Sex Beyond Binaries: Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments

$81.00$106.00

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

1:00 pm – 4:00pm EST

Location: Online via Zoom Videoconferencing

 

Registrants will receive the Zoom link to attend the workshop 1-2 days prior to the event date.

Council for Relationships is continuing to offer professional development workshops. All of our workshops will be held online until further notice. Earn CE credits from home.

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3 CE Credits Available for Psychologists, PA/NJ/DE LPCs and LMFTs, PA/DE Social Workers, and CSTs*

 

Workshop Description:

All of us grow up with toxic narratives of how our bodies are “supposed to” function and how we “should” experience pleasure, but for trans and non-binary folx these narratives pose particular problems, as they prematurely foreclose the stunning erotic possibility of trans sexualities and designate potential pathways of exploration un-safe or off-limits. And when conversations are foreclosed, we unwittingly replicate oppressive structures and become tools of social control. Unfortunately, few therapists are trained to help trans and non-binary folx navigate pleasure-positive sexuality, and the therapeutic relationship is frequently marked by imaginative failures concerning our erotic lives. This workshop proposes a model of sitting with trans and non-binary clients and hosting “intimate justice”-centered explorations of sexualities and erotic embodiment.

 

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced

Target Audience: Sex and relationship therapists and counselors; Gender therapists

 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and implement the somatic and ethical concepts of “coming into (com)passionate relationship with the embodied sexual self” and “ethical curiosity,” and “erotic privilege” in clinical practice with trans and non-binary clients.
  2. Apply at least three (3) techniques or interventions presented in this workshop to one’s practice as demonstrated by a small group discussion about application of principles.
  3. Demonstrate an increased level of comfort and confidence in addressing sexual health concerns with trans, non-binary, and gender expansive folx within clinical settings.

 

References:

Bauer, Greta R., and Rebecca Hammond. “Toward a Broader Conceptualization of Trans Women’s Sexual Health.” The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 24, no. 1 (April 2015): 1–11. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjhs.24.1-CO1.

Blair, Karen L., and Rhea Ashley Hoskin. “Transgender Exclusion from the World of Dating: Patterns of Acceptance and Rejection of Hypothetical Trans Dating Partners as a Function of Sexual and Gender Identity.” Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, May 31, 2018, 026540751877913. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407518779139.

Davy, Zowie, and Eliza Steinbock. “‘Sexing Up’ Bodily Aesthetics: Notes towards Theorizing Trans Sexuality.” In Sexualities: Past Reflections, Future Directions, 266–285. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Fahs, Breanne, and Sara I. McClelland. “When Sex and Power Collide: An Argument for Critical Sexuality Studies.” The Journal of Sex Research 53, no. 4–5 (May 3, 2016): 392–416. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2016.1152454.

Hale, C. Jacob. “Leatherdyke Boys and Their Daddies: How to Have Sex without Women or Men.” Social Text, no. 52/53 (1997): 223. https://doi.org/10.2307/466741.

Hoskin, Rhea Ashley, and Allison Taylor. “Femme Resistance: The Fem(me)inine Art of Failure.” Psychology & Sexuality 10, no. 4 (October 2, 2019): 281–300. https://doi.org/10.1080/19419899.2019.1615538.

Jacobs, Laura A. “Hormones and Handcuffs: The Intersection of Transgender Identities, BDSM, and Polyamory.” In Sex, Sexuality, and Trans Identities: Clinical Guidance for Psychotherapists and Counselors, edited by Jan C. Niemira, Gary J. Jacobson, and Karalyn J. Violeta, 91–108. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020.

Langdridge, Darren. “Are You Angry or Are You Heterosexual? A Queer Critique of Lesbian and Gay Models of Identity Development.” In Feeling Queer or Queer Feelings?: Radical Approaches to Counselling Sex, Sexualities and Genders, edited by Lyndsey Moon, 23–35. New York, NY: Routledge, 2008.

Latham, J.R. “Axiomatic: Constituting ‘Transexuality’ and Trans Sexualities in Medicine.” Sexualities 22, no. 1–2 (February 2019): 13–30. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363460717740258.

Marvin, Amy. “Transsexuality, the Curio, and the Transgender Tipping Point.” In Curiosity Studies: Toward a New Ecology of Knowledge, edited by Perry Zurn and Arjun Shankar, 188–206. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2020.

McClelland, Sara I. “Intimate Justice: A Critical Analysis of Sexual Satisfaction.” Social and Personality Psychology Compass 4, no. 9 (September 2, 2010): 663–680. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-9004.2010.00293.x.

Rubin, Gayle S. “Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality.” In Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader, 143–178. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1215/9780822394068.

Schulz, Sarah L. “The Informed Consent Model of Transgender Care: An Alternative to the Diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria.” Journal of Humanistic Psychology 58, no. 1 (January 2018): 72–92. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022167817745217.

Stone, Sandy. “The ‘Empire’ Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto.” Camera Obscura 10, no. 2 (May 1992): 150–176.

Stryker, Susan. “Dungeon Intimacies: The Poetics of Transsexual Sadomasochism.” Parallax 14, no. 1 (2008): 36–47.

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About the Presenter:

Lucie Fielding, MA, PhD (she/they) 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).

 

 

Workshop Details:

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

1:00 pm – 4:00pm EST

Council for Relationships

Location: Online via Zoom Videoconferencing

Registrants will receive the Zoom link to attend the workshop 1-2 days prior to the event date.

 

3 CE Credits Available for Psychologists, PA/NJ/DE LPCs and LMFTs, PA/DE Social Workers, and CSTs*

Council for Relationships is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Council for Relationships maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The following entities accept continuing education credits provided by APA-approved sponsors: the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors; the New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Examiners; the Delaware State Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals; the Delaware State Board of Social Work Examiners.

*This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee ASSECT certification. For further information about certification, please contact info@aasect.org.

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Event Details

Date: February 08, 2022

Start time: 01:00 p.m. EST

End time: 04:00 p.m. EST

Venue: Online via Zoom Videoconferencing

Email: abronstein@councilforrelationships.org

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