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Sexuality, Intimacy and Aging Conference Features National Leaders

3rd Annual Sexuality, Intimacy & Aging Conference
Helping to Navigate Challenges in Sexuality & Aging

Sept. 27-28, 2013

Widener University, Chester, PA

Take your knowledge and skills to the leading edge. Prepare yourself to address two essential areas affecting your work with older adults:  sexuality in long-term care settings and issues specific to aging LGBTQ populations (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning).

This two-day event will feature nationally renowned speakers, expert-led workshops, film screenings, networking and resources. Sponsored by the Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University and co-sponsored by the university’s Center for Social Work Education, Center for Human Sexuality Studies, and Center for Clinical Psychology.  CEs available for AASECT, Social Work, and Psychology.

Click to register Consortium members, students (from any institution), Widener faculty, and agencies sending 5+ people receive a discount when registering. For promo code, email us.

SPONSOR/AD DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 10!  Sponsorship Levels 2013Rev.

Friday:  Sexuality in Long-term Care

  • Tales from the Trenches: Love and Sex in the War on Ageism, Amanda Barusch, PhD, director, PhD Program in Social Work, University of Utah College Of Social Work
  • There’s ‘gOLD’ In Them Thar Hills! – Inspiring interviews with aging adults, Harry J. Getzov, JD, founder Eldercation.com
  • The Challenges of Sexuality and Dementia, Gayle Appel Doll, MS, PhD, Director, Center on Aging, Kansas State University
  • 2013 Conference Workshops on…creating sex-positive LTC facilities, grief support for LGBTQ residents/loved ones, how to implement policies and education, communicating with residents with dementia, combating compassion fatigue, LGBT and interfacing the healthcare system, sexual abuse and molestation in LTC, sexuality and developmental disabilities, and writing about senior sexuality.
  • Workshop Descriptions w/ speaker bios, click on:  2013 Conference Workshops
  • Poster Session of graduate student research
  • Networking Reception with raffle prizes and music

Saturday:  Aging and LGBTQ Sexual Expression

  • The Invisible People: LGBT Seniors, keynote by Mark Segal, Advocate and Dean of American gay journalism
  • Sex and Older LGBT Adults: The Impact of Sexual Identity and HIV-Status, Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD, Director for Research and Evaluation at the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA).
  • Building LGBT Aging Programs Nationally: SAGE’s Story, Catherine Thurston, MSW, Senior Director, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
  • Advocacy, Policy and LGBT Older Adults, Diane Menio, MS, Executive Director, Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)
  • LGBTQ Older Adult Panel Discussion, facilitated by Ed Miller, Senior Programs Coordinator, William Way LGBT Community Center
  • Special screening of Gen Silent and talk-back with Stu Maddux, award-winning producer/director gen silent

The Widener University Center for Social Work Education is a pre-approved provider by the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education credits for social workers. This program meets the requirements of American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 13 CE’s. These CEs may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

 

 

 

The Widener University Center for Social Work Education is a pre-approved provider by the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education credits for social workers.

This program meets the requirements of American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 13 CE’s. These CEs may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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