Speaking Engagements

Dr. Markie Twist regularly presents on the following topics:

  • sexual orientation
  • gender and gender identity
  • polyamory and consensual non-monogamy
  • sex positive and comprehensive education
  • Tantric sex
  • bondage, domination/dominance, submission/sadism, and masochism/sadomasochism (BDSM)/kink identities and practices
  • eco-informed psychotherapy
  • online therapy and supervision
  • research collaboration
  • feminist-informed therapy
  • affirmative therapy practices
  • and the role of technology in the lives of individuals, couples, families and relational systems

Upcoming Presentation schedule

Dr. Markie Twist will be presenting Supervisory Practices in the Modern World: Exploring Technology and Sexuality Related Concerns in March, 2018 at Argosy University in Eagan, MN.

Recent Presentations:

Developing Non-Cisgenderist/Non-Monogamist/Kink-Affirming Relational and  Family Therapy Skills for Practice with Individual and Relational Client Systems”  with Dr. Gávi Ansara. Tuesday, June 6, 2017; Wednesday, June 7, 2017; and Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Imanadari Counselling, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

What do we know about BDSM and non-suicidal self-injury participants? Survey findings and clinical implications.” with Dr. Michael Aaron, Dulcinea Pitagora, & Serenity Curtis. Friday, May 26, 2017, Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities Alternative Sexualities Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois

Let’s Talk about Sex – in Schools” with Dr. Jessica O’Reilly
Thursday, Mar.9, Fort Garry Book Store, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Exploring our Sexual Future: Digisexualites of Today and Tomorrow
Sunday, Mar. 19, 1-2pm, Adult Film Festival Las Vegas, Erotic Heritage Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada

How Clinicians Approach BDSM and Kink in Therapy: A Literature Review and  Suggestions for Best Practices” with Serenity K. Curtis and Joseph Dhara
Saturday, Mar. 24, 11:30am-12pm, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Menomonie, Wisconsin

A Literature Review of Comprehensive, Sex-Positive Adult Education Programming with Clinical Implications” with Jamie Fredrickson and Coreen Haym
Saturday, Mar. 24, 11:30am-12pm, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Exploring Couple and Family Therapy Technology: E-thical Consideration and Complications
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2:30-4pm, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Menomonie, Wisconsin