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March 2020

TGNC GROUP

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 10 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2020

$65

Provider leg ongoing ongoing weekly TGNC group with membership currently reflecting trans women, gnc folks and those who identify with the female spectrum. 12-week commitment required. Fee is $65/group. It is a space where TGNC folks can connect and share their experiences related to all aspects of gender as well as work on social skills and social anxiety. It is a combination of psychodynamic process and peer support. For more information or…

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Queer and Quarantined SOLO: A Sliding Scale Group

March 30 @ 11:30 am - June 29 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

$20 – $80

This video psychotherapy group is for people who identify as queer and are quarantining ALONE. Most all now are dealing with difficult feelings, but for queer people who are spending most of their time alone, the loss of human contact, physically, can take a real toll, especially if there isn’t a significant other to feel one can rely on. Come get together on Mondays 11:30am-1pm This group is on a SLIDING SCALE…

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April 2020

FREE Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group for Adults in the Kink, Poly, trans, GNC/NB, LGBQ, and Sex Work Communities

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 15, 2020

Manhattan Alternative Wellness Collective, 110 Lafayette Street, suite 501
New York, NY 10013 United States
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Free

As an evidence-based treatment, DBT has been proven to effectively treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), eating disorders, treatment-resistant depression, and a variety of other disorders; “the overall goal of DBT skills training is to help individuals change behavioral, emotional, thinking, and interpersonal patterns associated with problems in living” (Linehan, 2015). DBT skills group as stand-alone treatment also has many benefits (Linehan, Korslund, Harned, Gallop, Lungu, Neacsiu, McDavid, Comtois, & Murray-Gregory, 2015; Valentine,…

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Sex Worker Virtual Support Group

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

Free

This group is a space for current and former sex workers to come together, to give and receive mutual support, to connect the wider sex work community, and to have the kinds of conversations that can only be had with people who have been in this industry. It is vital for sex workers to have a space to express honest thoughts and feelings about our experiences without fear of judgment, retaliation, or…

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Realness: A Therapy Group for Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender and Queer Men

April 14 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until January 31, 2023

$75

In a city as vibrant and kinetic as New York and at a time when technology puts interaction at our fingertips, it can be challenging to find a space to cultivate authentic and fulfilling connections. Group therapy is a potent and transformative process that can help you develop a stronger and more honest relationship with yourself and others. Lead by skilled, queer-identified clinicians, we will explore a variety of issues both general…

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New TGNC GROUP

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2020

$65

Provider led new group that is forming and will start at the end of March. Current membership reflects trans men, gnc people and those who identify with the masculine spectrum. This is a weekly group with a 12-week commitment required. Fee is $65/group. It is a space where TGNC folks can connect and share their experiences related to all aspects of gender as well as work on social skills and social anxiety.…

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The Monster Under the Bed: Sex and Relationships in the Face of Depression

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe & Activist Center, 172 Allen Street
New York, New York 10002
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Free

Almost everyone has had some interaction with depression. That said, many of us don’t know how to handle it becoming part of our love lives and popular responses to the topic leave much to be desired. JoEllen Notte, author of The Monster Under the Bed: Sex, Depression, and the Conversations We Aren’t Having, and sex therapist Cyndi Darnell will discuss how depression (and the stigma surrounding it) can affect all of us…

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May 2020

5th Annual AltSex NYC Conference

May 1 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
The Jerry Orbach Theater, 210 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Organized and produced by Michael Aaron, PhD, LCSW, CST and Dulcinea Pitagora, PhD, LCSW, CST, the 5th annual AltSex NYC Conference provides a local arena for clinical and educational discourse around alternative sexual practices. The phrase “alternative sexuality” is purposefully broad, and inclusive of non-conforming gender identifications and sexual orientations and an intersectionality of gender and sexual expressions. The AltSex NYC Conference is a forum designed to disseminate information in a respectful,…

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June 2020

The BDSM-Positive Therapist: A Clinical Training Seminar

$30

Join us for The Sex Collective Webcast debut: The BDSM-Positive Therapist: A Clinical Training Seminar!  This is the first of a series of live podcast-meets-webinar style clinical education webcasts, hosted by Dulcinea Pitagora, PhD, LCSW, CST and Jillien Kahn, LMFT, CST. This webcast has been approved by AASECT to provide licensed professionals with one continuing education credit! On Friday, June 12, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm, we'll get into a conversation that…

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Sacred Sexuality

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - June 19 @ 12:00 pm
Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY United States + Google Map

Your facilitators are Cyndi Darnell & Barbara Carrellas Explore, embrace, and expand your authentic, ecstatic sexual self. Learn to confidently embody pleasure, understand desire, celebrate playfulness, and enjoy infinite erotic possibilities through Tantric practices, mindfulness, discussion, movement, sound, and breath. Learn how pleasure complements soulful self-inquiry. Discover how integrating eroticism into spiritual practice sustains our vision for a more heart-centered, connected world. You’ll have permission to bring your whole self to sexual…

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