SSS 2017-18 Season Call for Proposals

We are pleased to announce that the CFP for the 2017-18 SSS season is now open!  The 2017-18 season will start in September 2017, and will run monthly through March 2018. We are accepting submissions now through June 1, 2017.

We are seeking experts to speak on all aspects of sexuality. It is important to note that we are looking for innovative, challenging, outside-the-box concepts. For example, the workshops that sold out last year were An Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) Approach to Problematic Sexual BehaviorThe Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics in Treating Sexual Dysfunction and Trauma, and The Psychobiology of Pain in BDSM Contexts. The more distinctive, cutting edge, and unusual your subject matter is, the more likely you will be selected!

Talks are 90 minutes, though we ask that you allow 15 minutes at the end for Q&A. The conference room has a maximum capacity of 20, and is an intimate venue for deep dives into complex subjects and collegial discussion. Because workshops are small and the talks are held on weekday afternoons, it is ideal for people who are based in the tri-state region. We are filming the talks and will provide videos for sale from our website after the season is over, thus providing a larger platform and profit-sharing opportunities for speakers. Both in-person attendees and online viewers will receive 1.5 NYS SW and/or AASECT CEs.

If you would like to present an SSS talk, please submit your proposal by June 1, 2017 using the form below. We will notify selected speakers by June 15, 2017.


Please use the following example of learning objectives to format yours, using words such as define, identify, discuss, illustrate, explain, compare, evaluate, apply, analyze to describe specific and measurable behaviors and concepts.

At the conclusion of this event, participants will be able to:

  • Define edge play and identify different types of psychological edge play.
  • Identify several frameworks in understanding the intersection between psychology and sexuality.
  • Discuss different ways that psychological edge play can be experienced as healing and empowering.