From Sexual Health to Sexual Harm (Weekly Zoom Series starting 9/9/22)

Staff / Aug 8th, 2022
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The Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice

From Sexual Health to Sexual Harm

an 8-part, weekly Zoom series

Friday, September 9, 2022 – through Friday, October 28, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (ET)



From Sexual Health to Sexual Harm is an 8-Part, weekly zoom series presented by the Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice which will explore what happens when sexual behaviors become nonconsensual and ultimately cause harm. The series will begin on September 9th with a conversation by renowned sexual health experts who will define sexual health, discuss why sex is a social justice issue and begin to help us understand when, how and why sexual health can be eroded. In subsequent panels we'll talk about sex addictions, compulsions, atypical sexual interests and paraphilic disorders, then explore how people living with autism end up in the criminal justice system. In our last three panel discussions, we will discuss what happens when someone is accused, convicted or incarcerated for a sex crime and what survivors of sexual abuse and assault and those accused or convicted of sex crimes think can be done to keep us all safe and in good sexual health.


September 9th
What is Sexual Health, What are Sexual Health Conversations & When Does Sex Become Unhealthy?

Doug Braun-Harvey, MFT, CST
Sexual health author, trainer and consultant, co-founder of The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting and supervision service for Improving health care through integration of sexual health.

James Wadley, Ph.D., L.P.C., ACS, NCC, IMHF, CSTS
Professor and Chair of the Counseling and Human Services Master of Human Services Department at Lincoln University, founding editor of the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships and founder and Principal of the Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians

Monique Howard, Ph.D, MPH
Senior Director of Women's Health Initiatives, Center for Global Women's Health, University of Pennsylvania and public health practitioner with a focus on women's health for over 25 years

Cyndi Darnell, MHSc. M.NT. CPC. CSE.
Internationally recognized sex & relationships therapist, clinical sexologist, author, sex educator, podcast host, media commentator, feminist, and pleasure activist.

September 16th
Sex addiction: Is it real? What does it mean? What can you do about it?

Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg, MD
Author, Filmmaker, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center, private psychiatric practice in NYC

Meg Kaplan, PhD
Clinical Psychologist and a Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

September 23rd
Atypical Sexual Interests, HyperSexuality and Paraphilic Disorders: What's the Difference & is Treatment Effective?

Dr. Richard Krueger, MD
Psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Sexual Behavior Clinic at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Meg Kaplan, PhD
Clinical Psychologist and a Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

September 30th
Sex and Autism: The Criminalization of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Isabelle Hénault, Ph.D.
Psychologist from the University of Québec at Montréal, Canada and author specializing diagnosis, education and support to children, adolescents, adults and couples living with Autism

Mark Mahoney, Esq.
Criminal defense attorney and the only attorney in North America exclusively devoted to defending people with Autism Spectrum Disorder

October 7th
When Sexual Behaviors Lead to Sex Crimes & Confronting Confirmation Bias

Karen Friedman Agnifilo, Esq.
Criminal defense attorney with Geragos & Gerago, previously served as the number two Executive for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., where she served as Chief Assistant DA

Isabelle A. Kirshner, Esq.
Criminal defense attorney specializing in defense of those accused of sexual misconduct and Partner with Clayman Rosenberg Kirshner & Linder LLP

Andrea Zellan, Esq.
Criminal defense attorney and senior counsel with Brafman & Associates, P.C., formerly a staff attorney with Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division, Brooklyn, NY

October 14th
Sex, Incarceration & Serving Time for Sex Offenses: What Happens when Someone is Incarcerated for a Sex Offense and Is Sexual Health Possible While Incarcerated?

Brian Fischer, Commissioner (Ret.), New York State Department of CorrectionsCommissioner (Ret.), former Superintendent of Sing Sing Correctional Facility where he implemented programs for those living with mental illness or convicted of sex offenses.

Stephanie Covington, PH.D., L.C.S.W.
Internationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer providing training and consulting to help institutions and programs in the criminal justice system develop effective gender-responsive and trauma-informed services

October 21st
Voices of Survivors: What Survivors Need and how to Prevent Victimization

Kathryn Robb, Esq., Executive Director, CHILD USAdvocacy
An outspoken survivor of child sexual abuse who advocates for child sex abuse legislation and related reforms across the country

David Garlock, Successful returning citizen and criminal justice reform advocate, writer and speaker. Leader in Pennsylvania and national social justice community. Survivor of childhood sexual assault

Cynthia Alvarado, Advocate for Change, writer, educator and wrongfully convicted returning citizen, freed after serving 11 years of a life sentence.  

October 28th

Voices of People Charged with or Convicted of Sexual Offenses & Lessons Learned 

Nick Dubin, Psy.D.
Author and public speaker with autism who has professional expertise and personal experiences involving encounters with the criminal justice system.

Elizabeth Kelley, Esq.
Criminal Defense Lawyer with a nationwide practice focused on representing people with mental disabilities. Editor, Representing People with Mental Disabilities; Representing People with Autism Spectrum Disorders; and Representing People with Dementia.

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