therapist? The goal of the presentation is for attendees to leave with more confidence in working with pelvic pain clients. My presentation is designed to give a broader background on pelvic pain, including: -the anatomy of the pelvic bowl, including the pelvic floor muscles and their role in orgasm and the pudendal nerve and its role in genital sensation; -research on the number of people impacted by pelvic pain; -a detailed look at comorbidity dx associated with pelvic pain; -how dysfunction in one body system can impact and lead to dysfunction in other systems, including sexual dysfunction; -how pelvic pain impacts mental health; -and the research on the impact of pelvic pain and relationships.
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Regency A
Startson 2024-06-12 10:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 15:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Capacity 200
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Name I. Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic including, but not limited to, common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain, penetration problems and difficulty with orgasm
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Name SE4. Theory and methods of approaches to sexuality education with specific populations (e.g., youth, older adults, couples, ethnic/ cultural/ faith-based populations, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities).
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Name ST2. Techniques of sex-related assessment and diagnosis of the Psychosexual Disorders described in the current edition of the DSM.
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Name ST3. Theory and methods of approach to intervention in relationship systems experiencing sex and intimacy problems.
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Jessica Kruckeberg is a licensed marriage and family therapist, an AAMFT approved supervisor and an AASECT certified sex therapist. Jessica owns a group practice in Centennial, CO that specializes in working with individual and couples who are living with chronic pelvic pain. Jessica is also an affiliate faculty member in the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy master’s program at Regis University in Thornton, CO.

Email jessica.kruckeberg@gmail.com
Member Number 1402958
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Title Lunch Break (on your own)
Code
Type Lunch
Topic
Presenters
Description Enjoy lunch at one of the great surrounding restaurants in the area!
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room
Startson 2024-06-12 12:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 13:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
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Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
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Moreinfo
Canceled False
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Contact
0
First Name
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Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
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Title Exhibitor Set-up
Code
Type Session
Topic
Presenters
Description Set-up will begin on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 1:00 PM and must be completed by 5:00 PM.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-12 13:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 17:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
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Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1032
Room Name Midway Foyer
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
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Title Medical Sexology SIG Meeting
Code
Type Special Interest Group (SIG)
Topic
Presenters
Description This special interest group is a resource for AASECT members, from medical, mental health, educational, and other backgrounds, as a forum to share and discuss information regarding the medical aspects of sexual health and wellbeing. This includes sexual and reproductive functioning and development as well as the psycho-social-physiological factors of sexual disorders and concerns. CE Credit Special Interest Group participation does not count toward CE credit. Registration This is an AASECT members-only event. Registration is not required.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 3
Startson 2024-06-12 15:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 16:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
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Pre Test Gateway Next Step
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Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
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Room Assignment
Room I D 1013
Room Name Midway 3
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1205&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
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Title Military and Sexuality SIG Meeting
Code
Type Special Interest Group (SIG)
Topic
Presenters
Description The Military & Sexuality SIG was created for the military and their partners/spouses to share strategies to "upboot" relationships before deployment and "reboot" relationships returning from deployment. Resources regarding military and intimacy issues shared at annual Yellow Ribbon events will be shared and discussed. CE Credit Special Interest Group participation does not count toward CE credit. Registration This is an AASECT members-only event. Registration is not required.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 4
Startson 2024-06-12 15:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 16:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
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Pre Test Gateway Next Step
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Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
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Room Assignment
Room I D 1014
Room Name Midway 4
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
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Title Volunteer Orientation
Code
Type Special Event
Topic
Presenters
Description Conference Volunteers check-in, tour the hotel and gain information to help make the conference a success! We appreciate your support.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 7
Startson 2024-06-12 15:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 16:30:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
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Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1017
Room Name Midway 7
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
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Title AASECT Certification Roundtable
Code
Type Session
Topic
Presenters
Description The Certification Roundtable session offers participants the opportunity to engage with the chairs of various Certification Committees, allowing them to ask questions and gain insights into each discipline. Each chair will be stationed at their respective table, ready to address inquiries specific to their area of expertise, fostering a dynamic and interactive learning environment. This is open to all conference attendees interested in AASECT Certification!
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 6
Startson 2024-06-12 16:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 17:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
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Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1016
Room Name Midway 6
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1211&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
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Title First-Time Attendee Mixer
Code
Type Special Event
Topic
Presenters
Description Attending a conference for the first time can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. That's why we're thrilled to offer a dedicated space for all first-time attendees at the 2024 AASECT conference! Join us for icebreakers, low-key games, and the valuable opportunity to get to know fellow peers joining the AASECT conference for the first time. We look forward to welcoming you and making your first conference experience truly memorable!
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 10
Startson 2024-06-12 17:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 18:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
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Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1011
Room Name Midway 10
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1209&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
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Title Conference Welcome
Code
Type Special Event
Topic
Presenters
Description Join Conference Committee Chair, Chris Belous, and Program Committee Members as they extend a warm welcome to kick off the conference and set the stage for an exciting event ahead!
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Grand Ballroom
Startson 2024-06-12 18:00:00
Endson 2024-06-12 18:45:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
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Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1008
Room Name Grand Ballroom
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1221&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
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Title Schiller Plenary: Hope in in the Age of Fear-Based Politics: The Fight for LGBTQ Rights
Code
Type Plenary Session
Topic
Presenters
Description Join Representative Zooey Zephyr for a conversation about building relationships and making change in an era where fear-based politics seek to make bogeymen out of LGBTQ people and other marginalized communities. This talk will discuss Representative Zephyr's path to politics, strategies for identifying areas where change can be affected, and advice for how to center kindness while holding those who seek to do harm accountable for their actions. The talk will include political theory as well as specific strategies to achieve these goals. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Participants will learn about the role fear has played in attacks on LGBTQ rights and how to approach folks driven by bear-based politics|Participants should be able to recognize how to distinguish between stated purposes of legislation and their actual impacts|Participants should have concrete steps for sustainably fighting for change within their communities & organizations |
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Grand Ballroom
Startson 2024-06-12 18:45:00
Endson 2024-06-12 20:15:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
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Pre Test Gateway Next Step
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Room Assignment
Room I D 1008
Room Name Grand Ballroom
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
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Firstname Zooey
Middlename
Lastname Zephyr
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Company
Title
Biography

Representative Zooey Zephyr represents Montana’s 100th House District in the Montana House of Representatives and is the first trans woman to hold public office in the state of Montana. Throughout her time in office, Representative Zephyr has been a fierce advocate for affordable housing, healthcare, and human rights throughout Montana.

 

Prior to the legislature, Representative Zephyr worked at the University of Montana, where she oversaw the administration of the university’s curriculum approval process. She also worked as an activist, helping people file discrimination claims, drafting human rights policies for the city of Missoula, and working as a de-escalator at protests to ensure protester safety.

 

When the Legislature is not in session, Representative Zephyr works with people across Montana, the nation, and the world to help them get involved in the fight for progressive policies.

Email zooey@zooeyzephyr.com
Member Number 1475668
Photo https://files.aievolution.com/prd/sec2301/attendees/Zooey%5FZephyr%5F2201%2Ejpg
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Title Welcome Reception & Exhibits!
Code
Type Special Event
Topic
Presenters
Description Explore the Exhibit Hall for an evening of poster presentations and the chance to connect with exhibitors and fellow attendees. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar will be available.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-12 20:15:00
Endson 2024-06-12 21:30:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1212
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1032
Room Name Midway Foyer
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1212&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
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Title Lactation Room
Code
Type Lactation Room
Topic
Presenters
Description A welcoming space designed to provide comfort and privacy for individuals who are breastfeeding or expressing milk.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 9
Startson 2024-06-13 00:00:00
Endson 2024-06-13 23:59:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1198
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1019
Room Name Midway 9
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1198&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
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Title Quiet/Processing Space
Code
Type Quiet/Processing Space
Topic
Presenters
Description Calling all introverts and those in need of low-stimulation peace and quiet. We are thrilled this year to be offering an intentional place to settle at this year's annual conference. This room will be a designated area to express some excited energy or find your balance. Stop by to unwind, decompress, get creative, and recharge.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 8
Startson 2024-06-13 00:00:00
Endson 2024-06-13 23:59:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1194
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
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Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1018
Room Name Midway 8
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1194&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
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Title Breakfast with the Exhibitors
Code
Type Exhibits
Topic
Presenters
Description Enjoy a variety of continental breakfast delights to energize you for a day filled with learning and networking.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-13 07:30:00
Endson 2024-06-13 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1216
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
Map Link Url
Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1032
Room Name Midway Foyer
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1216&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
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Title Exhibit Hall
Code
Type Exhibits
Topic
Presenters
Description Thank you to our 2024 Conference Exhibitors! Make sure to swing by each booth and check out the latest innovations, education, and products.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-13 07:30:00
Endson 2024-06-13 17:30:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
Actual Attendance 0
Credits 0.00
Creditsalt 0.00
Creditscode
Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
Source Key
Previewurl https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&src=ext&ev=1215
Pre Test Url
Pre Test Gateway Next Step
Post Test Url
Post Test Gateway Next Step
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Sponsor
Fees
Moreinfo
Canceled False
Room Assignments
Room Assignment
Room I D 1032
Room Name Midway Foyer
Contacts
Contact
0
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
1
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Accreditation Bodies
Attendance Url https://ww5.aievolution.com/aasect/index.cfm?do=ip.confirmCEU&verifyFlag=false&eventId=1215&attendeeID=AI_ATTENDEEID
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Title Poster Session A Set-up
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Type Poster Presentation
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Description Presenters scheduled for Thursday, June 13, have exclusive access to set up their posters during this time. Location: Midway Foyer Setup Details: Each presenter will be allocated a 4-foot X 4-foot section on a 4-foot X 8-foot poster board, providing ample space for your presentation. Supplies Provided: Push Pins will be provided for affixing your poster, and a table will be available beneath the poster board for any additional display items you wish to showcase. Important Note: Posters left unattended after the session will be removed and stored at the registration desk until the last day of the conference. Any unclaimed posters will be discarded thereafter.
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-13 07:30:00
Endson 2024-06-13 08:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Name E. Intimacy skills (e.g., social, emotional, sexual), intimate relationships, interpersonal relationships and family dynamics
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Name I. Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic including, but not limited to, common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain, penetration problems and difficulty with orgasm
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Title Registration: Badge Pick-up and Information
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Description Welcome, attendees! For a seamless badge pickup and onsite registration experience, Step 1: Please come to the registration area to print your badge containing your unique QR code that was emailed to you. Step 2: Grab your tote bag, which includes your lanyard, badge holder, and important conference information. Step 3: Don't forget to visit the badge swag station to customize your badge with ribbons and pronoun pins. Enjoy the conference!
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Grand Ballroom Foyer
Startson 2024-06-13 07:30:00
Endson 2024-06-13 16:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Title Minor Attracted Persons SIG Meeting
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Description This AASECT SIG was created: • To help educate AASECT clinicians, educators, and others on the scope and diversity of the MAP population, and to ease biases or conflicts in professionals working with MAPS and the related issues this population may bring; • To further provide open, safe, and productive dialogue between MAPS and members of the AASECT community since such dialogue is almost non-existent in most if not all social science entities. • In establishing the above for AASECT professionals, foster and encourage research on MAP populations and their various subgroups, especially advocating for more research in the U.S. to further expand professional understanding of this marginalized population; • To establish relationships between AASECT educators, therapists, and the MAP community as a way to improve the mental and sexual health and well-being of MAPs. CE Credit Special Interest Group participation does not count toward CE credit. Registration This is an AASECT members-only event. Registration is not required.
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 3
Startson 2024-06-13 08:00:00
Endson 2024-06-13 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Title Poster Session A - Research & Therapy
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Type Poster Presentation
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-13 08:00:00
Endson 2024-06-13 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Name B. Developmental sexuality from a bio-psycho-social perspective across the life course
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Name C. Socio-cultural, familial factors (e.g., ethnicity, culture, religion, spirituality, socioeconomic status, family values) in relation to sexual values and behaviors
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Name D. Issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity: heterosexuality; issues and themes impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual people; gender identity and expression
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Name E. Intimacy skills (e.g., social, emotional, sexual), intimate relationships, interpersonal relationships and family dynamics
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Name F. Diversities in sexual expression and lifestyles including, but not limited to, polyamory, swinging, BDSM and tantra
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Name H. Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality including, but not limited to, illness, disability, drugs, mental health, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy termination, contraception, fertility, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, other infections, sexual trauma, injury and safer sex practices
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Name I. Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic including, but not limited to, common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain, penetration problems and difficulty with orgasm
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Name M. Pleasure enhancement skills
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Name Q. Principles of sexuality research and research methods
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Name SC2. Theory and methods of sexuality counseling approaches to specific populations (e.g., youth, older adult, couples, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, ethnic/ cultural/ faith-based populations).
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Name SC3. Theory and methods of different approaches to intervention in relationship systems.
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Name SE1. Sexuality education training will include, but is not limited to: theory and methods of general education (including curriculum development, delivery and evaluation).
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Name SE2. Theory and methods of sexuality education (including curriculum development, delivery and evaluation).
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Name SE4. Theory and methods of approaches to sexuality education with specific populations (e.g., youth, older adults, couples, ethnic/ cultural/ faith-based populations, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities).
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Name SE5. Theory and methods of different approaches to sexuality education delivery (e.g., small group work, one-on-one education, large group lectures or interaction, online delivery or use of other electronic means).
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Name ST1. Theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, including several different models.
Parentname Sex Therapy (ST) Training
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Name ST2. Techniques of sex-related assessment and diagnosis of the Psychosexual Disorders described in the current edition of the DSM.
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Name ST3. Theory and methods of approach to intervention in relationship systems experiencing sex and intimacy problems.
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Name ST4. Theory and method of approach to medical intervention in the evaluation and treatment of psychosexual disorders.
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Title A GROUP-BASED ACT INTERVENTION ON REDUCING GENDER-BASED MINORITY STRESS FOR TRANSGENDER VETERANS
Code 325
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Description The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of face-to-face delivered group-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) interventions in terms of effectiveness and feasibility. The goal is to address a range of psychological issues associated with gender-based minority stress that go beyond traditional diagnoses. The hope for the group is to create a safe place for acceptance and validation of transgender experiences while providing psychoeducation and practice on increasing psychological flexibility needed to build resiliency against chronic gender-based stress.
Objective OBJECTIVE(S): There is a need for research on how trans-affirmative care can be delivered to transgender veterans in an ef| | |
Prerequisite RESEARCH PLAN: Due to an insufficient number of transgender veterans available for randomization into intervention and control groups, a program evaluation will be conducted. METHODOLOGY: Transgender veterans will be recruited from BHIP (Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program) of the Bay Pines VA. Veterans will be screened for group appropriateness. A maximum of eight members will be enrolled. All participants will be asked to complete the same set of measures prior the first session and immediately after the last session. The group-based intervention will be delivered by a post-doctoral fellow in psychology under supervision. The 12-week group format will be based on Accepting Gender: An ACT Workbook for Trans and Non-Binary People by Alex Stitt. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Transdiagnostic approaches target underlying processes common to various psychological problems (Hayes, Wilson, Gifford, Follette, & Stroshal, 1996). Co-occurring trauma-related symptoms are likely to be responsive to transdiagnostic approaches that target underlying processes, such as psychological flexibility (Hayes, et al., 1996). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a transdiagnostic behavioral intervention with established efficacy in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and chronic pain (Hayes, et al., 1996; Ruiz, 2010). During this time of sociopolitical strife, there is a need for effective psychological interventions to enhance well-being and help build resilience to chronic gender-based stress. ACT-based group interventions have been found to be effective in promoting overall-wellbeing and psychological flexibility (Bandolin, et. al, 2023; Kao, Li, Mak, & Cheung, 2023) and a promising approach to treat psychological distress experienced by transgender individuals (Chu, et. al, 2023; McKenzie & Taylor, 2019). IIMPACT/SIGNIFICANCE: We expect for the group-based ACT intervention to reduce symptoms related to gender-based minority stress and help participants engage in more committed actions consistent with their values. The hope of this study is to demonstrate that acceptance and commitment therapy groups make a satisfactory method of promoting psychological flexibility while reducing chronic gender-based minority distress in transgender veterans.
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-13 08:00:00
Endson 2024-06-13 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
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Name J. Sexual exploitation including sexual abuse, sexual harassment and sexual assault
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Firstname Melissa
Middlename
Lastname Fernandez
Suffix Doctorate of Psychology, Clinical
Designation PsyD, LMHC
Company CWY VA Medical Center
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Biography

Dr. Melissa Fernandez is currently immersed in a transformative post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Veterans Affairs, where she works with veterans who identify as transgender and nonbinary, as well as veterans struggling with negative health outcomes and trauma. In this role, she facilitates group and couples therapy sessions, offering crucial support and guidance in navigating complex health, chronic pain, and ability issues, while helping the exploration of gender identity, sexual health, and intimate relationships. While not yet a certified sex therapist, Dr. Fernandez is actively pursuing certification through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She blends her burgeoning expertise in sexuality with her comprehensive training in trauma treatment to provide holistic care to her clients. She is deeply committed to advocating for the social welfare of gender minorities and other marginalized populations. As an outspoken ally, she strives to create inclusive spaces where all individuals feel validated and respected in their identities. Dr. Fernandez has held a license in mental health counseling for 10 years. In addition to her work at Veterans Affairs, she maintains a small client caseload in private practice, offering personalized therapy sessions tailored to the unique needs of each individual or couple. Through her empathetic approach and dedication to ongoing professional development, she empowers clients to overcome obstacles and cultivate fulfilling lives. Outside of her professional pursuits, Dr. Fernandez is an avid advocate for social justice.  She enjoys Latin dancing, spirituality, meditation, cooking, gardening, bio-hacking, art appreciation, nature, and travel; finding inspiration and renewal in her commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Email drfernandezapcs@gmail.com
Member Number 1462715
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Title A Survey of Medical Students’ Comfort Level and Communication Regarding Sexual Health
Code 204
Type Poster Presentation
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Description The goal of this research was to assess whether patient-provider conversations about sexual health are improved following attending lectures and also to understand the barriers to communication with future patients. Second-year medical students at University of Tennessee Health Science Center were given a 12-question survey following a series of lectures on sexual health. 90% of all medical students indicated that the lectures made them more likely to do so; Male identified students, in particular, indicated they were less likely to initiate conversations with female identified patients.
Objective At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to understand the impact of sex education for medical students a| | |
Prerequisite Abstract Background: Studies show that patients and providers rarely initiate conversations about sex. The goal of this research was to assess whether patient-provider conversations about sexual health are improved following attending lectures in sexual health by a provider trained in sexual health, and to understand the barriers to communication with future patients. Methods: Second-year medical students at University of Tennessee Health Science Center were given a 12-question survey following a series of three 50-minute lectures on sexual health. Students were asked to estimate their comfort level at the start of the lectures compared to how they felt at the end, and whether they would be more likely to discuss the topic of sex with future patients. Results: 90% of all medical students indicated that the lectures made them more likely to consider initiating conversations with patients about sexual health. Additionally, 82% of the students indicated they would include a question about orientation and gender identity in their new patient paperwork. Male identified students indicated they were less likely to initiate conversations with female identified patients than male patients. In contrast, female students were slightly less likely to initiate conversations with male patients. Subjects indicated that "being perceived as inappropriate" was the most prevalent factor that would make them hesitant to discuss sex with their future patients. Conclusions: Our results have shown the value of sharing sexual health information with future medical providers. It was shown to increase the likelihood of medical students addressing this subject as providers, and the students themselves feeling more normal as a sexual person. The male identified students had the most hesitancy, which occurred when they thought about approaching female patients. When looking at barriers for all students, the one most commonly listed had to do with not wanting to be perceived as inappropriate.
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-13 08:00:00
Endson 2024-06-13 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
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Capacity 0
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Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent Poster Session A - Research & Therapy
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Name SE2. Theory and methods of sexuality education (including curriculum development, delivery and evaluation).
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Name SE5. Theory and methods of different approaches to sexuality education delivery (e.g., small group work, one-on-one education, large group lectures or interaction, online delivery or use of other electronic means).
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Firstname Jennifer
Middlename
Lastname Valli
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Designation PHD
Company University of TN Health Science Center and self-employeed
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Biography

Jennifer Valli, PhD, is a seasoned psychotherapist, drawing on 30 years of clinical experience in psychiatry.  She is a licensed therapist in Tennessee as a general therapist but she is also nationally certified as a Sex Therapist through AASECT, The American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists, a rigorous certification in sex therapy.   She completed a post-graduate program in sex therapy at the University of Michigan.  She has a PhD in Clinical Sexology and is currently working on a second doctorate, this one focused on Social Work, Macro-Social Change and Innovation. 

Dr. Valli teaches at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).  She teaches core curriculum on Sexual Health to medical students and residents and is a proud member of both Urology and OBGYN departments.   Dr. Valli has been a recurring speaker for both UTHSC’s Women in Medicine and Science group and for Unite, the university’s LGBTQ+ group.  Her research through UTHSC’s IRB has been focused on communication about sex between medical providers and patients, including kink practitioners.  As a part of her commitment to the community, she has given several talks at hospitals and support groups.  She has also spoken nationally on sex after cancer for The American Society for Breast Surgeons and at another national organization focused on training medical providers better practices with the LGBTQ population, OUTCARE.

 

Email jenvalli@gmail.com
Member Number 1198053
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Email jrboughter@gmail.com
Member Number 1475835
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Title How Much of Romantic Chemistry is Sexual Attraction?
Code 196
Type Poster Presentation
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Description Two-hundred and ninety-eight undergraduates (82% female, 81% heterosexual, and 71% white/non Hispanic) at three universities completed an anonymous, voluntary 33-item survey on romantic chemistry. Thirty-nine percent of the respondents reported that sexual attraction was the primary factor responsible for chemistry in a romantic relationship. Intellectual banter (63%), similarity of age/race/values (47%) and being ready for a new love connection (40%) were identified as other, more important factors. While a third of the respondents could not explain their "romantic chemistry, others suggeste
Objective Identify the relative contribution of sexual attraction to romantic chemistry| | |
Prerequisite Two-hundred and ninety-eight undergraduates (82% female, 81% heterosexual, and 71% white/non Hispanic) at three universities completed an anonymous, voluntary 33-item survey on romantic chemistry. Thirty-nine percent of the respondents reported that sexual attraction was the primary factor responsible for chemistry in a romantic relationship. Intellectual banter (63%), similarity of age/race/values (47%) and being ready for a new love connection (40%) were identified as other, more important factors. While a third of the respondents could not explain their "romantic chemistry, others suggested "energetic alignment," "brain wiring," "soul matching," "similar vibe" and "smell" as important factors. Gender, sexual orientation, and racial differences will be identified. The symbolic interaction/social exchange theoretical frameworks are used to explain the findings. Limitations of the research will be identified.
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-13 08:00:00
Endson 2024-06-13 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
Sortorder 0
Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
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Credits 0.00
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Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent Poster Session A - Research & Therapy
Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
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David Knox is professor of sociology at East Carolina University, where he teaches Sociology of Human Sexuality, Sociology of Intimate Relationships, and Families/Relationships/Society. He is the co-author (with Susan Milstein) of HUMAN SEXUALITY: Making Informed Decisions (2024) published by Best Value Textbooks. He is also a relationship therapist/mentor and the author of 140 professional articles. He regularly presents research at annual conferences with undergraduates, graduate students, and colleagues. He is married with three children and five grandchildren.

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Title Racial and Gender Differences in Sexual Preoccupation
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Description We examined the racial and gender differences in sexual preoccupation. Consistent with the literature, results indicate that male participants reported higher sexual preoccupation than female participants. Additionally, non-White participants had greater scores of sexual preoccupation than White participants; however, we did not find evidence to support the interaction effect between gender and racial identity on sexual preoccupation.
Objective Identify gender and racial differences in sexual preoccupation| | |
Prerequisite Introduction Sexual self-concept is the perception of one's own sexual feelings and behaviors, which is a primary determinant of sexual health (WHO, 2006). Sexual preoccupation is one of the three factors that shape sexual self-concept (Snell & Papini, 1989). Sexual preoccupation is a cognitive unit of sexual compulsivity that involves images, fantasies, and thoughts excessively concentrated on sexual content (Lloyd et al., 2007; Quadland, 1985). These thoughts are intrusive and often cause anxiety and distress (Lloyd et al., 2007). Many studies found that men report higher levels of sexual preoccupation than women (e.g., Heaven et al., 2003; Snell & Papini, 1989; Wiederman & Allgeier, 1993), yet there is scarce research about racial differences. The objective of the present study was to obtain a timely update on gender differences in sexual preoccupation. Additionally, we incorporated racial identity into our analyses due to a lack of previous work examining racial differences in sexual preoccupation. The latter analysis is further supported by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIHMD; 2000)' call to diversify research with racial/ethnic minorities to address the barriers to accessing culturally sensitive healthcare. Method We collected data from 496 American participants using the Prolific data collection platform. Gender and racial distribution of participants are as follows: male (n = 243, 49%), female (n = 251, 50.6%); White (n = 343, 69.2%), non-White (n = 152, 30.6%). Participants completed a demographic survey and the Snell Sexuality Scale (Snell Papini, 1989). Results A 2 (gender: male versus female) x 2 (White versus Non-White) ANOVA results indicated a significant main effect of gender and racial identity on sexual preoccupation. Male participants (M = 30.36; SD = 8.42) had greater scores of sexual preoccupation than female participants (M = 24.84 SD = 9.85), F(1, 477) = 33.34, p < .001. Non-white participants (M = 28.84; SD = 8.91) scored higher on sexual preoccupation than White participants (M = 26.99, SD = 9.80), F(1, 477) = 4.32, p = .04. There was no interaction between gender and racial identity. Discussion This is the first study to reveal gender differences concurrently with racial differences in sexual preoccupation. The results indicated that men reported higher sexual preoccupation than women, and non-White participants reported greater sexual preoccupation than White participants. While non-White participants do not represent a homogenous group, McCuistan et al. (2023) highlighted that the sexual health disparities among racial/ethnic minorities stem from the inequalities and systemic barriers in the healthcare system. Regarding access to culturally sensitive and gender-affirming healthcare and sex education, the results of this study may broaden the perspective of educators and healthcare providers about racial and gender differences in sexual self-concept.
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Idil is a third-year international Ph.D. Candidate in the Counseling Psychology program at Ball State University. Her research interests are primarily focused on the mental health and relationship experiences of bisexual individuals. She specializes in providing counseling services to individuals with racial/ethnic and LGBTQIAA+ identities. Her primary mission centers around empowering people to help them build supportive communities where they are recognized and valued as who they are. With a passion for social engagement and a firm belief in the power of collective support, she aspires to create environments where people can find a profound sense of belonging and empowerment.

In her free time, Idil enjoys exploring music. Her favorite TV shows of the moment are Sex Education and Insecure.

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Alex Tatum (he/him) is a researcher, therapist, and educator specializing in human sexuality and sexual and gender minority (SGM) psychology.

He holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

Alex completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School where he acquired specialized training in sex and gender issues including erectile dysfunction, compulsive sexual behavior, relationship distress, and transgender identity and transition concerns. He is a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), a licensed health service provider in psychology (HSPP) in Indiana, and a licensed clinical psychologist (LCP) in Illinois. As a therapist, he supports clients by adopting evidence-based holistic approaches to integrate intersecting identities (e.g., LGBTQ, BIPOC, polyamorous, kinky) with relationship and sexual concerns. He thoroughly enjoys building collaborative working relationships that empower clients to enact the change they would like to see in their lives.

As an assistant professor at Ball State University, he teaches graduate-level coursework to masters and doctoral students in supervision and human sexuality. He directs the SHINE Lab at BSU, where he maintains an active research program exploring barriers to relationship and sexual satisfaction, and antecedents of SGM mental and physical health disparities. Perhaps his greatest joy as an academic is mentoring graduate students as they develop and refine their research interests.

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Jessi is a second-year doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at Ball State University. Her research interests center around the correlates of sexual health with a current focus on the interplay of sexual health, disability, and BDSM participation. Currently, she is providing counseling services for individuals and couples under the supervision of licensed psychologists and counselors as part of her training in Indiana. Jessi emphasizes a values-oriented and strengths-based approach in her work and strives to cultivate self-compassion and meaning from an anti-oppressive, intersectional, and holistic lens. 

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Title Sexual Orientation and its Association with Anal Pleasure Among Women
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Description Sex is often studied in the context of risk rather than pleasure. Data from the second OMGYes Pleasure Report, focusing on women's experience of anal stimulation, was analyzed with logistic regression to assess for the association of sexual orientation with pleasure from internal and external anal stimulation while controlling for other sociodemographics. Gay/lesbian and bisexual women were more likely than straight women to report pleasure related to internal and external anal stimulation from multiple sources. Understanding anal pleasure may help women engage in more satisfying, safer sex.
Objective At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to identify the different sources of pleasure for internal and e| | |
Prerequisite Anal sex is often studied and discussed in the context of risk (Gana & Hunt, 2022; Hess et al., 2016), not pleasure. According to the National Survey of Family Growth about a third of women in the United States engage in anal sex (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). Though risk is a factor in any sexual encounter, pleasure is as well (Maynard et al., 2009). Of relevance to the current study, lesbian women are more likely to orgasm than straight women (Garcia et al., 2014) indicating that sexual orientation may be a factor in sexual pleasure and empowerment for risk management (Mahar et al., 2020). This study examines the relationship between sexual orientation and anal stimulation while accounting for sociodemographics. Anal stimulation was divided into two categories, internal and external, with four subcategories: one's own finger, a partner's finger, a sex toy, or a penis. SPSS v. 29.0 was used to run chi square and logistic regression on data from the second OMGYes Pleasure Report (Perkins, 2021), an online survey of 3017 woman forming a nationally represented sample, focusing on women's experience of anal stimulation (Hensel et al., 2022). Women who tried anal stimulation in at least one of the eight anal stimulation categories were included (n = 2190). When designating straight women as the reference group, bisexual women were more likely to report pleasure from the four external anal stimulation (EAS) groups, specifically, from one's own finger (adjusted odds ratio [AOR]=2.21, p<.001), a partner's finger (AOR=2.2, p<.001), a sex toy (AOR=3.00, p<.001), and a penis (AOR=1.93, p=.001). Gay/lesbian women were approximately twice as likely to report pleasure from EAS from one's own finger (AOR=2.55, p=.005) and a sex toy (AOR=2.18, p=.027). Gay/lesbian women (AOR=2.95, p=.004) and bisexual women (AOR=1.98, p<.001) were more likely to report pleasure from internal anal stimulation (IAS) with their own finger. Bisexual (AOR=2.00, p<.001) and queer women (AOR=5.6, p=.02), were more likely to report pleasure from IAS with a partner's finger. Gay/lesbian (AOR=2.47, p=.014) and bisexual (AOR=2.49, p<.001) women were more likely to report pleasure from IAS with a sex toy. Bisexual women were more likely to report pleasure from IAS with a penis (AOR=1.78, p=.004). There are meaningful differences in the rates at which gay/lesbian, bisexual, and queer women experience pleasure from anal stimulation compared to straight women. For the majority of the eight categories of anal stimulation, straight women were significantly less likely to find internal or external anal stimulation pleasurable. Understanding how sexual orientation is associated with anal pleasure may help all women engage in more satisfying sex, safer sex practices (Mbarushimana et al., 2023; Zaneva et al., 2022), and orgasm more readily (Frederick et al., 2018). Limitations: Dataset does not explicitly include trans women.
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Liz Haas, LMSW ACSW CST CSE, is an experienced clinical social worker dedicated to advancing sexual health and education. With 18 years of clinical social work experience and 13 years specializing in sexual health, Liz brings a wealth of expertise to her field.  

Her clinical background includes extensive work at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital, where she provided comprehensive care in Primary Care Mental Health Integration and Substance Use Disorders Clinics. Here, Liz implemented evidence-based interventions addressing a spectrum of issues, including sexual health, chronic pain, sleep, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use problems. Notably, she served as a VA trainer for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Chronic Pain, contributing education, training, and research in this area.

Her commitment to education extends to her role as a lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, where she shares her knowledge in social work practice, therapeutic assessment, CBT-based interventions, trauma-informed therapies, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Furthermore, she is the Assistant Director of the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certification Program, shaping the next generation of professionals in this critical field.

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Title Sexual Self-Concepts Among Sexual Minority Men with Childhood Sexual Abuse Histories
Code 392
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Description This study sought to further understand sexual self-concepts among young sexual minority men with childhood sexual abuse histories. Sixteen (N = 16) participants were interviewed utilizing a hermeneutical phenomenological conceptual framework and methodology. Three themes were found: (1) body image concerns; (2) penile insecurities; and (3) desire for romantic attachment. This study extend previous research on emotional and mental components and has implications for mental health professionals who are likely to interact with childhood sexual abuse survivors who are sexually diverse.
Objective 1. Increase knowledge on the sexual self-concepts among young sexual minority men with a previous history of childhood sexua|2. Identify mental health consideration when providing clinical services to childhood sexual abuse survivors who are sexual m| |
Prerequisite Sexual self-concepts are people's positive and negative perceptions as sexual beings. This study aimed to further understand sexual self-concepts among young sexual minority men with childhood sexual abuse (CSA) histories. Participants were recruited electronically through announcements posted on social media and phone applications. Sixteen (N = 16) participants were interviewed utilizing a hermeneutical phenomenological conceptual framework and methodology. Three quarters (75%) of the sample were White, 19% were Black, and 6% Asian. The ages of participants ranged from 18–27 years with a mean of 22.5 (SD = 2.7) years. Seventy-five percent (75%) identified as gay and 25% as bisexual. Salient themes were developed and analyzed with the assistance of NVivo. Three themes were found: (1) body image concerns;(2) penile insecurities; and (3) desire for romantic attachment. Findings highlight several perceived factors related to sexual self-concepts that could benefit from consideration when providing mental health services. The dominant emotional-mental sexual health concerns reported in this study were related to body image. Mental health providers should initiate detailed conversations about the nature and extent of body image concerns. Clinic-based programs that target body image perception should consider reaching out to males and address gender specific concerns. Future research is needed to examine the power dynamic related to penile size and to assist sexual minority men in effectively communicating their needs and desires to their sexual partners. Many participants discussed difficulty with romantic attachment due to the perceived hookup culture oftentimes promoted by social media sites and social networking applications. This study questions whether this mentality is suggestive of a CSA perception, developmental phenomenon of the age cohort, an aspect of a gay subculture or the larger gay community. Further awareness about the paradigm of body image and healthy relationship development could assist in improving mental health concerns among this group. Lastly, 72 men qualified for this study, but not all desired to participate. Non-participation could be a potential obstacle to service-seeking behavior or utilization of clinical services among individuals that have experienced severe childhood trauma. Effort should be made to explore potential non-participation in clinical mental health services and allocate different strategies to recruit underrepresented groups. Given that the impact of CSA is traumatic and associated with psychological instability, this study raises attention to mental health factors related to self-esteem, self-worth and intimacy.
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Title Shame as a Moderator of Attachment and Sexual Satisfaction
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Description Shame is an intensely painful emotion, adversely impacting mental health and social relationships. The present study addressed a gap in the literature through testing a moderated mediation model focusing on how shame proneness relates to insecure attachment and sexual satisfaction. Results indicate that sexual self-esteem mediated the relationship between insecure attachment style and sexual satisfaction. Shame proneness moderated the relationship between avoidant attachment and sexual satisfaction. Findings provide implications for therapists working with shame-prone clients.
Objective At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to describe how shame proneness changes the relationship be| | |
Prerequisite OBJECTIVE: The role of shame has been studied individually in relation to both attachment and sexual satisfaction, but the relationship between all three of these variables has yet to be addressed. Prior research examining attachment and sexual satisfaction suggests sexual self-esteem mediates the relationship between attachment and sexual satisfaction. The current study hypothesized that shame proneness would moderate the relationship between insecure attachment and sexual satisfaction. Additionally, we hypothesize that sexual self-esteem will mediate the relationship between insecure attachment and sexual satisfaction. METHODS: The current study recruited a demographically representative sample from the United States based on age, gender, and race (n = 384) through Prolific to take part in an online survey. The survey included measures related to participants' attachment insecurity, shame proneness, sexual self-esteem, and sexual satisfaction. Participants completed an informed consent, followed by a psychological battery assessing the aforementioned constructs. RESULTS: Preliminary analyses demonstrated most variables were related to each other in the hypothesized directions, ranging from r = .15-.46. There was no relationship between shame proneness and sexual satisfaction, r = .03. Results showed the following: anxious attachment and avoidant attachment were negatively associated with sexual self-esteem, avoidant attachment was negatively related to sexual satisfaction, and sexual self-esteem was positively related to sexual satisfaction. Sexual self-esteem fully mediated the relationship between anxious attachment and sexual satisfaction, but only partially mediated the relationship between avoidant attachment and sexual satisfaction. Shame proneness interacted with avoidant attachment to create a significant moderating effect on sexual satisfaction. Participants who reported low shame proneness had a negative relationship between avoidant attachment and sexual satisfaction. This negative relationship became less severe as participants reported higher shame proneness. CONCLUSIONS: The model analyzed in the present study revealed that higher levels of shame proneness weakened the negative relationship between avoidant attachment and sexual satisfaction. Higher degrees of sexual satisfaction among shame prone individuals may indicate the manifestation of a defensive response against the perceived painful messages that a shame prone and avoidantly attached person would internalize as a function of their shame prone, avoidantly attached nature. These findings replicate the little prior research identifying sexual self-esteem as a mediator of insecure attachment and sexual satisfaction and confirms that sexual self-esteem is much more closely tied to anxious attachment than avoidant attachment, thereby leaving greater room for extant variables (e.g., shame proneness) to associate with avoidant attachment.
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Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-13 08:00:00
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Jessi is a second-year doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at Ball State University. Her research interests center around the correlates of sexual health with a current focus on the interplay of sexual health, disability, and BDSM participation. Currently, she is providing counseling services for individuals and couples under the supervision of licensed psychologists and counselors as part of her training in Indiana. Jessi emphasizes a values-oriented and strengths-based approach in her work and strives to cultivate self-compassion and meaning from an anti-oppressive, intersectional, and holistic lens. 

Email jbeaver@bsu.edu
Member Number 1445525
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Alex Tatum (he/him) is a researcher, therapist, and educator specializing in human sexuality and sexual and gender minority (SGM) psychology.

He holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

Alex completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School where he acquired specialized training in sex and gender issues including erectile dysfunction, compulsive sexual behavior, relationship distress, and transgender identity and transition concerns. He is a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), a licensed health service provider in psychology (HSPP) in Indiana, and a licensed clinical psychologist (LCP) in Illinois. As a therapist, he supports clients by adopting evidence-based holistic approaches to integrate intersecting identities (e.g., LGBTQ, BIPOC, polyamorous, kinky) with relationship and sexual concerns. He thoroughly enjoys building collaborative working relationships that empower clients to enact the change they would like to see in their lives.

As an assistant professor at Ball State University, he teaches graduate-level coursework to masters and doctoral students in supervision and human sexuality. He directs the SHINE Lab at BSU, where he maintains an active research program exploring barriers to relationship and sexual satisfaction, and antecedents of SGM mental and physical health disparities. Perhaps his greatest joy as an academic is mentoring graduate students as they develop and refine their research interests.

Email atatum@bsu.edu
Member Number 1331123
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Title The Impact of Internalized Transphobia on Sexual Assertiveness and Sexual Satisfaction
Code 380
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Description The constructs of sexual satisfaction and sexual assertiveness have been largely understudied within transgender and gender diverse (TGD) populations. In order to begin addressing the gaps in the literature, this study seeks to examine the relationship between these constructs and the additional component of internalized transphobia. This research seeks to inform community sex education and therapeutic practices in order to enhance the sexual wellbeing, and thus the overall wellbeing, of TGD individuals.
Objective At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to describe the relationship between sexual assertiveness, sexua| | |
Prerequisite Though there is ample research on the sexual satisfaction and sexual assertiveness of cisgender individuals, these constructs remain understudied for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals. Current research suggest there are interpersonal and relational factors leading to high rates of sexual dysfunction for TGD individuals, yet much of the current research on the sexual functioning of TGD individuals has primarily focused on changes in sexual functioning post gender affirming medical treatments. Given the rates of sexual violence and prevalence of HIV in this population, it is paramount that factors influencing these rates, such as sexual assertiveness, be researched in order to gain a deeper understanding of the population. This could inform the creation of preventative measures that can be incorporated into community sex education and therapeutic treatments. The present study is seeking to answer the following questions: Does sexual assertiveness predict sexual satisfaction in TGD individuals? Does internalized transphobia predict sexual assertiveness in TGD individuals? Does internalized transphobia moderate the relationship between sexual assertiveness and sexual satisfaction? Prior to collecting data, the recruitment procedures, recruitment materials, and methodology were distributed to TGD scholars and community members to gather and incorporate their feedback. The final survey was distributed on social media platforms. The survey included the collection of demographics, the Internalized Transphobia sub scale of the Gender Minority Stress and Resiliency scale (Testa et al., 2015), the New Sexual Satisfaction Scale (Štulhofer et al., 2010), the Sexual Assertiveness Questionnaire (Loshek & Terrell, 2015), the genital, chest and other secondary sex characteristics sub scales from the Gender Congruence and Life Satisfaction scale (Jones et al., 2019), and an additional scale developed for this study to collect information about the sexual experiences of TGD individuals that were not captured within the chosen measures. The participants were TGD adults, spoke English and had at least one prior partnered sexual experience. A total of 205 people participated, including 76 individuals that identified as non-binary, 75 individuals that identified as a woman and 54 individuals that identified as a man. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis will be conducted to test for the main effect of sexual assertiveness on sexual satisfaction (H1), the main effect of internalized transphobia on sexual assertiveness (H2) and the interaction effect between internalized transphobia and sexual assertiveness on sexual satisfaction (H3). Sexual assault history, relationship status, gender of partner/partners, genital gender dysphoria and chest gender dysphoria will all be entered into Model 1 as control variables with sexual assertiveness. The full results and conclusions from this study will be completed and presented with the poster.
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Name I. Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic including, but not limited to, common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain, penetration problems and difficulty with orgasm
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Firstname Madilynn
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Madilynn DeLane Rutherford (she/her/hers) is a doctoral psychology intern at the Brattleboro Retreat and a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University at Buffalo SUNY in Buffalo, New York. Madilynn will be graduating with her PhD in Counseling Psychology in August 2024. Madilynn received her BS in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Texas A&M University. During undergrad, she researched the use of mindfulness meditation for the treatment of chronic pain. She went on to receive her Master of Education at the University at Buffalo where she is continuing her doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Madilynn’s doctoral dissertation research is examining the relationship between internalized transphobia, sexual assertiveness and sexual satisfaction for transgender and gender-diverse adults.

Madilynn has received clinical training and supervision in multiple treatment settings including the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness, the Psychological Services Center of the University at Buffalo, the University at Buffalo Counseling Center, and the Canisius College Counseling Center. Madilynn has also completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy through the psychotherapy training institute and private practice, Open Like Blue Sky.

Madilynn currently lives in her converted school bus home in the mountainous forests of Southern Vermont. She will be completing a two-year post-doc position at Learning Solutions, a private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. Madilynn plans to continue living in Vermont and will eventually open her own private practice. She plans on specializing in trauma, sex therapy, perinatal mental health and LGBTQ+ mental health.

Email mdruther@buffalo.edu
Member Number 1345946
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Title The Sexual Interest Matrix
Code 416
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Description When individuals or couples present to therapy with sexual struggles, research has shown that these issues are correlated with a lack of partner communication and difficulties with sexual expression (Pazmany et al., 2015). The stigma surrounding sexual behaviors has stifled sexual conversations for too long. This poster will show a new theoretical model, based in the literature, that was developed to provide a framework upon which to visualize the interlaced aspects of desire, sex positivity, satisfaction, and expression.
Objective Participants will be able to compare and contrast similarities and differences of paraphilias, fetishes, and kinky sexual in|Participants will be able to describe the theory behind the Sexual Interest Matrix and its intention to provide broader accep| |
Prerequisite Sexual interests continue to be pathologized due to a binary system of assessment. Sexual interests are consistently subjected to rigid evaluation, with two main categories: "kinks," widely acknowledged but often accompanied by various concerns, and "paraphilias," believed to be associated with mental health issues (Herbenick et al., 2017). This can be harmful to many, as 'unconventional' sexual interests constitute as much as 46.8% of sexual behavior for US adults (Williams & Sprott, 2022). Unconventional sexual interests encompass a broad range of erotic preferences that include fantasies, fetishes, and atypical sexual behaviors (Herbenick et al., 2017). Sexual interests and behaviors that are considered "abnormal" are usually termed paraphilia. Paraphilia disorder is defined specifically as "an intense and persistent sexual interest other than sexual interest in genital stimulation or preparatory fondling with phenotypically normal, physically mature, consenting human partners," (APA, 2022). This definition is intended to be used by psychiatrists. However, the medicalization of sex has led to stigma and a narrowing of understanding around the complexity of human sexuality. This stigma impacts all levels of sexual health creating a large barrier for the individuals who may benefit from treatment to overcome (Randall & Sprott, 2016). Inspired by the accessibility of visual representations of data, this presentation utilizes a queer approach to deconstruct our interpretation of sexual interests and desires. The etiology of sexual interests and behaviors involves a kaleidoscope of variables. The prominent models of understanding for paraphilias, kinks or behaviors do not recognize the contextual factors and spectrum of expression (Randall & Sprott, 2016). When individuals or couples present to therapy with sexual difficulties, research has shown that these issues are correlated with a lack of partner communication and difficulties with sexual expression (Pazmany et al., 2015). The stigma surrounding sexual behaviors has stifled sexual conversations for too long. This presentation will show a new theoretical model, based in the literature, that was developed to provide a framework upon which to visualize the interlaced aspects of desire, sex positivity, satisfaction, and expression. The spectrum was created with the overall intention to de-stigmatize sexual interests, and increase the ease of communication between clients and sex therapists. By utilizing this new empirically supported synthesis of information, sexologists will be able to apply a nuanced understanding of sexual interest and distress.
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Name ST2. Techniques of sex-related assessment and diagnosis of the Psychosexual Disorders described in the current edition of the DSM.
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Firstname Jessica
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Lastname Benge
Suffix MA
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Company Purdue Northwest
Title LMFT Intern
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As a cisgender white woman living in the U.S. I hold incredible privilege in a society still marked by systemic racism and transphobia. Because of these societal barriers, it can be difficult to claim some of my own identities as marginalized such as being neurodivergent and bisexual. At the age of 37, I am also a widow and therefore main breadwinner for my stepson. However, I cannot ignore how these parts of my identity influence my experience in the world. As these identities are often invisible, I know the unique feeling of never quite fitting into the boxes provided. This greatly impacts my perspective on people and systems, allowing me to find comfort and liberation in embracing nuance. Paired with this awareness, I am continually motivated to learn about the nuances of marginalized communities so that I can ethically use my power and experience to create change. 

Currently, I am a LMFT Intern at Relationship Reality 312 where I mainly work with couples who have experienced infidelity and individuals with CPTSD. I am a graduate student at Purdue Northwest and anticipate graduating December 2024. I also work as an adjunct professor of psychology at Ivy Tech Community College where I teach undergraduate courses in Abnormal Psychology and Human Sexuality. Previously, I graduated from Texas A&M - Kingsville with a masters degree in Counseling Psychology and have worked as a therapist in a variety of settings including substance abuse, inpatient psychiatric care, and community health.

 

Email benge2@pnw.edu
Member Number 1465421
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Title Understanding Older Homeless Adults Sexual Expression and Behavior in Homeless Shelter Settings
Code 131
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Description The aim of this qualitative systematic review is to synthesize the literature exploring the experiences of older homeless adults' sexual expression and behavior in homeless shelter settings, while also analyzing the perspectives of homeless shelter workers on practices that promote sexual health well-being. Practitioners need to be aware of the unique sexual health needs of older homeless adults living in shelter settings when providing care. Shelter policy and clinical practices relating to older homeless adults' sexuality are discussed.
Objective At the conclusion of this poster session, participants will be able to identify four themes pertaining to older homeless adul| | |
Prerequisite Aims and Objectives: The aim of this qualitative systematic review is to synthesize the literature exploring the experiences of older homeless adults' sexual expression and behavior in homeless shelter settings, while also analyzing the perspectives of homeless shelter workers on practices that promote sexual health well-being. Background: Aging, homelessness, and sexuality are now intersecting fields of study as major cities witness increasingly older adults living in homeless shelters around the United States. Despite this, much of the existing literature either examines sexual risk behaviors among homeless youth, drug users, and adults with severe mental illness or solely focuses on older adults' sexual expression in aged care settings (e.g., nursing homes, assisted living, adult daycares). Within the homeless population, there exists a higher prevalence of functional and cognitive impairment, co-occurring behavioral and medical health problems, and premature mortality at an earlier age than in the general population. As such, this review will consider homeless older adults to be those who are 50 years and older. Methods: A search of relevant electronic databases was carried out and included articles published between August 2013 and August 2023. Included studies specifically address the homeless experiences of older adults and/or shelter worker perspectives. The systematic review was conducted in accordance with the 'SPIDER' search tool and PRISMA checklist. A quality assessment instrument was used to review all the selected papers and for narrative methods utilized in the synthesis of the research evidence. Results: The search resulted in 245 papers, and after applying distinct inclusion criteria, a total of 10 papers were considered suitable for the systematic review. Following analysis, the four main themes identified among older homeless adult narratives were pleasure and intimacy to mitigate loneliness; sexual risks and vulnerability; mental health issues and substance use; and intersecting markers of age, gender, and sexuality. The main theme among shelter workers was lack of support to combat oppressive social practices regarding sexuality and sexual expression. Conclusion: Homelessness among older adults is a growing concern that has significant consequences for later life physical, psychosocial, and sexual well-being. Shelter settings are commonly used by older homeless adults and can be an important resource in addressing sexual health needs. Relevance to clinical practice: Practitioners need to be aware of the unique sexual health needs of older homeless adults living in shelter settings when providing care. Shelter policy and clinical practices for working with older homeless adults are discussed.
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Startson 2024-06-13 08:00:00
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Firstname Orlando
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Orlando Parrales is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of New York and a Ph.D. student in the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. His research and practice focuses on homeless shelter utilization and quality of care for older adults.

Email op2229@berkeley.edu
Member Number 1463430
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Tiffany Luo is a PhD Student in the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. She earned her BA in Psychology and her Master’s in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Tiffany has experience working in healthcare settings, community-based health and mental health organizations, school settings, and digital health startups. Broadly, her research focuses on health equity and access, digital health interventions, digital health social justice, implementation science, and integrated behavioral health care. She has designed mobile apps, conversational agents, and text message-based interventions for physical and mental health promotion. Through her work and research, Tiffany seeks to develop and expand access to digital health solutions for medically underserved populations.

Email tiffany.luo@berkeley.edu
Member Number 1476027
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Title Students SIG Meeting
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Description The Student SIG provides a way for student members to connect and actively engage with one another. This group serves as a forum to share and discuss information regarding the various aspects of navigating a range of academic programs. CE Credit Special Interest Group participation does not count toward CE credit. Registration This is an AASECT members-only event and registration is not required. Must be a student to participate.
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Title Tantra SIG Meeting
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Description Connect with AASECT members who are interested in Tantra and other Sacred Sexualities. This is a forum for such members to discuss, explore, learn, and share their experiences practicing Tantra and other Sacred Sexualities Network with other practitioners and learn what, where, and how others are teaching, educating, and researching new developments in these areas Discuss ways the SIG can benefit AASECT members and the populations we serve. CE Credit Special Interest Group participation does not count toward CE credit. Registration This is an AASECT members-only event. Registration is not required.
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Room Midway 10
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Title Whipple Plenary: Black Male Sexual Victimization
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Description Black males are disproportionately victims of sexual violence, intimate partner violence/homicide (IPV/IPH), and suicide. Recent data from the CDC's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS/2022) indicate that 58 percent of Black males report sexual violence, physical violence, and or stalking by an intimate partner. Black males overwhelmingly report being made to penetrate, sexual coercion, and unwarranted sexual contact where the primary perpetrators are female. Frameworks such as intersectionality fail to adequately capture Black male vulnerability. Most frameworks that attempt to explain the experiences of Black males are deficit and pathology-oriented frameworks that lack empirical evidence and are inherently racist. This presentation provides comprehensive information on Black male sexual victimization that fills a critical and urgent void in the mental health field. Therefore, professionals will be able to begin to adequately recognize and articulate the sexual victimization of Black males and provide responsive care and clinical interventions that inform treatment approaches. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Describe the sexual victimization of Black men and boys.|Examine a prevailing racial script in the Black community.|Assess the clinical implications of the sexual victimization of Black men and boys|
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Grand Ballroom
Startson 2024-06-13 09:00:00
Endson 2024-06-13 10:30:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Firstname Yamonte
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Lastname Cooper
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Designation Ed.D, LPCC, NCC, CST-S
Company El Camino College
Title Professor of Counseling
Biography

Dr. Yamonte Cooper is a scholar, author, professor of counseling, adjunct professor of clinical psychology, Clinical Director of the West Coast Sex Therapy Center, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), and Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor (CST-S). He specializes in working with couples, trauma, sexual dysfunctions, gender & sexual identity, depression & anxiety, borderline personality, grief, and other mental health problems. Dr. Cooper is the author of Black Men and Racial Trauma: Impacts, Disparities, and Interventions and co-editor of Black Couples Therapy: Clinical Theory and Practice. Further, as a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Cooper has exchanged best practices globally in career counseling and development.

Email drcooper@dryamontecooper.com
Member Number 1268273
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Title Are Your Client's Sexual Values Aligned, or in a 69?
Code 413
Type Workshop
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Description An exploration of the significance of sexual values, offering insights into the impact of sexual beliefs, preferences, and behaviors on one's well-being. It will delve into how sexual values are shaped and provide an evidence-based approach to assist therapy clients in examining their sexual values and gaining awareness of how they shape thoughts and actions. It will discuss the consequences of being out of alignment with these values and provide practical guidance on how to empower clients to navigate their sexual values consciously and make decisions that align with their core beliefs. Intended Audience: Counselors, Therapists
Objective At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to demonstrate the impact of sexual beliefs, preferences, and behaviors on one's well-being and name one evidence-based approach to assist individuals in examining their sexual values in order to navigate their sexual values consciously and make decisions that align with their core beliefs.| | |
Prerequisite This presentation explores the concept of values-aligned sexuality, using an evidence-based approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a framework for sex therapists to help clients understand the significance of aligning sexual choices with core values and beliefs and to provide guidance on how to live in congruence with these values. Dr. Rebbeca Lahann is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Clinical Psychologist. Her presentation includes an exploration of sexual value formation and considerations for becoming more aware of one's core beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors regarding sexuality. The central theme is understanding how one can become misaligned with sexual values and how to make intentional choices that maintain alignment with these values. It addresses common experiences and challenges individuals may encounter in their sexual relationships and attempts to manage or avoid distressing feelings through various coping mechanisms. It will also delve into why these coping mechanisms may not effectively address the core issues. This includes being "stuck" in negative thoughts and emotions, which can hinder personal growth and connection in relationships. It will highlight the concept that sexual values are a subset of one's broader values, specifically related to sexual beliefs, behaviors, preferences, and pleasure and that these values significantly shape one's thoughts, behaviors, and relationships. It will emphasize the role of sexual values in shaping core beliefs, communication patterns, expectations, and judgments related to sexuality and how they serve as a compass for making decisions that align with one's deeply held values. It will discuss various influences on sexual values and explore signs that an individual may be out of alignment with them. It will introduce the concept of psychological flexibility, which enables individuals to observe present experiences and modify behaviors in line with their chosen values. This contrasts with psychological inflexibility, characterized by rigid thinking and resistance to accepting one's experiences. Dr. Lahann outlines a six-point approach to fostering psychological flexibility and will include experiential strategies to help sex therapists assist individuals in mapping their sexual values and recognizing whether they are currently living in alignment with these values or not. This presentation is meant to help therapists guide their clients in developing a deeper understanding of their sexual values, align their choices and behaviors with them, and ultimately foster healthier, more fulfilling sexual relationships. The evidence-based approach of ACT provides a foundation for this exploration, encouraging mindfulness, flexibility, and commitment to personal values. By the end of the presentation, participants are equipped with the tools and knowledge to help clients make informed decisions about their sexuality and relationships based on their deeply held values.
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Startson 2024-06-13 11:00:00
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Firstname Rebbeca
Middlename
Lastname Lahann
Suffix Doctor of Psychology
Designation Psy.D.
Company Spectrum Psychology and Wellness
Title Clinical Director; Psychologist
Biography

Dr. Lahann is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, an award winning Clinical Psychologist, and speaker. She is focused on providing education, resources, and psychological services as the Clinical Director of Spectrum Psychology and Wellness in Gilbert. AZ. Her work specializes in individual counseling and holistic sex therapy, focusing on intersectional approaches to values-aligned living across the lifespan.

She has experience working with diverse bio-psycho-social-sexual backgrounds, relational dynamics, and a broad spectrum of mental health presentations. She is a sex positive, gender, sexuality and alternative lifestyle affirming therapist, and is a member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF)'s Kink and Polyamory Aware Professionals Directory (KAP). Dr. Lahann has been a staff consultant at several Phoenix Metro area hospitals, and has been an active member of her professional community in various roles. She is Past-President of both the Arizona Psychological Association and the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium. You can find Dr. Lahann on Instagram: @DrRebbecaLahann and DrRebbecaLahann.com

Email rebbeca@spectrumwellnessaz.com
Member Number 1362917
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Title Sex on the Spectrum: Navigating Intimacy With Autism
Code 333
Type Workshop
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Description Learn how to support autistic individuals in enjoying intimacy, working through sexual obstacles, building confidence, and more. Autistic people's sensory sensitivities, different ways of processing social and emotional information, cognitive rigidity, and passionate interests may present challenges but can also be leveraged as assets in the bedroom. This talk will cover how autistic people may approach sex differently from neurotypical people and how sexuality professionals can help them. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Describe how autistic people may approach sex differently and how they can leverage and enjoy these differences|Identify information that may need to be imparted to autistic clients about sex|Suggest solutions for common obstacles autistic people face in the bedroom|
Prerequisite Autistic people are often desexualized in the media and common discourse, leading to a cultural silence around autistic people's sexuality. As a result, many autistic people receive inadequate sex education, struggle with sexual confidence, and feel inhibited in expressing their true sexual selves (Joyal et al., 2021). Some may feel undesirable due to their autistic traits, and some may struggle to initiate sexual relationships or communicate with partners. This talk will teach sex therapists, educators, and counselors how to assist autistic people with their sex lives. It will cover how sensory sensitivities show up in the bedroom, how to treat sexual dysfunctions in the autistic population, why kink can be a helpful tool for autistic clients, and how autistic traits can be an asset in bed (Weiss, 2022; Turner at al., 2019). I'll explain how to deliver information to autistic clients using the PLISSIT model and how to use sensitive language and uplifting words that empower them. I'll also offer some concrete scripts for how autistic people can communicate with their partners about consent, preferences, and feelings. I will discuss my own personal experience building confidence in my sex and love life as an autistic person, as well as my professional experience as an AASECT-certified sexuality educator, sex/love coach, and sexual assault counselor. I'll also discuss the overlap between the autistic community and the non-monogamy, BDSM, and LGBTQ+ communities, as well as the sexual assault epidemic among autistic people and how to support survivors. Autistic people are disproportionately likely to identify as queer, gender-nonconforming, and non-monogamous, so affirming these identities is an essential part of working with autistic people (Sala et al., 2020; Sarris, 2020). It is also important to teach autistic people how they deserve to be treated and how to speak up if they are ever in a sexual situation where they feel uncomfortable (Hunter et al., 2014). This talk will take an empowering approach to neurodiversity that focuses on affirming autistic people's worthiness.
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Name D. Issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity: heterosexuality; issues and themes impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual people; gender identity and expression
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Name E. Intimacy skills (e.g., social, emotional, sexual), intimate relationships, interpersonal relationships and family dynamics
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Name F. Diversities in sexual expression and lifestyles including, but not limited to, polyamory, swinging, BDSM and tantra
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Name H. Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality including, but not limited to, illness, disability, drugs, mental health, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy termination, contraception, fertility, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, other infections, sexual trauma, injury and safer sex practices
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Name I. Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic including, but not limited to, common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain, penetration problems and difficulty with orgasm
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Name M. Pleasure enhancement skills
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Name ST7. Practicum Experience: Exposure to treatment of clinical sex therapy cases through direct observation, demonstration, case review or role-playing. eLearning cannot be applied. Applicants must be very clear in their documentation as to how they gained exposure to sex therapy cases.
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Title Writer and Sex Educator
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Suzannah Weiss is a writer and sexologist based in Los Angeles. She is the author of Subjectified: Becoming a Sexual Subject, which describes her search for sexual empowerment and her vision for a world where women are subjects, not just objects, of desire. She has written over 8800 articles, which have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. As a sex educator certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Suzannah has taught courses and given talks on topics including consent, orgasms, childbirth, non-monogamy, and neurodiversity. She is regularly quoted as an expert in publications like Cosmopolitan and Men's Health and also works as a sex/love coach, birth doula, and sexual assault counselor. She holds a Master of Professional Studies in Sexual Health from the University of Minnesota, a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience from Brown University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Gender & Sexuality Studies and Modern Culture & Media from Brown University. She likes crafting silly wordplay that taps into big truths.

Email suzannahlweiss@gmail.com
Member Number 1421843
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Title The Bio Component of Bio-Psycho-Social: The Impact of Female Hormones on Sexuality Over the Lifespan
Code 379
Type Workshop
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Description This 60-minute workshop explores the ways in which the hormonal changes of normal biological stages - puberty, pregnancy, lactation, and menopause - impact female sexuality. Taking a holistic approach and going beyond estrogen, Arya will help you better understand the relationship between sex hormones and all body systems that contribute to female sexual well-being. This is information that participants will be able to share with any client interested in understanding the role of hormones in women's sexual experiences. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to identify low-estrogen stages of life and explain the impact of low estrogen levels on sexual wellness.| | |
Prerequisite Women, clinicians, and educators are woefully under-informed when it comes to the role of hormones in female sexuality. While we are more than our biological components, understanding those components is critical to cultivating whole health, which includes sexual wellness. In my clinical practice, I often see women who were never taught how the normal fluctuation of their sex hormones impacts not only their reproductive life, but their mood, risk for chronic illness, and more. Once they learn this crucial information, they are able to use it to make informed decisions about how they handle the inter- and intra-personal discord that can result from hormone changes. In this educational workshop, I will go beyond the estrogen paradigm, and provide insight into the ways in which estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, oxytocin, and prolactin impact sexual function. This will lay the foundation for an exploration of the major life stages during which these hormones deviate the most from "normal" (i.e. non-pregnant, reproductive-aged levels) and these changes affect sexual response. Finally, we will discuss evidence-based strategies for managing troubling symptoms. The participant will leave with a deeper understanding of the female reproductive hormone cycle and the physiologically normal changes it undergoes throughout the lifespan. My hope is that they will then share this information with clients as a foundational component of sexuality education.
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Regency A
Startson 2024-06-13 11:00:00
Endson 2024-06-13 12:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Enduring Flag No
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Name I. Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic including, but not limited to, common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain, penetration problems and difficulty with orgasm
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Firstname Arya
Middlename
Lastname Pretlow
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Biography

Dr. Arya Pretlow, DNP, is a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) with a passion for client-centered, evidence-based, trauma-informed care. She cares for patients from all walks of life in various settings and circumstances. Arya's clinical practice focuses on integrative and functional medicine, with special emphasis on lifestyle interventions to promote quality of life throughout the lifespan. She is dedicated to cultural fluency and strives to build trust and provide a safe space for patients to receive the care they seek in the manner they desire to receive it. As a women's* health specialist, much of Arya's clinical work involves promoting sexual health through education and support. She is delighted to present at the AASECT conference this year!

* As a CNM, Arya provides care for individuals who self-identify as female or who require care for body parts that are generally considered "female" (e.g. cervix).

Email hello@apwellnessservices.com
Member Number 1462311
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Title The Rise of Rough Sex: What Sexuality Professionals Need to Know About Today's Emerging Trends
Code 381
Type Workshop
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Description In the past decade, rough sex (e.g., choking, smothering, face slapping, genital slapping, name-calling) has increased dramatically in prevalence. A 2020 campus-representative survey of nearly 5000 college students showed that 80% had ever engaged in rough sex. Also, 1 in 3 young adult women were choked/strangled during their most recent sexual encounter - usually consensually. This presentation will draw from several recent studies on rough sex to address its prevalence, frequency, styles, as well as implications for communication, consent, mental health, and physical health. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to describe the health consequences of engaging in sexual choking/strangulation, even when consensual. | | |
Prerequisite Over the past decade, rough sex behaviors have increased substantially in the general population and notably have moved into the mainstream. For example, the 2020 campus-representative Campus Sexual Health Survey found that about 80% of college students had engaged in rough sex. Also, a 2021 US nationally representative survey found that 1 in 3 young adult women had been choked/strangled during their most recent sexual encounter. Although rough sex (e.g., choking, face slapping, genital slapping, consensual non-consent, smothering, etc.) have become more prevalent and also more normalized, they are often being engaged in by people who have no connection to kink or BDSM communities and thus are also lacking the benefit of education, mentorship, and modeling of values related to "safe, sane, and consensual" or to "risk-aware consensual kink." Using data from US nationally representative surveys, campus-representative surveys, in-depth qualitative interviews, and content analyses, this presentation will address: - The prevalence of rough sex behaviors in the US population, with a focus on sexual choking, smothering, slapping, name-calling, and punching - The prevalence of sexual choking, smothering, slapping, and consensual non-consent (CNC) among undergraduate and graduate students - Where people learn about rough sex - Online misinformation related to rough sex - Health consequences of sexual choking in terms of mental health as well as neurological changes (often described as the "hidden injuries" of strangulation) - Implications for sexual consent, withdrawal of consent, and communication - Harm reduction strategies for rough sex, with a focus on sexual choking/strangulation given its higher risk profile in terms of health Attendees will learn: - Terminology that they may have previously been unfamiliar with - How to discuss rough sex with people in ways that are non-shaming and focused on supporting people in making choices about their sexual lives that feel good to them and their partners - How to approach rough sex in ways that attend to care, communication, and consent - About fact-based educational resources about rough sex (both youth-focused resources as well as adult-facing resources)
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Room Grand Ballroom
Startson 2024-06-13 11:00:00
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Firstname Debby
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Lastname Herbenick
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Designation PhD, MPH, CSE
Company Indiana University
Title Provost Professor
Biography

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a Provost Professor at the Indiana University School of
Public Health, Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, and an AASECT-
certified sexuality educator. Her research focuses on women’s sexual health, U.S.
population-representative research, vulvar and vaginal health, as well as the use of
sexual stimulation devices. Dr. Herbenick has published or has in-press more than
200 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and serves as PI on the award-
winning National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. Dr. Herbenick’s research,
books, and expertise have been featured in popular media including The New York
Times, Washington Post, Vogue, the Tyra Banks Show, the Tamron Hall Show,
Discovery Health, and in thousands of media articles and television show. Her latest
book is “Yes Your Kid: What Parents Need to Know About Today’s Teens and Sex.”

Email debby@indiana.edu
Member Number 1192418
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Title Understanding Trafficking Survivors and Consensual Sex Workers through Community-Led Research
Code 384
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Description This original research presentation provides recommendations for sexuality educators from a sex worker led community based participatory research project. Often, prostitution and trafficking in the sex industry are conflated by law enforcement and social service providers, which makes it increasingly difficult to meet individuals' needs and perpetuates cycles of shame and stigma. Hearing directly from people in the sex industry (consensual sex workers and survivors of trafficking), attendees can better provide services and resources applicable to all clients. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Participants will be able to identify the differences between adult consensual sex work and human trafficking and apply the evidence-based results and recommendations from participants with lived experiences to their work with clients.| | |
Prerequisite This original research presentation provides recommendations for sexuality educators from a sex worker led community based participatory research project. The objective of the study is to better understand how US legislative and carceral approaches to trafficking in the sex industry impacts victims of trafficking and adults consensually engaging in prostitution. This project focuses primarily on individual stories, which are then contextualized through critical analysis of current US legislation. We will briefly outline the purpose of the research and share evidence-based results and recommendations from participants with lived experiences, with a focus on intersectionality, advocacy, and solidarity. We present our analysis of interviews with 69 individuals who have engaged in adult consensual sex work and identity as victims of trafficking and/or have been convicted of trafficking. These participants come from a variety of areas of the sex industry including escorts, street-based sex workers, and those who have worked in pornography. Our participants comprise people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and cis and trans men, women, and non-binary people. In particular, we highlight the perspectives of those who are marginalized on the basis of their incarceration history. Centering their voices, we explore how their experiences confront and contradict the legal, political, and media representations of trafficking and prostitution. We show how the criminalization of prostitution impacts individuals engaged in consensual sex work as well as victims and survivors of trafficking. We offer specific recommendations for sexuality professionals and service providers that are framed by participants based on their lived experiences that do not simply reflect but move beyond the constrained "force" and "choice" categories in the sex industry.
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Middlename
Lastname McCracken
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Company University of South Florida
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Jill McCracken, Ph.D. is a Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of South Florida. Dr. McCracken is also the Founder and Project Director of Choosing Myself, a comprehensive sexual health program that places individuals’ autonomy, choice, and values at the center to advance gender equity and to decrease and prevent sexual violence and trafficking. Her primary areas of research focus on sex work and trafficking in the sex industry, women and incarceration, and the impact of sexuality education on marginalized communities.

Email mccracken.jill@gmail.com
Member Number 1431307
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Stella Jendrzejewski, Ed.M., M.A., is a mental health care provider, researcher, and advocate whose work is dedicated to counteracting stigma and promoting competent, affirming practice with marginalized individuals and communities. Stella’s areas of focus include sex work and trafficking, queer and trans issues, and gender inclusivity.

Email smjendrzejewski@gmail.com
Member Number 1465427
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LOVE Queen Layla 勒辣女王 is the founder of 4L Solutions, a global social enterprise championing Human Rights, Mental Health and Sexual Freedom. We create cross cultural experiences to empower audiences, activate pleasure, and eradicate sexual stigma worldwide. 

Born in San Francisco and raised in Beijing, NYC-based LOVE Queen Layla is an educator with 20 years of international teaching experience, focusing in ESL and Mandarin. Having started her career as a performer and public speaker, she transitioned into sexwork as a Professional Dominatrix before expanding into dual-language, pleasure-based sexuality education.

Awarded DomCon LA Mistress of Ceremonies 2022 and Keynote Speaker at the Global Thought Leaders Conference on Human Rights and Mental Health, LOVE Queen Layla is an exuberant FUN facilitator engaging audiences with workshops, performances, and events. Her research and development focuses on global sex education policies in relation to trafficking, sexual stigma and public health. 

A survivor of human trafficking, LOVE Queen Layla is the host of Punani Productions sexuality podcast, where she uses her voice as a role model in her community to eradicate the stigma around sexuality, sex education, HIV+, STC's (Sexually Transmitted Conditions) and the BDSM/kink community. Her personal growth continues through her organizational work with Red Canary Song, and in the community led research study Complex Rights and Wrongs, speaking with survivors and consensual sex workers. She is honored to make a difference in this community, and grateful for the opportunity to present at AASECT, SSSS, IHTSJ and other global conferences. 

She invites YOU to take action, educate, and empower yourself and others with compassion. 

WHAT’S NEXT FOR LOVE QUEEN LAYLA:

Upcoming book launch: "Build Your Best Brain and Body" in Venice, Italy July 17th 2024 at Palazzo Bernardo 6:00-9:00PM. RSVP required. Get on the list here.

Find your solution with 4L Solutions

Instagram    @lovequeenlayla X    @iamqueenlayla

Email lts14@usf.edu
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Title Lunch Break (on your own)
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Description Enjoy lunch at one of the great surrounding restaurants in the area!
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Title A Collective Journey: Unlocking Existential Wisdom in Sex Therapy
Code 109
Type Roundtable
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Description Join our roundtable discussion for a transformative perspective on sexual dysfunctions. Rather than treating them as isolated symptoms, we'll explore how they convey profound existential messages about our existence and being. From hyper-sexual activity to delayed ejaculation, inability to experience pleasure, or the complexities of infidelity, we'll uncover the deeper meanings within these challenges. Together, we'll discuss how therapists can attune themselves to these existential messages and create a space for clients to be heard, understood, and guided toward personal growth and healing. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective By the end of the first 45minute session, participants will have a clear understanding of the fundamental principles of the existential approach in sex therapy and its application in addressing relationship and sexual struggles. |After the second 45-minute session, participants will have engaged in meaningful discussions, shared valuable insights, and explored the therapist's pivotal role in uncovering existential wisdom in sex therapy.| |
Prerequisite Our roundtable presentation is designed to promote active participation, open discussions, and the sharing of valuable resources. This session is ideal for therapists seeking to deepen their understanding of existential approaches and their application in addressing sexual dysfunction and relationship struggles. This 90-minute session is divided into two segments for a comprehensive exploration. Together, we will explore various key topics, including: Segment 1: Exploring Existential Wisdom through Literature and Case Studies In the initial 45 minutes, we'll delve into the core principles of existential approaches in sex therapy. Our focus includes: - Meaning, Purpose, and Adaptive Value: One of our fundamental tenets is that sexual problems and relationship struggles are not mere symptoms but rather multifaceted challenges. We will delve into the notion that these issues carry profound meaning and purpose, and that they may even possess adaptive value in the context of an individual's or a couple's life journey. - Subjective Experiences: Shifting the lens from physical dysfunction to personal and emotional aspects.We believe that understanding the deeply personal, emotional, and psychological aspects of these challenges is critical to providing effective therapy. - Beyond the Binary: Recognizing the intertwining of organic and psychological factors, along with relational, psychosocial, and socioeconomic dimensions.Our goal is to explore these multifaceted aspects of dysfunction and offer holistic solutions. - Personal and Interpersonal Growth: Our approach is not limited to fixing the problem; rather, we view these challenges as opportunities for personal and interpersonal growth. We will discuss how therapists can guide clients in embracing these challenges as catalysts for personal development and achieving optimal erotic intimacy. Segment 2: Open Discussions and Sharing Insights In the next 45 minutes, we encourage: - Sharing Clinical Insights: Foster collaborative discussions on the therapist's pivotal role in uncovering existential wisdom in sex therapy. We will explore the practical applications and the challenges therapists face when incorporating existential approaches. - Therapist's Role: Encourage participants to share resources and tools for personal growth and development that have proven valuable in their journey of addressing sexual dysfunction from an existential perspective. - Resource Sharing: Delve into resources and tools for therapists' personal growth and development. We understand the importance of ongoing self-improvement in effectively addressing clients' existential turmoil.
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Name A. Ethics and ethical behavior
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Name B. Developmental sexuality from a bio-psycho-social perspective across the life course
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Name D. Issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity: heterosexuality; issues and themes impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual people; gender identity and expression
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Code H
Name H. Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality including, but not limited to, illness, disability, drugs, mental health, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy termination, contraception, fertility, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, other infections, sexual trauma, injury and safer sex practices
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Code I
Name I. Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic including, but not limited to, common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain, penetration problems and difficulty with orgasm
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Name L. Substance use/abuse and sexuality
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Name O. Professional communication and personal reflection skills
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Name SC2. Theory and methods of sexuality counseling approaches to specific populations (e.g., youth, older adult, couples, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, ethnic/ cultural/ faith-based populations).
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Name SC5. Ethical issues in sexuality counseling.
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Name SE4. Theory and methods of approaches to sexuality education with specific populations (e.g., youth, older adults, couples, ethnic/ cultural/ faith-based populations, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities).
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Name SE5. Theory and methods of different approaches to sexuality education delivery (e.g., small group work, one-on-one education, large group lectures or interaction, online delivery or use of other electronic means).
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Name ST1. Theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, including several different models.
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Name ST3. Theory and methods of approach to intervention in relationship systems experiencing sex and intimacy problems.
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Name ST7. Practicum Experience: Exposure to treatment of clinical sex therapy cases through direct observation, demonstration, case review or role-playing. eLearning cannot be applied. Applicants must be very clear in their documentation as to how they gained exposure to sex therapy cases.
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Firstname Chelsea
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Lastname Yang
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I'm Chelsea (Zhe) Yang, currently practicing in Baltimore, with a focus in couples therapy and sex therapy. I'm committed to creating a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to explore their sexuality and achieve life goals. Looking ahead, I am excited to explore integrative approaches to sexual and attachment issues, as I believe they hold great potential for supporting individuals in their healing journey.

I earned my master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2018 and recently completed the Sexual Health Certificate program at the University of Michigan. In Fall 2024, I will start my doctoral program in Counselor Education at William & Mary. In my roles as a sex therapist and educator, I aspire to keep addressing the ways in which systemic barriers and discrimination impact access to sexual health and wellness, and promote greater equity and social justice in the field of sexual health.

 

Email Yzzitrone@gmail.com
Member Number 1438744
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Title Assessing the Impact of LGBTQ Legislation on the Missouri Community and Healthcare Providers
Code 177
Type Original Research Session
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Description In the state of Missouri, two laws were passed and enacted in the summer of 2023 for restricting gender affirming healthcare and athletic participation for transgender youth. The impact of these laws are being felt across the state. We utilized an online survey of Missouri LGBTQ community members, parents of LGBTQ youth, and healthcare professionals for assessing the impact on stress, discrimination, and intent to leave the state. Quantitative and qualitative data were gathered in the fall of 2023 and analyzed for within and between group findings. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to describe the impact of new anti-LGBTQ legislation on LGBTQ adults, parents of LGBTQ youth, and healthcare provider in the state of Missouri.| | |
Prerequisite Background Misinformation became a national past-time in the United States after its discovery as a useful political tool during the 2016 presidential election [1, 2]. Currently, a new proliferation of misinformation is being used for writing laws, garnering support from voters and legislators, enacting policy changes in child welfare and school systems, and criminalizing the use of best practices in gender affirming medical interventions in healthcare [3]. In the state of Missouri, 15 bills were proposed in the 2023 legislative session seeking to limit the rights and visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth and adults in educational and healthcare systems [4]. Two significant laws passed in May 2023 for restricting gender affirming care for minors and the presence of transgender youth in sports. The impact of these laws are just now being realized. On September 11, 2023 the Washington University in St. Louis Children's Transgender Clinic announced its closing. No other gender affirming care exists for minor youth in the state of Missouri. To better understand its impact on the mental health of the LGBTQ community and their families in Missouri, and the desire of providers to continue practice in Missouri, this study has 5 aims: 1) Describe the mental health of LGBTQ adults in the state of Missouri; 2) Describe the mental health of parents of minor LGBTQ youth in the state of Missouri; 3) Describe the mental health of medical and mental health providers who provide care for LGBTQ youth in Missouri; and 4) Describe the intent of Missouri mental and medical providers to continue to provide care to the LGBTQ community; and 5) Describe the intent of LGBTQ adults and their families to remaining living and working in Missouri. Method and Analysis The design of the study is a mixed methods concurrent triangulation strategy [5]. The qualitative and quantitative data will be captured concurrently and then the results will be compared and integrated. A web-based survey was utilized for collecting data from across the state of Missouri. MTurk is being used to support recruitment. The study is currently in data collection. We anticipate reaching our needed sample by December 2023 and will commence analysis of the data. A descriptive analysis will begin the study for understanding the three groups in terms of demographics, means, and ranges of study variables. Correlational analysis will be analyzed in association with items and demographics (e.g., correlation between stress and mental health items, correlation between transgender identity and increased stress, etc.). Differences between subgroups (e.g., transgender adults, LGB adults, cisgender women, Black transgender adult, parent of transgender kids, parent of LGB kids) will be analyzed related to stress using simple t tests. Future Results We anticipate by spring 2024, to have a full report from the survey for dissemination.
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Firstname Katie
Middlename
Lastname Heiden-Rootes
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Company Saint Louis University
Title Associate Professor
Biography

Dr. Katie Heiden-Rootes is a family scientist and mental health professional specializing in the advancement of training and research on health and healing with the LGBTQIA+ community and their families. She is an associate professor in the department of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine and has a dual appointment as an Assistant Vice President in the Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement at Saint Louis University (SLU). Her scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Missouri Foundation for Health, and Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions. Dr. Heiden-Rootes founded and supervises in the Queer & Trans Wellness Clinic @ SLU in the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy, a community-facing and accessible resource for mental health services. In her academic home, she teaches courses and lectures on human sexuality and gender, cultural humility, and qualitative research. Her work today is marked by the celebration of difference, engaging in difficult dialogue, and becoming comfortable in discomfort.

 

Email katie.heidenrootes@health.slu.edu
Member Number 1197851
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Firstname Michelle
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Lastname Dalton
Suffix PhD
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Company Saint Louis University, Department of Family and Community Medicine
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Biography

Michelle R. Dalton (they/them/theirs), PhD, LPC is an assistant professor in the School of Medicine at Saint Louis University specializing in collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches to social determinants of health for LGBTQIA+ individuals, couples, and families. They serve as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Liaison, developing and supporting initiatives related to the treatment of marginalized individuals in healthcare and across the School of Medicine in areas related to neurodiversity and health for transgender individuals. Dr. Dalton seeks to advance biopsychosocial lenses in research, training, and clinical work to enhance the well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community. Dr. Dalton has published and presented nationally in the areas of transgender health, healthcare access, HIV, and minority stress and internationally about provider stigma.

Email michelle.dalton@health.slu.edu
Member Number 1464340
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Firstname Whitney
Middlename
Lastname Linsenmeyer
Suffix PhD, RD, LD
Designation PhD, RD, LD
Company Saint Louis University, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Title Assistant Professor
Biography

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University and credentialed as a registered dietitian. I serve as a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with expertise in transgender health and nutrition. My research centers on nutrition care for the transgender population. I utilize qualitative and mixed methods approaches to characterize the nutrition-related clinical and psychosocial aspects of transgender health, with attention to the role of registered dietitians in providing optimal nutrition care in an interprofessional environment. In 2020, my colleagues and I established the Transgender Health Collaborative at SLU.  We are an interprofessional network of researchers and clinicians working with the transgender community throughout SLU and partner organizations.  The goals of the collaborative are to 1) Advance respectful, inclusive, and patient-centered care for the transgender community, 2) Promote research productivity related to transgender health, and 3) Train future healthcare professions to be competent in gender-inclusive practices through clinical education.

Email whitney.linsenmeyer@health.slu.edu
Member Number 1464379
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Lastname Campos
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Member Number 1464570
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Title Highlighting the Need for Curated Community-Based Sex Ed Curricula
Code 283
Type Roundtable
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Description This roundtable discussion will highlight the need for curated sex ed curricula and why this is more urgent than ever in America. We start with a brief review of legislative mandates and history of sex education programming as well as current best-practices and associated public health outcomes. We end with a discussion on the current state of sex education in America, highlighting targeted educational needs for several unique clinical populations such as religious spaces, college campuses, LGBTQ youth, parent educators, as well as victims, offenders, and family members of sexual abuse. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Understand the history, legislative mandates, funding mechanisms and associate public health outcomes of sex education in the United States|Understand the clear need for community-based sex education programming that is designed to compensate for the above mentioned legislative failures and that is tailor or curated to the specific needs of several high-risk clinical populations such as victims, offenders, and family members of sexual abuse, college campuses, religious institutions, LGBTQ youth and their family, as well as parent education courses. |Feel empowered as clinicians and educators to meet this need by designing and providing curated sex education curricula for unique clinical populations, create the collaborations with community partners to meet this need, and advocate for more appropriate legislation measures. |
Prerequisite We will open with a brief review sex education in American schools, as well as current standards in healthy sexual curricula. The public health outcomes associated with best-practices curricula compared to abstinence-only programs will be reviewed. Next, we will shift focus to review a history of the legislative mandates for sex education in American public schools. In particular, the failures of the decades-long trend to fund abstinence-only programming and the associated negative public health outcomes will be highlighted. The state of current sex education funding will be reviewed with certain states being highlighted as exemplars and others as hard lessons to learn. This will be based on publicly available data provided by the 2022 SIECUS State Profile Report, but it should be recognized that these legislative decisions are rapidly changing in many states. With abortion rights and access to sexual health being rapidly and massively restricted in many states, the need for preventive measures to reduce unwanted pregnancy and disease is higher than ever. We end with a call to action for the creation of curated community-based sex ed programming to fill the gap left by the failed legislative response. The need for community-based options is evident; however, the need for uniquely curated programming that is designed for specific populations may not be as evident. For example, many religious institutions can provide evidence-based sexuality programming like the model set by the Our Whole Lives curricula. Other unique clinical populations include college campuses, where many students are left fumbling through the Title IX process to handle allegations of sexual abuse despite the clear need for more direct efforts and funding for preventive approaches to addressing this public health concern. Also victims, offenders, and families of sexual abuse could benefit from programming taking a trauma-informed approach to leading these conversations. Of course, the need for safe & affirming LGBTQ programming that is community-based could be life-saving for these youth given the high rates of suicide and gendered violence experienced by these populations. Organizations such as PFLAG are leading the way in this and AASECT members could provide professional help to those already on the ground. Also, until evidence-based sex education can be adequately provided in public school settings, there is a clear need for easily accessible and affordable parent education resources focused on empowering parents in leading age-appropriate discussions and educating their children on developing safe sexual practices. Other relevant clinical and legislative concerns will be addressed as we work to develop creative solutions to these pressing public and sexual health needs during our discussion together.
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Dr. Thompson began her academic journey just up the road from her hometown of Montgomery, AL. She earned an undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University in 2005. After college, she worked in the non-profit industry organizing volunteer service experiences for youth development programs. This included living and working on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and rural towns like Benton Harbor, MI, as well clean up efforts in post-Katrina New Orleans. These experiences helped her understand and see the real-life consequences of generational trauma. In 2009, she received a master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA where she developed an interest in creating healthy sex education curricula for underserved populations. She completed her doctoral studies from the University of New Orleans in 2016. Her post-doctoral fellowship was with the Alabama Department of Youth Services working with youth adjudicated for illegal sexual behavior. She continued working with the Accountability-Based Sex Offense Prevention Program as the Director of the Juvenile Delinquency Lab when she returned to her alma mater as an Assistant Research Professor in 2018. She joined the TAMUK Psychology Department in Fall 2023 where she is happy to continue building a strong reputation of undergraduate research mentoring. 

Dr. Thompson has developed a strong reputation for undergraduate research mentoring, including honors and recognition from regional and national conferences. She served as a faculty sponsor for the Scholars Transforming through Research program with the National Council for Undergraduate Research. She often encourages students to seek out ways to incorporate science and civic engagement. As such, her students have presented original research to current and former US Members of Congress, AL State House Representatives, and other important state agencies. 

In 2019, she was recognized for outstanding community service from the Auburn University Office of Diversity and Inclusion for her efforts as one of the founding board members of the Auburn Area PFLAG Chapter. PFLAG is a national advocacy and support network for LGBTQ+ youth and their friends and family. 

Email kelli.thompson@tamuk.edu
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Title Let's Talk About Size Diversity in Sex: A Collaborative Exploration of the Known, Unknown, and Bias
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Description Body size diversity and fatness are diversity dimensions often unacknowledged in the field of sex therapy and education. Many of our clients are larger-bodied and/or engaging in size-diverse sexual encounters. Yet frequently we prescribe thin sex techniques and perspectives that our clients cannot relate to, resulting in further marginalization due to lack of representation and person-specific treatment plans. At this roundtable, Rose Lange will present a brief review of current research on fat sex and will then facilitate a lively discussion to gather group expertise and explore our biases. Intended Audience: Educators, Counselors, Therapists, Supervisors
Objective At the end of this roundtable, participants will be able to identify three interventions to use specifically with larger-bodied and size-diverse clients.|At the end of this roundtable, participants will be able to describe their particular biases towards larger-bodied people and identify practical and tangible next steps for themselves in addressing their biases and providing more equitable care for larger-bodied and size-diverse people.| |
Prerequisite Body size diversity and fatness are diversity dimensions often unacknowledged in the field of sex therapy and education. As the emphasis on serving marginalized identities and having a multicultural intersectional perspective grows in our field, many fat people are feeling left behind in the conversation (Bergen & Mollen, 2019; Kasardo, 2018). At the same time, there is a growing body of research coming out of fat liberation and critical fat studies fields that applies directly to the sex therapy and education work we do (Bacon & Aphramor, 2011; Davis-Coelho et. al., 2000; Gordon, 2020; Lawrence et. al., 2012; Wann, 2009). Many of our clients are larger-bodied and/or engaging in size-diverse sexual encounters. (Size-diverse is defined as one or more person having sex has a conventionally smaller body and one or more person has a larger body). Yet frequently we prescribe thin sex techniques and perspectives that our clients cannot relate to or execute. This results in further marginalization due to lack of representation and person-specific treatment interventions. For example, many fat people believe they cannot have fulfilling, orgasmic sex or even simply have sex at all; the truth is, they are attempting to have what the presenter has labeled "thin sex" which does not work for their bodies. They are not taught positions specifically designed for their unique body types, or how to move their flesh around during sex to engage in different sensations and offer access to different areas of the body. This roundtable is important for any sex therapist or educator who wants to diversify their offerings. The purpose of this roundtable is to briefly educate on current research and therapeutic practices with larger-bodied individuals and size-diverse intimate relationships. This Powerpoint-driven brief lecture will drive the remainder of the roundtable, which will be spent discussing as a group our work with this population, including evidence-based and research-informed experiences (Bacon & Aphramor, 2011; Bergen & Mollen, 2019; Gordon, 2020; Lawrence et. al., 2012; Pratt et. al., 2016). The facilitator will also create space for an exploration of our biases with this population. As we know, good therapeutic and educational work cannot be done unless the provider is actively exploring and addressing their biases with a marginalized population. This roundtable will provide space for participants to either start or continue that important work of addressing internalized and externalized fatphobia and bias and the impact it has on their sex therapy and education work.
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Rose Lange is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. Her training background is in marriage and family therapy from Fuller Seminary in California, and she especially values working with individuals, couples, families and teens in order to help them improve their relationships with themselves and those around them. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in couple and family therapy at Adler University in Chicago as well as her certificate in sex therapy.

Rose is experienced in working with clients, intimate relationship dynamics, and families. For Rose, the benefit of therapy lies in the building of a unique relationship between client and therapist that fosters insight and growth, allowing for the client to achieve their goals. She integrates a variety of therapeutic models into her work with clients, including-- but not limited to-- contextual and restoration therapy, mindfulness, emotionally-focused therapy, and long-term focused therapy with a collaborative approach. 

Rose's scholarly and research agenda prioritizes the multicultural expansion of human identity and the promotion of liberation. Fat liberation and body size diversity education is her priority, especially in the sex therapy arena. Many identities continue to be "left behind" as our therapeutic fields advance, fatness and body size being one of them. Rose believes that all body sizes and shapes deserve to experience pleasure and good sex if they so choose, and education and research including these people needs to be prioritized.

When she isn’t working with clients or working on Ph.D. tasks, you can find her at home with her husband and three house-bunnies, watching movies and reading books.

Email rose@roselangecounseling.com
Member Number 1460011
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Title Psychiatry and Sex: From Pathology to Pleasure
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Description Psychiatrists are in a unique position to address sexuality given their focus on psychosocial and medical well-being. In this literature review, we examined the intersection between psychiatry and sexual health. Literature suggests that psychiatrists to not prioritize sexuality, and patients feel uncomfortable bringing up sexual health concerns. The data reported above in conjunction with psychiatry's fraught history with sex emphasizes the need for psychiatrists to collaborate with sex educations in discussing sex with their patients. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Identify gaps in the integration of sexual health in psychiatric practice.|Explain why it is important for psychiatrists to collaborate with experts in the sexual health field.| |
Prerequisite Introduction: Sexual health is vital to the overall state of psychosocial and physical wellbeing in relationship to sexuality, and not merely the absence of dysfunction. Most adults (94%) believe that sexual pleasure improves quality of life. Psychiatry has a history of targeting individuals as abnormal, and more recently, has taken the realm of "normal" into its domain when it diverges from the social fantasy of normativity. Despite psychiatry's complex relationship with sex, we argue that psychiatrists are in a unique position to address sexual health concerns given their focus on both psychosocial and medical well-being. In this study, we examine the current intersection between psychiatry and the field of sexual health. Methods: A literature review of the topic was performed. Results: Firstly, literature reveals that psychiatrists do not adequately prioritize their patients' sexual health concerns and report discomfort and lack of competence in this area. In a cross-sectional study of 100 psychiatrists, less than a third reported that they ask over 80% of their patients about sexual health, although half of them suspected sexual problems in 41-80% of patients. Barriers included "lack of time", "embarrassment", and gender or cultural differences. Secondly, literature shows that psychiatric patients feel uncomfortable bringing up sexual health concerns when psychiatrists do not initiate the topic, despite a clear association between sexual function and psychiatric comorbidities. In a study of patients on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, only 14% spontaneously reported sexual dysfunction, while 55% reported dysfunction when asked directly by their provider. This discrepancy significantly impacts the functioning of psychiatric patients. In a study of 73 women diagnosed with female sexual dysfunction, 98.6% were found to have psychiatric comorbidities (i.e., anxiety, depression). Conclusions: Psychiatry and sex have been linked since the time of Freud, who emphasized the importance of libido in psychological functioning. However, psychiatry historically viewed sex from a pathologizing perspective rather than emphasizing sexual health or pleasure and continues to stumble with its relationship to sexuality. Medicine has a history of exploiting BIPOC individuals and psychiatric research continues to prioritize non-BIPOC bodies. The data reported above in conjunction with psychiatry's fraught history with sex emphasizes the need for psychiatrists to take the lead in discussing sex with their patients, with cultural humility and attention to the disruption of cultural normativity. Psychiatrists are in a unique position to work with sexual health experts in treating sexual health concerns because 1) they focus on psychological and medical aspects of health and disease, and 2) they utilize pharmacology and psychotherapy. Psychiatrists must discuss sex from a non-pathologizing lens if they want to address the "whole" patient.
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Nikki was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is currently a psychiatry resident physician in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Residency Program, with a clinical focus in women’s mental health. She completed Brown University’s eight-year combined baccalaureate-M.D. medical program with a B.A. in Health and Human Biology and sub-focus in Brain and Biology (2012-2016) and an M.D. from the Warren Alpert Medical School with a concentration in Women’s Reproductive Health (2016-2020). In June 2020, she joined the faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She completed the One-Year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Fellowship (Adult Track) of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in 2023. In July 2024, she will begin a one-year Fellowship in the Division of Women's Mental Health at McLean Hospital in Boston, MA.

During her senior year of college, Nikki created and led her own course “Music as Medicine.” At Brown Medical School, she created an arts-based curriculum in medical education and was an advocate at a sexual assault and trauma center. In psychiatry residency, Nikki’s clinical interests and expertise have revolved around women’s mental health, trauma, relational therapy, and sexuality. She works in Brigham’s Women’s Mental Health Clinic, which has helped her build a foundation in treating psychiatric disorders that disproportionately affect women such as trauma disorders, eating disorders, and reproductive-based disorders (perimenstrual, perinatal, and perimenopausal). She is currently enrolled in the South Shore Sexual Health Center (SSSHC) AASECT Certificate Program to become a certified sex-therapist. She sees patients for sex and couples therapy in her general outpatient clinic and is passionate about the intersection between reproductive health, sexuality, and psychiatry. Her hobbies include singing jazz/R&B, guitar, spin/barre classes, and playing with her orange tabby.

Email nikkihad@gmail.com
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Title General Plenary: Intersex Narratives: Navigating Identity, Advocacy, and Sexual Health
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Description This presentation explores the journey towards intersex liberation, encompassing the complexities of identity, advocacy, and sexual health. Pidgeon Pagonis, a prominent intersex activist, shares personal anecdotes and societal insights to shed light on the challenges faced by intersex individuals. By delving into historical contexts and contemporary narratives, attendees gain a deeper understanding of the intersections between intersex rights and sexual health. Through empowering discourse, Pidgeon invites participants to envision a future where intersex individuals are fully recognized, respected, and embraced within society. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Understand the historical and present-day challenges of intersex individuals in asserting their identities and rights.|Explore systemic barriers and societal challenges faced by intersex individuals in accessing inclusive sexual health services.|Identify strategies for amplifying intersex voices, challenging stigma, and fostering supportive environments for sexual well-being and advocacy.|
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Pidgeon Pagonis has worked for over a decade as an intersex advocate, speaker, consultant, photographer and filmmaker to shed light on the human rights violations endured by intersex people. Their goal is to help end the non-consensual irreversible medical procedures meant to discipline unruly intersex bodies. Pidgeon’s accessible advocacy helps people complicate their preconceived binary notions about “biological differences”. Their work has been essential for those who want to show up for intersex people in their lives, but aren’t sure where to start.

Whether advancing the intersex cause as the co-founder of the Intersex Justice Project (IJP), co-producing viral informational videos, creating art that centers intersex voices, appearing on the cover of National Geographic “Gender Revolution” special issue or being honored as a LGBTChampion of Change in by the Obama White House, Pidgeon has staked out a place at the fore of debates on intersexuality. In 2020, IJP’s #EndIntersexSurgery campaign succeeded in getting Lurie Children’s to become the first hospital in the nation to apologize and halt surgeries. Currently, they’re working on their memoir slated to be published in 2023 by Little A Press.

Email katie@collectivespeakers.com
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Title Consent Games in Sex Education
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Description A student-centered approach helps people invest in the learning process and retain information. Active learning is also fun and increases engagement. This interactive workshop will help participants learn three different sex education lessons to teach consent in the classroom. Consent is an essential lesson for adolescents to learn throughout the lifespan as they navigate negotiating everything from sharing to sexual intimacy. This workshop promises to be both fun and engaging while offering tangible resources for educators to implement with their own students. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Define consent| To learn three interactive ways to teach consent| |
Prerequisite Teaching consent from a student-centered approach helps people invest in the learning process and retain information. Participants will learn three different sex education games to foster learning and discussion among their students. They will also learn how intersectionality affects dynamics of consent. Black women, trans women, and people with disabilities are all assaulted at higher rates than their white counterparts. Acknowledging this is essential. It allows people to talk about consent and power as it relates to race, gender, and age. While the lesson plans being taught are geared at youth, it prompts the conversation early to implement intersectionality as it relates to consent. This engaging workshop will teach participants additional methods for teaching consent.
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Kristen Lilla LCSW, CST-S, CSE-S (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator, and AASECT Certified Supervisor (for both therapists and educators). Kristen is a queer therapist working in private practice and serving clients in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. She currently serves as the AASECT Mid-Continent Section Leader for the state of Nebraska and holds a position as the Chair of the Sex Education Certification Committee for the national AASECT organization. They are also on the AASECT Ethics Advisory Committee. Kristen is an international speaker and has spoken at conferences worldwide including the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), National Sex Education Conference (CSE), Bangladesh Sex Therapy Training, and AASECT Annual Conference. In 2020, Kristen Lilla won the AASECT Sexuality Educator award and in 2023, won the AASECT Book Award for Children under 18. In addition to their numerous accomplishments Kristen Lilla has published three books; Boxes and How We Fill Them: A Basic Guide to Sexual Awareness, Vaginas and Periods 101: A Pop-Up Book, and Colors of You: Lesson Plans for Teachers and Parents about Sex Education and Identity. She was published in the 4th edition of Unequal Partners: Teaching About Power, Consent, and Healthy Relationships as well as Orientation: Teaching About Identity, Attraction, and Behavior, both published by the Center for Sex Education. Kristen is frequently quoted in articles for prominent websites including Refinery29, Cosmopolitan, and CNN.

Email klilla813@gmail.com
Member Number 1197783
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Title Embracing Neurodiversity in Couples: Feeling Our Way Through Communication
Code 308
Type Workshop
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Description Neurodivergent individuals face unique challenges in relationships. Interventions that focus on connection are essential. Somatic therapy, a holistic approach that focuses on the mind-body connection is a promising solution. This workshop will discuss the theory of somatic therapy, the application in the context of neurodivergent relationships, and the protentional for enhancing emotional connection and relational well-being. By addressing the physiological aspects of attachment, I will offer a new approach to relationship therapy that leads to improved communication. Intended Audience: Counselors, Therapists, Supervisors, Consumers
Objective By the end of the seminar, participants will be able to utilize a key somatic therapy technique to enhance communication in the neurodiverse couples they treat.| | |
Prerequisite This abstract explores a novel approach to healing communication issues, potentially stemming from attachment trauma, in couples affected by neurodivergence. Neurodivergent individuals face unique challenges in relationships. Interventions that focus on connection are essential. Somatic therapy, a holistic approach that focuses on the mind-body connection is a promising solution. This workshop will discuss the theory of somatic therapy, the application in the context of neurodivergent relationships, and the protentional for enhancing emotional connection and relational well-being. By addressing the physiological aspects of attachment, I will offer a new approach to relationship therapy that leads to improved communication using the mind-body connection that can offer insights into enhancing relational dynamics. Neurodivergence can impact attachment and influence attachment styles in relationships. There can be communication challenges, sensory sensitivities, emotional regulation difficulties, and unique support needs. Stigma also plays a role in how neurodivergent individuals form attachments. Somatic Therapy can be a valuable approach for improving attachment in neurodivergent couples. It does this by enhancing body awareness, regulating the nervous system, resolving trauma, strengthening the mind-body connection, and focusing on non-verbal communication. By addressing physiological aspects of attachment somatic therapy helps individuals better understand and express their emotions, which can foster healthier and more effective communication within relationships. Neurotypical partners can often be negatively affected, more so than the neurodiverse partner by these differences in attachment and communication. Somatic therapy can be a valuable tool for these couples by enhancing body awareness, improving communication, emotional regulation, reducing stress, increasing non-verbal communication, creating better understanding of each other's needs, emotions, and experiences and ultimately fostering healthier and more effective communication within the relationship, which is beneficial to both partners.
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Name H. Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality including, but not limited to, illness, disability, drugs, mental health, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy termination, contraception, fertility, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, other infections, sexual trauma, injury and safer sex practices
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Firstname Amanda
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Lastname Gautreaux
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Company Hoping and Coping Counseling
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Amanda Gautreaux is a therapist in private practice based out of VT. She is driven to work with people who have experienced things no one ever should, specifically within the family unit during early childhood. Holding the truth that these experiences fundamentally change an individual and impact the way they interact with the world around them is the foundation of her work and clinical approach. This deep understanding of intergenerational and attachment trauma informs her work with individuals, couples, and polycules. In order to best support clients she's become certified in Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapies and draws from these as well as other frameworks to move clients towards healing. She recently completed her certificate in Sex Therapy and is working toward certification. 
Amanda brings a combination of education, intimate familiarity with neurodivergence, and traumatic life experience to her practice, clinical approach, and trainings. A dynamic clinician, she is direct, but warm and relaxed with a firm belief that laughter is the best medicine.

