Diane Gleim

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  • CAMFT's 2023 annual conference
    In-person May 5 - 6, 2023 - Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA


Diane Gleim, LMFT

Diane Gleim, LMFT

Diane Gleim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor practicing in Santa Rosa, California. As the first Certified Sex Therapist in Sonoma County, Diane treats the many diverse issues related to sexual identity, sexual expression, sexual behavior, and sexual relationships. Her clients include everyone with a sexual concern: individuals and couples ages 18-85 and the LGBTQ+, kinky, and poly populations. In addition to her private practice, Diane's work also includes providing training and consultations; being a CAMFT-approved CE provider; writing the blog "Underneath the Sheets" on Psychology Today's website; and supervising sex-therapists-in-training. She has been quoted in The Press Democrat, Sonoma Magazine, The Buzz by Pure Romance, Quartz, MEL Magazine, CNN.com, and as a podcast guest. In addition, Diane has been voted Sonoma County's Best Sex Therapist by the readers of the North Bay Bohemian four times.


Porn Literacy 101
Friday | May 5, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
(1.5 CEs)

Workshop Description:

In the 21st century, pornography is the lightning rod where sexuality, technology, and morality all collide. As a result, it is a confusing subject for most, including the mental health profession. There is and has been a profound erotophobia across our field for generations. Without critical thinking and additional training, therapists can default to sex-negative, pop culture-informed, or traditional gendered stereotypes about sex and pornography. In this course, attendees will get a primer on porn literacy - a modern way to conceptualize and relate to pornography without pathologizing or shaming. Attendees may find their previous assumptions challenged, and their biases identified. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Compare four different elements regarding what pornography is and is not.
2. Name one element pornography is ambiguous about.
3. Describe what an erotic conflict is.
4. Describe what moral incongruence is.

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