About this Episode:
Over the past decade, the #MeToo movement has ushered mainstream awareness of the overwhelming occurrence of sexual abuse across all demographics of our society. In this episode, Dr. Megan Speciale will interview sexual trauma experts Wendy Maltz and Jimanekia Eborn on how to support survivors’ sexual wellness after abuse, including specific strategies that you can use with your clients and loved ones to support their process of healing.
Wendy Maltz, LCSW, DST
Wendy Maltz, LCSW, DST, is an internationally recognized sex therapist, author, and speaker, with more than thirty-five years of experience treating sex and intimacy concerns. She authored many highly acclaimed sexuality resources, including the recovery classic, The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, as well as Private Thoughts: Exploring the Power of Women’s Sexual Fantasies, and The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography. Wendy’s popular educational website, www.HealthySex.com, provides free articles, podcast interviews, posters, videos, and more to help people overcome sexual problems and develop skills for love-based sexual intimacy.
Jimakekia Eborn is a comprehensive sex educator grades K – 12, Director of Education for survivor and ally support organization, “More Than No,” and consult on TV and Film to bring a healthy perspective on sex and surviving trauma into everyone’s home. She has worked in mental health for the last 10 years, where she saw the need for sexual education and sexual trauma support. This led to her passion for assisting and supporting those that are sexual assault survivors and those without access to comprehensive sex education. Her compassion and passion for these populations has pushed her to continue building safe spaces for clientele, sharing education, and supporting their mental spaces.
Links and References
Links and References:
National Sexual Assault Hotline – (800) 656-HOPE
Now available for free: Relearning Touch: Healing Techniques for Couples: http://healthysex.com/booksdvdsposters/videos/relearning-touch/
Wendy’s book, The Sexual Healing Journey, has recently been released in an audio version by Audible.com. CLICK HERE to find out more about the audio version.
LIMITED OFFER TO THE THOUGHTFUL COUNSELOR LISTENERS:
TWO COMPLIMENTARY AUDIO BOOK COPIES!
We are delighted to announce that Wendy is providing two complimentary copies of the audio version of The Sexual Healing Journey to the first and fifth person to write to her via her Healthysex.com website contact page mentioning the podcast at: http://healthysex.com/contact-us/ .
The APA Citation for this Episode:
Speciale, M. (Producer). (2018, September 12). Sexual Healing after #MeToo: Conversations on What Counselors Need to Know [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://wp.me/p7R6fn-rQ.
Thanks to the Following:
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
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