Ethical Decision Making: Using the Lind Seal Cultural Context Model

Earn 3.0 CEUs (Meets Ethics CEU Requirement)!  $15 for MAMFT members, $70 for non-members

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Presented By: Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD, LMFT

Workshop Description: Understanding sexuality is a crucial part of therapy. Dominant therapeutic sexual models focus on performance and functioning. While men can relate to this model many women do not. The emphasis in this workshop will be around the female perspective with take away knowledge that can be easily implemented into your practice. The focus will be on leading experts in the field, Emily Nagoski, Ph.D and Gina Ogden, Ph.D. The scientific research and the experiential experiences of both of these experts will be combined for you to explore and better understand your female client’s sexuality.

Workshop Objectives: There are two learning objectives for this workshop. The first objective is for the clinician to better understand the female client’s sexual perspective, including the knowledge that most women do not relate to a performance or functioning based model. Emily Nagoski’s scientific research and Gina’s Ogden’s 4-Dimensional Model will be used to provide a more expansive understanding. The second learning objective is to provide clinicians with tools to implement when working with women’s sexual concerns. The tools will include approaches to assist the client in joining with the clinician to make work around sexual concerns more effective.

Presenter’s Bio: Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD, LMFT completed her PhD in Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Family Social Science.  She has taught Ethics to MFT and Counseling Psychology graduate students at St. Cloud State University, University of Wisconsin/Stout and Saint Mary’s University where she is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program. She teaches MFT Ethics and Research Methods.  She has presented locally, nationally and internationally on Ethics, Cross-Cultural Issues and Fatherhood.

Dr. Lind Seal’s research focuses on confiding interactions within social networks and has been published in Psychology Today (2015) and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (2016). Other recent publications include Psychotherapy Networker’s May/June 2016, 2017 and 2018 issues.  She works clinically in Spanish and in French and has worked with and provided written and oral testimony for people seeking asylum. She has a private practice in Loring Park and appears biweekly on WCCO (CBS) TV’s Midmorning show in Relationship Reboot, a segment dealing with relationships.  Follow her on Twitter @drklseal.

Refund Policy: 

Requests must be made in writing. Refunds will be given on requests received 10 days prior to the training event. A 20% administrative fee per person will be deducted from all cancellations. No refunds will be given if received less than 10 days prior to the event, but registrants can transfer their registration to another person.

Date & Location

Birch Tree Center
4720 Burning Tree Rd
Duluth, MN 55811

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Mon October 14, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Presenter(s): Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD, LMFT