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February 16, 2024

First Webinar of 2024 ACSSW Series on Sex Positivity & Pleasure Advocacy


Sex Positive, Neuro-affirming Counseling

Friday, February 16th, 202

8:00AM-10:00AM PDT / 10:00AM-12:00PM CST / 11:00AM-1:00PM EST

Everybody deserves to experience a healthy, satisfying sex life, if they choose to do so. Many times, marginalized groups (i.e., neurodivergent, disabled), are 'desexualized' through mainstream media sources that promote dominant societal standards and norms (Brooks, 2018). This presentation provides an overview of the intersecting lived experiences occurring in domains of neurodivergence and disability in relation to sexual practices that fall into the erotically marginalized category (Constantinides, Sennott, & Chandler, 2019; Gunning et al., 2023; Jackson-Perry, 2020; Parchomiuk, 2019). 

The neurodiversity paradigm (Walker, 2021) and sex positive models focus on aspects of 'difference' as 'diversity', rather than 'deviance' or 'deficit'. The presenter addresses common issues that arise within this population and ways that a sex positive approach can help transform trauma. Models of conceptualization, ranging from the deficit perspective (Dinishak, 2016) to sex positivity (Burnes, Singh, & Witherspoon, 2017) are presented in detail to represent the historical roots of where we have been, where we are now, and where we want to be as clinicians in regard to awareness, representation, and training to best support the needs of this population.

Our Presenter...

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Robyn Flores, LMFT, LPC, NCC, ACS  (she/her) is a doctoral candidate in the dissertation phase, working toward a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, AAMFT supervisor candidate, licensed professional counselor, and approved clinical supervisor. Most of her clients have identities at the intersection of neurodivergence and sexual minoritization. Robyn is also an adjunct professor who teaches human sexuality and will be assisting with a post-doc neuroanatomy certification program once she earns her degree. Robyn is neurodivergent and embraces what Walker (2021) calls a Kinetic Cognitive Style (affirming term for ADHD).

This webinar is offered at $10 to ACSSW Members. 

 

This program has been approved for APA, CA BBS, IL IDFPR, NBCC, and AASECT.  

The Office of Continuing Education at The Chicago School is now a Continuing Education Provider for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

The registration for this program can be found here: 

Zoom Link: https://tcsedsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvf-GuqzgrG9ZB9UxEI_dvaW9IP7ItLGWU


This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 2.0 CEs for Psychologists, 2.0 IL CEUS for Counselors and Social Workers, 2.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSWs, and LMFTs, or 2.0 AASECT CEs for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.

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