Sex Matters: Honoring the Challenges and the Opportunities of the Erotic
Date and Time:
Mar 4 2020 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location:
New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium
Address:
7 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL 60093

This Grand Rounds event is open to all. Clinicians, please pre-register for 1.5 CEU hours HERE.

Free copy of Taking Sexy Back for registered clinicians, courtesy of The Family Institute at Northwestern University.

NOTE: This Grand Rounds event is open to anyone who wishes to attend, not just clinicians, though the book give-away is for clinicians only.

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Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University; lecturer, NU’s School of Education and Social Policy; and licensed clinical psychologist, The Family Institute at Northwestern University.

Sex Matters: Honoring the Challenges and the Opportunities of the Erotic

Gender | Identity | Intersectionality | Love | Relationships | Sexuality | Well Being

Conversations sex tend to get stuck at the level of good/bad, right/wrong, taboo/titillation. We are long overdue for an approach to sex that celebrates it as a space of healing, expression, and play. Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D. has been studying relationships for over two decades as a professor, therapist, and author. Whether she is working with members of the military, business leaders, clinicians, or college students, Dr. Solomon thoughtfully and compassionately blends clinical theory, research, and cultural critique in order to offer tools for loving with courage and optimism. In this talk, she will introduce you to the idea of sexual self-awareness and explore how sex is both a behavior and a gateway into some of the deepest questions we encounter as humans: Do I matter? Am I OK? Are you with me? You’ll leave with a new perspective and tools for approaching sex with empathy, curiosity, and self-compassion.

Dr. Solomon is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, a lecturer in NU’s School of Education and Social Policy, a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and is on faculty at The Omega Institute. She teaches the internationally renowned NU undergraduate course, “Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101.” Dr. Solomon is a highly sought-after speaker who works with groups like the United States Military Academy at West Point, Microsoft, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is frequently asked to talk about love, sex, and marriage for media outlets like O, The Oprah MagazineThe AtlanticVogue, NPR, and Scientific American.