We’re excited to welcome Meryl Cohen, M.Ed., LCSW for her presentation, “Sexuality: Values and Ethics in Clinical Practice”. Meryl Cohen, M.Ed., LCSW is a Certified Sexuality Educator with Master’s degrees in Education and Social Work, she teaches the Human Sexuality Course for the UH Graduate College of Social Work, and serves as adjunct faculty for UT School of Public Health. As former Vice President of Education and Training for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, she taught hundreds of parents and professionals issues related to sexual and reproductive health for over 30 years. She is the recipient of the John McGovern Lecture Award in Health Promotion for Community Contributions and Activism by UT School of Public Health.
Sexuality: Values and Ethics in Clinical Practice
Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00pm
A 3-hour program for ethics CEUs.
Program Goal: Assist participants in exploring personal attitudes and values around sexuality and sexual health, in order to facilitate increased comfort within themselves and in their clinical work
- examine how personal biases and values impact professional ethics
- review the broad range and diversity of sexual attitudes and practices
- explore ethical issues surrounding sexuality
- increase comfort communicating with clients about sexual issues
- explore a holistic model of sexuality
Meryl has a private practice specializing in sexuality consulting, counseling and training. Her work focuses on enhancing sexual communication by helping:
- Parents talk to their children about sexual health and decision making;
- Partners enhance their sexual and sensual lives;
- Agencies and schools teach their youth about sex education;
- Health and social service agencies integrate and communicate a holistic model of sexual health;
- Mature adults embrace sexuality and aging;
- Religious groups embrace sexuality education.