From Sexual Health to Sexual Harm (Weekly Zoom Series starting 9/9/22)

The Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice

From Sexual Health to Sexual Harm

an 8-part, weekly Zoom series


Friday, September 9, 2022 – through Friday, October 28, 2022

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (ET)

From Sexual Health to Sexual Harm is an 8-Part, weekly zoom series presented by the Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice which will explore what happens when sexual behaviors become nonconsensual and ultimately cause harm. The series will begin on September 9th with a conversation by renowned sexual health experts who will define sexual health, discuss why sex is a social justice issue and begin to help us understand when, how and why sexual health can be eroded.  In subsequent panels we’ll talk about sex addictions, compulsions, atypical sexual interests and paraphilic disorders, then explore how people living with autism end up in the criminal justice system. In our last three panel discussion our experts will discuss what happens when someone is accused, convicted or incarcerated for a sex crime and we will hear what survivors of sexual abuse and assault and those accused or convicted of sex crimes think can be done to keep us all safe and in good sexual health.

September 9th

What is Sexual Health, What are Sexual Health Conversations & When Does Sex Become Unhealthy?

Doug Braun-Harvey, MFT, CST

Sexual health author, trainer and consultant, co-founder of The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting and supervision service for Improving health care through integration of sexual health.

James Wadley, Ph.D., L.P.C., ACS, NCC, IMHF, CSTS

Professor and Chair of the Counseling and Human Services Master of Human Services Department at Lincoln University, founding editor of the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships and founder and Principal of the Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians  

Monique Howard, Ph.D, MPH

Senior Director of Women’s Health Initiatives, Center for Global Women’s Health, University of Pennsylvania and public health practitioner with a focus on women’s health for over 25 years

Cyndi Darnell, MHSc. M.NT. CPC. CSE.

Internationally recognized sex & relationships therapist, clinical sexologist, author, sex educator, podcast host, media commentator, feminist, and pleasure activist.

September 16th

Sex addiction: Is it real? What does it mean? What can you do about it?

Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg, MD

Author, Filmmaker, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center, private psychiatric practice in NYC

Meg Kaplan, PhD

Clinical Psychologist and a Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

September 23rd

Atypical Sexual Interests, HyperSexuality and Paraphilic Disorders:  What’s the Difference & is Treatment Effective?

Dr. Richard Krueger, MD

Psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Sexual Behavior Clinic at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Meg Kaplan, PhD

Clinical Psychologist and a Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

September 30th

Sex and Autism: The Criminalization of Autism Spectrum Disorder & Asperger’s Syndrome

Isabelle Hénault, Ph.D.

Psychologist from the University of Québec at Montréal, Canada and author specializing diagnosis, education and support to children, adolescents, adults and couples living with Autism

Mark Mahoney, Esq.

Criminal defense attorney and the only attorney in North America exclusively devoted to defending people with Autism Spectrum Disorder

October 7th

When Sexual Behaviors Lead to Sex Crimes & Confronting Confirmation Bias

Karen Friedman Agnifilo, Esq.

Criminal defense attorney with Geragos & Gerago, previously served as the number two Executive for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., where she served as Chief Assistant DA

Isabelle A. Kirshner, Esq.

Criminal defense attorney specializing in defense of those accused of sexual misconduct and Partner with Clayman Rosenberg Kirshner & Linder LLP

Andrea Zellan, Esq. 

Criminal defense attorney and senior counsel with Brafman & Associates, P.C., formerly a staff attorney with Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division, Brooklyn, NY

October 14th

Sex, Incarceration & Serving Time for Sex Offenses: What Happens when Someone is Incarcerated for a Sex Offense and Is Sexual Health Possible While Incarcerated?

Brian Fischer, Commissioner (Ret.), New York State Department of Corrections

Stephanie Covington,  PH.D., L.C.S.W.

Internationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer providing training and consulting to help institutions and programs in the criminal justice system develop effective gender-responsive and trauma-informed services

October 21st

Voices of Survivors: What Survivors Need and how to Prevent Victimization

Kathryn Robb, Esq., Executive Director, CHILD USAdvocacy

An outspoken survivor of child sexual abuse who advocates for child sex abuse legislation and related reforms across the country

October 28th

Voices of Formerly Incarcerated People Charged with or Convicted of Sexual Offenses

Nick Dubin, Psy.D.

Author and public speaker with autism who has professional expertise and personal experiences involving encounters with the criminal justice system, Board Member of LRIDD, Legal Reform for the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled

Elizabeth Kelley, Esq.

Criminal defense lawyer with a nationwide practice focused on representing people with mental disabilities, speaker on the intersection of mental disabilities and the criminal justice system

About The Author

About The Author

Cheryl Roberts
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In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Greenburger Center, Ms. Roberts is the Corporation Counsel for the City of Hudson, New York and a licensed bond agent in New York State. Previously in her career, Roberts was a town judge from Columbia County, New York and served as a counsel to committees in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate.