I will be presenting a special pre-conference workshop on sex and couples therapy before the CatalystCon East sexuality conference in Arlington, VA this March.
The workshop “Sex and Couples Therapy: Interventions for Sexual Pathology, Infidelity and Divorce” will take place Friday, March 15 at 1:00pm in the Crystal City Marriott at Regan Airport. CatalystCon East will officially begin Friday evening, with an Opening Reception at 6:00pm and Opening Keynote Plenary Address at 8:45pm.
Worth four CEUs, but open to professionals and non-professionals alike, this workshop will present therapeutic treatment interventions for pathological betrayals in sexual relationships including dilemmas of desire, monogamy and even divorce. The workshop will help participants shift into a new vision for their own work, for the therapeutic relationship, and for “a new future for monogamy”.
“The biggest dilemma in our society today is not bipartisanship in our US government but our own struggle with relationships at home. Most couples today face challenges in their marriages and committed partnerships that leave them feeling stuck, miserable and hopeless.
“More than ever couples are at risk for infidelity and divorce– let’s face it, it’s easier than ever to cheat – more than half of all couples do it, according to some studies. And now, fewer couples are married in the US than ever before. When asked, most couples think marriage itself is becoming ‘obsolete.’ And yet there is another way.
“Passion and aliveness is our birthright. We all want it, we all look for it. And we would like to have it with someone special. And I am here to tell you that it is possible. There is a new monogamy.”
For more information on this special pre-con workshop, visit: catalystcon.com/schedule-east/pre-con-east/#CEtherapy.
Tickets to this program must be purchased separately from the general CatalystCon registration (both available at catalystcon.com/register).
Created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality, CatalystCon East takes place March 15-17, 2013 at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport in DC- adjacent Arlington, Virginia.
I will also be presenting a session at the conference on Saturday March 16, entitled “Healing and Monogamy”. Other sessions planned for the event include a look at Los Angeles’ controversial Measure B, which mandated the use of condoms in adult video production; a lesson on toxic toys; a discussion of sexuality for senior citizens; an explanation of California’s Proposition 35, which stigmatizes sex workers as “sex offenders” in attempt to fight against human trafficking; an informative session on helping educators effectively teach sexual topics and more. The full list of sessions may be found at catalystcon.com/sessions-east.
More than 70 speakers are scheduled to speak, including sex educators, experts, authors, academics and activists such as Ducky Doolittle, jessica drake, Joan Price, Carol Queen, Charlie Glickman, Constance Penley, Tristan Taormino and Rachel Kramer Bussel, plus Swedish sexuality experts Suzann Larsdotter and Malinda Flodman, who will present a history of sex education in Sweden. The complete list of speakers, with biographies, may be found at catalystcon.com/speakers-east.
Registration for CatalystCon East and my pre-conference workshop are both currently open and available at www.CatalystCon.com/register.
CatalystCon East takes place March 15-17, 2013 at the Crystal City Marriott at Regan Airport in Arlington, Virginia.