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Friday, May 17 (optional)

Join our off-site reception for all presenters and attendees from 6:30-9pm. Location and other details will be sent to you when you register. Come connect with us before the learning begins on Saturday!

Saturday, May 18

Tangeman University Center,

2600 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Rooms 400 A,B, C

8:00 am
Registration, Check-In, Coffee & Networking

8:55 am
Welcome & Announcements
Tara Scarborough, PsyD
Executive Director, Health and Wellness
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Division of Student Affairs

9:00 am
Saturday Opening Plenary
Quiet Connections: Strengthening Attachment Without Talking It To Death
Jeff Lutes, LPC, QTAP

9:30 - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 10:45 am
Concurrent Workshops - Break Out Session One

Room 400 A
Who's on Top? Social Constructs of Power and Their Influences on Queer Intimate Partnerships

Emily Stone, PhD, LMFT-S, QTAP

Room 400 B

Practice-Based Evidence:

LGBTQ + Client Recommendations for the Adaptation of Emotionally Focused Therapy
Caitlin Edwards, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC

Room 400 C

"boys"- Film Screening and Discussion

Donald C. Shorter and Ty David Lerman, PhD, LPC-S, CST, QTAP, CHt

10:45 - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Workshops - Break Out Session Two


Room 400 A

You, Me and Them - Effective Ethical Non Monogamy

Sarah Boesger, MSW, LSW

Room 400 B

NeuroQueering Relationships: When Divergence Collides

Jamie L. Goodwin, PhD and Julia Macey

Room 400 C
Queer Beyond the Choir: The Invisibility of Queerness in the Black Church

Whitney Williams-Coble, MAT, and Naomi Brown LCSW-S, QTAP

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Catered Lunch


1:00 - 2:00 pm

Keynote Address

The Matrix of Envy in Our Social & Sexual Lives

Rahim Thawer, MSW, RSW, QTAP

2:00 - 2:15 pm



2:15 - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Workshops - Break Out Session Three

Room 400 A
At Home in Our Bodies

Erin MacDonald, LCSW-S

Room 400 B

Embracing Queer Joy:

Movement, Mediation, Mindfulness, Breath, Dance, and Yoga as Therapeutic Treatment Tools

Naomi Brown LCSW-S, QTAP

Room 400 C

What Can Kink Do For You?

Adam Maurer, LMFT, LPC, QTAP

3:15 - 3:30 pm

3:30 - 4:30 pm
Concurrent Workshops - Break Out Session Four

Room 400 A
Advisory Board & Committee Information Session: Opportunities to Serve the Contemporary Relationships Conference and the Queer & Trans Affirming Certification Program

Christine Hatchard, PsyD, QTAP

Room 400 B

Beyond Labels: Navigating Identity and Connection in LGBTQ+ Relationships

Danielle Culpepper, LPC

Room 400 C

Promoting Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health via Healthy Romantic Relationships

Sarah Whitton, PhD; Emily Devlin MA; and & Charlie Giraud

4:30 - 4:45 pm

4:45 - 5:45 pm
Saturday Closing Plenary

Little Prickle, Mostly Peach: Oh Hi ... An Introduction to Flirting and Body Language

Hannah Wilson  PhD, LCPC, CST

5:45 - 6:00 pm

Announcements and adjourn for the day

Sunday, May 19

Tangeman University Center,

2600 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Rooms 400 A,B, C

8:30 am
Check-in, Coffee & Networking

9:00 - 11:00 am

Conference Institute

Polyamorous Emotions: New research on Jealousy, Envy, Compersion & Implications for Clinical Practice

Michelle D. Vaughan, PhD

11:00 - 11:15 am

11:15 am - 11:45 am
Closing Presentation

Introducing the Black Transgender Child

Uchenna Lizmay Umeh, MD, aka "Dr. Lulu"

11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Circle of Excellence Award, Closing Remarks, and Adjournment

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