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Collapse The Exceptional Educator: Theory and Methods of Holistic Sex Education (Live, Northampton, MA)

This is a 3-day class, March 15, 16 & 17, 2019. This course runs daily from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM with a 90 minute lunch break. Class held in Northampton, MA. 

"Theories and Methods for Holistic Sex Education in 2019"

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 18 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

PLEASE NOTE - LOCATION:
Hotel Northampton
36 King Street
Northampton, MA 

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

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

Registration: $450

Formats Available: Sex Education Theory & Practice
Original Course Date: March 15, 2019
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 18.00 hours CE

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    Collapse The Exceptional Therapist: Theory and Methods of Holistic Sex Therapy (Live, Northampton, MA)

    NOTE: THIS IS A LIVE, 3-DAY COURSE. It meets from 9:00-5:30 daily in Northampton, MA. March 15, 16 & 17, 2019 

    What does it mean to be a sex therapist? What happens in the therapy room of a sex therapist, and how does it differ from other forms of therapy? In this training, we explore some of the nuances and tools that sex therapists bring into the room. Students will learn about some common models for sex therapy, and how to apply systemic frameworks to the practice of sex therapy. 

    Students will leave with concrete skills that they can apply to their own practice, whether they are new to sex therapy or veterans of the field.

    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of session, students will gain understanding of:

    1. How sex therapy differs from other Therapeutic modalities and the underpinnings of ethical and sex positive sex therapy practice through the following learning objectives:
      1. Identify common misconceptions about sex therapy/sex positivity
      2. Apply the case dive framework for managing countertransference
      3. Identify at least 2 principles laid out in AASECT’s code of ethics
    2. Existing frameworks for practicing sex therapy  through the following learning objectives:
      1. Describe at least two core components of Schnarch’s Crucible(R) Therapy framework
      2. Contrast Gina Ogden’s 4D Sexuality/Sprituality wheel and Crucible Therapy
      3. Discuss the PLISSIT model and use cases to practice discernment in when to use each skill.
    3. The benefits of using family systems in sex therapy  through the following learning objectives:
      1. differentiate between family systems therapy and systemic approaches to sex therapy.
      2. utilize at least 2 components of the family systems model of therapy
      3.  adapt family systems to presenting issues in sex therapy
      4.  discuss and analyze the family systems model
      5. apply the family systems model of Sex therapy to initial assessments.
      6. discuss how intersectonality, systemic oppression, and macro social forces impact client work.
      7. practice using ecograms as tools for assessment and clinical conceptualization
    4. Applying Gottman Method and EFT to couples presenting in sex therapy  through the following learning objectives:
    5. How systemic frameworks can be utilized for the purpose of sex therapy, as well as the benefits and pitfalls of sex therapy models  through the following learning objectives:
      1. discuss the role of homework and structured exercises in sex therapy
        1. review a couples case and discuss whether and when to assign sensate focus to clients
        2. discern and analyze when and how to modify homework assignment to minimize non-compliance
      2. Students will be able to discuss the difference between different approaches to couples therapy and partnered sex therapy.
    6. Specific therapeutic skills and interventions that can be utilized over the course of the therapeutic process.  through the following learning objectives:
      1. Role play methods of applying systems frameworks as various stages of the therapeutic process (assessment, beginning therapy, well established therapeutic relationship, termination)
      2. identify at least two similarities and two differences between individual and couples work.
      3. discuss and analyze at least two benefits and pitfalls of using the frameworks discussed in class.
      4. suggest strategies based on the models discussed.
      5. Discern when to use various referral and collaboration entities such as physicians, psychiatrists, institutions, bodyworkers and spiritual leaders.

    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.

    PLEASE NOTE - This live course is held at:
    Hotel Northampton
    36 King Street
    Northampton, MA 

    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: The Exceptional Therapist
    Original Course Date: March 15, 2019
    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 18, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE

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    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.

    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 18, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    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 19, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse Less Usual Behaviors: Advanced SAR (Live, Northampton, MA)

    The process of assessing our attitudes about various sexual activities is an ongoing one. The Advanced SAR (Sexual Attitude Reassessment) is intended for those who have already attended a Sexual Attitude Reassessment class. ASAR covers rarer types of sexual behavior as well as more extreme types of power exchange or sensation play, and will offer models for self-examination, self-assessment, and value discrimination.

    Core Knowledge Area O: Professional Communication & Personal Reflection Skills

    Core Knowledge Area F: Diversities in Sexual Expression

    Registration: $150.

    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 credit:  AASECT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AASECT CEs are accepted by APA in most states (please check your state board). AASECT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more information see http://approvedsponsors.apa.org/

    PLEASE NOTE - This course is being held at:
    Hotel Northampton
    36 King Street
    Northampton, MA 

    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: Less Than Usual Behaviors: Advanced SAR
    Original Course Date: March 20, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE

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    Collapse Introduction to Tantra (Live, Northampton, MA)

    "What is Tantra, and can it help me?"

    Marathons, Multi-orgasmic Men, Ancient Eastern Sex Secrets, Sting and Trudie... at some point every sex educator will be asked the question "What is Tantra?" Tantra is a sacred tradition that is alive and well in the West, and sits at the heart of Hinduism and other Eastern religions. As the ideas and practices of Tantra have migrated Westward, it has been filtered through the attitudes, preoccupations, and spiritual biases of the Western mind, spawning divergent streams of thought that have gained a good deal of cultural traction.

    In this interactive class you will be introduced to Tantric Hatha Yoga and meditation, gain awareness of the therapeutic potential of the sacred sexuality movement, understand the development of neo-Tantra, and come away with an overview of the basic philosophies and practices of Hindu Tantra.

    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: Diversities in Sexual Expression

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

    Sex ed training area: Theory and methods of sex education

    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. 2 people for $275. ** Please contact ISEE directly for couples registration** call: 860-384-0432

    Formats Available: Introduction to Tantra
    Original Course Date: March 21, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE

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    Collapse Boundary Work: Sexual Boundary Skills for Clients and Students (Live, Northampton, MA)

    This class will give educators and therapists exercises and tools for working with individuals and populations around issues of limit setting, conversations about needs, and the skills of yes, no and maybe. Exercises and activities will be taught that can be used with clients or students.

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HALF DAY CLASS: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

    Sexuality Education Training Skill B: Theory & Methods of Sexuality Education

    Sex Therapy Training Skill C: Theory & Methods of Intervention

    Registration: $90. This program meets the requirements of 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. 

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

    PLEASE NOTE - Course is held at:
    Hotel Northampton
    36 King Street
    Northampton, MA 

    Course time 9:00 AM  - 12:30 PM

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

    Formats Available: Boundary Work: Sexual Boundary Skills for Clients and Students
    Original Course Date: March 22, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 3.00 hours CE

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    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: March 22, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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