Gender and Sexual Diversity Workshop

Gender and Sexual Diversity Workshop

On April 18, 2015 Alliant Irvine and I-MERIT will host a gender and sexual diversity conference titled “Multidisciplinary Aspects of Human Sexuality.” Participants will gain a deeper understanding of LGBTQ+ and BDSM communities as well as learn implications for marital and family therapists and professionals to serve in the communities.

Event Details


Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


Alliant International University
Irvine Campus | Room #319
2855 Michelle Drive, Suite #300, Irvine, CA, 92606


$15 for Alliant Students (Professional development hours will be provided)
$15 for Alliant & non-Alliant participants without CEUs
$35 for Alliant & non-Alliant participants with CEUs
An extra $10 fee will apply if registered after April 11.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


To register for the conference, visit There will be no on-site registration.


8:30-8:45 a.m. — Sign-in and breakfast
8:45-9:00 a.m. — Opening
9:00-9:45 a.m. — Introduction to Diversity in Sexuality (Presenter: Dr. Delinah Hurwitz)
10:00-11:30 a.m. — Gay and Lesbian Minority Stressors and Clinical Implications (Presenter: Dr. Peter Theodore)
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.  — Clinical Competency with Bisexual Clients (Presenter: Dr. Mary Andres)
1:15-2:00 p.m. — Lunch
2:00-3:30 p.m.  — Transgender Care: A New Frontier in Diversity-Competent Integrative Health Practice (Presenter: Dr. Cristina Magalhaes)
3:45-5:15 p.m.  — BDSM panel (Presenter: Center for Positive Sexuality)
5:15-5:30 p.m. — Closing
For questions contact Hiroko Okunishi