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  • United States
  • Alabama
  • Jonathan Mohr, PhD, Counseling Psychology - Research supervisor and consultant. Faculty Member, Loyola College in Maryland.
    Address: Department of Psychology, 4501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210-5341
    Phone: 410-617-2452 (work), 410-617-5341 Email:
    jmohr@loyola.edu 
    Fees: Contact me for more information.

    I work as a full-time assistant professor at Loyola College (Baltimore, MD). Our department offers master's degrees in clinical and counseling psychology, as well as the Psy.D degree in an APA-accredited clinical psychology program. I have conducted research on attitudes toward bisexual women and men, and I am currently supervising gradaute student research related to bisexuality. I am available to speak on topics related to bisexuality, particularly on biphobia. Also, I welcome graduate students who are interested in conducting bi-related research. My two main bi-related publications are the following:

    Mohr, J. J., Israel, T., & Sedlecek, W. E. (2001). Counselors' attitudes regarding bisexuality as predictors of counselors' clinical responses: An analogue study of a female bisexual client. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 48, 212-222.

    Mohr, J. J., & Rochlen, A. B. (1999). Measuring attitudes regarding bisexuality in lesbian, gay male, and heterosexual populations. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 46, 353-369.

  • Arizona
  • Geri D. Weitzman, PhD - Licensed Psychologist - CA License # PSY17963 - Workshop presenter on Bisexual, LGBT, BDSM and Polyamory concerns.
    Address: 900 N. San Antonio Road, Suite 106, Los Altos, CA 94022
    Phone: 408-338-5638 Email:
    geriweitzman@gmail.com  Website: http://www.numenor.org/~gdw/psychologist 
    Fees: See below

    Workshops and lectures I have given include:

    What Therapists Should Know About Working with Bisexual Clients

    How is being bisexual different from being gay or lesbian? What are some specific concerns that bisexuals face? How can a counselor take these issues into account so as to be supportive to their bisexual clients?

    What Psychology Professionals Should Know About Polyamory: The Lifestyles and Mental Health Concerns of Polyamorous Individuals.

    Polyamory is a lifestyle in which romantic partners agree that they may each have romantic relationships with other people as well. It is distinguished from infidelity by the presence of honest, supportive communication between partners and lovers about the existence of each of these relationships in their lives. This workshop talks about some of the unique concerns that polyamorous people face, and the ways in which a therapist can be supportive of and helpful to their polyamorous clients.

    What Therapists Should Know About Working with Clients Who Are Members of the BDSM Community

    About 5-10 percent of the US population practices some variety of bdsm play, but most therapists do not have an understanding of what this means in their clients lives, nor how to distinguish between BDSM and abuse. This lecture aims to address some of the common misperceptions about BDSM, and suggest ways in which a therapist can be supportive of and helpful to their BDSM community clients.

    Workshop/Lecture Fees:

    I charge $200 per hour of presentation time, plus travel and lodging expenses if the lecture is outside of the San Francisco Bay Area.

    More about me:

    I am an openly bisexual psychologist, practicing in Los Altos, CA. I have experience working within the Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Polyamory, Kink/BDSM, HIV+/POZ, and DD communities. My other specialties include relationship work, career counseling, managing depression, anxiety, anger, substance and internet addictions, codependency, and self-acceptance. I am the coordinator of the Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory, and the author of What Psychology Professionals Should Know About Polyamory.

  • California
  • The Center for Sex and Culture , - The Center for Sex and Culture hosts and supports events related to the Bisexual community (including our annual upcoming Bi-BQ, a community oriented picnic). The space welcomes bisexual-identified people of all genders and provides resources through our extensive library of sexuality and gender related material (academic and otherwise), including a bisexuality section that features books, papers and journals of all types. Additionally, Dr. Carol Queen, the founder of the Center for Sex and Culture, is the co-editor of two editions of Best Bisexual Erotica.
    Address: 1349 Mission Street between 9th and 10th, San Francisco, CA, 94103
    Phone: (415) 902-2071 Email:
    info@sexandculture.org  Website: http://www.sexandculture.org 
    Fees:

    Dr. Carol Queen holds a PhD in Human Sexuality and is an essayist, erotic writer, staff sexologist and Chief Cultural Officer at Good Vibrations, and has addressed numerous scholarly and professional conferences. Dr. Robert Morgan Lawrence has a Doctorate of Education in Human Sexuality and a second PhD in health care. He has been working as a sex educator for 38 years, and has been a guest lecturer at many colleges and universities across the country.

