MAMFT Greater MN Conference
This year’s Greater MN Conference will take place on May 3rd in Moorhead, MN with the theme:
Breaking Trauma’s Silence: Our Country’s Awakening to Sexual Health
We are excited to have Dr. Markie L. C. Twist as our keynote speaker and breakout workshops provided by local therapists. Earn 6.0 CEUs! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (BELOW)! Register by 4/19 to receive the early bird discount!
Dr. Markie Twist (she/her/they/them) is based out of the Las Vegas, Nevada and Minneapolis-St. Paul Twin Cities areas and is an award-winning sexuality educator, sexologist, relationship therapist, author and international speaker. Dr. Markie is the Program Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Sex Therapy Program, and Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Department and Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Dr. Markie is a licensed marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor, AAMFT clinical fellow and approved supervisor, and AASECT certified sexuality educator and approved supervisor. Dr. Markie is co-author of the books, The Internet Family: Technology in Couple and Family Relationships, and Focused Genograms: Intergenerational Assessment of Individuals, Couples, and Families (2nd ed.). Dr. Markie serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Sexual and Relationship Therapy: International Perspectives on Theory, Research and Practice, and on the editorial board for the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Dr. Markie is also co-editor of the book, Eco-Informed Practice: Family Therapy in Age of Ecological Peril. Dr. Markie Twist regularly consults and presents on the following topics: sexual, gender, erotic, and relational diversity, couple and family technology practices, eco-informed family therapy, and tantric sex. To learn more visit: drmarkie.com.
In this Keynote, If You Can’t Talk About Sex, You Probably Shouldn’t Be Having It: Sex Talk as Sexual Health, the presenter will open with a comprehensive definition of sexual health, and note the barriers towards attaining such health. One of the biggest barriers to sexual health is the larger oppressive societal framework in which we all exist, which keeps many of us silenced and shamed from engaging in comprehensive, sex positive dialogue and discussion. Thus, the presenter will detail mechanisms through which clinicians can assist individual, couple, family, and relational system clinical participants to break through sexual silence and sex negativity in order to gain in sexual health and wellness. Such mechanisms will include tools for discussing and negotiating consent, provision of related assessments like the sexuality- and gender-focused genograms, and tips for assisting clinical participants in being empowered to engage in lifelong age-appropriate sex talks.
Click HERE for Workshop Presenter Bios
MAMFT has a limited block of rooms at the discounted rate of $99 at the conference hotel – Courtyard by Marriott Fargo Moorhead that is good for 5/2/19 (not the weekend). Call 218.284.1000 to make a reservation and reference the MN Association for Marriage and Family Therapy block room rate. Reservations by attendees must be received on or before 4/2/2019, after which point the rooms will be released for general sale.
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
Courtyard by Marriott Fargo Moorhead
1080 28th Ave S
Moorhead, MN 56560