The symposium's content is relevant and informational for all members of the community including new persons to polyamory; those whom are questioning non-monogamy or polyamory; and those who are experienced with non-monogamy or polyamoray who would like new skills and/or new connections.
Clinicians, Therapists, Social Workers, Child Protective Services Personell, Police Officers, Lawyers, Teachers!
All are welcome to Educate, Network, and Learn!
The symposium costs includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. The event provides opportunities to participate in a panel discussion with an attorney, therapist who specializes in KINK/BDSM/Polycules, and Same Gender Loving Polyamory. The topics include relationship structures, negotiating contracts/opening up, history, politics, communication, resources, disclosure, sexuality, gender identity/expression, jealousy, conflict, and more.
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
Approval Pending for 7 Contuing Education Hours [CE]
Feminist, Author, Educator, Activist
Author of Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships
www.puckerup.com and www.OpeningUp.net
The Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians is an interdisciplinary professional organization dedicated to improving the sexual expression and lives of persons of African descent.The organization was formed out of a need to formally address the intersection of race and sexuality through research, clinical practice, and social discourse.The organization is comprised of sociologists, social workers, psychologists, professional counselors, mental health practitioners and coaches, clergy members, marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students in various relevant professional disciplines.
Co - Sponsored By:
Realistic Expectations PLLC Inamorata LLC
Vantage Point Counseling Services
This program is approved for continuing education units for:
Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners # 6759
Texas State Board of Professional Counselors # 2291
Accepted continuing education units for Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program
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Shawn Chrisman MS, LPC, Doctoral Candidate is currently practicing Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. He received his clinical education and training with a Masters in Counseling from Southern Methodist University, and is currently working towards his doctorate degree in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Shawn works with individuals and couples on sexuality related issues, including addressing intimacy, sexual identity, gender dysphoria, sexual dysfunctions and other concerns. Shawn identifies as a kink-aware therapist and works with couples enjoying diverse relationship structures, such as open or polyamorous relationships. Shawn has also presented workshops for professionals at local and national conferences and universities.
Ruby B Johnson LMSW, LCDC, SAP, CSAT Candidate received her Bachelors of Social Work in 2003 from Texas Women's University and her Masters of Social Work in 2005 from the University of Texas at Arlington. Since 2003, Ruby has been a direct clinical practitioner, community and professional development educator, and graduate and undergraduate adjunct professor. In private practice, her areas of expertise are substance use disorders, sex addiction, intimacy and love addiction, multicultural families and couples, SOGIE, polyamorous/non monogamous partnerships/constellations, and Kink/BDSM. Ruby Johnson provides therapeutic support, care, and intervention with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender variant/non-binary, queer, and same gender loving communities.
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