This years’ Summer Institute on Sexuality, Integrating Diversity in Sexuality: Health, Research, & Sex Ed included a weekend and a week long program that had 20 presentations, multiple mentor sessions, and over 20 participants!!
Not only did our participants bond throughout each session and during happy hour events but they attended PRIDE events together and coordinated a private tour of the Kink Armory on their own!
We are so grateful to have had the experience to meet these amazing people who went well beyond the hopes of the Summer Institute staff. We look forward to seeing how their careers grow in the field of sex and gender!
We were extremely excited to have had over 20 established professionals in the fields of Health, Research, and Sex Education for this years’ Institute. They not only presented current data, studies, and findings from their work but took the time to get to know our participants on a friendly level. This helped bridge the gap between all levels of experience in the field and encouraged the sense of community CREGS strives on and hopes will flourish.
Here are a few lecturers the participants found exceptionally interesting:
Cheryl Cohen Greene, DHS, has been in private clinical practice as a surrogate partner and Consultant in Human Sexuality since 1973. She was trained in the Masters and Johnson modality and was on the training staff of San Francisco Sex Information for nineteen years. She is a certified Sex Educator and Clinical Sexologist, and in 2004 earned her DHS (Doctor of Human Sexuality) from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. Currently, Cohen Greene serves as the Vice President of IPSA (the International Professional Surrogates Association), and was one of the founders of BASA (the Bay Area Surrogates Association), a support group for surrogate partners in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cohen Greene lectures widely and she is frequent sought after by national media. She has been interviewed by Brook Baldwin CNN, Larry King Live, Joy Behar: Say Anything, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, San Jose Mercury News, The San Francisco Chronicle, and several other national outlets.
Cheryl Cohen Greene’s Sex Education presentation was titled, “Surrogate Partner Therapy”
Shari Dworkin, PhD, is Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at USCF. She is Affiliated Faculty at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and at UCSF Global Health Sciences. Her research focuses on the integration of economic empowerment and HIV prevention for at risk women and masculinities and HIV prevention. Her forthcoming book is titled Men at Risk: Gender Relations and HIV Prevention (NYU Press). Her published journal articles have appeared in AIDS Education & Prevention, AIDS & Behavior, the American Journal of Public Health, Gender & Society, the Journal of Sex Research, the Archives of Sexual Behavior, Men & Masculinities, and other gender, sexuality, and health-related journals. She is an Associate Editor at the Archives of Sexual Behavior and serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Sex Research and the Sociology of Sport Journal.
Shari Dworkin’s Research presentation was titled, “Gender Relations and HIV Prevention: A Global Analysis”
Julianne Carroll, MA, has been doing sex education for the past five years working with both youth and adults. She has given workshops around the country on a variety of topics, and directed sex positive documentaries. She also works as a relationship and sexuality coach, specializing in the queer community and non-traditional relationship models. Julianne received her M.A. in Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University where she also worked as a research assistant at the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality. She is a San Francisco Sex Information Certified Sex Educator.You can learn more about her and her work at www.juliannelovesme.com.
Julianne Carroll’s Sex Education presentation was titled, “How to be a Sex Educator”