Lecture Series Presenters

Lecture Series Presenters​

Meet our 2021-2022 Lecture Series Presenters

The Colonization of Sexuality

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | 3 CE Credits
Meets AASECT Requirements
Part of Racial Equity in Therapy Initiative

Anne Mauro, LMFT, DHS, CST, CSE (she/her)

Anne Mauro is a Licensed Couples and Family therapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator. She earned her M.A. from Antioch University Seattle (AUS) and a Doctorate of Human Sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Her private practice, Mending Connections, in Tacoma, Washington, specializes in couples counseling and sex therapy. Anne serves as adjunct faculty at AUS, where she created and taught a course titled Colonization and Sex for the Sexuality Certificate Program. Additionally, Anne works in the Couples and Family Therapy program providing clinical supervision to graduate student interns. In partnership with a colleague, Anne is an American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) continuing education (CEU) provider. Through this venture, Anne co-created the Beyond Settler Sex Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR). She also serves on the AASECT award committee and the AASECT ethics committee. Her first publication, More Than Ebony and Ivory: Complexities of sex therapy with interracial couples, can be found in An Intersectional Approach to Sex Therapy: Centering the lives of indigenous, racialized, and people of color.

Sex Beyond Binaries: Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | 3 CE Credits
Meets AASECT Requirements

Lucie Fielding, MA, PhD (she/they)

Lucie Fielding is a white, queer, non-binary trans femme, and a Resident in Counseling, practicing in Charlottesville, VA. She received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2018). Lucie also holds a PhD in French from Northwestern University (2008), where she specialized in eighteenth-century literature, histories of sexualities, and erotic literature. Their background in literature and history attunes them to the many ways that image, metaphor, and cultural scripts shape and inform the narratives we carry with us as we move through the world as well as how these narratives inscribe themselves on our bodies. She is the author of Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments (Routledge, May 2021).

Discussing Help Seeking Behaviors of African American Men Who Have Experienced Sexual Trauma

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | 3 CE Credits
Meets AASECT Requirements
Part of CFR’s Racial Equity in Therapy Initiative

Vincent G. Walford, PhD, MPH (he/him)

Dr. Vincent Walford completed his undergraduate studies at Baylor University and obtained a Master’s in Public Health from Morehouse School of Medicine, with a specialty in Health Education and Health Promotion. He pursued and completed his doctoral training in Counseling Psychology from Howard University and completed his clinical internship with the University of Houston Counseling Center. From there, he completed a post-doctoral Trauma Fellowship at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.  Currently, he is a staff Psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Black Woman and Sexuality: Cultural Humility in Practice

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | 3 CE Credits
Meets AASECT Requirements
Part of CFR’s Racial Equity in Therapy Initiative

Ruby Bouie Johnson, LCSW, LCDC​ (she/her)

Ruby Bouie Johnson is a sex therapist in private practice in Plano, Texas. Her areas of specialty are open/polyamorous partnerships/families, Kink/BDSM, desire discrepancy, and multicultural relationships. She is the founder and CEO for PolyDallas Millennium© LLC (www.polydallasmillennium.com) which is an annual symposium that centers BIPOC and consensual nonmonogamous (CNM) voices and experiences. Ms. Johnson is a speaker, writer, and therapist who has several publications and interviews in many media outlets discussing BIPOC experiences with BDSM/Kink and CNM relationships. She can be found on her website, www.inamorata.me and email, rubyjohnnsonlcsw@gmail.com.

Self-Led Sexuality: An IFS Inspired Approach to Healing, Pleasure, and Empowerment

Patricia Rich, LCSW, CST-S (she/her)
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | 3 CE Credits
Meets AASECT Requirements

Patricia Rich, LCSW, CST-S (she/her)

Patricia Rich is a Certified IFS Therapist and Approved Consultant and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor. She fell in love with IFS in 2011 and has since completed Level 3, served as a Program Assistant, offered IFS workshops internationally and taught for the IFS Institute Online Continuity Program. She is creating an innovative model for Self-Led Sexuality based in IFS and offers training and consultation to mental health and sexuality professionals. She founded The Relating Well Center, LLC, a relationship and sexuality focused private practice in the Philadelphia area. She can be reached at prich@relatingwellcenter.com.

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