Bringing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Research to Budapest

September 27-28, 2019, scholars from around the globe will present their research, clinical experience, and views at the 2nd International Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference in Budapest, Hungary. There are a number of factors giving rise to concentrated attention in the area of advancing sexual and gender minority psychotherapies. First, despite a […]

LGBTQIA Affirming Ethics Across Fields

by Worner Leland, MS, BCBA and August Stockwell, PhD, BCBA-D, Upswing Advocates As helping professionals working with marginalized populations, it is important to be cognizant of the ways in which the LGBTQIA community faces disparity in access to services from helping professionals, in spite of the disproportionate need. According to the National Association for Mental […]

Sex Toys and Safety

by Rayhana Ahmed, Sara Billings, and Alyssa DiDio, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Sexual stimulation, whether socially mediated or individually engaged in, frequently involves the use of sexual tools or toys, especially for women. In a 2009 study, approximately 40% of women reported use of a vibrator either alone or with a partner within […]

Pornography: History, Use, and Impact

by Madeline Boltin and Kelsey Lund, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Although sexual stimulation is a primary reinforcer, visual stimuli eliciting sexual arousal is still often a taboo topic. Understanding of the potential beneficial and harmful outcomes of pornography use can allow for practitioners to better advocates for clients’ rights to sexual health and […]

Sexual Orientation: Terminology and Models

by K. J. Comerford and Lawrence Platt, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology What it is Sexual orientation is “a component of identity that includes a person’s sexual and emotional attraction to another person and the behavior and/or social affiliation that may result from this attraction. A person may be attracted to men, women, both, […]