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Collapse Sex Education Theory and Practice (Live, Northampton, MA)

"Theories and Methods for Holistic Sex Education in 2017"

This course will deeply explore sexual rights as human rights, and what that means for the practitioner as well as the student. We will look at the components of sex education, reasons for sex education, how sex education can or should look different for various audiences, and how a holistic view can be used to create a sex education program, exercise, class or activity. Whether you work with children or adults, the disabled, within the LGBT world, or with a specific ethnic population, you will find useful material for your work, and ideas you will be thinking about for a long time.

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

Sex ed training area: Theory and methods of sex education

Location: The Hotel Northampton, 36 King Street, Northampton, Massachusetts. Time: Daily 9AM to 5:30 PM with a lunch break from 12:30-2PM

Regristration: $150

Formats Available: Sex Education Theory & Practice
Original Course Date: September 25, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 18.00 hours CE

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    Collapse  Joy of Intimacy: Communication & Relationship Skills (Live, Northampton, MA)

    What is intimacy? How does it affect our lives? Is it inviting or terrifying? In this full day class, we will have open discussions and embodied exercises to clarify what it means to have intimacy with ourselves and others. We will distinguish the differences between sexual expression and intimacy. We will explore the history that we hold in our minds and bodies about who we are and the obstacles of identity that block intimacy in our lives. By facilitating experiences that involve non sexual interaction, we will still get to a deeper understanding of what challenges us and what excites us about feeling connected to ourselves and others.

    We will practice presencing skills, and respecting people within their boundaries. This class will be an experience into being seen for the fullness of who we are and how intimacy is essential in moving forward through the complexities of sexual relationship.

    This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org.

    APA CE's: AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ISEE offers AASECT CE’s, which can also be applied toward APA certification or recertification. Please check your state licensing board to make sure that your state accepts all APA approved sponsors, in a few cases states do not. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

    Core Knowledge Area: Intimacy Skills

    Location: The Hotel Northampton, 36 King Street, Northampton, Massachusetts. Time: 9AM to 5:30 PM with a lunch break from 12:30-2PM

    Registration: $150.

    Formats Available: 1 Day Course
    Original Course Date: March 21, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO  Joy of Intimacy: Communication & Relationship Skills (Live, Northampton, MA)
    Collapse Sexuality & Trauma:  Healing through Embodiment (Live, Northampton, MA)

    Sexual Trauma is not just about sexual violation, it’s also about disconnection from our bodies and the core of who we are. Whether you consider yourself a trauma survivor or not, these wounds are endemic to Western culture and so, inescapable. How might a body-awareness approach aid in healing these wounds? What would that look like? Kristen Chamberlin explores how the use of Somatic Experiencing can improve your ability to aid yourself or your clients in their erotic and sexual journeys.

    Kristen Chamberlin is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Northampton, MA, working with issues around intimacy, body awareness and sexuality . Please see the faculty page for more information, or watch her video on Sex & Trauma here.

    This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits.These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

    Core knowledge area: Sexual functioning

    Sex therapy training area:  Theory and methods of sex related psychotherapy; Sex related assessment

    This program has been approved for 6 Continuing Education Hours by the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CTAMFT) and meets the continuing education criteria for Marriage and Family Therapist Licensure renewal.

    Location: The Hotel Northampton, 36 King Street, Northampton, Massachusetts. Time: 9AM to 5:30 PM with a lunch break from 12:30-2PM. 

    Registration: $150. 

    Formats Available: Sexuality & Trauma: Healing the Body Through Somatic Experiencing
    Original Course Date: March 21, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE
  • CTAMFT: 6.00 hours CEU

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Sexuality & Trauma:  Healing through Embodiment (Live, Northampton, MA)
    Collapse Sex & Culture: Exploring Intersectionality in the Practice of Sex Education & Sex Therapy  (Live, Northampton, MA)

    This course will help participants to recognize intersectionalities between sexuality and specific cultural groups in the US; allow participants to begin to define culture in new ways; and help participants to understand how race, religion and ethnicity inform beliefs, values and decision making with regard to sexual behaviors, sexual health and sexual identities. Join us for a fascinating discussion of these topics and a new way to look at ourselves.

