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Friday, May 17 (optional)

We are planning an off-site reception for all presenters and attendees, approximately 7-9pm. Details coming soon. If you get in town in time, come connect with us!

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

8:45 - 9:00 am
Welcome & Announcements
Tara Scarborough, PsyD
Executive Director, Health and Wellness
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Division of Student Affairs

9:00 - 9:30 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
Practice-Based Evidence:

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

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

Emily Stone, PhD, LMFT-S, QTAP

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

NeuroQueering Relationships: When Divergence Collides

Jamie L. Goodwin, PhD and Julia Macey

Room 400 B

You, Me and Them - Effective Ethical Non Monogamy

Sarah Boesger, MSW, LSW

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
Embracing Queer Joy:

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

Naomi Brown LCSW-S, QTAP

Room 400 B
At Home in Our Bodies

Erin MacDonald, LCSW-S

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
Beyond Labels: Navigating Identity and Connection in LGBTQ+ Relationships

Danielle Culpepper, LPC

Room 400 B
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 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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