Sex worker affirmative therapy is a model for therapists to engage with sex workers in a supportive and strengths-based way to mitigate the many impacts of distal and proximal stressors.  As with any client-centered therapeutic approach, these guidelines should be...

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In this brief webinar, Katie Bloomquist MS, MA, LAMFT explains compassion fatigue, burnout, minority stress of sex work, and offers suggestions for sex workers to create a "tool kit" for self-care.

The full powerpoint presentation (i...

June 29, 2019

The Minnesota Sexual Health Institute is an approved American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists provider of continuing education credits (provider # 18-701-M)

We have recently added two exciting trainings which are approved for Continuing Edu...

May 31, 2019

Bloomquist, K., & Sprankle, E. (2019). Sex worker affirmative therapy: Conceptualization and  case study. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, doi: 10.1080/14681994.2019.1620930

April 18, 2019

 

https://www.realyourbrainonporn.com/research

Recent literature examining the correlation between viewing visual sexual stimuli and sexual functioning shows:

Latent growth curve analyses demonstrated no significant relationships between any pornography-related variables...

January 7, 2019

Katie is offering a support group for current sex workers on Wednesdays from 4-6pm. Groups runs for 8 consecutive weeks.

This group may benefit  any person currently involved in the sex industry including: escorts, strippers, professional dominatrices, sugar-b...

This post was originally shared by the Sex Workers Outreach Project - USA: http://www.new.swopusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/FACTSHEET-MINORITYSTRESSANDSEXWORK-SWOPUSA-1.pdf

What is a sexual minority?

  • An individual whose sexual identity, orientation, or sexual pr...

October 9, 2018

Last month, the Lake County Sex Trafficking Task Force unveiled a billboard along the North Shore of Lake Superior in Two Harbors, Minnesota. It’s the latest example of the ad nauseam awareness campaigns targeting the sex industry that perpetuate the moral panic surrou...

Due to the stigma of sex work, sex workers can be vulnerable to micro-aggressions and minority stress and experience discrimination when they access basic services, like healthcare or therapy. This guide is intended to help people with sex work experience find a mental...

In my therapeutic work with people who sell sexual services, I consider myself to be privileged to support the process of retirement for folks who want to transition into another type of employment. Unfortunately for many sex workers, there are few sex positive, non-ju...

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