Patient empowerment as consumers of sexual health care.

Wednesday, June 3rd 2020

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Open dialogue regarding sexual practices and sexual health leads to better health outcomes and higher rates of satisfaction between patients and their medical providers. These conversations are an essential component to stopping the spread of HIV and STIs, as well as reducing the stigma felt by the LGBTQIA, and other marginalized communities. The objective of this workshop is to provide individuals with strategies for assessing their doctor’s ease and competence in treating their sexual health. Additionally, it will increase participants’ comfort in discussing these needs with their medical providers.  The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has added an additional layer of complexity, as some patients may find it easier to discuss these issues via telehealth, while others will find it more difficult.  This complexity will be dissected during the presentation.  The workshop aims to empower patients as consumers of their own healthcare, encouraging them to seek competent care that will effectively address their sexual health needs. Participants will engage in a group activity designed to increase comfort in discussing these topics.


  1. Participants will learn strategies for assessing their medical providers sexual health screening, preventative, and treatment practices.
  2. Participants will feel competent at assessing if their medical providers are equipped to comfortably and appropriately address their sexual health needs.
  3. Participants will practice using sexual language to communicate and asking questions about sexual health and their own health needs.


Dana Lehman Psy.D.

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In addition to providing individual, couples and family therapy, Dr. Lehman serves on ACG’s LGBT+ Advisory council.  She has an expertise in health-oriented psychology and particularly enjoys treating people struggling with managing chronic health conditions, trauma, eating disorders, and compulsive sexual behavior.  In addition to her work at ACG she maintains a private practice in Philadelphia and lectures frequently at local universities. Dr. Lehman believes that a strong therapeutic relationship empowers people by giving them the support and skills necessary to help them reach their goals and live a life which they find meaningful and fulfilling.



Renn Kinnear Psy.D., M.Ed.

Dr. Kinnear provides individual therapy for addictions treatment here at CIM. Dr. Kinnear has spent her training years specializing in working with transgender individuals, and folks of varied sexual orientation. She runs LGBTQ+ specific recovery groups and participates as a member of the LGBTQ+ advisory council committed to bringing competent care to Delaware County. Dr. Kinnear feels that a relationship of respect, authenticity and positive regard is the cornerstone of good therapy. She believes that with someone in your corner, you can drop shame and build the confidence to live a full and genuine life.

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