The Black Woman and Sexuality: Cultural Humility in Practice


Tuesday, March 15, 2022

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 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*

In other jurisdictions, please confirm the acceptance of APA credits with your licensing board


Workshop Description:

In this presentation, we look at the sexuality of black women and the myths and archetypes that mislead and misrepresent them. We discuss how the United States’ historical, social, and political systems may have shaped and propagated misconception, misinformation, and misrepresentation of the sexuality and sexual expression of black women in the sex therapy field. We explore the importance of lifelong learning, institutional accountability, and dismantling power structures when serving this community. Through liberation theory, critical race theory, and critical social theory, we discuss stigmatic barriers, myths, and covert/unseen biases that arise in clinical practice. We identify modalities and techniques for effective practice. We list thought leaders and current educators in the field for clinical skill acquisition and lifelong learning. This is a workshop that encourages introspective and curious exploration of self.  


Level of Difficulty: Intermediate


Learning Objectives:

By attending this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  1. List the three components of cultural humility.
  2. Identify three modalities and techniques for practice with black woman and sexuality.
  3. Discuss three theories that challenge the stigma that impact practice with black women.



Hook, J.N., Davis, D., Owen, J., Deblaere, C. (2017). Cultural humility: Engaging diverse identities in therapy. APA.

Martin-Baro, I. (1996). Writings for liberation psychology. Harvard University Print. 

Afuape, T. (2011). Power, resistance, and liberation in therapy survivors of trauma: To have our hearts broken. Routledge.

Holmes, C.M. (2016). “The colonial roots of the racial fetishization of black women,” Black & Gold (2), 1, 1-11. 

Benard, A.A.F. (2016). Colonizing black female bodies within patriarchal capitalism: Feminist and human rights perspective, Sexualization, Media, & Society, 1-11.


About the Presenter:

Ruby Bouie Johnson, LCSW, LCDC (she/her) 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 ( 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, and email,

Ms. Johnson has presented, including keynote, at several national and international conferences such as Association of Black Sexologist and Counselors, American Association of Sexologists, Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Loving More (Philadelphia and Denver), ABSC Spring Roundtable Series, Southwest Love Fest, Black Poly Pride, Creating Change, and others. Most recently, Ms. Johnson is facilitating a workshop for sex therapists at Society for Sex Therapy and Research on Black Woman and Sexuality: Cultural Humility in Practice.

Her perspective and voice regarding CNM and sexuality has been sought on radio shows, blogs, podcasts, and magazines such as Playboy Magazine, Areva Martin’s Special Report, Vice, Cosmopolitan, Therapy for Black Girls, and Women’s Health. She was a former contributor for the Huffington Post. Ms. Johnson was the Guest Editor for Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships for a special edition on polyamory and other relationship constellations. She has two upcoming chapters, Liberation Theory and Psychotherapy with CNM Relationships, for two academic books on consensually nonmonogamous relationships. Currently, Ms. Johnson is on the Board of Directors for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and Hopeful Solutions. She participated on the Division 44 taskforce committee that formulated the guidelines for best clinical practice Kink/BDSM and consensual nonmonogamy for the American Psychological Association. Upcoming, Justin Clardy PhD and Ms. Johnson, are co-guest editors for a special edition on Black Family and Polyamory for the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships.


Workshop Details:

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 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

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Event Details

Date: March 15, 2022

Start time: 01:00 p.m. EST

End time: 04:00 p.m. EST

Venue: Online via Zoom Videoconferencing


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