Upcoming Securing Sexuality

Throughout time, folks looking for love (or lust) have found & formed relationships with one another by leveraging community networks – relatives, clergy, nosy neighbors, even matchmakers. For the first time in history, relationships are no longer mediated by other people, but rather by technology. From dating websites and social media to AI partners and connected sex toys, technology represents an evolutionary factor we have not seen since the agricultural revolution…and for the most part, mental health professionals are entirely unprepared.

This presentation focuses on what clinicians need to be thinking about when they think about technology. Attendees will learn how to critically examine both their use of technologies AND their relationship to these tools. They will be able to articulate a framework for digital health and apply its principles to relationships (their own and their clients) both online and off. We will critically examine surveillance culture as well as changing legal and social norms and explore the way these impact client safety across the lifespan.

This presentation is relevant to anyone who uses technology to manage their personal information, cultivate and maintain their personal relationships, or to facilitate their professional work.

Learning Objectives:

  • To critically assess data sharing tools and evaluate them for personal, legal, and relational health and safeties
  • To articulate each element of the Digital Health Framework and apply the same to their clinical cases
  • To exemplify the benefits of holding a multiple perspective and the seamless shift between individual and couple work


Stefani GoerlichStefani Goerlich is an author, Clinical Social Worker, forensic consultant, and Certified Sex Therapist who specializes in working with and writing about the BDSM/kink community. She spends way too much time on Reddit and recently dropped out of one of the best cyber criminology programs in the country. Describing herself as “tech adjacent,” she’s learned everything she knows about information security by hanging out at the bar with hackers

Wolfgang Goerlich

Wolf Goerlich is a cybersecurity expert who’s spent the last decade charming audiences around the world with stories of how the Dracula and the Wolfman can teach us about foreign espionage, how to protect your privacy when cell phones are weaponized against their users, and what to do when your friend accidentally robs the wrong bank. If he’d known Stefani was a social worker, he never would have swiped right… but he did, and he’s been exploring the ways that technology can support mental and relational health ever since.

AASECT Continuing Education Information

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 3 CE credits. 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.

  • March 29, 2024
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stefani Goerlich, PhD, LMSW-C, LISW, LCSW, CST and J. Wolfgang Goerlich

3 CE Contact Hours


Location:   Online Event


A link will be emailed to you one day before the event. Online events are held in Eastern Standard Time (ET).

Details Price Qty
Tuition $125.00 USD  

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