Sex Matters: Honoring the Challenges and the Opportunities of the Erotic (A FAN Event)

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

About the event:

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.

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Event address: 

Cornog Auditorium, New Trier High School
7 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60203
Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want Cover Image
By Alexandra H. Solomon, Lori Brotto (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781684033461
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: New Harbinger Publications - February 2nd, 2020

It is time for a new sexual revolution. It's time to take sexy back.


Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781626255814
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: New Harbinger Publications - February 2nd, 2017

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"A godsend to anyone searching for, but struggling to find, true love in their lives."
--Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion

"Empowering and compassionate, and its lessons are universal."
--Publishers Weekly