Clinical Implications within Queer Hookup Culture: A PSCSW Coffee & Conversations Event

Clinical Implications within Queer Hookup Culture: A PSCSW Coffee & Conversations Event

Presenter: David Oscar Harvey, LSW, MSS, MA and Noel Ramirez, DBH, MPH, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Date: Saturday, March 13th, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | 2 CEs
(Please Sign In at 5:50 pm for registration, refreshments and socialization.)
Location: Zoom

Program Description:

A liberatory ethic of establishing an expansive sexual practice has long been a cornerstone of queer identity.  Our event hopes to explore the clinical implications of a subset of this queer ethos: hookup culture.  This will be a joint event between the LGBTQ+ and Recovery & Resilience Subcommittees.

Clinical Objectives:

  • Increased knowledge of behavioral cycles and clinical interventions associated with working through hook up culture among cis men who have sex with men.
  • Enhanced understanding of shame, toxic masculinity, intersectionality and social work ethics/ values when discussing sex positivity, hook up culture in clinical social work encounters.
  • Defining environmental, interpersonal, and intrapersonal factors that precipitate sexual acting out behaviors, internalized shame processes, and hook up culture.
  • Identification of clinical orientations and clinical frameworks (intersubjectivity, relational-psychoanalytic, supportive expressive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy) that provide ego-strength and supportive/healing centered spaces for men who have sex with men.
  • Queer hookup culture has primarily been explored through the lens of cis "MSM" experience. Why this privileging?  What can be said of hookup culture through the lens of trans, non-binary and female experience?

All are welcome for what promises to be a lively discussion! Let’s hook-up for some Coffee and Conversation, and maybe a bite to eat, on Saturday evening, March 13, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm.

About the Presenter:

David Harvey is a Licensed Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA.  He works as a therapist for people with opioid addiction as well as for those with issues related to sex, sexuality and gender.  He has taught higher education courses on sexuality and gender at University of Iowa, Misericordia University and Luzerne County Community College and published several academic essays on related issues.  Harvey holds a BA and MA from New York University and an MSS from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

Noel Ramirez is a Philadelphia based licensed clinical social worker and public health professional informed by Immigrant-Filipino parents who love through a sense of home, a chosen Queer family who resist subjugation, and a public health community that seeks to honor social and environmental context.

Noel received my Master's in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and my Master's in public health from Drexel University. He completed his Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. Noel is a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional, have completed foundational training in relational-psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and have a certificate in Clinical Social Work Supervision.

Noel has been a practicing social worker and clinician since 2009 and has been involved in various community-based programs in the Philadelphia metro area. In the last decade, he have overseen and managed HIV Prevention programs for gay/bisexual men, developed and enhanced recovery-resilience programming for a network of federally qualified health centers, and continue to be involved in community organizing on issues related to Queer Asian Americans, Anti-black racism in social work, and body-positivity and liberation. Currently, Noel teaches a wide range of graduate courses and works at a Federally Qualified Health Center providing integrated care and behavioral consultation.

Additional Program Details:

Participants who attend this program must be present for its entirety in order to get the continuing education credits. (Please print this email and keep in your file along with your CE in case you are audited.)

Cost: No charge for PSCSW Members to attend; $20 for Non Members to attend. There is a $10 fee for anyone wishing a CE certificate.

Cancellation Policy:  PSCSW Members: There is a $5 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.

Non Members: There is a $10 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program. No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours notice is given for this program.  This program is presented and hosted by PSCSW members. Both the presenter and host put a lot of time and preparation to make sure that attendees are receiving a wonderful program and feel welcome at the program. Just as in your professional life when someone cancels last minute, it has an impact on you. Please be cognizant of this when you register for this program.

Continuing Education Credits: FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for credits. Attendance at programs or courses given at state and national social work association conferences, where the criteria for membership is an academic degree in social work, are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)4)


Section 49.36).

  •  March 13, 2021
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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