    This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org.

    APA CE's: AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ISEE offers AASECT CE’s, which can also be applied toward APA certification or recertification. Please check your state licensing board to make sure that your state accepts all APA approved sponsors, in a few cases states do not. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

    Core Knowledge Area: Socio-Cultural Factors

    Sex education training: Working with specific populations

    This program has been approved for 6 Continuing Education Hours by the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CTAMFT) and meets the continuing education criteria for Marriage and Family Therapist Licensure renewal.

    Location: The Hotel Northampton, 36 King Street, Northampton, Massachusetts. Time: 9AM to 5:30 PM with a lunch break from 12:30-2PM

    Registration: $150.

    Formats Available: 1 Day Course
    Original Course Date: March 22, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE
  • CTAMFT: 6.00 hours CEU

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Sex & Culture: Exploring Intersectionality in the Practice of Sex Education & Sex Therapy  (Live, Northampton, MA)
    Collapse Orientation as a Living Entity: A New and Tantric Look at LGBPA (Live, Northampton, MA)
    (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Asexual)

    THIS IS A HALF DAY COURSE, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    The debate about orientation and choice is not new, and it is still very active in the world today. What is also true is that behavior and orientation do not always fit into neat boxes. The principles of Tantra can be used to explore the phenomenon of orientation in new terms, creating a more holistic view of sexual orientation. Participants will obtain a new paradigm for discerning issues related to orientation, whether for themselves, for students, or for clients.

    This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 3 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org.

    APA CE's: AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ISEE offers AASECT CE’s, which can also be applied toward APA certification or recertification. Please check your state licensing board to make sure that your state accepts all APA approved sponsors, in a few cases states do not. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

    Core Knowledge Area: Sexual Orientation, Gender identity, & Diversity of expression

    Sex education training area: Working with specific populations

    Location: The Hotel Northampton, 36 King Street, Northampton, Massachusetts. Time: 9AM to 5:30 PM with a lunch break from 12:30-2PM

    Registration: $90.

    Formats Available: Half Day Class
    Original Course Date: March 25, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 3.00 hours CE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Orientation as a Living Entity: A New and Tantric Look at LGBPA (Live, Northampton, MA)
    Collapse Sexuality, Ritual, & Healing (Live, Northampton, MA)

    THIS IS A HALF DAY COURSE: 2PM - 5:30 PM EST

    Ritual has been used for millennia to help humans to heal traumas or hurts, aid us in life transitions, or celebrate ourselves. How can ritual be used in a therapeutic setting by those in the sex therapy and sex education fields? This workshop will explore various types of therapeutic rituals which can be used as interventions when people are stuck or wish to make a change in their perspectives or their lives. Participants will create simple rituals in class as examples.

    This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 3 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org.

    APA CE's: AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ISEE offers AASECT CE’s, which can also be applied toward APA certification or recertification. Please check your state licensing board to make sure that your state accepts all APA approved sponsors, in a few cases states do not. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

    Sex Therapy Training Skills: Theory & Methods of Sex-Related Psychotherapy

    Sex Education Training: Theory & methods of Sex Education

    This program has been approved for 3 Continuing Education Hours by the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CTAMFT) and meets the continuing education criteria for Marriage and Family Therapist Licensure renewal.

    Location: The Hotel Northampton, 36 King Street, Northampton, Massachusetts. THIS IS A HALF DAY COURSE: 2PM - 5:30 PM EST

    Registration: $90.

    Formats Available: Sexuality, Ritual & Healing
    Original Course Date: September 29, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 3.00 hours CE
  • CTAMFT: 3.00 hours CEU

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Sexuality, Ritual, & Healing (Live, Northampton, MA)
    Collapse The Exceptional Therapist: Theory and Methods of Holistic Sex Therapy (Live, Northampton, MA)

    Description to be added shortly

    This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 18 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

     

    Formats Available: The Exceptional Therapist
    Original Course Date: March 18, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 18.00 hours CE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Exceptional Therapist: Theory and Methods of Holistic Sex Therapy (Live, Northampton, MA)
    Collapse SAR Sexual Attitude Reassessment (Live, Portland, OR)

    THIS IS A THREE DAY COURSE. Friday 4/13, Saturday 4/14 & Sunday 4/15, 2018.

