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Workshop: Sex Across the Rainbow: Increasing clinical competency in sexual health discussions with clients.

  • 04/05/2019
  • 04/06/2019
  • 2 sessions
  • 04/05/2019, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (MDT)
  • 04/06/2019, 8:30 AM 5:00 PM (MDT)
  • U of U: Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex (SAEC), 1721 Campus Center Drive, Room 1151
  • 37


  • Early Bird registration for LGBTQ Guild Members only. Early Bird pricing ENDS March 3rd. Non-member price is $235.
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  • Registration fee for Guild members after the Early Bird discount. Membership in the Guild starts at $25. Non Guild members pay $280.
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Sex Across the Rainbow:

Increasing clinical competency in sexual health discussions with clients.

This two session workshop will provide an overview of ethical and clinically competent attention to sexual health concerns for clinicians who are not certified as sex therapists or counselors. Topics will include fluency in the language of sexual health; therapist self-awareness, expanding comfort, understanding limits, and knowing when to refer; physiological and medical overview of sexual functioning across sexual and gender spectrums; problematic sexual behavior; current conceptualizations and research; pornography, erotic material, and BDSM.

The fee includes both sessions and the working lunch.  Presenters would like participants to attend all sessions.

About This Workshop

Friday session:

  • Didactic and process-oriented, structured group experience to explore attendees’ attitudes and values related to sexuality, and to understand how these values might affect their clinical work. Explicit erotic and pornographic materials will be presented.

Saturday session:

  • Therapist competence, ethics of attending to sexual health concerns with clients
  • Anatomy, physiology, & sexual response, including Trans sexual functioning
  • Pleasure as a foundation in sexual health dialogues
  • Out of control sexual behavior
  • Non-consensual sexual behavior
  • Current laws relating to sexual behaviors

       Working lunch, further questions, and processing; relating to Friday’s session


  • Braxton Dutson, LCSW, CST – Private Practice, The Healing Group
  • Mary Fisher, CMHC – Private Practice; Psychotherapy & Sex Therapy
  • Meg Martinez-Dettamanti, LACMHC, CSAT-C -  Assistant Clinical Director, The Global Prevention Project at Namaste Center for Healing
  • Nicole Mihalopoulos, MD, MPH – Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, U of U School of Medicine, Trans health care
  • Kara Posner, CMHC – Private Practice, member of the Guild leadership
  • Jordan Rullo, PhD., ABPP, CST – Private Practice, Aspen Grove Counseling; Adjunct Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at U of U

Who should attend this workshop? Licensed mental health professionals, students in clinical training, and non-professional helping advocates in service agencies. Click for printable flyer.

The registration fee for this workshop is not included as free for Guild members. However, Guild members are eligible for discounted registration. 

11 CEUs approved by UPA & AASECT, pending from NASW
Friday Evening Session = 3 ethics CEU’s

Saturday Session = 7 ethics CEU’s
Saturday Working Lunch Session = 1 CEU

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