Teaching clinicians about gender, sexuality, and shame.

My teaching on gender, sexuality, and shame is focused on extending students and clinicians understanding of the scarring hardship of homophobia and gender role constriction. Constricted gender roles are often the first inhibiting socialization that we negotiate in our early childhood. We continue to negotiate these roles through out our lives. Social restrictions on expression of sexual feelings is often a second sorce of shaming. I model and promote open inquiry by creating a safe place to explore ourselves. We find new responsible freedom in connection and affirmation of each other. The teaching and learning parallel the liberating work we offer our clients!