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
  • digisexuality
  • 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 at the Lunch and Learn Session on “The Internet Family: Technology in Couple and Family Relationships” on August 30, 2019, and on “Digiattachment: Attachment relationship and  styles to technology” on August 30, 2019 and on “Exploring intersectional queerness: Using the GSERD matrix” on August 31, 2019 at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, USA.

Recent Presentations:

Sex Therapy for the Non-Sex Therapist” on July 12, 2019 for Coastal Wellness and Counseling, LLC in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Writing and Reviewing for the Sexual and Relationship Therapy Journal” on June 10, 2019 for the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists in London, England, United Kingdom.

The Digi of Things-Digiattachment and Digisexuality” on May 4, 2019 at the Society for Sex Therapy and Research Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

If you can’t talk about sex, you probably shouldn’t be having it: Sex talk as sexual health” on May 3, 2019 at the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Greater Minnesota Conference in Moorhead, Minnesota, USA.

Innovations in Sexuality Research and Practice: Reflections of the Now, and Creations of the Future” on June 15, 2018 at 40th annual Guelph Sexuality Conference in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Discussing Digisexuality” with Dr. Neil McArthur on June 15, 2018 at 40th annual Guelph Sexuality Conference in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Digisexuality?! What the Tech is it?” on June 9, 2018 at the annual College of Sexual and Relationship Therapist conference in London, England, United Kingdom.

Online Dating, Cyber Safety, and Sexting! Oh My! How to Work with Technology- Related Intimacy Issues in Practice” on June 9, 2018 at the annual College of Sexual  and Relationship Therapist conference in London, England, United Kingdom.

Supervisory Practices in the Modern World: Exploring Technology and Sexuality Related Concerns” in March, 2018 at Argosy University in Eagan, Minnesota, USA

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, USA

Let’s Talk about Sex – in Schools” with Dr. Jessica O’Reilly
Thursday, March 9, 2017, Fort Garry Book Store, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Exploring our Sexual Future: Digisexualites of Today and Tomorrow
Sunday, March 19, 2017, Adult Film Festival Las Vegas, Erotic Heritage Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Exploring Couple and Family Therapy Technology: E-thical Consideration and Complications
Saturday, March 24, 2017, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA