Webinars

Digital Intimacy: Attachment and Sexuality in the Technological Age

When:  July 19, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
CEs: 1.5 
Hosted by the Queer and Trans Advocacy Network

In this presentation digital intimate connections between people and their technologies are explored. This presentation opens with a brief overview of intimacy, followed by a description of the predominant waves of the modern technological age. The presenter then discusses two types of intimacy—attachment and sexuality—in a digital context, which includes digital attachment (digiattachment) and digital sexuality (digisexuality). The presentation concludes with a brief overview of how to begin to attend to digital intimacy in clinical practice, including digiidentity development, digistigma, digiphobia, and erotocentrism.

Presenter: Markie Louise Christianson (L. C.) Twist, Ph.D., a licensed marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor, as well as a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and certified sexuality educator and sexuality educated supervisor through the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Dr. Twist is the Program Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Sex Therapy Program, and Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Department and Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Dr. Twist is co-author of the book, The Internet Family: Technology in Couple and Family Relationships, and co-editor of the book, Eco-Informed Practice: Family Therapy in an Age of Ecological Peril. Dr. Twist also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy. To learn more visit: drmarkie.com.

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