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Presenter: Sarah Newcomer, IMFT


When: Friday September 18, 2023 from 1:30pm-5:30pm | US/Eastern, Livestream AND Recorded 


Cost: $120.00 for training (3 AASECT CEUs available) 


*Registration links will be provided following purchase of this program. 


Description: More and more clinicians are encountering folks of different subcultures within their therapy practice. Furry is something that has become more mainstream and known through the years, though still carries harmful stigma and misunderstanding. Join the Mental Health Programming track director for the largest furry convention in the world, Fuzzyfin (aka Sarah Newcomer, IMFT) in talking about this often misunderstood culture that centers around a shared interest in anthropomorphic characters.


After the presentation, participants should be able to:

1. Participants will learn terms and language associated with the fandomParticipants will better understand how furry subculture creates safe LGBTQIA2+ spaces

2. Participants will process myths and stigma around involvement with the fandom and how that impacts clinical work

3. Participants will better understand role of sexual and gender expression within the fandom.


This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 3 CE credits and is considered synchronous learning if in attendance to the live webinar. Participants will be expected to complete a post webinar assignment as part of the completion of the 3 AASECT CE's. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification through the Sexuality Training Institute. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact


Content Area: FOR AASECT CERTIFICATE APPLICANTS-Core Knowledge Content Area F. Diversities in sexual expression and lifestyles including, but not limited to, polyamory, swinging, BDSM and tantra.


What Furries Wish You Knew: Demystifying the Anthropomorphic Subculture