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 two symposiums in November, 2017 at the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Markie will co-present on comprehensive, sex-positive adult education programming with Coreen Haym, and on Tantra as an ancient relational strategy for modern partnerships with Ryan Peterson.

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