Email hopingandcopingcounseling@protonmail.com
Member Number 1445478
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Title Halal Sex T.A.L.K.S. : Improving Parent-child Sexual Communication amongst Muslim Parents
Code 397
Type Original Research Session
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Description Parents play a fundamental role in their children and teens' positive sexual development, but generally have great difficulty discussing sexuality topics. This research session will review the study titled, "Halal Sex T.A.L.K.S.- Improving Parent-child Sexual Communication amongst Muslim Parents" which used an online faith-based course for Muslim parents to teach them age-appropriate sex ed, infused with their values and beliefs. This safe space allowed Muslim parents to learn what to say and how to say it (something many Muslim parents were never taught growing up). Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Participants will be able to describe one to three specific societal and religious challenges for Muslim parents and communities in regards to sex and sexuality education. |Participants will be able to identify one to three age-appropriate faith-based sexuality education methods to be provided to parents to teach their Muslim children and teens sex education in the home. | |
Prerequisite The purpose of this study was to better understand if faith-based sexuality education can assist Muslim parents with engaging in parent-child sexual communication with their children and teens. The intervention provided sexuality education to Muslim parents about implementing parent-child sexual communication in a way consistent with their religious values and beliefs. This study aims to review the effectiveness of a faith-based online sexuality education program for this population. Parents play a fundamental role in their children and teens' positive sexual development, but generally have great difficulty discussing sexuality topics (Astle, Toews, et al., 2021). Many parents, who commonly did not receive any sexuality education themselves from their own parents or guardians, allow feelings of discomfort to impede communication (Kee-Jiar & Shih-Hui, 2020). The ongoing silence of sex and sexuality within the home can create a sense of embarrassment and shame surrounding the topic (Othman et al., 2020). Such feelings further prevent children and teens from seeking reliable information from parents (Walker, 2004). Research has shown that parent-child sexual communication has been linked to improved sexual behaviors among youth, such as delayed sexual debut, increased contraceptive use, decreased teen pregnancy, and decreased risk of STIs. There is currently no known evidence-based sexual education program for Muslim parents to increase PCSC. Sexual Values in Islam Over the past century, western society has undergone a societal shift and sexual revolution in which one's sexual behaviors are considered synonymous with one's identity (Trueman, 2020). Additionally, apart from sexual consent, the sexual revolution does not restrict sex through religiously moral boundaries, such as marital and heterosexual sex (Trueman, 2022). In contrast, the religion of Islam is rooted in the Quran and Sunnah (the life of the Prophet Muhammad) and constitutes a way of life governed by morals, values, and submission to God (Esposito, 2004). Muslims, followers of Islam, are expected to diligently strive to please God through worship, exemplifying good character, and abiding by His rules (Waines, 2003). Muslims seek to maintain proper sexual behaviors, as identified by Islamic rulings, in effort to please God, obey Him, and ultimately earn Paradise in the afterlife (Al-Ghazali, 2007). Culturally competent sexuality education for Muslims should be offered through the framework of Islamic beliefs and values (Seward & Khan, 2016). This study evaluated the effectiveness of a faith-based sexuality education online intervention in increasing Muslim parent's PCSC intentions and frequency with their children and teenagers. Research methods and findings will be shared within the research session.
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Name D. Issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity: heterosexuality; issues and themes impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual people; gender identity and expression
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Name E. Intimacy skills (e.g., social, emotional, sexual), intimate relationships, interpersonal relationships and family dynamics
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Name G. Sexual and reproductive anatomy/physiology
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Name J. Sexual exploitation including sexual abuse, sexual harassment and sexual assault
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Name K. Cyber sexuality and social media
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Name O. Professional communication and personal reflection skills
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Name Q. Principles of sexuality research and research methods
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Name SE2. Theory and methods of sexuality education (including curriculum development, delivery and evaluation).
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Firstname Shaakira
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Lastname Abdullah
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Dr. Shaakira Abdullah, also known as The Halal Sexpert, is a Sexologist with a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from Widener University and a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Rutgers University. She is passionate about providing sexuality education to the Muslim community from an Islamic Perspective based on their beliefs and values. Dr. Shaakira is a world-renowned speaker who teaches courses for couples, singles, and parents and facilitates life-changing international retreats. Her goal is to help Muslims around the world learn how to maintain a comfortable balance between their sexuality and spirituality in a way a pleasing to God.

Email shaakira@thehalalsexpert.com
Member Number 1465394
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Title Stigma, Disability, Sexuality: Using Language and Values Clarification to Enhance Your Practice
Code 117
Type Workshop
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Description Individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities are often left out of sexuality education due to caregivers, parents, and professionals restricting access to education and sexual expression, and prevailing ableist views on how sexuality should be experienced. Relational Frame Theory and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy provide avenues to address the harmful biases and stigmas associated with individual and group-based learning. Presenters will discuss original research that can change individual bias and values driven inclusionary efforts that expand access for this population. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Assess and integrate strategies that allow for inclusivity of disabilities, both on an individual level and organization level.| | |
Prerequisite Meg is a PhD student at The Chicago School in Behavior Analysis, who has been an advocate, sibling, and supporter of the disability community for all of their life. They are focused on improving accessibility of sexuality education, working with individuals, parents, guardians, and support staff to address the need for sexuality education for all. Their current research highlights one small path to, at least temporarily, improve the perceptions of sexuality and disability. Christy is the owner of New Moonrise Therapies, LLC and holds multiple degrees and certificates. As a queer disabled woman, she is passionate about access for all, and challenging the systems that deny access on many levels. Christy is a co-host on the Disability Tangent Podcast, a newly formed podcast focused on all things disability, from education to sex, to therapy, to technology, which focuses on fostering collaborative efforts of community organizations, people, and systems. The World Health Organization has declared that sexuality education is a basic human right for all individuals. Individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities (IDD) are often left out of sexuality education (Gomez, 2012; Stein et al., 2017; Campbell, 2017).As a part of the audience participation, the Attitudes Toward Sexuality of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ASEXID) questionnaire will be included for audience participation. Developed by Gil Lario and colleagues (2021), the ASEXID questionnaire assesses individuals' attitudes and beliefs towards individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Presenters will review the assessment tool, and describe its usefulness for individual practitioners to develop their competencies and need for consultation when supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The research conducted by Meg will be reviewed. This will include a data share from a pilot study from November 2023 - December 2023, that analyzes the effectiveness of Relational Frame Theory (RFT) principles and procedures at changing the stigma associated with sexuality and disability. A brief overview of (RFT) will be provided, along with the procedures, results from the study, and applications of the work. Then, Christy will share a brief overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), focusing on a few components of ACT, followed by a translation from current AASECT positions to align with the potential values that clinicians, therapists, and educators could include in their practice as it relates to sexuality and disability. Understanding perspective taking skills, as defined by ACT, audience members will have the opportunity to adapt and incorporate the more values-consistent behaviors that promote accessibility to sexual education, counseling and therapies for individuals with intellectual, development, physical, and invisible disabilities
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Endson 2024-06-13 18:30:00
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Name H. Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality including, but not limited to, illness, disability, drugs, mental health, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy termination, contraception, fertility, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, other infections, sexual trauma, injury and safer sex practices
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Lastname Valesey
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Meg Valesey, MPsy, BCBA, (she/they) is a PhD Student at The Chicago School in the Behavior Analysis Department.  Meg has been an advocate, nibling, and supporter of the disability community for all of their life.  They are focused on improving accessibility of sexuality education, working with individuals, parents, guardians, support staff, and funders to address the need for sexuality education for all.  Their current research highlights one small path to, at least temporarily, improve the perceptions of sexuality and disability.  

Email valesey.megan@gmail.com
Member Number 1462741
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Lastname Bloemendaal
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Company New Moonrise Therapies
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Christy is the current co-host of The Disability Tangent Podcast, the co-director of the Global Accessibility and Inclusion Network (GAIN), and the founder of New Moonrise Therapies where she provides coaching and therapeutic services to adolescent and adult clients seeking to overcome barriers and increase joy.  Having studied at numerous institutions, including Dordt University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Loyola University Chicago, and The Chicago School for Professional Psychology, Christy holds a number of advanced degrees and certificates in philosophy, theology, community development, social justice, and behavioral analysis.  She has global certifications in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT), Forgiveness and Ho'oponopono Practice, Happy For No Reason (HFNR) Training, and Narrative Therapy in addition to her degrees and is constantly seeking out new research and practices that can offer her clients and the community more and better solutions.   As a queer, disabled woman Christy is most passionate about the intersection of disability and other aspects of life and society.  She is a fierce advocate for accessibility, equality, and lasting change that creates a society where all persons have full inclusion and rights.  

Email justct40@gmail.com
Member Number 1363962
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Title The Complex Interplay: Sexual Response & Sexual Functioning within Reproductive Grief and Loss
Code 170
Type Workshop
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Description This workshop will offer an evidence based treatment model for practitioners who are serving in the reproductive grief and loss community. Practitioners will leave this workshop feeling empowered to implement innovative treatment with practical application for healing in sexual response and functioning in the reproductive grief and loss community. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Participants will be able to implement trauma informed treatment for sexual functioning and response when working with an individual or partnership that has been impacted by grief or loss in the reproductive community. | | |
Prerequisite Grief and loss within the reproductive community present a unique set of challenges that extend beyond the emotional spectrum. This evidence-based workshop delves into the intricate dynamics of how the experience(s) of grief and loss can significantly affect individuals' sexual response and sexual functioning and desire within this context. The workshop will cover acknowledging and integrating the reproductive justice trauma and ethics of our current political landscape, offer visibility and practice implications of serving the trans community within reproduction, as well as offer transdisciplinary responses in working with sexual response and functioning. Participants will leave with a variety of innovative evidence-based ways of addressing response and functioning within the reproductive grief and loss community and will be able to implement treatment modalities to meet the needs of reproductive grief across the lifespan.
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Grand Ballroom
Startson 2024-06-13 17:30:00
Endson 2024-06-13 18:30:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Name F. Diversities in sexual expression and lifestyles including, but not limited to, polyamory, swinging, BDSM and tantra
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Name SC3. Theory and methods of different approaches to intervention in relationship systems.
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Name ST1. Theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, including several different models.
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Name ST2. Techniques of sex-related assessment and diagnosis of the Psychosexual Disorders described in the current edition of the DSM.
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Name ST3. Theory and methods of approach to intervention in relationship systems experiencing sex and intimacy problems.
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Name ST4. Theory and method of approach to medical intervention in the evaluation and treatment of psychosexual disorders.
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Name ST5. Principles of consultation, collaboration and referral.
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Firstname Emily
Middlename Grace
Lastname Morehead
Suffix MA, MFT & PhD student at TWU
Designation MA, LPC-S, PMH-C
Company The Couch Therapy, PLLC
Title Group Practice Owner and Psychotherapist
Biography

Emily Morehead
MA, LPC-S, PMH-C
(she/her/hers)

Co-Owner of The Couch Therapy
Currently a PhD Student at Texas Woman’s University (Marriage and Family Therapy)
Completed Graduate Certificate Program Sexual Health Certificate at The University of Michigan

I specialize in working with Perinatal Mental Health specifically, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as general adjustments to parenthood. I work with relationships (traditional and non-traditional) that are hoping to build a stronger foundation in their relationship. I am a passionate advocate for supporting individuals and/or couples who are hoping to explore and nurture their relationship with sexuality. I believe knowledge is power when it comes to your relationship with your sexual self and partnership(s).

I have a background in working with individuals and couples who are hoping to build their families and struggling with fertility, adoption, and/or different roads to parenthood. I offer reproductive clinical support to couples who are exploring their options of using donor gametes (donated sperm or eggs). I also perform evaluations for prospective gestational carriers. I enjoy the opportunity to support the relational dynamic of intended parents and gestational carrier. I am clinically trained by The American Society of Reproductive Medicine and follow the best practice requirements of the organization.

Email emily@thecouchtherapy.org
Member Number 1450020
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Title Reimagining Menopause and Beyond: A Journey of Empowerment and Clarity
Code 120
Type Fireside Chat
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Description For generations, menopause has been shrouded in negative stereotypes, misconceptions, and societal false beliefs. These biases, deeply embedded in our collective psyche, have detrimentally influenced how women perceive, approach, and experience this transformative life stage. The misconceptions have further impacted sexual well-being, intimacy, and overall quality of life for many. This talk aims to debunk myths surrounding menopause, reinvent its narrative, and highlight its potential as an empowering, vibrant phase of life, free from ageism and societal biases. Intended Audience: Counselors, Therapists, Medical Professionals
Objective At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to understand and reframe 5 common but unhelpful menopausal and midlide narratives, and be an agent for positive change in the perception of menopause. They will know how to support women emotionally and physically through perimenopausal and menopausal transitions, including a) be able to assist clients in reframing this time as a time of increased power and purpose, b) assisting clients in stepping into their current sexual authenticity and c) be able to identity the most common physical challenges to sexual pleasure in women and men in menopause and andropause, and will have a guide to commonly available solutions.| | |
Prerequisite Abstract: Reimagining Menopause and Beyond: A Journey of Empowerment and Clarity Background: For generations, menopause has been shrouded in negative stereotypes, misconceptions, and societal false beliefs. These biases, deeply embedded in our collective psyche, have detrimentally influenced how women perceive, approach, and experience this transformative life stage. The misconceptions have further impacted sexual well-being, intimacy, and overall quality of life for many. Objective: This talk aims to debunk myths surrounding menopause, reinvent its narrative, and highlight its potential as an empowering, vibrant phase of life, free from ageism and societal biases. Discussion Points: Historical and Cultural Lens: A brief examination of how various cultures and epochs have viewed and portrayed menopause, underlining its evolution from reverence to taboo. The Science Behind the Symptoms: Demystifying the physiological changes occurring during menopause and dispelling the myths surrounding them. Emphasizing the naturalness of the process and its significance in the continuum of women's health. Sexuality and Intimacy: Highlighting the importance of understanding, adapting, and flourishing during this phase in the context of sexual health and relationships. Breaking the silence around post-menopausal sexuality. Empowerment and Self-Actualization: Reimagining menopause as a period of self-awareness, growth, and redefinition. Encouraging women to harness this period for self-discovery, exploration, and fulfillment. Role of AASECT: How sex educators, counselors, and therapists can lead the way in reshaping narratives, offering evidence-based information, and advocating for positive change in society's perception of menopause. Conclusion: Menopause, far from being a decline or an end, can be an invitation to a new chapter filled with growth, understanding, and rejuvenation. By challenging societal misconceptions and providing accurate, empowering information, we can guide women and their partners to embrace this stage with confidence, positivity, and enthusiasm. Through collective efforts, we can create a world where menopause and beyond is recognized as a time alive with potential, free from biases, and clear of unfounded fears.
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Name I. Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic including, but not limited to, common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain, penetration problems and difficulty with orgasm
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Firstname Christine
Middlename Marie
Lastname Mason
Suffix BA, MA
Designation
Company ClickMarkets, Inc.
Title CEO
Biography

Christine is the founder of Rosebud Woman, a leader in intimate wellness and midlife health and pleasure, and the host of The Rose Woman Podcast on Love and Liberation. She is the co-founder of Sundari Gardens on Hawai’i, and Radiant Farms, a provider of gentle, legal healing plant medicines. Christine has written 8 books on connection, meaning, activism and embodiment. Her most recent book, Reverence: Creating Ritual in Modern Life, was released in December, 2021. BA, MBA, PhD candidate in Philosophy and Consciousness. She is a mother and a grandmother.

Christine has invested three decades in starting, growing and selling companies in tech and wellness, along with two decades of training and teaching in yoga, philosophy, trauma healing, eco-spirituality and embodied sexuality. She has spoken or taught at hundreds of events and conferences, including the Visionaries Summit, TiE, Summit Series, TEDx and many women’s events, has been featured in press such as Forbes, Vogue, the New York Times, Modern Luxury, W, The Weave and Angeleno, and been a guest on dozens of podcasts, talking about living from unity consciousness.

Intimate and Sexual Wellness Throughout the Life Cycle

Christine Marie Mason is the Founder and CEO of Rosebud Woman, a leading intimate skincare company, making sustainable, plant-based products to support all the stages of a women’s sensual, sexual and reproductive life. Christine formulated and conceived the products, crafted the brand and brand voice, hired the core team, and innovated a new category in intimate wellness. The company reached a million dollars in sales in its first year. Since its founding in 2018, the company has gained customers in all 50 states in US and distribution in Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, as well as in OBGYN offices, and in clean beauty outlets in the US, Canada, and Australia. A percent of profits from the sale of Rosebud products goes into the company’s Reverence Fund, which supports human rights, women’s rights, and environmental joy. Christine also hosts Rhe Rose Woman Podcast on Love and Liberation. The pod focuses on conversations with a wide variety of experts and inspirers – from doctors to therapists, artists to founders – to help all of us know and love our bodies more and discover more freedom, joy, and power in our lives. 

Yoga, Philosophy, Tantra & Mantra

Christine began teaching yoga in 2002. Her  primary teacher is Mark Whitwell. She has completed teacher training with Rod Stryker (ParaYoga Level 1 & 2), Maya Yoga (500 hours), Baron Baptiste (Level 1) and continued training with other senior teachers, including a Thai massage certification, Love and Ecstasy Training, and Yoga Anatomy coursework. She has been YACEP and YA E-RYT certified. She holds a certificate in the practices and philosophy of yoga from the Mattamayura Institute. She trained in ZEGG forum facilitation, has completed 5 years of training with Thomas Huebl in collective, energetic, and subtle healing.  She is currently studying with Patrick Connor at Sharmada Foundation, exploring Tamil Siddhanta and frequencies. As a yogi, she has presented, along with her colleague Adam Bauer, around the world at Renew Yoga Festival, Blessfest, BhaktiFest, Jivamukti Hamburg and Berlin, YogaWorks, Yoga Tree, Prasada, YogaSource, Jewel in the Lotus, LoveSpringSF, Yoga Center Amherst, the Throckmorton Theater, the Centers for Spiritual Living, and many more venues worldwide from Buenos Aires to the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh. 

Sundari Gardens and Ecological Sustainability

In 2017, Christine cofounded Sundari as an experiment in eco-spiritual community, communication, and eco-conscious living. Stretched across multiple properties, it’s home to 16 long term  residents. The farm is off grid, with solar and its own well, and grows food and medicinal herbs for the community, many of which find their way into new formulas for Rosebud and Radiant Farms. It's the home of a kind of celebratory spirituality that returns us to earth and to the body.

Prior Tech Founder

From 1996 to 2016, Christine was a tech founder and venture-backed CEO in B2B software. She has conceived, resourced, and built multiple organizations with $100M+ exits. From 2011 to 2016, she served as a futurist and innovation advisor for global companies, such as Estee Lauder, Autodesk, and Panasonic. Christine’s areas of investigation include technologies as far-ranging as the human brain to machine interface, biologic patents, and short and midterm potentials for synthetic biology applications, 3D printing, unmanned aerial vehicles, cloud computing, big data, and video analytics. From 2009 to 2013, Christine curated and led 12 TEDxSanFrancisco events and convene gatherings worldwide. She has a patent pending for care drones, and is an early-stage investor in the cloud, blockchain and biologics, and a mentor to young businesses and nonprofits. She continues to write on the intersection of tech and human culture.

Author

Christine is the author of eight books, including Reverence: A Guide to Ritual in Modern Life (2021); The Nine Gifts: A First Aid Kit for Mind, Body and Spirit (2020); Bending the Bow: How Ordinary People Spark Visionary Social Movements (2019); Body Love: A Companion Journal to The Invitation (2019); The Invitation: Daily Love for Your Intimate Self (2018); Indivisible: Putting Connection First (2017); and Twisted: Yoga in America Since 1965 (2019). 

Speaker

She has presented or spoken at numerous conferences, including Summit LA, TEDx, Wharton Fellows, Thiel Fellows, Hewlett Packard Innovation Center, San Francisco Curator Network, TEDxEast (NYC), Success Boston, Sierra Nevada Alliance (winner of Sun Tzu award), TIE Midwest Chicago Technology Leadership Forum (TechForum), Union League Club of Chicago. Midwest Entrepreneurs Forum, Kellogg Venture Forum, Kellogg Entrepreneurship Forum, Kellogg Innovation Network, Illinois Venture Capital Association, Illinois Technology Association, Illinois Information Technology Roundtable, SIIA Content Forum, SIIA Software Division Conference, and Springboard.

Education

She holds an MBA from the JL Kellogg School at Northwestern University and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern, in French and Political Science, with a senior thesis in Arab Nationalism.  In 2023, she completed her Phd coursework in Philosophy and Consciousness from CIIS, and is working on her dissertation.

Philanthropy

Her social service work focuses on yoga in action: women’s equity, ecologies, transformative justice, and cognitive liberty, which includes prior board service for The Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP) Program in the California State Prisons, a year-long transformative program that provides the tools that enable prisoners to “turn the stigma of being a violent offender into a badge of being a non-violent Peacekeeper.” She supports many women’s health and opportunity initiatives through the Reverence Fund. She is an active supporter of the Oslo Freedom Forum.

Personal

Christine grew up bilingual, in a German-American household, and has lived and traveled all over the world. She is a bio mother of 4, a bonus mom to 2, and a grandmother. She is an enthusiastic adventurer, and a science nerd who studies plant medicine and biohacking.