    The Center for Sex and Culture is a non-profit community center that hosts events, classes and parties ranging across topics related to sexuality, gender and sex education. The Center is also home to a gallery and huge archive and library of sex-related materials. The materials range from academic journals and papers to what has been called the largest erotic zine library in the world, to pulp and porn from the 1950s-today. Information on events, lectures, and how to get involved can be found on our website, along with several membership programs that can be applied to the cost of workshops and events, as well as library access.

  • Connecticut
  • Ron Suresha, - Author, Editor - Bear Bones Books, an imprint of Lethe Press
    Address: 137 Danbury Road, Apt 123, New Milford, CT 06776
    Phone: 860-460-4201 Email:
    ron.suresha@gmail.com  Website: http://www.ronsuresha.com 
    Fees:

    Ron J. Suresha is an award-winning author and editor, a Bear community pioneer, and a bisexual activist born in Detroit, Michigan, who has worked in publications and publishing all his life. His nonfiction works include: a 1998 self-published beverage recipé book, Mugs o Joy: Delicious Hot Drinks (reprinted 2013); an acclaimed 2002 book on the gay and bisexual mens Bear subculture, Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions (revised edition, Bear Bones Books, 2008); and two anthologies, Bi Men: Coming Out (edited with Pete Chvany, Haworth/Routledge, 2006), and Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (Routledge, 2010), both finalists for the Lambda Literary Award.

    Suresha authored with Scott McGillivray a 2012 pictorial book, Fur: The Love of Hair (Bruno Gmünder), winner of a Rainbow Book Award. Suresha also writes and edits erotic fiction under the pseudonym R. Jackson, including the short-story anthology, Bi Guys: The Deliciousness of His Sex (reprinted, Lethe Press, 2009), also a Lambda Literary Award Finalist.

    The author, who resides with his husband in Connecticut, is the Cofounder and Acquisitions Editor of the Bear Bones Books imprint of Lethe Press, which publishes quality literature written by and for the gay and bi mens Bear community.

  • Maryland
  • Loraine Hutchins, Author/Lecturer - Also Sex Educator/ Sex Coach. Erotic Spirits Institute, Director. Ph.D. in Cultural Studies. Also studied with Betty Dodson, Joseph Kramer, Jack Painter, Annie Sprinkle, Carol Queen, Deborah Anapol and others.
    Address: 805 Maplewood Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912
    Phone: 301/650-9058 Email:
    wonderwoman@igc.org  rain@lorainehutchins.com  Website: http://www.lorainehutchins.com   
    Fees: contact me for more info on fees

    I offer a variety of speechs and workshops (see website) and am available for guest teaching and guest lecturing. My self-published doctoral dissertation on contempoary U.S. sacred sexualities is available through my website, which also includes other samples of my writings, including the much-beloved 1991 anthology, Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out, named one of the top 100 queer books of the last century, which I co-edited with Lani Ka-ahumanu.

    I also work as a sex coach and sex educator, particularly with women, older people, fat people, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender and intersex people, and those living with disabilities. I work with a wide range of communities including those in intentional spiritual communities or practices, those identifying as polyamorous (loving more than one, openly & honestly) and those with BDSM/leather affinities. My sex coaching services -- patterned after Dodson (www.bettydodson.com) and Kramer (www.erospirit.org) -- help you improve your self-pleasuring capacity and use that capacity to empower your whole life.

  • Massachusetts
  • Linda Marks, MSM - Writer and Workshop Leader/Speaker.   (Also a Body-centered Psychotherapist.)
    Address: 3 Central Avenue, Newton, MA 02460 USA
    Phone: (617)965-7846 Email:
    LSMHEART@aol.com  Website: www.healingheartpower.com 
    Fees: Contact me for more information.

    I am the founder of the Boston Area Sexuality and Spirituality Network, a staff writer for Spirituality and Sexuality magazine, and author of LIVING WITH VISION: RECLAIMING THE POWER OF THE HEART (Knowledge Systems, 1989) and HEALING THE WAR BETWEEN THE GENDERS (Forthcoming). I have led workshops nationally and internationally and public speak on a wide variety of subjects including gender and identity, gender reconciliation, heart-centered healing and social evolution.

    I have practiced heart-centered, body-centered, psychospiritual therapy for nearly two decades in the Boston Area. I founded the Institute for Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy in 1990. My interests include trauma work, integrating sexuality and spirituality, mentoring the souls journey and creating healing community. I have worked with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people for most all of my years in practice, as well as members of various sexual subcultures.

    My Degrees: I hold a Masters Degree in Organization Development from the Sloan School, MIT. I studied Psychobiology at Yale in the late 70s, prior to the availability of body psychotherapy training in any university setting. I have been a pioneer in the field of somatic psychology, helping found the first state professional association in Massachusetts in 1989, helping found the Somatics Community within the Association for Humanistic Psychology while serving on the AHP Board, and through establishing a 3 year apprenticeship training program in Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP)--the method I developed and have practiced since 1985. My school certified body-centered psychotherapists who completed the 1000+ hour program.

  • New Jersey
  • Liz Lipman-Stern, MSW - Educator and Psychotherapist
    Address: Highland Park, NJ, USA
    Phone: 732.729.9768 Email:
    sept255@aol.com 
    Fees: Please contact me for more information about my fees.

    An experienced psychotherapist (see my listing under "psychotherapists"), I am also a workshop leader and sexuality educator. I give workshops on bisexuality to health professionals, graduate students in the health professions and to the general public.

    For more information, please contact me either by telephone or email: sept255@aol.com.

  • Robin Renée, B.A., English, Rutgers U 1989. - Freelance Writer. Certified Massage Practitioner. Center for Transpersonal Body Mind Studies, 1994. Edison, NJ. (With emphasis on Energy Balancing/Polarity.)
    Address: Menage a Music (BMI), P.O. Box 204, Atco, NJ 08004
    Phone: (856) 767-8998 Email: menage98@aol.com  Website: http://www.robinrenee.com 
    Fees:

    Robin Renée's published works include "Loving w/o Limits, " an essay from That Takes Ovaries!: Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts, Solomon, Rivka (ed.), Three Rivers Press (2002), and "Merging Candles: From Dualism into All," an essay from Blessed Bi Spirit: Bisexual People of Faith, Kolodny, Debra R. (ed.), Continuum Press (2000). In 1998, she designed and facilitated the creative writing workshop, "Exciting the Writer." Her poetry has been published in journals including New York Quarterly, Out/Look, Transgender Tapestry, and Inciting Desire.

    For her own company, Menage a Music, Robin creates press releases, designs promotional materials, and maintains www.robinrenee.com. Her songwriting and performing credits include two full-length CDs, "In Progress (2000)," and "All Six Senses (2002)." She is open to writing-for-hire on all topics; primary interests include sexuality and gender issues, music interviews, articles, and reviews, Eastern spirituality, mysticism, and health/fitness.

  • New York
  • Jennifer Baumgardner, - Author, journalist, lecturer, editor, organizer. Soapbox: Speakers Who Speak Out.
    Address: 266 West 23rd Street, #3, New York, NY 10011
    Phone: 646 486 1414 Fax: 212- 627-4725 Email:
    jennifer@manifesta.net  Website: http://www.soapboxinc.com 
    Fees:

    Soapbox is a speakers bureau for outspoken experts on topics ranging from foreign policy to multiracial adoption, from independent media to girls power, from the current state of feminism to HIV/AIDS advocacy. We represent progressive activists and writers who can offer a fresh and knowledgeable take on current events and culture. Soapbox represents several prominent feminist speakers who are also bisexual, including Rebecca Walker, Jennifer Baumgardner, and Inga Muscio.

  • Other Countries
  • USA-Nationwide
  • Geri D. Weitzman, PhD - Licensed Psychologist - CA License # PSY17963 - Workshop presenter / educator on Bisexual, LGBT, and Polyamory concerns.
    Address: 1100 Sanchez Street (corner of 24th), San Francisco, CA 94114
    Phone: 415-517-7965 Email:
    gdw@numenor.org  Website: http://www.numenor.org/~gdw/psychologist 
    Fees: See below

    Workshops and lectures I have given include:

    • What Therapists Should Know About Working with Bisexual Clients
      • How is being bisexual different from being gay or lesbian? What are some specific concerns that bisexuals face? How can a counselor take these issues into account so as to be supportive to their bisexual clients?

