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Upcoming Live Oak Training

Introduction to Sex Work-Affirming Clinical Practice (Pt.1)

February 21, 2025 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Central Time Trainer: Sophia Etling Fee: $75/$60 discounted (We offer a discounted pricing for BIPOC folks, Trans folks, folks with a disability and folks with limited economic resources) CEUs: 3 (Live Oak offers CEUs for social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and psychologists through the Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation. Live Oak has partnered with Centered Therapy Chicago to provide CEUs for psychologists.) Location: Zoom

Sex work exists in many forms, and not all people working in the sex trade identify as sex workers. Many of the issues sex workers face in their personal lives are directly related to the stigma surrounding erotic labor in our culture. Stigma affects sex workers at different levels, largely dependent on their other identities and their access to resources. Many sex workers find themselves “closeted” due to the criminalized nature of their work and struggle to find safe spaces to talk and heal. In this training, we will explore how the cultural narratives surrounding sex work and sex workers’ varied identities impact their lived experiences. Together, we will discuss ways to support our clients in the sex trade as they navigate their work, personal relationships, and the complex experiences of stigma and oppression that often accompany criminalized work.

Live Oak offers a 15% discount for students to attend trainings. Please reach out to to receive a discount code for the workshop you’d like to attend.

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