Email christine@rosewoman.com
Member Number 1399149
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Title President's Reception (Invite Only)
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Startson 2024-06-13 19:00:00
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Title Book Club SIG Meeting
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Description This SIG meets every other month and seeks to build community between the educators, counselors, and therapists of AASECT through the study and discussion of a diversity of books covering a broad array of topics in human sexuality. CE Credit Special Interest Group participation does not count toward CE credit. Registration This is an AASECT members-only event. Registration is not required.
Objective
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Room Midway 3
Startson 2024-06-13 19:30:00
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Title Gender Diverse Members SIG Meeting
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Description Are you transgender and/or gender diverse (nonbinary, genderqueer, genderfluid, bigender, etc.) or gender questioning? If yes, this is the SIG for you! Join us for collaborating, peer support, resource sharing, and a touch of activism. CE Credit Special Interest Group participation does not count toward CE credit. Registration This is an AASECT members-only event. Registration is not required.
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Room Midway 4
Startson 2024-06-13 19:30:00
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Title Kinky BINGO
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
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Startson 2024-06-13 21:00:00
Endson 2024-06-13 23:30:00
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Title Lactation Room
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 9
Startson 2024-06-14 00:00:00
Endson 2024-06-14 23:59:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Title Quiet/Processing Space
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Description Calling all introverts and those in need of low-stimulation peace and quiet. We are thrilled this year to be offering an intentional place to settle at this year's annual conference. This room will be a designated area to express some excited energy or find your balance. Stop by to unwind, decompress, get creative, and recharge.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 8
Startson 2024-06-14 00:00:00
Endson 2024-06-14 23:59:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Title Breakfast with the Exhibitors
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Type Exhibits
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Description Enjoy a variety of continental breakfast delights to energize you for a day filled with learning and networking.
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-14 07:30:00
Endson 2024-06-14 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
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Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
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Title Poster Session B Set-up
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Type Poster Presentation
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Description Presenters scheduled for Friday, June 14, have exclusive access to set up their posters during this time. Location: Midway Foyer Setup Details: Each presenter will be allocated a 4-foot X 4-foot section on a 4-foot X 8-foot poster board, providing ample space for your presentation. Supplies Provided: Push Pins will be provided for affixing your poster, and a table will be available beneath the poster board for any additional display items you wish to showcase. Important Note: Posters left unattended after the session will be removed and stored at the registration desk until the last day of the conference. Any unclaimed posters will be discarded thereafter.
Objective
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-14 07:30:00
Endson 2024-06-14 08:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
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Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
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Title Alternative Sex SIG Meeting
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Type Special Interest Group (SIG)
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Description The Alternative Sexuality SIG provides a professional forum for members to inquire, exchange insights, and share resources on alternative sexuality topics. CE Credit Special Interest Group participation does not count toward CE credit. Registration This is an AASECT members-only event. Registration is not required.
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 3
Startson 2024-06-14 08:00:00
Endson 2024-06-14 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Title People of Color (POC) SIG Meeting
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Type Special Interest Group (SIG)
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Presenters
Description The People of Color (POC) SIG is an intentionally curated space for AASECT members who identify as a person of color (non-White racial/ethnic identities of Black/African, Indigenous, Latino/x/a, Asian, Middle Eastern, or another cultural identity). While this is the newest iteration of the SIG; we honor the founding POC SIG members who created the space we now hold. This group intends to: • Bring AASECT members who hold intersectional identities relating to race (POC) together in community • Provide a safe space (POC specific) to share experiences, research & support • Discuss the visibility & engagement of POC folks within & outside of AASECT • Provide networking opportunities among POC members of AASECT. This SIG meeting is designed to be a safe space for conference participants who identify as people of color; the SIG organizers respectfully request this be a closed space. CE Credit Special Interest Group participation does not count toward CE credit. Registration This is an AASECT members-only event open to those who identify as a person of color. Registration is not required.
Objective
Prerequisite
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway 4
Startson 2024-06-14 08:00:00
Endson 2024-06-14 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
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Title Poster Session B - Counseling & Therapy
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-14 08:00:00
Endson 2024-06-14 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
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Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
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Name F. Diversities in sexual expression and lifestyles including, but not limited to, polyamory, swinging, BDSM and tantra
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Name G. Sexual and reproductive anatomy/physiology
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Name SC3. Theory and methods of different approaches to intervention in relationship systems.
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Name SC4. Theory and methods of decision-making concerning sexually related medical interventions.
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Name SE3. Ethical issues in sexuality education.
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Name SE5. Theory and methods of different approaches to sexuality education delivery (e.g., small group work, one-on-one education, large group lectures or interaction, online delivery or use of other electronic means).
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Name ST1. Theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, including several different models.
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Name ST5. Principles of consultation, collaboration and referral.
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Title Can You Keep a Secret? : Ethics of Secrets Policies and STD/STI Disclosure for Relational Therapists
Code 422
Type Poster Presentation
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Description This poster presentation presents an ethical decision-making model and guidelines for creating a secrets policy to address potential STD/STI disclosure in intimate relational therapy. We will explore the ethical nuances that address the AASECT Code of Conduct, the AAMFT Code of Ethics, HIPAA standards, and STD/STI stigma. Our aim is to help relational therapists include such insights into their own development of a secret policy for when couples disclose STD/STI health information.
Objective Apply a model for ethical decision-making and secrets policy creation that addresses potential disclosure of STDs/STIs within|Discuss how disclosure of STDs/STIs within relational therapy may impact client safety, client confidentiality, and therapeut| |
Prerequisite Whether or not to keep secrets within intimate partner therapy is a sensitive subject that can complicate treatment and the therapeutic alliance. Many relational therapists approach cases with their personal policy regarding secrets that may be disclosed when meeting with partners individually. These policies state what information a therapist is or is not willing to keep confidential between partners and steps for disclosure or termination if the therapist's position is compromised. Common issues addressed in these policies include ongoing infidelity or major financial secrets–topics that may directly affect the therapeutic alliance or the wellbeing of the other partner. What might a therapist do if the secret pertains to private health information that may threaten the health or safety of the other partner, specifically, the disclosure of an STD or STI? Safety, confidentiality, informed consent, and ethical and legal guidelines are all challenged with this particular disclosure, applying pressure for therapists to explore their own options on how to ethically go about creating a secrets policy to fit this type of secret disclosure. Oftentimes therapists are encouraged to develop their own secrets policies for their own practice, but such policies are never required within therapeutic practices, and are typically developed based on the therapist's own preferences for their therapeutic practice. Currently, the literature addressing this form of secret disclosure within relational therapy is very limited, as is literature addressing STDs and STIs with intimate partners in a therapeutic setting. This study will review the AASECT Code of Conduct and AAMFT Code of Ethics, philosophical approaches, HIPAA guidelines, and recent literature to further examine the decision-making process for developing a secret policy addressing STD/STI disclosure. Our research will aim to better understand how decisions about a secret policy for STDs/STIs in couples therapy can be developed and structured for therapeutic practice. We will also create helpful guidelines for how therapists can undergo making their own decisions that can best fit their therapeutic practice, minimize potential harms for the clients, and align with the AASECT and AAMFT ethical guidelines. This poster presentation will present a decision-making model and provide resources for therapists to develop their own secrets policy addressing sexual health and informed consent in intimate relationship cases.
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-14 08:00:00
Endson 2024-06-14 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
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Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent Poster Session B - Counseling & Therapy
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Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
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Name D. Issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity: heterosexuality; issues and themes impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual people; gender identity and expression
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Name F. Diversities in sexual expression and lifestyles including, but not limited to, polyamory, swinging, BDSM and tantra
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Code G
Name G. Sexual and reproductive anatomy/physiology
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Name H. Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality including, but not limited to, illness, disability, drugs, mental health, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy termination, contraception, fertility, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, other infections, sexual trauma, injury and safer sex practices
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Name I. Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic including, but not limited to, common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain, penetration problems and difficulty with orgasm
Parentname Core Knowledge Area
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Code J
Name J. Sexual exploitation including sexual abuse, sexual harassment and sexual assault
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Name O. Professional communication and personal reflection skills
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Code SC5
Name SC5. Ethical issues in sexuality counseling.
Parentname Sexuality Counseling (SC) Training
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Name SC6. Theory and practice of consultation, collaboration and referral.
Parentname Sexuality Counseling (SC) Training
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Name SE3. Ethical issues in sexuality education.
Parentname Sexuality Education (SE) Training
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Name ST5. Principles of consultation, collaboration and referral.
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Company Purdue Northwest Couple and Family Therapy & Balanced Life Counseling
Title Graduate Student and Psychotherapy Intern
Biography

Olivia McLeod is a graduate student in the Purdue Northwest Couple & Family Therapy Program and a Psychotherapy Intern at Balanced Life Counseling in Chicago. Her clinical work takes an experiential focus, prioritizing action, creativity, and deep emotional experience to promote healing within individuals and relationships of diverse structures and identities. Her current research focuses on the experiences of trans-including relationships and ethics in couple and family therapy. She aspires to contribute to research and clinical knowledge on underrepresented intimate relationships for years to come.  

Email omcleod@pnw.edu
Member Number 1450683
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Gabrielle Soe (she/her) is a master’s student at Purdue University Northwest in the Couple & Family Therapy Program. She holds an M.S. degree in General Psychology from Purdue University Global and has worked on various research projects within biology and life sciences. She is beginning her career path towards practicing relational therapy as a pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). She aims to continue her interests and focus in relational and sex therapy on topics specific to sexual trauma, consensual non-monogamy, and gender affirming care.

Email gshafer18@gmail.com
Member Number 1397718
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Title Challenging Amatonormativity: Re-introducing the Hidden World of Biology
Code 419
Type Poster Presentation
Topic
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Description We constantly battle heteronormativity, colonial notions of sexuality, gender politics and reproductive autonomy. This presentation delves into the hidden world of genetics, neuroscience and medicine. We shall be discussing 11 sex chromosomal compositions that we know of today, presented alongside brain imaging studies of hypothalamic areas (BNST and SDN-POA/INAH 3 Cluster) that recognize gender change in an individual. Neural bases of monogamous and non-monogamous behaviors and advanced medical research into in-vitro gametogenesis and parthenogeneis, shall also be presented.
Objective To generate an understanding of the importance of the limbic system with respect to sex. |To be able to elucidate the development of new technologies in ART|To identify and characterize several brain areas responsible for gender identity and sexual partner preference.|
Prerequisite Gender as a social construct. Interactions of genes, chromosomes, hormones, internal sex organs and external secondary sexual characteristics with the environment: the roles individuals are conditioned to play, the roles they'd like to play, how they are socialized, stereotypes and sexism they have been exposed to, and even religion and faith based systems they are surrounded by contribute to the development of the gender complex. Sex is also non-binary. The chromosomal combinations accounted for thus far include 46 XX, 46 XY, 45X, 47XXY, 47XYY, 47XXX, 48XXXX, 48XXXY, 48XXYY, 49XXXXX, 49XXXXY. Furthermore, our brain acknowledges gender change irrespective of whether or not an individual has gone through HRT or gender-affirming surgery. The size of the bed nucleus stria terminalis (BNST) was initially recorded in 2 different ranges within the binary: the males had a larger BNST in comparison to the females. However, in 2004, a remarkable study done by Swaab indicated that the brain wasn't subjected to changes due to testosterone/estrogen treatment but however was influenced by a person's perception of their gender. In 1991, LeVay introduced us to the Sexually Dimorphic Nucleus which was documented to play a role in sexual partner preference. This study was later replicated in 2008 by Swaab to indicate that individuals attracted to females had a larger SDN-POA while those attracted to males had a smaller one. With respect to pair-bonded behaviors, humans seem to have both the monogamous and the non-monogamous gene for a Vasopressin receptor. The positioning of this receptor on Dopamine neurons (D1 & D2) determines the behavioral expression of an individual in a relationship. As our brain is plastic, we are constantly changing our behavioral expressions. This presentation provides us with the necessary knowledge for challenging amatonormativity.
Takeaway
Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-14 08:00:00
Endson 2024-06-14 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
Meeting Time
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Capacity 0
Estimated Attendance 0
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Planner AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
Parent Poster Session B - Counseling & Therapy
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Publicuse True
Approved Flag False
Itinerary Flag True
Enduring Flag No
Self Assessment Flag No
Spacelimited False
Contributions False
Status Active
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Name D. Issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity: heterosexuality; issues and themes impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual people; gender identity and expression
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Name G. Sexual and reproductive anatomy/physiology
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Firstname Nishita
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Lastname Raghu Rao
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With a decade long of experience as a Sexuality Educator and a Pleasure Activist, Nishita, with a background in Neuroscience and Genetics, through Pillow Talk Institute provides courses ranging from Human Sexuality, Anthropology, Neuroscience, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Tantra to Biopolitics. Additionally, she is trained as a Reiki Grandmaster, Mandala Art Therapist, Raga (Ancient Indian Music) Therapist and a Hypnotherapist. She aims to integrate your physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual development with mind-body stability, alongside introducing educational modalities pertaining to human sexuality. 

You can check out her website at https://www.pillowtalkwithnixi.com/

You can reach her through social media (IG@pillowtalkwithnixi) or at https://www.instagram.com/pillowtalkwithnixi/

Moreover, you could contact her via email at nixi@pillowtalkwithnixi.com

Email nishitarrao@gmail.com
Member Number 1428471
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Title Clinical experience with testosterone supplementation in mid-life women
Code 140
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Description A review of clinical experience using testosterone in midlife women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) after starting a menopause center. After opening a menopause center in April 2021, we began prescribing compounded testosterone for perimenopausal and menopausal women with a decrease in libido and a diagnosis of HSDD.This will review the the effects of this treatment in terms of clinical improvement, serological changes in testosterone levels and impacts upon liver function testing.
Objective At the conclusion of this session, participants will have an appreciation for the effect of testosterone on hypoactive sexual|At the conclusion of this session, participants will have an appreciation for contributing factors to a decrease in libido in| |
Prerequisite The content of the presentation will be our clinical experience using testosterone in midlife women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) after starting a menopause center. Within the gynecology department, we started a menopause center in April 2021 treating perimenopausal and menopausal women with a variety of symptoms including vasomotor symptoms, urogenital symptoms, and decreased libido. These symptoms often impact each other as the fatigue from frequent night wakening and dyspareunia can both affect libido. Prior to recommending testosterone for decreased libido, we assessed for possible contributing factors such as fatigue, sexual pain, depression, medications and relationship concerns. We attempted to decrease fatigue and pain prior to initiating testosterone therapy. Vasomotor symptoms can be managed with expectant management, hormone therapy or non-hormonal medications. Urogenital symptoms can be treated with a variety of vaginal estrogen products (tablets, creams, suppositories, rings) or with an oral medication (Osphena). For women with depression or relationship concerns, we referred them to appropriate resources. For women on medications that can cause a decrease in libido, we discussed changing medications, if this was clinically appropriate. In addition, for women with persistent HSDD despite good control of contributing factors, we discussed the option of testosterone supplementation. Because there is no form of testosterone approved by the FDA for women, a compounded testosterone was prescribed. Baseline labs were obtained with a testosterone level, liver function tests and a lipid panel. One month after beginning testosterone, a follow up visit occurred to assess if the patient chose to continue using testosterone, for clinical improvement and testosterone level. Six months after beginning testosterone, labs were obtained with a testosterone level, liver function tests and a lipid panel. We will review the the effects of testosterone in midlife women with HSDD in terms of clinical improvement, serological changes in testosterone levels and impacts upon liver testing.
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Firstname Dawn
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Lastname Anderson
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I trained as an ob-gyn and then practiced at MIT Medical and Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 2004 to 2012. I  began practicing gynecology at Lahey Clinic in 2012 and became a certified menopause practitioner through The Menopause Society in 2014. I opened a Menopause Center in 2021 and continue to provide gynecologic care with an emphasis on   care in the mid-life. 

Email dawndanderson@gmail.com
Member Number 1448817
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Title Let’s Talk About Feelings: Addressing Male Normative Alexithymia in Men with Sexual Dysfunction
Code 246
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Description Alexithymia, or the inability to label emotions with words, negatively impacts sexual functioning. The proposed program is a therapeutic group for men in couples therapy designed to address male normative alexithymia and provide EQ skills training. The program also serves as a tool to aid sex therapists working with men who struggle with these issues. Emotional identification, connection, and expression are central to sexual satisfaction; this program will ultimately contribute to improved therapeutic outcomes and aid in treating sexual dysfunction and enhancing sexual well-being in men.
Objective At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to describe the relationship between male normative alexithymia| | |
Prerequisite Male normative alexithymia refers to men in nonclinical populations who have difficulty identifying and labeling their emotions, which contributes significantly to underdeveloped emotional intelligence (EQ). An inability to accurately identify emotions can result in communication difficulties, which jeopardizes relational and sexual satisfaction. A large body of evidence has identified a link between alexithymia and sexual dysfunction. Researchers have found higher incidences of alexithymia among patients with lifelong erectile dysfunction (ED) and a positive correlation between alexithymia and symptom severity among patients with acquired ED, suggesting that alexithymia is related to both the origin and symptom manifestation of ED. Similar results were found among men who struggle with premature ejaculation (PE), suggesting that addressing alexithymia may be a key component of treatment. Further, examining alexithymia among individuals at an outpatient clinic for sexual disorders showed that rates of alexithymia were higher in men than women, and alexithymia was commonly observed among men with sexual disorders. These findings highlight the emotional dimension of human sexuality and, specifically, the importance of feeling and communicating emotions with regard to sexual satisfaction. There is a need for a structured program designed to address alexithymia in men, given its negative impact on relational and sexual functioning. The development of EQ skills is imperative for the success of long-term sexual relationships. While emotion-focused couples therapy (EFTC) is an empirically supported modality that can address these concerns, men with under-developed EQs who struggle to express and communicate their emotions may struggle to engage in it. As such, this program is designed to be used alongside couples therapy to provide additional psychoeducation, support, and EQ skills training for men. The program will help men struggling with alexithymia, as well as couples therapists and sex therapists. The program's structure allows men to better understand their emotions through psychoeducation and skill-building exercises, which in turn heightens EQ. This will augment the work being done by couples therapists, specifically those utilizing the EFTC modality. As men develop a deeper understanding of their emotions and those of their partners, couples therapists can spend less time providing psychoeducation and can instead focus on integrating the newly developed skills into their couples' work to address the presenting concerns. Given the link between alexithymia and sexual dysfunction, this program also serves as a tool to aid sex educators working with men who struggle with these issues. Emotional identification, connection, and expression are central to sexual satisfaction; therefore, the program is a supplemental tool for treating sexual dysfunction and enhancing sexual well-being in men.
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Firstname Kate
Middlename
Lastname Jansen
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Dr. Kate Jansen completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toledo and post-doctoral fellowship in integrated healthcare and health psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is currently an Associate Professor at Midwestern University, Glendale (MWU). Her research interests include integrated healthcare services, healthcare communication, and sexual health and wellbeing. She has previously published and presented on ethical research practices in sex related research, healthcare stigma and discrimination in kink communities, and interdisciplinary collaboration in sexual healthcare services. 

Email kjanse@midwestern.edu
Member Number 1268282
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Title Menses, Contraception, & Preventive Screenings Among Women with SCI: A Thematic Literature Review
Code 401
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Description Disability stigma affects reproductive health access and bodily autonomy for women with spinal cord injuries (SCI). An area underexplored is menstrual well-being, contraception, and preventive screenings. A review of 21 articles showed 67% focused on at least one concept, revealing variability in health experiences among this population. Barriers include clinician biases, inaccessible infrastructure, and financial obstacles. More research needs to focus on the unique reproductive health challenges faced by women across the lifespan post-injury to improve healthcare equity and quality.
Objective By the end of this session, attendees will gain insights into the unique menstrual difficulties, contraceptive options, and p| | |
Prerequisite While existing research shows that women with spinal cord injuries (SCI) can regain reproductive functions post-injury, there is a gap in scholarly work focusing on their ability to access and navigate reproductive health services. This thematic literature review aims to collate, synthesize, and evaluate the impact of SCI on women's reproductive health, specifically menstrual well-being, contraceptive care, and preventive health screenings. The review highlights environmental obstacles that compromise access to quality care to guide the development of interventions aimed at enhancing menstrual health, expanding contraceptive awareness, and promoting routine health screenings. A search of five databases including PubMed, EBSCO, PsychInfo, ProQuest Central, and Google Scholar using the terms "physical disability," "spinal cord injury," "women's health," "reproductive health," "menstruation," and "contraception" was conducted. Studies published from 1966 to 2022 in English featuring women 18+ were considered. The researcher synthesized the information from eligible studies both descriptively and thematically. Twenty-one articles met inclusion criteria: 14 quantitative, 4 qualitative, and 3 mixed-methods studies. Majority of research was conducted in high-income, Western countries, and explored reproductive health for women with various physical disabilities and SCI. Three overarching themes were identified: (1) Menstruation (M), (2) Contraception (C), and (3) Preventive Screenings (PS). Of the 21 articles analyzed, 67% addressed one theme (M=33%, C=24%, PS=10%), 24% addressed two themes (M&C=5%, M&PS=19%, C&PS=0%), and only 10% discussed all three themes. In the articles focused on Menstruation, four subthemes were identified: 100% discussed variability in menstrual health (1a), 50% covered period management (1b), 30% examined healthcare provider (HCP)-derived barriers (1c), and 10% explored attitudes towards amenorrhea and menstruation (1d). Of the articles centered on Contraception, four subthemes emerged: 75% discussed contraception management (2a), 58% identified HCP-derived barriers to contraceptive use (2b), 33% highlighted infrastructure-derived barriers (2c), and 25% addressed financial obstacles (2d). Two subthemes emerged from Preventive Screenings: 38% identified HCP-derived barriers to preventive screenings (3a) and 50% infrastructure-derived barriers (3b). This thematic analysis connects reproductive health and contraceptive care for women with SCI. The field requires nuanced investigations, emphasizing menstrual experiences and access to contraception across the lifespan post-injury. This would provide greater clarity of the particular challenges and needs faced by women with SCI, informing the development of targeted interventions, policies to alleviate financial obstacles to care, specialized HCP training, and access to educational resources and therapeutic aids that can improve healthcare equity and quality for this population.
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Room Midway Foyer
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Timezone America/Chicago
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Firstname Nicole
Middlename
Lastname Sharf
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Designation M.A. Clinical Psychology
Company The Chicago School
Title Doctoral Student
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Nicole Sharf, M.A. (she/her) is a third-year clinical psychology doctoral student at The Chicago School. She received her B.S. in Psychology at the University of Florida. Her clinical and research interests include women’s health, sexuality, and rehabilitation outcomes in the context of injury, chronic conditions, and disability. She is currently writing her dissertation on the lived experiences of women with SCI in accessing SRH services post-injury.

