Demystifying Sexuality


Culturally-informed psychotherapy with LGBTQIA clients – sex positivity, kink, polyamory, and more.

OPQ Accredited : RA01721-16 (7hrs)


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) individuals come to relational psychotherapy after periods of unhappiness, urgently needing to resolve problems, often with a history of stigmatization, rejection, and marginalization in their individual personal lives. With a background of being misunderstood, they are reluctant to approach therapy and risk the same treatment.

Therapists experienced in working with individual LGBTQIA clients or with heterosexual couples often feel inadequate and professionally insecure and may attempt to fit this couple into a heteronormative heterosexual mold.

This talk will address the vital need for clinicians to offer consistently competent, non-judgmental, effective, and ethical care of clients regardless of their relationship configurations, gender identity, and sexuality.

In response to the need for sex positive LGBTQIA competent relationship therapy, this talk will serve as a call to action for marital, family, couple and individual therapists to increase their ethical capacity to effectively treat people who don’t identify within the boundaries of mainstream culture and in all relationship configurations.


  • Nate Fuks, PhD
  • Bill Ryan, MEd, MSW
  • Catherine Novac, MA Sexologist and psychotherapist
  • Amanda Luterman, MA, MEd, CCC

[:fr]Instructor: Nate Fuks PhD

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ticket Prices
Argyle Clinical Member and Argyle Student$200.00
Non Argyle Affiliation$250.00

Centre for Sustainable Development
50 rue Sainte Catherine Ouest
Montreal, Quebec

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Argyle Institute
4150 Ste Catherine St. W.
Westmount, QC H3Z 2Y5
(514) 931-5629
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