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Even More About Sex

Even More About Sex: Answering Your Questions
Saturday, April 9, 2011, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(3 CEUs for LCSWs/MFTs. MCEP approved for PhDs.)

Location: The Commons Room at University Terrace, Berkeley (Directions)

Our four presenters (Toni Ayres, MFT, Christy Calame, LCSW, Betsy Kassoff, PhD, and Mary Ann Leff, MFT) return together for a more in-depth discussion of sexuality in clinical practice. This is a three-hour workshop designed to increase knowledge in the field of human sexuality and to enhance competency and comfort with the range of sexual issues that are presented to therapists in the clinical hour. The format will include a formal case presentation by Ellen Walters, MFT, a panel to respond to the case, and a question and answer period and discussion to follow. We invite you to bring your case material and questions for consultation with our experts.

Register by Friday, March 25th and receive the early-bird registration discount!


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Registration - PDF or Word doc
Please mail the registration form to: Women's Therapy Center, 501 Kearney Street, El Cerrito, CA 94530, fax it to (510) 524-8292, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Toni Ayres, EdD, MFT, has been a psychotherapist in private practice in Berkeley since 1989. She has written, lectured, and taught Human Sexuality and Couples Counseling courses at San Francisco State University, UCSF School of Nursing, and John F. Kennedy University for over 30 years. Her specialty in Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy began in 1972 as a staff member at the UCSF Sex Advisory and Counseling Unit, School of Medicine. She was also one of three founding members of the San Francisco Sex Information hotline in 1972.

Christy Calame, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland. Her primary focus is providing depth therapy to populations that have been pathologized within the mental health field. In addition to working with sexual outsiders, including sex workers, people who are queer, transgender, or involved in poly or BDSM, she offers harm reduction therapy to people who are actively using substances and is affiliated with the Harm Reduction Therapy Center. She is also a proponent of a Health At Every Size approach to issues of body image and weight.

Betsy Kassoff, PhD, teaches, writes and consults about the intersection of queer theory, gender studies, and relational psychoanalysis. Her work has been published in a number of journals and anthologies. She was formerly the Clinical Director of Operation Concern/New Leaf and the Department Chair of the Feminist Psychology MA Program at New College. She currently works full-time as a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco in addition to supervising and training for several Bay Area graduate schools. Dr. Kassoff was recently featured in the New York Times Magazine in their cover article on marriage and marital therapy.

Mary Ann Leff, MFT, has had a private practice in Berkeley seeing individuals and couples for almost 30 years. She is a consultant and supervisor and is known for her work with sexuality. Using an approach that integrates sex therapy with couples therapy and relational theory, she teaches at the Women’s Therapy Center, and taught at Santa Clara University, CSUH East Bay, California Institute of Integral Studies, New College, and JFK for many years. She is currently interested in the concept of Desire--our expectations around it, and its place in what was once known as “the Sexual Response Cycle.

Ellen Walters, MFT, has a private practice in Walnut Creek. She has provided counseling to adults and couples for over 10 years, and particularly enjoys working on issues related to ADHD, intimate and family relationships, sexuality, depression, and working with adults with developmental disabilities. A graduate of both UC Berkeley and Cal State East Bay, she has co-led workshops for couples where ADHD is a factor, conducted trainings focused on sexuality and relationships for people with developmental disabilities, and is a speaker at local CHADD meetings for adults. To learn more, go to www.ellenwaltersmft.com.

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