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4-week course: Sexuality and desire

  • Kip 120 West 31st Street, 3rd Fl New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

Though sex therapists are considered the experts around clinical topics related to sexuality, desire, and pleasure, we know that these conversations can be an important part of the work we do in any treatment setting. Discussion in this area can hold a wealth of information about how our clients experience their worlds and connect with those around them. The ways that we approach, explore, and understand their relationships to sex and desire can have profound impacts on the treatment. This four-week course discusses the basics of sexuality within lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning communities, and surveys psychotherapeutic topics related to sexuality and desire.

This course is offered through Kip’s Division of Gender and Sexuality.

Joie Adam DeRitis, LMSW is the Director of Kip's Division of Gender and Sexuality. She is a psychotherapist specializing in mental health treatments with transgender and gender non-conforming populations, and with the broader LGBTQ community. Joie has extensive experience in LGBTQ and social justice education, as well as in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. She thinks and practices from a psychodynamic and relational perspective.

Course meetings will be held on Thursdays, from 2pm-4pm:
March 12th
March 19th
March 26th
April 2nd

$150 Professionals - $95 Students & Candidates - Free for KIP Fellows
CE Credit Details Pending
We have a limited number of scholarships available for clinicians who have been historically marginalized on the basis of their identities or experiences, and who are unable to afford the cost of attendance. Please email us at

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