Women, Sex & Power Workshops & Groups | Laura B. Kasper, PHD, CGP |
Women, Sex + Power, is a set of experiential training group opportunities including 12-week in-person and online training groups, as well as 2 to 3 hour in-person Women, Sex + Power workshops in San Francisco and at national conferences.
Women, Sex + Power is a set of experiential training group opportunities for therapists to grow as practitioners and leaders by learning to work powerfully and intentionally with themes of desire, sex, power, and control in their individual, couples and group therapy work.
Women, Sex + Power training includes in-person and online training groups in San Francisco, CA and at national conferences.
Learn more about where and when Women, Sex + Power events are scheduled.
WOMEN, SEX + POWER - MY STORY
Over the years, I've had many conversations with female colleagues about the professional challenges of working with issues of attraction, desire, and power in psychotherapy. I was struck by how similar our feelings of shame, guilt, anxiety, and embarrassment were in acknowledging these thoughts and experiences, and how inhibited we felt talking about these experiences with other therapists and our supervisors. When I looked for training opportunities in this area, there were none. I was eager to explore these issues in my own work, and given these conversations with colleagues, I knew others were as well. I wanted to create a safe training space for therapists to explore and work with themes of desire, sex, power, and control. Women, Sex + Power was born.
I believe when we as therapists increase our own understanding and comfort working with these feelings, we are more effective in helping clients do the same. Understanding how to explore these themes can prevent treatment drop outs and keep the work alive and fresh for ourselves and our clients.
I've led introductory Women, Sex + Power workshops in San Francisco. I've also co-led Women, Sex + Power workshops at the 2016 American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) annual conference in New York, and the Colorado Group Psychotherapy Society Conference in November 2016 with a colleague, Yoon Kane, LCSW. The overwhelming attendance at these events demonstrates how hungry both women and men are to explore this topic.
I'm committed to women and men feeling free and empowered about their sexuality. I donate a percentage of my time and the profits from Women, Sex + Power work to causes that support the prevention of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the U.S.