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Counseling Clients Working Within the Sex Industry

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Sex work is the exchange of sex for money, goods, or services. As expressions of sexuality change within evolving contexts and environments, the landscape of sex work has changed due to factors of technology, legal structures, and safety. Counseling professionals are often not trained to work with sex workers in the context of their research, practice, educating, supervision, and advocacy.

In this presentation attendees will learn about evolving definitions of sex work, as well as how current laws and legal structures impact the safety and functioning of sex workers and the subsequent impact on their participation in research and counseling practice. The presenter will share relevant assessment, intervention and research design strategies to make one’s practice sex-work affirming.  

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