We are proud to present the film The Sessions, which addresses Sexuality/Disability, as a stimulating way to earn 3 CEs. The program will include an introduction, film presentation, and a facilitated discussion after the film.
Film Synopsis: In the late 1980s, Mark O’Brien is a reporter for Pacific News Service and a poet. Since polio at age 6, he’s in an iron lung hours each day. At 38, this devoted Catholic faces his sexual nature after falling in love with an attendant (his marriage proposal ends the relationship) and taking an assignment to write about the sex lives of persons with disabilities. He asks his priest if it would be a sin for him to hire a sex surrogate. With the priest’s blessing, Mark hires Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a professional sex surrogate and a typical soccer mom with a house, a mortgage and a husband.Sex and intimacy lead to emotional nuance and deep feelings for Mark and Cheryl. Father Brendan and two of Mark’s attendants provide sounding boards for this journey. Inspired by a true story. (Directed by Ben Lewin, 2012)
Approved for 3 CEs for Social Workers
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