Carise Rotach-Beard is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) specializing in sexuality and relationships. Carise has five years of experience working with polyamory, kink, queer, and LGBTQA-specific dynamics. She also specializes in helping individuals reclaim sexuality following religious/spiritual abuse. As a special interest, she offers public education on a variety the topics including polyamory, body image and sexuality, overcoming purity culture and sex-negativity, feminism and BDSM, gender inclusivity and awareness, and un-learning jealousy.
William J. Doherty is an educator, researcher, therapist, speaker, author, consultant, and community organizer. He is Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family Social Science, College of Education and Human Development, at the University of Minnesota, where he is also an adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.
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