Part I: May 28, 2022
In this two-hour workshop, I provide an overview of the legal framework, including the federal laws and municipal by-laws, that regulates sex work in Canada. Providing case examples, I highlight how an understanding of this framework is instrumental to providing culturally competent mental health services to sex workers. This workshop introduces the systemic interventions necessary to working with this population, challenging anti-sex work narratives that view all sex workers as women, and as victims of violence.
Part 2: June 25, 2022
Sex workers operate at the intersection between intimacy and the marketplace. Some people believe the marketplace corrupts intimacy (e.g. intimacy cannot be genuine if it has been paid for), whereas others believe intimacy is mediated by the marketplace (e.g. no relationship exists outside of the political economy). This two-hour workshop provides an overview of how sex workers understand their own interpersonal relationships and how they maintain boundaries between their personal and professional lives.
Part III: September 10, 2022
In this two-hour workshop, I provide an overview of the multiple and intersecting identities of sex workers and the challenges they face in the industry, including but not limited to, racialized, disabled, neurodivergent, working poor, HIV+ sex workers and sex workers who use drugs and/or alcohol. You will develop an understanding of the “whorearchy,” and how systems of oppression are reproduced within this highly stigmatized and criminalized industry.
All workshops are approved by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) for Continuing Education Credits.
Register For This Workshop
Where: Virtual (Secure Video)
When: May 28, 2022 | June 25, 2022 | September 10, 2022 – 10AM – 12PM