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Trans-Centered Sex Therapy : A Live Online Workshop with Dr. Damon Constantinides

Date and time

Tue Dec 06 2022

Description
<div>Trans-Centered Sex Therapy : A Live Online Workshop with Dr. Damon Constantinides</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p><strong>IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION</strong></p><ul><li>This workshop is being hosted live online only and will not be recorded to maintain the privacy of all attendees. </li><li>Instructions on how to join will be emailed to registrants shortly before the workshop start date. </li></ul><p></p><p><strong>ACCESSIBILITY</strong></p><p>If you need to request accessibility accommodations, please email publicprograms@ciis.edu at least one week prior to the event. For more information, <a href="https://www.ciis.edu/public-programs/accessibility" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">explore our Accessibility web page</a>. </p><p></p><p><strong>CONTINUING EDUCATION</strong></p><p>This workshop is designed as additional training for counseling professionals and educators working within the sexuality field. CIIS is an organizational provider for AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) and this course is aligned with AASECT’s core knowledge areas and is approved for sex therapy certification. </p><p> This workshop meets the requirements for six Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with AASECT. CEUs will be issued via email upon completion of the workshop and may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal. If you have any questions about CEUs, please contact us at publicprograms@ciis.edu. </p><p></p><p><strong>EVENT DESCRIPTION</strong></p><p>Sex and gender are powerful concepts that shape how we each navigate the world. For trans and non-binary folx this intersection has the potential for great pain and exploitation, but also great pleasure and exploration. This liminal space—when nourished outside of cis-sexist culture—creates opportunities to explore, build, and create new ways of being and understanding. </p><p></p><p>Join sex therapist, trainer, and author Dr. Constantinides for a workshop on trans-centered sex therapy. This workshop provides context for sex therapy that moves away from pathologizing models, empowers and uplifts clients, and centers trans people. </p><p></p><p>In this workshop participants explore the possibilities of trans and pleasure-centered sex therapy from narrative, relational, and social justice frameworks that uses principles for working with erotically marginalized clients. Through lecture, small group work, reflection exercises, and case examples participants dig deeply into their own sexual and gender narratives and leave with ways that these concepts can be applied in their personal lives as well as in their professional work with transgender and non-binary clients. </p><p> </p><p>This workshop is suited for anyone interested in better understanding trans and pleasure-centered sex therapy for themselves and for their healing work both as a practitioner, therapist, counselor or healer. The teachings in this workshop are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients. </p><p></p><p><strong>Damon Constantinides</strong>, PhD, LCSW (he/him) is a Clinical Social Worker, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and Trainer living and working on Leni-Lenape land (Philadelphia, PA). He provides individual, relationship, and sex therapy through his private practice where he works primarily with queer and transgender clients. Dr. Constantinides is co-author of <em>Sex Therapy with Erotically Marginalized Clients: Nine Principles of Clinical Support</em> and is a trainer for the post-graduate certificate program <em>Affirming Therapy for Transgender Communities</em> through Widener University. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels and presented at regional and national conferences including the AASECT conference, Trans-Wellness Conference, Smith College of Social Work, Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality Conference, Gender Conference East, and Modern Sex Therapy. </p><p></p><p>Dr. Constantinides is a queer, white, trans man and parent who works from a social justice frame and his approach is influenced by intersectionality, transfeminism, relational, narrative, and trauma informed therapies. Trained as both a clinical social worker and a sexuality educator, Dr. Constantinides also provides supervision groups, consultation, and training to other mental health care providers about working with erotically marginalized clients including queer, trans, non-binary, polyamorous and kink communities. He is especially interested in supporting trans and non-binary clinicians. </p><p></p><p>Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:</p><ul><li> Participants will be able to define cissexism. </li><li>Participants will apply use of self to their practice of sex therapy. </li><li>Participants will explore their own relationship to desirability and desire-ability when working with trans and non-binary client. </li><li>Participants will be able to define trans-centered sex therapy. </li><li>Participants will clarify their own stance of ethical curiosity. </li><li>Participants will be able to name three clinical interventions that they can use with their own clients. </li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals </strong></p><p><em>This workshop is designed as additional training for counseling professionals and educators working within the sexuality field. CIIS is an organizational provider for AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) and this course is aligned with AASECT’s core knowledge areas and is approved for sex therapy certification. </em></p><p><em>This workshop meets the requirements for six Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with AASECT. CEUs will be issued via email upon completion of the workshop and may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal. If you have any questions about CEU’s, please contact us at publicprograms@ciis.edu </em></p></div></div>

Location

Online Event