Can We Talk About Sex? The When, Why, and How We Talk With our Clients About Sex

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Back by popular demand! This workshop will help participants confront their own barriers and concerns when it comes to the sex talk, as well as equip participants with language and intervention tools necessary for effective engagement.

3 CEs

Sexuality is foundationally and fundamentally an essential part of our physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual lives. It is built into who we are as people. According to AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists), “Sexuality is at the core of human personality; It’s not what you do, but who you are”. It is obvious that sexuality is paramount and integral to a person’s identity. Moreover sex, sexuality and sexual content, can be accessed on just about every social media platform today. It is perhaps one of the greatest areas of anxiety and depression for many, and yet many social workers and mental health professionals do not regularly explore sexuality unless clients present with a specific sexual concern.

This workshop will help participants confront their own barriers and concerns when it comes to the sex talk, as well as equip participants with language and intervention tools necessary for effective engagement.

Learning Objectives:

After our workshop, participants will be able to:


  • assess sexual history for individuals and couples,
  • apply language and interventions in addressing issues of sexuality, and finally
  • utilize a framework in addressing subjects of sexuality.
  • to discuss and engage with their clients about sex.

Workshop Information


August 4


10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


  • $80 – Registration Fee
  • $60 – Alumni, FI, Adjunct Rate
  • $35 – Student Rate, VET


Gwen Butler LCSW CST

Gwen Butler LCSW CST is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Educator specializing in Individual, Couples, and Group Counseling. With a Private Practice in Long Island, New York Gwen Butler offers a permission-based, strength-based, spiritual-based, and complete-health-approach to discovering the next level of sexual healing, growth and potential. Passionate about the mental and sexual health of all vagina-owners, identified as ‘woman’ or not, of all backgrounds, orientations, and faiths, and their partners who share intimately and genuinely with them. Gwen Butler offers the healing and guidance that can only come from the empowerment of personal process and personal touch. As a professor of social work at Adelphi University, Gwen Butler has taken on the ever-important role of teaching the professionals of the future. Gwen further serves the Adelphi University community as a Counselor in the Student Counseling Center providing mental health care to students.

I am committed to the transforming power of self-love for every individual, for the purposes of sexual health and pleasure in eroticism and sensuality. My mission is to bring self-love and mindfulness together in harmonious erotic explosion.

-Gwen Butler, LCSW CST

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • NYSED Social Workers
  • OASAS CASAC Renewal
  • APA Psychology
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

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Social Work Building, 221
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