    Negative feelings about sex can interfere tremendously with relationships and personal happiness. This course has been developed and is based on a method first developed in the 1970’s. The idea of SAR is to introduce participants to a broad range of human sexual behavior through discussion and media to create greater comfort and ease when dealing with sexual issues.

    ISEE consistently receives feedback from participants that our SAR process is superior to others that they have attended, due to our interactivity, our integration of the body and mind, our philosophy, and our flow. Find out why the holistic approach makes such a big difference.

    SAR is a great tool for clinicians, educators, clergy and medical personnel, but it is also a wonderful experience for individuals or partners. It is a personalized event that takes participants through a journey of understanding the erotophobia in our society, the unnecessary angst that we have over sex, and next steps to comfort and wellness with our whole bodies. SAR is highly recommended as a precursor to any other ISEE course, as it prepares participants for a deeper level of discussion for subsequent classes.

    AASECT Requirements Section VI (Sex Ed) & VII (Sex Therapy): Attitudes & Values Training Experience

    *A SAR course, such as this one, is a requirement for AASECT certification.

    Registration: $550.

    This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 18 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

    This program has been approved for 18 Continuing Education Hours by the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CTAMFT) and meets the continuing education criteria for Marriage and Family Therapist Licensure renewal.

     

    PLEASE NOTE - All live courses are held at:
    Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR

    Contact info@instituteforsexuality.com for any course specific questions. 

    Formats Available: SAR: Sexual Attitude Reassessment
    Original Course Date: April 13, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 18.00 hours CE
  • CTAMFT: 18.00 hours CEU

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO SAR Sexual Attitude Reassessment (Live, Portland, OR)
    Collapse Our Bodies, Our Sex Lives: Adult Sexual Development & Silver Sex (Live, Portland, OR)

    Much is known and taught about puberty and adolescence, but the field of adult sexual health is rarer. New research is being conducted with the understanding that sex is s lifelong practice for most of us, with varying concerns and joys along the road. The morning portion of the class will focus on young adulthood & middle age, while the afternoon portion will focus on later life for all genders. Biological, social and behavioral development will be covered (See Learning Objectives for details).

    This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

    APA CE's: AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ISEE offers AASECT CE’s, which can also be applied toward APA certification or recertification. Please check your state licensing board to make sure that your state accepts all APA approved sponsors, in a few cases states do not. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

    Core knowledge area: Sexual development

    Sex ed training area: Working with specific populations

    This program has been approved for 6 Continuing Education Hours by the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CTAMFT) and meets the continuing education criteria for Marriage and Family Therapist Licensure renewal.


    PLEASE NOTE: The live class is at Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

    Course time 9:00 AM  - 5:30 PM with a 90 minute lunch break

    contact info@instituteforsexuality.com for any course specific questions. 

    Formats Available: Our Bodies, Our Sex Lives
    Original Course Date: April 16, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE
  • CTAMFT: 6.00 hours CEU

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Our Bodies, Our Sex Lives: Adult Sexual Development & Silver Sex (Live, Portland, OR)
    Collapse When Sex Goes Wrong: Common Sexual Dysfunctions (Live, Portland OR)

    This is 2-day workshop: April 17 & 18, 2018.

    This workshop will cover the most common sexual difficulties such as desire, orgasm, response, erectile functioning, and pelvic pain issues in people of various genders. We will address some of how they may show up in a session with a therapist, as well as common treatments that have been found effective or ineffective. We will cover selected research on male and female sexualities, considerations for those of non-binary genders and transgender people, aspects of anatomy and physiology and healthy sexual functioning. Therapeutic options will also be discussed at length. Psychological and cultural factors that impact sexual function will also be addressed in this interactive and informative workshop.

    This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. 