    • When Someone You Know Is Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual
      • It is estimated that one out of every ten people is lesbian, gay, or bisexual. Today more and more gay people are finding it possible to come out to their friends, families and co-workers. Come join an open discussion about perceptions of lesbians, gays and bisexuals in society. We will examine stereotypes, explore homophobia, and talk about what it feels like to be different from others.

    • What Psychology Professionals Should Know About Polyamory: The Lifestyles and Mental Health Concerns of Polyamorous Individuals.
      • Polyamory is a lifestyle in which romantic partners agree that they may each have romantic relationships with other people as well. It is distinguished from infidelity by the presence of honest, supportive communication between partners and lovers about the existence of each of these relationships in their lives. This workshop talks about some of the unique concerns that polyamorous people face, and the ways in which a therapist can be supportive of and helpful to their polyamorous clients.

    • Coming Out Issues Workshop
      • Lesbians, gays and bisexuals are frequently faced with the decision of whether to come out to their friends, families, and co-workers. Coming out can be associated with both benefits and risks. In this workshop, we will talk about how one might make the decision to come out and about ways of coming out to the people in one’s life. We will also talk about community resources that can offer support as these choices are made.

    • Bi-Gay Dialogue: Are We Family?
      • There have historically been rifts between the bisexual and gay communities. This workshop will examine the sources of those rifts. We will discuss experiences that these two communities have in common, and what each experiences distinctly. It is hoped that the discussion will foster a sense of support and understanding between the two communities. All are welcome to attend.

    • Other workshops / lectures can be custom-created to fit the particular needs of your organization.

    Workshop/Lecture Fees:
      (Sliding scale offered for non-profit organizations) I charge $100 per hour of presentation time and $40 per hour of travel time (up to a maximum of 8 hours in a given day), plus travel and lodging expenses as applicable. For instance, a two hour lecture in San Francisco would cost $240: 2 hours of lecture at $100 each, plus a half hour each way from my home in San Mateo county (2x20). A two hour lecture in New York would cost $840 plus travel/lodging expenses: 2 hours of lecture at $100 each, 8 hours of travel time each way (16x40 = $640), plus airfare and overnight lodging accomodations.

    More about me:
      I am an openly bisexual psychologist, practicing in San Francisco (Noe Valley neighborhood). I have experience working within the Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Polyamory, Kink/BDSM, HIV+/POZ, and DD communities. My other specialties include relationship work, career counseling, managing depression, anxiety, anger, substance and internet addictions, codependency, and self-acceptance. I am the coordinator of the Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory, and the author of What Psychology Professionals Should Know About Polyamory.

  • Loraine Hutchins, Author/Lecturer - Also Sex Educator/ Sex Coach. Erotic Spirits Institute, Director. Ph.D. in Cultural Studies. Also studied with Betty Dodson, Joseph Kramer, Jack Painter, Annie Sprinkle, Carol Queen, Deborah Anapol and others.
    Address: 805 Maplewood Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912
    Phone: 301/650-9058 Email: wonderwoman@igc.org  rain@lorainehutchins.com  Website: http://www.lorainehutchins.com   
    Fees: contact me for more info on fees

    I offer a variety of speechs and workshops (see website) and am available for guest teaching and guest lecturing. My self-published doctoral dissertation on contempoary U.S. sacred sexualities is available through my website, which also includes other samples of my writings, including the much-beloved 1991 anthology, Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out, named one of the top 100 queer books of the last century, which I co-edited with Lani Ka-ahumanu.

    I also work as a sex coach and sex educator, particularly with women, older people, fat people, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender and intersex people, and those living with disabilities. I work with a wide range of communities including those in intentional spiritual communities or practices, those identifying as polyamorous (loving more than one, openly & honestly) and those with BDSM/leather affinities. My sex coaching services -- patterned after Dodson (www.bettydodson.com) and Kramer (www.erospirit.org) -- help you improve your self-pleasuring capacity and use that capacity to empower your whole life.


  

   To contact the directory coordinator, email Geri Weitzman, PhD at: geriweitzman@gmail.com

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