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Sex Work and Sex Trafficking: Misinformation and False Dichotomies
Description: While efforts to raise awareness about sex trafficking have been successful over the past couple years, the issue is becoming increasingly conflated with adult sex work. This conflation harms everyone in the sex industry including those working by force or fraud, and those working by choice or circumstance. This workshop aims to increase understanding of the many nuances of labor empowerment and exploitation in order to aid therapists in providing competent treatment to clients who work in the sex industry.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: apply the minority stress model to sex workers in a therapeutic context.