Date: Friday, March 23, 2018 
 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(TBA)Tuition/Student Tuition: $140/$80
(TBA)CE Contact Hours: 4.5

Do couples talk about their sex lives and fantasies with you, their couple therapist? Most couples DO NOT. All too often, they get the message – whether through silence or a swift change of subject – their therapist may not be able to facilitate therapeutic conversations about their sexual landscapes and desires. Sexuality and gender roles, expressions, and experiences are present and alive in every session of couple therapy. We will focus on ten principles of clinical support to engage therapists’ respectful curiosity about sexuality and gender in the context of working with couples. Offering skills that allow therapists to conduct confident inquiry about the intersections of sexuality, sexual practices, intimacy,

In this keynote address participants will learn:

  • To identify specific principles that engage in a conversation about sexuality and gender in the context of working with couples
  • To engage in creating language related to sexuality and gender roles/expressions.
  • Be able to understand their own privileged and target identities in the room with clients to better prepare themselves for the work fo this engagement.

Shannon L. Sennott, LICSW, AASECT certified sex therapist; Adjunct faculty, Smith School for Social Work; Founder and Co-Director of Translate Gender, Inc.; Senior Family therapist at the Institute for Dialogic Practice – Director, Mary Olson; Sex therapist, Northampton Sex Therapy Associates.



Damon Constantinides, PhD, MSW, is an Adjunct faculty, Widener University, Center for Human Sexuality Studies; psychotherapist, Damon Constantinides Counseling; psychotherapist, Relationship and Sex Therapy Collective; former adjunct faculty, Community College of Philadelphia; former therapist, The Attic Youth Center; former direct services coordinator, The Attic Youth Center; former therapist, Mazzoni Center.

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If you are an Ackerman alumni of the Externship or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department to register.

Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111