High Schoolers & Sexual Identity: Formation or Confusion

Catholic counselor, Cathi Fisher, LCSW, and Fertility Care Practitioner, Loree Lippsmeyer, MSW, will explore the formation of healthy sexual identity in our youth – with an emphasis on teens – in light of our Catholic faith, mental health science and popular culture. The talk will begin by laying the Theology of the Body as a foundation for sexual moral formation that is both true and easily grasped by teens. To that faith foundation, the stages of healthy, normal psychosocial development from adolescence to young adulthood will be added. Then the coherent and clear formation that can be provided by this integrated foundation of faith and science will be compared to the distorted and confusing formation that popular culture provides. The workshop will conclude with tips and resources.


Cathi Fisher

I am a psychotherapist in private practice. I also am the Victim's Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Sacramento. I have done extensive work with adolescents and sexual abuse.

Loree Lippsmeyer

Loree is a FertilityCare Practitioner and has taught couples about their fertility for 26 years. She is also involved with helping girls and young women and their moms learn the beauty and truth about God's design for sexuality through the Mother Daughter Program.