TCA October 2020


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In this issue: 

In the News: Sex Ed. Saves Lives

New CE Workshops

  • The TransEvolution

  • ​​Gender-Inclusive Treatment: Breaking the Binary

  • CSOT classes

Article: The Paradox of Vulnerability , by Dr. Carol Clark                                                                                                                                   

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In the News

Sex Ed. Saves Lives

by Dr. Jess

I found myself working in sexology both by accident and by way of education. I was a high school teacher at an alternative public school in Toronto and my students faced more than their fair share of challenges, from dealing with abusive parents and homelessness to poverty and discrimination. I saw the costs of a sex education system that was failing our students — especially those who were already forced to the margins on account of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, income, and/or ability. 

Read the article here!!

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The TransEvolution of the Last Decade

 
October 23, 2020 9am-3pm EDT live webinar
5 CEs $249
Register Here!!
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Virtual Fall CE Event  
Gender-Inclusive Treatment:
Breaking the Binary

October 16th, 2020

Register Here!!

 
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CSOT - The Certified Sex Offender Therapist Program

The Certified Sex Offender Therapist (CSOT) Program will certify licensed therapists to work with adult and juvenile sexual offenders in a variety of settings. This extensive training and supervision will prepare these professionals to work with individuals with deviant sexual behaviors and to mitigate the risk to society.

Therapists will be proficient in the required areas pertaining to adult and juvenile sexual offenders.

Next class October 23, 2020 9am-3pm EST - Start anytime classes cycle around
 via live  Webinar


 
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The Paradox of Vulnerability
 

What is vulnerability?
 
Some will say it is opening one’s innermost self with the accompanying possibility of being hurt.
 
Some will compare it to a dog rolling over on its back and leaving itself vulnerable to attack.
 
Some will say that it’s exposing one’s secrets and therefore the ultimate intimate act of trust.
 
Vulnerability may be voluntary or imposed. When it’s the latter, trust may or may not be a factor. Soldiers whose commanding officer orders them to expose themselves to the enemy are making themselves vulnerable, but their sense of that is dependent on the trust they have in that commander and their own ability to defend themselves.
 
When couples meet and begin sharing their lives, their experiences, and their bodies with each other, there are degrees of vulnerability. Some will say that full vulnerability is the ultimate state of Connection.
 
So where is the paradox?
 
That sense of trust is paradoxical. I can share a secret part of myself with my partner and trust that he will not use it to hurt me. Many people suffer with the betrayal of a partner who did, in fact, hurt them.
 
But here is the real paradox: If I am totally good with myself - with who I am, with what I’ve done in my life – then I can’t be hurt. Therefore, I can reveal my true self, my innermost being, and no one can hurt me with it.
 
If I have done my own therapy, healed my shame and regrets, forgiven myself and others, then I can’t be hurt. If I am living as a person completely congruent with my values, then you can’t hurt me.
 
I don’t have to trust that you will not hurt me. I also will not attract someone capable of deliberately trying to hurt me. The issue of trust evaporates.
 
That is the paradox of vulnerability.


Be In Light,
Carol

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