    APA CE's: AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ISEE offers AASECT CE’s, which can also be applied toward APA certification or recertification. Please check your state licensing board to make sure that your state accepts all APA approved sponsors, in a few cases states do not. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

    Core Knowledge Area: Sexual functioning

    Sex Ed Training Area: Theory and Methods of Sex Education

    Sex Therapy Training Area:  Theory and Methods of Sex Therapy

    PLEASE NOTE -Live courses are held at:
    Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Start St., Portland OR

    Course time 9:00 AM  - 5:30 PM with a 90 minute lunch break

    Cost: $300

    contact info@instituteforsexuality.com for any course specific questions. 

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person
    Original Course Date: April 17, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO When Sex Goes Wrong: Common Sexual Dysfunctions (Live, Portland OR)
    Collapse Sex & Power: BDSM 101 (Live, Portland, OR)

    What is the difference between Domination/submission and S/M? What is a kink? Are fetishes healthy? What is the nature of sexual power exchange? What are some dynamics of sexual sensation play? What types of behaviors are involved, what are the “rules” or good guidelines for people who want to practice kink? In this workshop we will explore definitions, discuss varieties of behaviors, begin to understand the vast world of power exchange and be introduced to various fetishes. Participants will practice discerning consensual behaviors from abuse using a respected rubric.

    This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

    APA CE's: AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ISEE offers AASECT CE’s, which can also be applied toward APA certification or recertification. Please check your state licensing board to make sure that your state accepts all APA approved sponsors, in a few cases states do not. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

    Core knowledge area: Diversity of Expression

    Sex ed training area: Working with specific populations

    Location: Revolution Hall, 1300 SE stark Street, Portland, OR  Time: 9AM to 5:30 PM with a lunch break from 12:30-2PM

    Regristration: $150

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person
    Original Course Date: April 19, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Sex & Power: BDSM 101 (Live, Portland, OR)
    Collapse SexAbility:  The Impact of Physical and Psychological Challenges on Sexual Well-being (Live, Portland, OR)

    Live Class, Portland, OR

    Some people present with different disabilities, many of which are not immediately apparent to providers or educators. How can therapy professionals effectively assess & help these individuals?  What do we need to know as educators about sex and ability? How can our cultural attitudes about visible and invisible disabilities interfere or encourage personal agency? Through discussions, a panel of people with varying challenges, didactic information, personal experiences, and interactive activities, participants will discover strategies and coping mechanisms they can use and new ways of envisioning sex.

    This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

    APA CE's: AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

    Core knowledge area: Sex & health

    Location: Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR Time: 9AM to 5:30 PM with a lunch break from 12:30-2PM

    Regristration: $150

    Formats Available: SexAbility Live Class
    Original Course Date: April 20, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE
  • CTAMFT: 6.00 hours CEU

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO SexAbility:  The Impact of Physical and Psychological Challenges on Sexual Well-being (Live, Portland, OR)
    Collapse Pleasure: Everything You Need to Know  (Live, Portland, OR)
    Everything You Need to Know

    Our culture has confusing and often negative attitudes toward sexual pleasure, leaving us little good education on the subject. This class will delve into the pleasure skills that we may never have learned. Issues discussed will include pleasure for various genders, pleasure enhancement devices and skills, the health benefits of pleasure, several sexual response models, and how intimacy and pleasure interact. Therapists, health practitioners and educators alike will have a broader view of pleasure and be able to offer practical suggestions to students, clients or patients. Safer sex when using toys is also covered. This is a fun and interactive class, divulging insights about ourselves as well as the populations that we serve. For details please see learning objectives.

    This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

    APA CE's: AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ISEE offers AASECT CE’s, which can also be applied toward APA certification or recertification. Please check your state licensing board to make sure that your state accepts all APA approved sponsors, in a few cases states do not. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

    Core Knowledge Area: Pleasure Enhancement Skills

    PLEASE NOTE - This is a live class at Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

    Course time 9:00 AM  - 5:30 PM with a 90 minute lunch break

    contact info@instituteforsexuality.com for any course specific questions. 

    Formats Available: Pleasure
    Original Course Date: April 21, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE
  • CTAMFT: 6.00 hours CEU

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Pleasure: Everything You Need to Know  (Live, Portland, OR)
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