Dr. Jen will interview Dr. Karen McClintock, author of Sexual Shame, an Urgent Call to Healing. The feeling of shame underlies sexual dysfunction: impotence, lack of sexual drive, sexual compulsion, and incest. The experience of sexual shame underlies obesity in women and contributes to anorexia and bulimia. Shame in men may be experienced as impotence, depression, and addiction. Sexual identity shame is at the core of the hiding or “closets” that homosexuals and their families often live in. Sexual shame affects individuals, families, congregations, and communities.
Dr. Karen A. McClintock is a psychologist, author and congregational consultant. For the past fifteen years she has been an adjunct professor at Southern Oregon University, teaching human sexuality and a dozen additional courses in the psychology department. She has a thriving general practice as a psychologist and has taught workshops in over 40 states in the U.S. on ways to eradicate sexual shame. She engages in conversations about sexuality that are life affirming, while creating safety and healing. She is passionate about liberating LGBTQ individuals and family members from secrets and shame. She won the Southern Oregon Lambda Community award for her outspoken advocacy for LGBTQ individuals and their families.