The Sexuality Speaker Series (SSS) is organized and produced by Michael Aaron, PhD, LCSW, CST and Dulcinea Pitagora, MA, LMSW, MEd, CST to provide a New York City arena for clinical and educational discourse around sexuality.
SSS is a forum designed to disseminate information in a respectful, sex positive, and affirmative manner. The speakers are experts and professionals currently working clinically, teaching and conducting seminars, and/or conducting much needed research on a wide variety of aspects of sexuality, with a specific focus on areas that are otherwise poorly understood or rarely discussed in other venues.
The courses are held at New York Mind Body, 25 W 45th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, New York, NY, 10036. Seating is limited, so they are likely to sell out early. If the course you’re interested in is sold out, videos will be available for purchase and online streaming at the end of the season.
SSS Primary Goal: Clinicians and educators in attendance will increase their cultural competency in a variety of sexual practices and lifestyles to ensure respectful and effective treatment of clients.
To increase knowledge and understanding in a broad spectrum of aspects of sexuality that are typically poorly understood, rarely discussed or inadequately researched.
To become familiar with common fallacies regarding sexuality, including alternative sexualities, and identify how these might relate to personal biases.
To apply areas of new knowledge into existing areas of practice.
To create a strong community of culturally competent providers of mental health support and education.
*PROGRAM APPROVED: The Sexuality Speaker Series has been approved by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as a continuing education provider (# 0314) for licensed social workers. Each course is approved for 1.5 NYS SW CE credits.
*PROGRAM APPROVED: This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1.5 AASECT CE Credits [per course]. These CE Credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.