"Porn and Relationships: Taking a Sex-Positive Approach"
Diane Gleim, LMFT, CST
- Saturday, February 6, 2021
- 10:30 am - 1:45 pm
- Zoom Webinar
- 3 CEUs
In the 21st century, pornography has become the lightning rod where sexuality, technology, and morality all collide. As a result, it is a confusing subject for most, including the mental health profession. As therapists we live in the same sexually illiterate, sexually oppressive, and sex-negative society as our clients and we too can be harmed by overt and covert cultural messaging about any and all topics related to sex.
In addition, our profession marginalizes sex: there is and has been a profound erotophobia across the field for generations. Furthermore, it has been difficult for our profession to see the role morality plays in our understanding and treatment of human sexuality issues. Current research shows that therapist training in sexuality is often limited in scope and depth and this directly impacts a clinician’s comfort and competence in working with any sexual issue. Without critical thinking and additional, specialized training, therapists can default to sex-negative and traditional gendered stereotypes about sex. This of course includes ideas about pornography. The thoughtful therapist is aware of this but may not know what else to think, where to turn for more information, or how else to treat pornography issues.
In this 1.5 hour training, attendees will get a primer on porn literacy - a new way to conceptualize and relate to pornography without pathologizing or shaming. Recent research about pornography viewers and a client-centered perspective on pornography will be also presented. Attendees may find their previous assumptions challenged and their biases identified. Finally, attendees will learn some tools for their sex-positive toolkit to help both individuals and couples where pornography is causing conflict.Learning Objectives
1. Compare the different elements regarding what pornography is, is not, can be, and is ambiguous about.
2. Identify four factors that make a client vulnerable to pornography issues.
3. Apply two interventions to help clients with pornography issues.
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About Diane Gleim, LMFT, CST
Diane Gleim is an experienced and sex-positive Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex
Therapist practicing in Santa Rosa, California. As the first Certified Sex Therapist in Sonoma County, Diane’s clients include everyone with a sexual concern: individuals and couples ages 18-80, and the LGBTQ+, kinky, and poly populations. She treats the many diverse issues related to sexual identity, sexual expression, sexual behavior, and sexual relationships.
In addition to her private practice, Diane’s work also includes speaking at mental health and medical organizations on a variety of topics related to sex and therapy, providing consultations to therapists on their challenging sexuality-related cases, being a CAMFT-approved CE provider, writing the blog "Underneath the Sheets" on Psychology Today’s website, and she is currently in training to be a Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor. She has been voted Sonoma County’s Best Sex Therapist by the readers of the North Bay Bohemian three times.
Zoom Webinar - please make sure you register to the webinar with the link provided in your confirmation email.
Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
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