Each week the CSPH highlights an upcoming workshop, conference, and other continuing education opportunity pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring the 5th Annual Alternative Sexualities Conference: “De-Pathologizing Alternative Sexualities!”
Who: The Community Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS) and the Projects Advancing Sexual Diversity (PASD)
What: 5th Annual Alternative Sexualities Conference: “De-Pathologizing Alternative Sexualities”
Where: Adler School of Psychology; Chicago, IL
When: May 24th, 2012
Why: The day-long conference will include lectures, panels, roundtable discussions, and poster presentations. At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to: discern and distinguish emotional and sexual abuse from BDSM sexuality. Identify three of the most likely issues or concerns around BDSM sexuality in counseling interactions. Identify three of the most likely issues or concerns around polyamory in counseling interactions. Identify at least two resources for learning more about BDSM sexuality or polyamory. Articulate the issues with DSM diagnosis of BDSM sexuality as a paraphilia.Identify conceptualizations of BDSM sexuality in classic clinical literature. Finally, participants will be able to identify some of the current research needs and current studies on polyamory and BDSM sexuality.