Email sharfnicole@gmail.com
Member Number 1463810
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Title Obstetric Violence: The Impact of Westernized Medicine on Pregnant People
Code 151
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Description The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the historical and contemporary impacts of obstetric violence (OV), emphasizing the ways in which gendered violence perpetuated against birthing people by medical professionals negatively impacts physical and mental health. It is important to highlight the ways in which systemic oppression and discrimination within the medical field work to disenfranchise individuals with marginalized identities. Further, understanding the negative impacts of Westernized and medicalized birthing practices cultivates an understanding of why OV is so devastating.
Objective At the conclusion of this poster presentation, participants will demonstrate an ability to recognize obstetric violence and i| | |
Prerequisite This poster addresses the enduring effects of obstetric violence (OV) on pregnant and birthing people. Though it lacks a single, unified definition, OV is understood as violence- be it physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, psychological, etc.- perpetuated against birthing bodies pre-, peri-, and/or postpartum. Several studies have been conducted on the reasons behind and effects of OV, particularly since its criminalization in Venezuela in 2007 and its condemnation by the World Health Organization in 2015. These studies have taken sociological, psychological, anthropological, and philosophical approaches to exploring OV, and this presentation offers a review of much of that research. OV takes many forms, has long lasting, negative effects on survivors' mental health and well-being, and has become more problematic since the Westernization of medicine, the birthing process in particular. Some examples of OV may include, but are not limited to: nonconsensual medical procedures such as C-sections, episiotomies, and the "husband stitch," forced birthing positions, birth rape and sexual violations during labor, restricted access to vaginal birth after cesarean (VBACs), anti-abortion laws and sentiment, verbal attacks for noncompliance, medical paternalism, stigma and discrimination of the birthing body, lack of or denial of privacy, and the forced passivity of birthing people. Experiences of OV are associated with increased medical complications during childbirth, increased rates of PTSD, depression, and anxiety postpartum, increased maternal morbidity and mortality, as well as increased neonatal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Keeping in mind that those with minority identities and those with multiple, intersecting marginalized identities are at a greater risk of experiencing OV, interest in OV has grown since it has been recognized as an issue experienced by White women. In any case, it is essential to understand why OV persists. Feminist theorists suggest that this enduring form of gendered violence has roots in misogyny and Westernized, patriarchal societies. Looking at OV through the lens of medicalized birth, it has been proposed that midwifery, which emphasizes the relational aspects of birth and the autonomy of both mother and baby, helps to ameliorate experiences of birth-related violence. When obstetrics was medicalized during the Industrial Revolution, however, and cisgender men took over the newly organized world of medicine, patient-physician relationships suffered, became less personal, and reinforced power dynamics between men and women that already existed in society. By better understanding the causes of OV, we can seek access points through which to dismantle it. By better understanding the effects of OV, we can seek avenues through which to incite change. Implementing programs in medical facilities to educate doctors on OV and reemphasizing midwifery have been offered as possible solutions in reducing OV worldwide.
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Room Midway Foyer
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Firstname Morgan
Middlename Elisabeth
Lastname Watkins
Suffix B.S. in Psychology
Designation B.S. in Psychology
Company Center of Relational Empowerment (CORE)
Title Diagnostician
Biography

Morgan Watkins (She/They) is a second-year doctoral student in the Clinical PsyD program at The Chicago School. Morgan was drawn to the field of mental health after recognizing the trauma that systems of oppression inflict upon the LGBTQIA+ community. From this realization, Morgan recognized a lack of mental health services that provide queer affirming and sex positive care. Morgan is interested in working with the queer community by promoting inclusive sexual justice, health, equality, and education. Morgan strives to identify and dismantle oppressive systems that perpetuate discrimination, prejudice, violence, ignorance, and hatred, and they seek to grow a knowledgebase that will allow them to provide comprehensive, exhaustive, and culturally competent care. In aspiring toward a more progressive and inclusive world that celebrates the natural diversity of humankind, they seek to uplift historically silenced voices in order to bring attention to inequity and inequality. 

Email mwatkins3@ego.thechicagoschool.edu
Member Number 1463828
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Title Psychodelic-Assisted Sex Therapy
Code 265
Type Poster Presentation
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Description Explore the intersection between psychedelics and sex therapy. A look into the historical and scientific foundations of psychedelic substances progresses to modern sex therapy techniques and culminates in the study of their neurochemical and emotional interplay. Addressing practical considerations in implementing Psychedelic-Assisted Sex Therapy, including clinical models, safety protocols, legal concerns, and ethical nuances.
Objective Describe the potential of Psychedelic Assisted Sex Therapy (PAST) in addressing a variety of sexual dysfunctions and traumas|Evaluate the ethical and legal considerations crucial for the responsible practice of PAST. Attendees will analyze elements l|Recognize the neurochemical mechanisms that underscore the interplay between psychedelics and sexual function. This will allo|
Prerequisite This presentation delves deeply into the clinical applications of Psychedelic-Assisted Sex Therapy (PAST), a nascent yet promising therapeutic model. While the presentation touches on the historical and scientific foundations of both psychedelics and sex therapy, its core focus remains on the tangible and practical clinical intersections between them. It outlines the pharmacology of key psychedelic substances such as MDMA, psilocybin, and LSD, mapping their neurochemical effects on the brain. This sets the stage for understanding how these substances could play a role in addressing a range of sexual dysfunctions and traumas. The content examines modern sex therapy techniques and interventions, identifying places where psychedelics may augment or revolutionize existing treatment paradigms. The presentation dives into the neurochemical interplay between psychedelic experiences and sexual function, emphasizing how neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin could be manipulated to facilitate better sexual health from a psychedelic-assisted model. It further addresses how psychedelics can contribute to emotional breakthroughs, opening new pathways to intimacy and helping to navigate relational complexities. A section of the presentation is devoted to the practicalities of PAST, featuring various therapeutic models such as psychodynamic, humanistic, and trauma-informed approaches. Safety protocols and ethical considerations take center stage, discussing the essential requirements for medical pre-screening, informed consent, and crisis management. Topics like vulnerability to exploitation and medical contraindications are candidly addressed to offer a holistic view of the risks and challenges involved in PAST. The purpose of this presentation is not only to foster a deeper understanding of the potentialities in combining psychedelics with sex therapy but also to ignite discussions around responsible clinical practice. It aims to equip clinicians, researchers, and enthusiasts alike with a structured understanding of this emerging field, opening the door for further research and therapeutic possibilities.
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Room Midway Foyer
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Name ST1. Theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, including several different models.
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Lastname Lundgren
Suffix MS
Designation CMHC, CST, PATP
Company Oak Branch Counseling
Title Psychotherapist
Biography

Jeff Lundgren brings a wealth of experience as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC), an AASECT-certified sex therapist (CST), and a psychedelic-assisted therapy provider (PATP). He runs a private practice based in Salt Lake City, Utah, assisting couples and individuals with relationship challenges, sexual issues, and faith transitions. Jeff's approach to therapy is deeply influenced by his diverse background, integrating his professional expertise with a personal journey that transitioned from a successful two-decade career in software development to the field of psychology. His desire to make a more meaningful impact motivated this shift, leading him to earn a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Jeff's commitment to mental health extends beyond his clinical work. He has developed various resources and tools aimed at supporting those dealing with mental health issues. He is the author of "Unfolding Eros: A Journey into Psychodelic-Assisted Sex Therapy," which explores the clinical application of psychedelic medicines in addressing sexual concerns. As a certified provider of psychedelic-assisted therapy, he has extensive training and experience in supporting individuals who legally use psychedelic substances for therapeutic purposes. Jeff's multifaceted expertise and passion for helping others navigate their mental health journeys make him a distinctive voice in mental health counseling.

Beyond his professional life, Jeff is a father to five children and has many interests, including outdoor adventures, DIY projects, competitive autocross, and photography.

Email jalundgren@gmail.com
Member Number 1368171
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Title Rooted in Recovery: Unearthing the Dynamics of Incest through Internal Family Systems
Code 421
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Description The proposed poster presentation will seek to provide therapists with an overview of how to conceptualize incest trauma within the framework of Internal Family Systems (IFS). In this visually engaging and informative display, we will explore the complexities of incest trauma through the lens of IFS and offer insights into therapeutic approaches that can facilitate healing and growth. We will include four fictional case studies, each representing a distinct aspect of incest trauma, including varying family dynamics and individual experiences.
Objective Participants will learn how IFS views the human psyche as a system of subpersonalities, offering a holistic perspective on tr| | |
Prerequisite Survivors of childhood sexual abuse, particularly incest, have higher rates of dissociative disorders, complex trauma, and betrayal trauma (Morrison et al., 2018). Worldwide incidence of all types of incest range from 5% to 62% (Stroebel et al., 2012). This proposed poster presentation will provide therapists with a comprehensive understanding of how to conceptualize incest trauma within the framework of Internal Family Systems (IFS). This poster will delve into practical therapeutic approaches and techniques that can be applied to support clients in their journey toward healing from incest trauma. We will highlight the importance of self-compassion, inner exploration, and the development of a safe, nurturing internal environment. We will also discuss ethical responsibilities and boundaries that therapists must uphold when working with clients who have experienced incest trauma. Using Internal Family Systems theory an analysis of the various aspects of incest trauma will be explored through parts work with clients and will be applied through 4 fictional case studies.
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Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-14 08:00:00
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Parent Poster Session B - Counseling & Therapy
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Name SE4. Theory and methods of approaches to sexuality education with specific populations (e.g., youth, older adults, couples, ethnic/ cultural/ faith-based populations, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities).
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Name ST1. Theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, including several different models.
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Firstname Jessica
Middlename
Lastname Benge
Suffix MA
Designation T/S
Company Purdue Northwest
Title LMFT Intern
Biography

As a cisgender white woman living in the U.S. I hold incredible privilege in a society still marked by systemic racism and transphobia. Because of these societal barriers, it can be difficult to claim some of my own identities as marginalized such as being neurodivergent and bisexual. At the age of 37, I am also a widow and therefore main breadwinner for my stepson. However, I cannot ignore how these parts of my identity influence my experience in the world. As these identities are often invisible, I know the unique feeling of never quite fitting into the boxes provided. This greatly impacts my perspective on people and systems, allowing me to find comfort and liberation in embracing nuance. Paired with this awareness, I am continually motivated to learn about the nuances of marginalized communities so that I can ethically use my power and experience to create change. 

Currently, I am a LMFT Intern at Relationship Reality 312 where I mainly work with couples who have experienced infidelity and individuals with CPTSD. I am a graduate student at Purdue Northwest and anticipate graduating December 2024. I also work as an adjunct professor of psychology at Ivy Tech Community College where I teach undergraduate courses in Abnormal Psychology and Human Sexuality. Previously, I graduated from Texas A&M - Kingsville with a masters degree in Counseling Psychology and have worked as a therapist in a variety of settings including substance abuse, inpatient psychiatric care, and community health.

 

Email benge2@pnw.edu
Member Number 1465421
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Title Which Way Do You Swing?: The Intersection of Lindy Hop and Sex Therapy
Code 366
Type Poster Presentation
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Description This presentation explores how lindy hop, a partnered swing dance, can be utilized in both individuals' and couples' sex therapy treatment as an intervention to explore gender, sexuality, trust, physical touch, and somatics. Because swing is a partnered dance with two different roles ("lead" and "follow"), participants can explore how the physical mechanics of the dance differ according to which role they prefer. This presentation also includes original ethnographic, interview, and survey data detailing the role that gender, sexuality, and queerness play in lindy hop.
Objective Analyze the applicability of lindy hop as a sex therapy intervention. |Integrate research on lindy hop, somatics, and sex therapy interventions. |Demonstrate how lindy hop can be utilized as a treatment tool for both individual and relational cases. |
Prerequisite The lindy hop is an American dance born in Harlem in the late 1920s, later growing in popularity as a type of swing dance throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Originating in the Black American community in Harlem, lindy hop rose in popularity to the point that it is now widely considered the American folk dance. (Note: Throughout this presentation, I use the terms "swing dance" and "lindy hop" interchangeably. "Swing" refers to both the off-beat nature of the music as well as the momentum with which partners are swung around the dance floor.) There are two roles in a swing dancing partnership: the lead and the follow. The lead is historically the role enacted by men, while the follow is historically enacted by women. However, today's lindy hop community now refers to each role by its title, rather than "men" and "women," as it is encouraged to dance whatever role one prefers, regardless of gender. The lead's job is to initiate and suggest moves via physical cues on the follow's body, and it is the follow's job to feel these cues and follow through with the maneuver. As a result, dancing the lindy hop requires constant physical contact and trust in one another. Because of the gender-progressive nature of lindy hop, many people dance the role they feel aligns most with their identity. This is influenced by two factors: one may dance according to their gender identity (lead for masculinity, follow for feminity, or both someone between or outside the binary), or one might dance according to their sexual preferences of being dominant versus submissive (lead for dominance, follow for submissiveness, or both for switch). The physical mechanics of lindy hop are also more accessible for those who may be approaching it through the lens of sex therapy. Dancers make physical contact by holding hands and placing the other hand on one another's shoulders, while other styles of partnered dances tend to involve close-together torsos and the placement of hands on the waist or hips. As a result, lindy hop poses itself as an effective method of exploring both gender and sexuality in a generally non-sexual context. With all of this in mind, I propose that lindy hop be implemented as an intervention to explore physical touch, trust, communication, gender roles, and sexual preferences. Due to its relatively "unsexy" nature, lindy hop provides the perfect opportunity for both individuals and couples to explore physical touch, gender, sexuality, and intimacy in a controlled setting outside of an overtly sensual or sexual context. Additionally, the utilization of dance includes the added benefit of vagus nerve stimulation. Participants of lindy hop report feeling more secure in their bodies, more comfortable with physical touch, and more affirmed in their gender identity and sexuality. In combination with sex therapy, lindy hop provides an on-the-ground but still experimental means for clients to explore any of these topics as they relate to their treatment plans.
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-14 08:00:00
Endson 2024-06-14 09:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Parent Poster Session B - Counseling & Therapy
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Enduring Flag No
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Name E. Intimacy skills (e.g., social, emotional, sexual), intimate relationships, interpersonal relationships and family dynamics
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Firstname Sophie
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Lastname Tobin
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Sophie Tobin is a second-year Master's student in Adler University's Couple and Family Therapy Department. Currently in the midst of her clinical practicum at Sage Therapy Chicago, Sophie is also working toward completing her Certificate in Sex Therapy with plans to become an LMFT and CST. Sophie has a lifelong passion for all things related to sexuality and creative expression, and she hopes to continue exploring how to blend these interests together in the field of sex therapy. In her free time, she can be found crocheting, lindy hopping, and plotting new ways to combine her passions into academic endeavors. If you would like to contact Sophie, please email her at stobin@adler.edu. 

Email sophiaclairetobin@gmail.com
Member Number 1463461
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Title Sexuality and Disability Justice SIG Meeting
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Description The mission of the AASECT Disability Justice Special Interest Group is to center the lived experiences and needs of disabled people in sex education and sexual wellbeing discussions. We seek to improve the accessibility of sex education and sexual health for all disabled people by accomplishing the following aims: • Providing a forum for members to share knowledge about disability, sexuality, and disability justice organizing • Organizing for accessibility within sex education, counselor, and therapy spaces • Hosting continuing education opportunities to improve AASECT members' knowledge about disability and sexuality, as well as improving accessibility of their own practices CE Credit Special Interest Group participation does not count toward CE credit. Registration This is an AASECT members-only event. Registration is not required.
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Startson 2024-06-14 08:00:00
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Title Exhibit Hall
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Description Thank you to our 2024 Conference Exhibitors! Make sure to swing by each booth and check out the latest innovations, education, and products.
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Midway Foyer
Startson 2024-06-14 08:30:00
Endson 2024-06-14 16:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Activity AASECT 2024 Annual Conference
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Ceu Documents Required Flag False
Publicuse True
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Enduring Flag No
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Spacelimited False
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Title Registration: Badge Pick-up and Information
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Description Welcome, attendees! For a seamless badge pickup and onsite registration experience, Step 1: Please come to the registration area to print your badge containing your unique QR code that was emailed to you. Step 2: Grab your tote bag, which includes your lanyard, badge holder, and important conference information. Step 3: Don't forget to visit the badge swag station to customize your badge with ribbons and pronoun pins. Enjoy the conference!
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Location St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Room Grand Ballroom Foyer
Startson 2024-06-14 08:30:00
Endson 2024-06-14 16:00:00
Timezone America/Chicago
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Title General Plenary: Reclaiming Pleasure, Revolutionary Pleasure: Embodied Sexuality Healing As Social Change
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Description How can a pleasure-focused and Transformative Justice-based approach to our work as sexuality counselors and educators support people to reclaim embodied sovereignty? How can the fields of sex therapy and sex education embrace their singular potential not only for individual healing and edification, but social transformation as well? Join award-winning author and Adjunct Faculty at the Institute for the Study of Somatic Education Kai Cheng Thom for a powerful and inspiring conversation on the role of embodied sexuality healing as a mode of collective change. Kai Cheng brings her unique perspective as a former Couple & Family Therapist and currently practicing Sexological Bodyworker and Somatic Coach to this presentation, outlining anti-oppression, embodied transformation, and collective healing as the foundations of a revolutionary approach to sexuality coaching, counseling, and education. Participants will leave with new frameworks and techniques for anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, socially conscious practice, as well as key principles drawn from the field of Somatic Sex Education. Intended Audience: All Audiences
Objective Understand and discuss the integration of an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and social change-oriented approach to sex and intimacy counseling, coaching, and therapy.|Identify and explain the unique contributions of hands-on approaches to sexuality and intimacy healing to the field, their implications for transforming sex-negative social attitudes, and their potential ethical and legal risks.|Use 3 basic somatic techniques to support themselves, individuals, and groups to explore their felt sense of personal empowerment, sovereignty, and choice.|
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Room Grand Ballroom
Startson 2024-06-14 09:30:00
Endson 2024-06-14 11:00:00
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Kai Cheng Thom, Master of Social Work, MSc Couple & Family Therapy, is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator, Qualified Mediator, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Certified Professional Life Coach based in tkaronto/Toronto. She is the author of six award-winning books in various genres, including the Publishing Triangle Award-winning essay collection on Transformative Justice, I HOPE CHOOSE LOVE, the New York Times-featured picture book From the Stars In the Sky to the Fish in the Sea, and the recent Canadian bestseller Falling Back In Love With Being Human.

Kai Cheng's work as a noted practitioner and teacher of Somatic Sex Education, Sexological Bodywork, and Somatic Coaching focuses on the intersection of social justice, pleasure activism, and transformative approaches to healing conflict and harm. She maintains a private practice as a hands-on sex and intimacy coach with individuals, couples, and polycules, as well as a consultancy as a master facilitator and leadership coach with organizations across North America. She also teaches as Adjunct Faculty at the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education and Faculty at The Embody Lab, having trained hundreds of practitioners in body-based, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive approaches to individual and social change.

Email kaichengthom@gmail.com
Member Number 1475670
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Title Advancing Inclusion of Transgender and Gender Diverse Identities in Clinical Education
Code 230
Type Dialogue Panel Presentation
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Description The panel presentation will describe the creation and utilization of an accessible and engaging resource written with clinical educators and transgender advocates, called Advancing Inclusion of Transgender and Gender Diverse Identities in Clinical Education: A Toolkit for Clinical Educators. The panel will include the authors discussing the best practices, application of best practices to interprofessional clinical education, and lessons learned together as co-educators. Intended Audience: Educators, Counselors, Therapists, Supervisors
Objective At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to utilize the toolkit for use in their educational settings.| | |
Prerequisite To guide clinical educators, we created an accessible and engaging resource written with transgender advocates, called Advancing Inclusion of Transgender and Gender Diverse Identities in Clinical Education: A Toolkit for Clinical Educators. The toolkit facilitates a critical inquiry for educators regarding their approach to teaching about sex, gender, the historical and sociopolitical context of