Monthly Lecture Series - May 2021Is This Good For You?
Sexuality Ethics in Research and Clinical Practice

Saturday, May 8, 4-6:30 p.m. PDT
Registration opens May 1

Ethics is fundamental to research and practice, but often thorny and complicated. Doing work related to sex raises even more challenges and questions.

How do researchers and clinicians think about ethics around sexuality?
What ethical frameworks do our professions use in work related to sex?
How does doing work related to sexuality cloud our judgments about risk and harm?
What does it mean to do work about sexual minorities as community insiders or outsiders?
How can we be accountable for our professions’ past ethical missteps?

Sarah Burnette Hemphill is a psychotherapist who specializes in supporting sex workers and other populations historically marginalized in therapy. She currently teaches at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In addition to being an LCSW, she holds a MA in Social Justice and has a background in hospitals and medical settings. She gets excited about challenging the social role of clinicians and believes in the radical idea that patients are people.

Daniel Copulsky is the Research Coordinator for the Center for Positive Sexuality and a Ph.D. student in the Social Psychology program at the University of California Santa Cruz. He conducts quantitative and qualitative research on nonmonogamous, asexual, and BDSM communities. His current projects focus on asexual identities, COVID’s impacts on polyamorous relationships, and researcher positionality in psychology.