What About Gay Men?


Michael Giordano discusses sexual decision-making, consequences, and the core principles of sexual health for working with gay men.  Recorded lecture at the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute. 2 CEs (asynchronous)


Hook Ups, PreP, GrindR, and Other Important Info Therapists Need to Know

Taught by:  Michael Giordano

Designed for: Therapists, counselors, mental health practitioners

Course includes: A two-part recorded webinar.

2 AASECT CEs available in these Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs): 

Sex Education: D

Sex Therapy: C

ISTI CSCT knowledge categories: 1b, 1c, 1d

Participants will learn what constitutes clinical competency with gay men. We will review sexual decision-making and its consequences in the age of Grindr and PreP. Instructor Michael Giordano will discuss hook up apps, PreP, and review case studies/scenarios where these issues are either problematic, helpful or both. This class will explore reactions to these scenarios and review/educate terminology/language gay men use. Participants will explore the core of principles of sexual health for guidance in their work with gay men. The first hour of the session will focus on information; the second hour will focus on case studies.

In this course:

  • Participants will be able to articulate what PrEP & TasP are and the benefits of each.
  • Participants will be able to describe how internal biases around gay/queer men’s sexual expression can be identified and challenged.


Meet your instructor:

Based in Washington, DC, Michael Giordano has been a Clinical Social Worker since 1999. He earned his MSW from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and worked in small non-profits before entering private practice in 2007. His main interests are gender identity, trauma, and sex therapy. In his free time, Mike is a harried dad and an avid yogi. www.WhatIHearYouSaying.com     Mike.Giordano.MSW@gmail.com



**This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2 CE credits – asynchronous. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org or go to www.AASECT.org.  Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information on courses they accept for CEs.