ISHP Annual Conference Details
May 19th from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
- ISU (Idaho State University, Meridian Idaho Campus)
- Virtual – synchronous unlimited registration
- In person – 30-person capacity
- 8:00: Welcome and Membership plug
- 8:15 – 9:45: Chelsea Byers, “Pelvic Floor PT and why anatomy matters” (90 minutes, 1.5 CE)
- 9:45-11:15: Stacy Fish, “Female Sexual Health Treatment” (90 minutes, 1.5 CE)
- 11:15: break with quick and light refreshments
- 11:30: Denise Asafu-Adjei, “Racial diversity and Men’s sexual health” (60 minutes, 1 CE)
- 12:30: lunch break, pre-purchased box lunches available
- 1:30: Cami Hurst, “Sexual Health Competency: what is sex therapy” (90 minutes, 1.5 CE)
- 3:00: Michael Kuffel, “Orientation and Identity Competency” (90 minutes, 1.5 CE)
- 4:30: break with quick and light refreshments
- 4:45: R. Featherstone, “Sexual Diversity: working with kink & ethical non-monogamy community members” (60 minutes, 1 CE)
- 5:45: farewell, CE instructions
- Dr. Cami Hurst is a licensed therapist with a private practice in Meridian, ID. She is an AASECT certified Sex Therapist, and just completed her doctoral work in Clinical Sexology. Cami is a founder and current president of ISHP (Idaho Sexual Health Professionals Association). She is also the podcast host of "Sex Therapy 101". As a therapist, educator, advocate, and researcher, Cami is passionate about sexual health through the lifespan. Cami's original research looks at "Outcomes for women who consent to unwanted sex in long-term relationships," which sheds new light on understanding and treating low sexual desire for adult women. Cami has 4 children with her partner Jeff, 2 dogs, and just a touch of seasonal depression. (added for a laugh).
- Dr. Chelsea Beyers, PT, DPT, OCS is the owner of Treasure Valley Pelvic Health, a pelvic health exclusive clinic that provides expert care in complex cases involving the bowel, bladder, digestive, sexual, and even challenging orthopedic cases involving the back, hips, and pelvis. As an avid learner, her passion for learning has been key to the skills she has gained and her drive to find the root cause of symptoms for her patients. With her persistence to ask “Why?” and love for learning, she continued on to receive extensive training through The Herman & Wallace Institute, The Barral Institute, and other pelvic health specialty programs. She has a very intuitive approach and has been drawn to Energy Medicine, completing her Usui and Holy Fire Reiki Master training. She strongly believes that one must be treated as a whole: mind, body, and soul and takes this approach with every patient to help guide them towards the goals they are wanting to achieve. She has a knack for being able to make those uncomfortable and awkward conversations feel like you’re simply talking to one of your best friends. Dr. Chelsea is a native to Idaho and an alumni of the University of Idaho and continued on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah. She started her physical therapy career in Mississippi where she started a pelvic health program at St. Dominic’s Memorial Hospital. Since returning home to Idaho in 2013, she and her husband have added two spunky kids, a ball-crazy dog, and a loving cat to the family. When she’s not helping people through their healing journey, you’ll find her doing home renovation projects, hiking, camping, being silly with the kids, and finishing the day with a good book or movie.
- Dr. Denise Asafu-Adjei is a trailblazing urologist, researcher, and health policy champion. She is an Assistant Professor of Urology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, where she serves as the Director of Male Reproductive Medicine. She is also duly appointed in the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health. Dr. Asafu-Adjei completed an Andrology Fellowship at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) from 2020-2021 with Dr. Jesse Mills. She completed her Urology residency at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the first African-American female graduate of this residency program. She received her M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. During medical school, she obtained an MPH in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a proud alumni of Carnegie Mellon University and is a current member of the University's Alumni Board. Dr. Asafu-Adjei is Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and is on the AUA's Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is the 2023 AUA Gallagher Health Policy Scholar and also a member of the AUA's Legislative Affairs Committee. She enjoys leisure international travel, musicals, historical documentaries, golf, exercising, and indulging in fine dining.
- Michael Kuffel (they/them) is a genderqueer, bisexual therapist in Boise, ID. They are an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified EMDR Therapist and bring advanced training and experience working from an anti-oppression lens with the LGBTQIAP2S+ community and other marginalized groups. Michael has 10 years of clinical mental health experience working with gender and sexual minorities (GSM) and uses EMDR therapy to treat the effects of trauma, attachment injuries, and dissociative experiences in adults. Michael is passionate about helping people explore their gender and sexuality in accessible, ethical, and compassionate ways.
- R. “Featherstone” Featherstone’s career in healthcare began in 2005, with experiences spanning labor and delivery, behavioral health, sexual health, and psychedelic medicine. After starting training as a nurse-midwife, they then pivoted to becoming a nurse practitioner in sexual and reproductive health. Featherstone later went on to pursue certification in psychiatry. Their areas of interest include sexuality after reproductive life events, stigma of sexually-transmitted infections, and erotically-marginalized populations. Outside of their work with ISHP, Featherstone is the founder of Eucalyptus Health, which caters to the mental health care of perinatal and LGBTQ+ individuals. They also organize for their local perinatal mental health coalition, and teach on sexuality, eating disorders, and gender.
- Stacy Fish, PA-C, MPAS, currently works at Idaho Urologic Institute. Stacy completed her undergraduate degree at Boise State University in 2005 and received her Physician’s Assistant degree from Idaho State University in 2011. After graduation, she worked at the Central District Health Department, caring for uninsured men and women with a focus on reproductive and sexual health. In 2016, Stacy started a new position at Saint Alphonsus OB/GYN in Boise where she continued to focus on women’s health. Stacy’s philosophy of care is to provide non-judgmental, evidence-based medicine while creating a trusting relationship with her patients. It is important to her that treatment plans are based on the provider-patient collaboration. Stacy was raised in northern Idaho and has lived in Boise for over 20 years. She is married, has two sons, along with 3 dogs, and 1 cat (who thinks he’s a dog). She spends her free time with family and friends and going on new adventures. Stacy enjoys gardening, crafting, hiking, skiing, golfing, and traveling.