Kanuga Fall 2019 Conference

October 25-27, 2019

Just Sex: Challenges for Psychotherapists and Spiritual Professionals

  • Specific skills required to meet the sexual concerns presented by clients; 
  • An exploration of the definition of gender and implications for providing care and psychotherapy with the transgender population; 
  • An understanding of the attitude and sexual value systems operating in a therapeutic setting;
  • Insights and working models regarding sex, gender, and sexual orientation; 
  • Theoretical models of understanding that can be helpful in a therapeutic setting; 
  • Simple skills required in working with many sexual issues.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Stayton

Dr. William Stayton is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches of the U.S.A. He is also a licensed psychologist and AASECT certified sexuality educator and therapist. He is a retired Professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.? Formerly, Bill was the Executive Director of the Center for Sexuality and Religion, an organization dedicated to facilitating dialogue between the field of sexology and various medical and religious systems. For 28 years, Bill was affiliated with the human sexuality program at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1998, the program moved from the University of Pennsylvania to Widener University in Chester, PA where he was Professor and Director of the graduate programs in Human Sexuality. During his ten years as Director, the program grew from a masters’ to a doctoral program in human sexuality.? He also initiated dual degree programs with both Psychology and Social Work. He remains Professor Emeritus in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University. He serves on the National Advisory Council under the leadership of David? Satcher, MD, PhD, 16 the U.S. Surgeon General to advance the recommendations set forth in his “Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health an d Responsible Sexual Behavior” and then joined the former Surgeon General in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine to establish an Endowed Chair? in Sexuality and Religion. 
Bill is a former President of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) as well as a former Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS). He was Board Chair of Planned Parenthood of  Southeastern PA from 2004-2006. He is on the Advisory Council of the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota Medical School and also on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on sexuality, religion, theology, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression. He has been a frequent guest on radio and television programs and has been involved in several documentaries on sexuality.

Click here to preview the sermon given by Dr. Stayton at Oakhurst Baptist Church in 2008.
10/25/2019 - 10/27/2019


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