May 2019 was the debut of a new effort, a new conference: Multiplicity of the Erotic. This is a collaborative project between organizations to promote clinical training and research on sexualities that are often stigmatized and marginalized. CARAS is one of the organizing partners, along with PASD (Programs Advancing Sexual Diversity) at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and TASHRA (The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance) in San Francisco.
In Fall of 2019, we will have a five month cycle for the CARAS Mentoring Program, and then a 6 month cycle for Spring 2020.
The program matches graduate students and early-career professionals in academic, research, counseling, and other alternative sexualities-related career paths with more advanced scholars and professionals. Mentors and mentees commit to talking at least once a month by email, Skype, or phone during the duration of the mentoring program.