Just a few days left to register for this month’s lecture featuring Dr. Apryl Alexander and her work “Sex for All: Intersectionality in Sex Positivity”. Registered attendees will have limited access to a recording of the presentation in case you are not available to attend live. Registration is free. We encourage donations to our program.
About the presentation:
There is a growing movement to incorporate sex positivity into clinical and counseling psychology. Although sex positivity has a framework that promotes diversity and inclusion, intersectionality in sex positive research, training, and practice is practically non-existent. Critics of sexuality studies have noted that much of the sexuality literature is rooted from a White or Western perspective. The sex positivity movement appears to struggle from similar early beginnings of feminist and queer theories and movements in lacking the true integration of race/ethnicity, class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability status, etc. This presentation will analyze issues related to sex and sexuality from an intersectional sex positive framework. Discussion surrounding intersectional issues among subgroups, sexualities, and relationship structures will be discussed and examples will be provided. In order to fully adopt an intersectional sex positive approach, recommendations for research, training, and practice will be described during the presentation.
Dr. Apryl Alexander is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology with concentrations in forensic psychology and child and family therapy. Dr. Alexander’s research and clinical work focus on violence and victimization, human sexuality, sexual offending, and trauma-informed and culturally informed practice.