Friday, April 24, 2009

Register for the Alternative Sexuality Conference May 21

Center on Halsted
May 21, 2009
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The day-long conference will include lectures, panel presentations, roundtable discussions and poster presentations. Scheduled topics and presenters include the following:

Historical Development of BDSM* Communities
Robert Bienvenu, Ph.D., CARAS

BDSM and Aging
Douglas C. Kimmel, Ph.D., City University of New York

Real Fetish in a Virtual World
Marik Xavier-Brier, BA, San Francisco State University

One Click Away : A Voyage Into the Internet Sex Sub-Cultures
Timaree Schmit, M.Ed. & Courtney Weaver, M.Ed., Widener University

HIV in the Leather Community: Prevalence and Risk Factors Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Who Practice BDSM
David Moskowitz, Ph.D., Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin

Barriers to Therapy for the Consensually Non-Monogamous
David Rodemaker, M.A., Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Alex Iantaffi, Ph.D., MFT, University of Minnesota Medical School

The Role of Communities in the BDSM Experience
Benjamin Graham, M.S. LCPC, Clarisse Thorn, B.A., DePaul University, Chicago

Insatiable Wives: Women Who Reject Sexual Fidelity in Marriage and The Men Who Love Them
David J. Ley, Ph.D., Independent Practitioner, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Borderline Personality Disorder or BDSM? Distinguishing the Clinical Issues
Karen Torry Greene, LCSW, Independent Practitioner, Phoenix, Arizona

Filling the Research Gap: A National BDSM Community Health Assessment
Gary Wynn, MD, Rob Bienvenu, Ph.D. & Richard Sprott, Ph.D. , CARAS

*BDSM is an all inclusive acronym for bondage & discipline, dominant/submissive, slave/master, sadism/masochism

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