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Survivor focused approaches to sexual intimacy and pleasure w/ Adrienne Michelle, LMFT

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Research demonstrates that sexual trauma negatively impacts sexual satisfaction and experience with partners and relationships. Survivors are at risk of being triggered, revictimized, and of having relationships dissolve. But despite therapists aware of this, we may be unlikely to center survivors’ sexual intimacy and pleasure because of professional biases and/or inadequate training. In this workshop, Adrienne Michelle will dispel myths about the root of struggles and direct attention to understandable fears of vulnerability and trust more than any sexual “dysfunction.” The approach she lays out aims to help survivors expand their confidence, self-acceptance, ownership and advocacy for pleasure, as fundament to their healing. Participants will learn ways to support clients in this journey with tools, such as a trauma-informed sexual genogram, and other approaches that will work well for survivors.

This event is Hybrid.

Clinical Lecture Series trainings are for students, professionals, and community members interested in therapeutic practices that are anti-oppressive, intersectional, and centered on self-determination. 

Free of charge for UNC School of Social Work students, faculty, staff, and practicum instructors. 2 CE for behavioral health clinicians including social workers, psychologists, and counselors.

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March 4
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Marie Finnigan


325 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550 United States
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