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Interview with Nancy Knudsen (Excerpts)

Nancy Knudsen, Co-Director & Co-Founder of the Couple & Family Institute of New England (CFINE) in Northampton, MA was interviewed by Jeremiah Gibson, NEAFAST President, about CFINE's upcoming symposium Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing LandscapeThese are the highlights from the interview. Watch the full interview here.

Jeremiah Gibson: We’re excited to announce and promote a symposium that CFINE is hosting on Saturday, October 26th called "Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape."

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We Do: A Book Review (part 3)

This is the third of a four part series of Stan Tatkin's new book, We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection, and Enduring Love. This portion involves how Tatkin addresses sexuality, substance use, and infidelity. A special thanks goes to Peter Jones, EdD for writing this series.

In We Do, sex, with its intensity of contact and proximity, is presented as a potential psychobiological minefield, fueling the troublesome triad of communication, perception and memory. Because “in the psychobiological world partners repeat the same mistakes everywhere, regardless of the situation,” what goes wrong in sex is predictable from trouble in other areas.  

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The Intersection of LGBTQ and Aging: An Interview with Jane Fleishman

The Massachusetts Society for a World Free of Sexual Harm by Youth (MASOC) is hosting its annual conference, Preventing Sexual Violence through Assessment, Treatment, and Safe Management, on April 3-5 in Marlborough. The MASOC Annual Conference is an NEAFAST-supported continuing education event; LMFTs in Massachusetts can use CEs from this conference toward their biannual continuing education requirements.

Jane Fleishman, PhD, is presenting a workshop called "Queering the Lens on Sexuality Education: How to Create a More LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Program". Jane is a certified sex educator and has her doctorate from the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University. Check out her Ted Talk: Is It Okay for Grandma to Have Sex? Lessons from an Aging Sexuality Educator.

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