CAPS Roundtable on Healthy Relationships and Self-Love Today


The counseling and psychological services office, in collaboration with its campus partners, has assembled a panel of professionals to answer your questions about sex, sexuality, dating, self-esteem and relationships. The CAPS event on Healthy Relationships and Self-Love will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11.

You may be asking yourself questions such as “How do I talk about my STI?” Or “How can I talk to my partner about what I like sexually?” or “Is it good to enjoy self-pleasure?” These questions may be difficult for some to ask, but you are not the only one with these types of questions. The event will take place virtually and be recorded, but participants will remain anonymous. (Cameras off, usernames not displayed)

This is an interactive event offering educational information to promote healthy relationships and self-love to improve relationship health, wellness, and mental health (and there will be freebies)!

By participating in this event, you will be automatically entered into the contest. When you submit a question for our panel, you will receive a second entry! Remember that participants remain anonymous and questions will also be asked anonymously.

To register for the roundtable, go to tinyurl.com/lovecaps.

PANELISTS

Brande Flack is the Director of Retention Programs at the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education at the University of Arkansas. Its principal is the Academic Enrichment Program Coordinator who supports current students with strategies and skills for academic success. His diversity and inclusion efforts and training include coordinating LGBTQAI + Safe Zone trainings on campus, and implementing specialized training and coaching for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) as well as other diversity training on implicit prejudices, microaggressions and identity development.

Patricia morency, LCSW, M.Ed. (she / she) is a mental health clinician and diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator at CAPS. She holds a double master’s degree in social work and human sexuality education from Widener University. She has worked in community mental health, higher education, and research institutes in several parts of the United States. Her specialization is sex education and therapy. It involves exploring topics such as gender identity, sexual orientation, safer sex, BDSM and polyamorous relationships, anti-racism, and more. She is also a proud second generation Haitian and an East Coast Millennial.

Dr Kathleen Paulson is a certified obstetrician and gynecologist at the University of Arkansas Pat Walker Health Center. She grew up in Fayetteville as the second of seven children (including a set of triplets) where her mother Gen, a labor and delivery nurse, worked at the Washington Regional Medical Center and her father James T. Whitehead was co -Founder of Creative Writing Program at University. After graduating from the U of A with a double major in Spanish and German, Paulson taught and traveled extensively for seven years before attending Ohio State University medical school. She completed her residency at the University of Missouri and then returned to Fayetteville where she practiced in private practice for nearly two decades before taking the position at the Pat Walker Health Center. Paulson has worked to improve contraceptive education in his home country and is passionate about reducing the rate of unwanted pregnancies among young women. She lives with her husband George and has two grown children.

Heather vinti is a Counseling Intern at CAPS, in her final semester of a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the U of A. Prior to pursuing counseling, Heather completed a Masters and Doctorate in Public Health and was an Assistant Professor of Health public and the co-director of the research laboratory on sexuality education and consent studies for 5 years. Vinti has been teaching human sexuality on college campuses for over 10 years and has published book chapters and articles on sexuality. Vinti’s research has focused on sexual communication, sexuality and technology, and women’s sexual satisfaction. Vinti is looking forward to furthering her certification as a sex therapist once certified as a counselor.

Holly wrobel is an advocate for the NWA Center for Sexual Assault. More specifically, she is the lawyer for LGBTQ + victim services and oversees the ARCH project, the outreach center dedicated to validating the experiences of the LGBTQ + community. This is accomplished by providing community outreach as well as direct service and support to individuals. Wrobel is married to his wonderful wife. Together they raise a daughter and belong to four cats.

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