2017 At-A-Glance

The second annual AltSex NYC Conference will be held on Friday April 28, 2017 at the Jerry Orbach Theater.
Attendees will receive 6 AASECT and/or NYS SW CE credits.

8:45 to 9AM — Welcome Address by Michael Aaron, PhD and Dulcinea Pitagora, MA, LMSW

9 to 10AM — BLOCK: QUEER IDENTITIES

9 to 9:30AM — David Ley, PhD presents “I Didn’t Know I was (Bi, Into That, …) Until …”

9:30 to 10AM — Wardeh Hattab presents Redefining a Safe Space for Everyone: Clinical Approaches to Working with Queers of Color and Addressing Inclusion in Alternative Lifestyles

10 to 10:10AM — Break

10:10 to 11:20AM — BLOCK: BDSM/KINK

10:10 to 10:40AM — Eric Pride presents Peeking under the Hood of Authority-Based Relationships: Structure, Dynamics, and Lifestyle

10:40 to 11:10AM — Galen Fous presents Erotic Myths, Archetypes, and Symbols: The Dynamic Psychological Forces of Fetishsexual Identity

11:10 to 11:20AM — Michael Aaron and Dulcinea Pitagora present Research Update: BDSM as Harm Reduction

11:20 to 11:30AM — Break

11:30AM to 12:30PM — BLOCK: CONSENSUAL NON-MONOGAMY

11:30 to 12PM — Dylan Selterman presents Moral Psychology and Monogamy

12 to 12:30PM — Brooke Wells presents Characteristics of US Sex Parties and Sex Party Attendees

12:30 to 1:50PM — Lunch off-site: Enjoy New York City’s Broadway Theater District!

1:50 to 2:50PM — BLOCK: GENDER IDENTITIES AND INTERSECTIONALITY

1:50 to 2:20PM — Zil Goldstein presents Transgressions in Sex and Gender: Adventures in Transgender Identity Formation and Kink

2:20 to 2:50PM — Laura Jacobs presents Hormones and Handcuffs: The Intersection of Transgender Identities and Alternate Lifestyles

2:50 to 3PM — Break

3 to 4:10PM — BLOCK: SEX WORK

3 to 3:30PM — Miki Mosman presents Sex Worker Identities: Voices from the Community

3:30 to 4PM — Ute Anderson and Alex Petro present Degree of Shame: The Invisible Population of Student Sex Workers

4 to 4:10PM — Michael Aaron and Dulcinea Pitagora present Working with Sex Workers—Clinical Application

4:10 to 4:20PM — Break

4:20 to 5:20PM — BLOCK: ALTERNATIVE IDENTITIES

4:20 to 4:50PM — DJ Williams presents Expanding Diversity or Double Trouble? Exploring Intersections of Contemporary Vampirism and Sexuality

4:50 to 5:20PM — Courtney Plante presents Dispelling Stigmatizing Misconceptions about Sexuality in the Furry Fandom

5:20 to 5:30PM — Break

5:30 to 6PM — Panel Discussion & Final Words (Optional: Attendance not required for CEs)

The 2nd Annual AltSex NYC Conference is produced by Michael Aaron, PhD and Dulcinea Pitagora, MA, LMSW.

Click here to read attendee testimonials and here to read press from the 1st Annual AltSex NYC Conference.

PROGRAM APPROVED: The AltSexNYC Conference has been approved by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as a continuing education provider (# 0314) for licensed social workers. Attendees will receive 6 NYS SW CE Credits.

PROGRAM APPROVED:  This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 AASECT CE Credits. These CE Credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

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