She seamlessly integrates research, clinical wisdom, and story-telling to support audiences’ exploration of complex and tender relationship topics ranging from marriage, sex, parenting, and dating to cultural difference, healthy communication, self-aware leadership, and workplace dynamics. She is as happy to create an intimate weekend retreat as she is to create a keynote address for thousands. Her audiences include military academies, corporations, colleges and universities, and organizations of all kinds. Alexandra has presented for organizations like the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the International Meeting on Couple Therapy, The United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA), Microsoft, and Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and she is a regular faculty member at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium– the largest mental health conference in the country. For Alexandra, a speaking engagement as a relationship. She seeks to understand her audience before engaging with them, and her intention is to meet them where they are while guiding them toward new insights and skills they can use to improve their most important relationships.
Conversations sex tend to get stuck at the level of good/bad, right/wrong, taboo/titillation. We are long overdue for an approach to sex that celebrates it as a space of healing, expression, and play. Dr. Alexandra Solomon has been studying relationships for over two decades as a professor, therapist, and author. Whether she is working with members of the military, business leaders, clinicians, or college students, Dr. Solomon thoughtfully and compassionately blends clinical theory, research, and cultural critique in order to offer tools for loving with courage and optimism. In this talk, she will introduce you to the idea of sexual self-awareness and explore how sex is both a behavior and a gateway into some of the deepest questions we encounter as humans: Do I matter? Am I OK? Are you with me? You’ll leave with a new perspective and tools for approaching sex with empathy, curiosity, and self-compassion.
With more and more people choosing to marry later in life and sometimes not at all, knowing how to date well in today’s fast-paced world is essential. Learning relational metaskills can help clients avoid anxiety and depression linked to recent dating trends and approach beginnings and endings with more integrity and self-awareness, reducing collateral damage to both self and others. In this workshop, discover an integrative approach for helping your clients deal with common modern dating challenges, including using dating apps, identifying red flags, navigating commitment milestones, and breaking up.