Margaret Nichols, PhD, and Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
Leading Edge Seminars
Suzanne Iasenza will moderate this 4-part Speaking of Sex series. In addition to hosting her own webinar on Integrating Sex Therapy into Couple Therapy, Suzanne will also moderate sessions in this series by Margaret Nichols, Michael Bader and Kathryn Hall.
Register for 1 webinar or the entire series. Register for 4 for the price of 3.
Can’t Attend Live? These webinars will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.
Part 2: Working With Sex, Gender, And Relationship Diverse Clients
Led by Margaret Nichols, PhD, and Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
Live Broadcast Dates: Friday, October 15, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm ET
This is part of the Speaking of Sex series.
LGBTQ+ has become one of today’s most popular acronyms. The latest Gallup Poll finds that 5.6% of Americans overall—including one in six Gen Z people—identify as LGBT. Furthermore, 4% of adults are in open relationships engaging in consensual non-monogamy. And nearly half of adults are involved in some form of ‘kinky’ sex (BDSM) with many more fantasizing about it. In addition, 1% of the population identifies as ‘asexual’.
The typical graduate school experience may touch upon lesbian and gay people, but other ‘non-normative’ populations are rarely discussed. Nor are they framed in pathologizing terms.
In this workshop, we assume that sex/gender/relationship diversity is normal. You will learn about all types of LGBTQ+ clients and how their sexuality and relationship styles differ from heteronormative standards. We will discuss how these different populations came to be viewed as part of the LGBTQ+ community and what they have in common.
After this webinar, you will understand how to approach LGBTQ+ clients respectfully, how to help them, how to find resources, and when to refer to someone with more expertise. You will leave with expanded knowledge about populations that grad school didn’t prepare you for!
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About the Presenters:
Margaret Nichols, PhD, is a psychologist, AASECT certified sex therapy supervisor, WPATH certified GEI provider, and founder and first Executive Director of the Institute for Personal Growth, a psychotherapy organization in New Jersey specializing in sex therapy and other clinical work with the sex, relationship and gender diverse community. She is the author of The Modern Clinician’s Guide to Working with LGBTQ+ Clients: The Inclusive Psychotherapist . Dr. Nichols is an international speaker on LGBTQ issues and author of many articles and papers on LGBTQ sexuality, transgender youth, and kink and consensual nonmonogamy. She is the co-director of the Modern Sex Therapy Institute’s certification program in transgender affirmative mental health care, and currently works independently through Nichols Counseling and Psychotherapy in Jersey City, NJ.
Suzanne Iasenza, PhD is on the faculties of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) in New York, the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and the Adelphi University Derner Institute’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She also teaches at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Family Institute of Westchester. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York. Her latest book, Transforming Sexual Narratives: A Relational Approach to Sex Therapy was published by Routledge.