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Collapse Systems Approaches to Sex Therapy (Live, Northampton, MA)

THIS IS A 2 DAY COURSE September 23-24, 2017

This 2-day workshop is for practitioners of any type of psychotherapy, and for students who wish to know more about effective methods of sex therapy. It will include information on contextual family therapy tools and concepts, The PLISSIT model and its connections to other systems, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and the Systemic Sex Therapy Model. Students will also be introduced to the Holistic Model of Sex Education and how it can be integrated into sessions with clients. Didactic information is combined with discussion and multiple exercises which will include practice of some of the tools covered.

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 12 CE credits, These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

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

This program has been approved for 12 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: $300.

Formats Available: Systems Approaches to Sex Therapy
Original Course Date: September 23, 2017

Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 12.00 hours CE
  • CTAMFT: 12.00 hours CEU

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    Collapse Methods of Holistic Sex Education (Live, Northampton, MA)
    Sex Education Training

    THIS IS A 2 DAY WORKSHOP September 23-24, 2017

    This in-depth, 2 day experiential workshop will explore ideas and possible methods for working with clients or creating workshops/educational experiences from a holistic viewpoint. How can we incorporate (embody) learning with the use of dance, authentic movement, poetry, music, personal sharing, art or other methods?  How can we translate these ideas into methods and skills for a very powerful, transformational experience for those we serve?

    Join us as we re-define ways to examine pleasure, sex, orientation, gender identity, and relationship style. 

    Through movement, exercises, discussions, and skills practice, participants will explore these ideas in depth together as we begin to define a new field. You will have the opportunity to craft your own holistic exercises and activities with respect to various populations while addressing specific topics within sex education. You will gain input and feedack from quality peers in the field as well as from highly-qualified, expert instructors. Join us for an exciting creative process and collaboration that you will never forget!

    This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for up to 12 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.

    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: $300

    Formats Available: Methods
    Original Course Date: September 23, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 12.00 hours CE

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    Collapse Common Issues in Partners Sex Therapy (Live, Northampton, MA)

    This class will cover the most common issues that therapists may come across in partners’ sex therapy, including desire discrepancy, power dynamics, and compulsive behaviors. Ashlie Befus will explain the broad range of partnered configurations, from monogamous to polyamorous and various other forms of open relationships. In addition, we’ll expose common myths and misconceptions that may inhibit therapeutic progess, including myths about intimacy, sexual desire, and male sexuality.

    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 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.

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

    Regristration: $150

    Formats Available: 1 Day Course
    Original Course Date: September 25, 2017

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

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

    "Theories 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: 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

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE

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    Collapse Sexuality & Trauma: Healing the Body Through Somatic Experiencing (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: September 26, 2017

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

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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 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: 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: September 26, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE

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    Collapse Sex and Culture (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 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: 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: September 27, 2017

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

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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.

    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

    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.

    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: September 28, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE

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    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 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.

    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: September 29, 2017

    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 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.

    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

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

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    Collapse SAR: Sexual Attitude Reassessment (Live, Northampton, MA)

    THIS IS A THREE DAY COURSE. November 3, 4 & 5, 2017.  Friday, November 3:  9:00 AM - 5:30 PM,  Saturday, November 4: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sunday November 5: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    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 recieves feedback from participants that our SAR proccess 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:
    Hotel Northampton
    36 King Street
    Northampton, MA 

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

    Formats Available: SAR: Sexual Attitude Reassessment
    Original Course Date: November 03, 2017

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

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    Collapse Common Sexual Dysfunctions: Female (Live, Northampton, MA)

    This is day 1 of a  2-day workshop that covers male and female sexual functioning, with a day given to each sex. Intersex and non-binary genders are also discussed.

    DAY 1: Understanding Female Sexual Functioning: Instructor Anita Hoffer. This portion of the class will cover the most common female sexual difficulties such as desire, orgasm, response and pain issues and will address some of how they may show up in a session with a therapist, as well as treatments that have been found effective or ineffective. 

    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 Ed Training Area: Working with specific populations 

    PLEASE NOTE - All live courses are 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: Attend In-Person
    Original Course Date: November 06, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE

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    Collapse Our Bodies, Our Sex Lives: Adult Sexual Development (Live, Northampton, MA)

    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 understandng 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 post-menopause for female-bodied people & older age 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.

    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 - All live courses are 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: Our Bodies, Our Sex Lives
    Original Course Date: November 07, 2017

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

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    Collapse Pleasure (Live, Northampton, MA)
    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.

    Core Knowledge Area: Pleasure Enhancement Skills

    PLEASE NOTE - All live courses are 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: Pleasure
    Original Course Date: November 08, 2017

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

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    Collapse SexAbility (Formerly Sex & Disability) (Live, Northampton, MA)
    The impact of physical and psychological challenges on sexual well-being

    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.

    Core knowlege area: Sex & health

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

    Regristration: $150

    Formats Available: SexAbility Live Class
    Original Course Date: November 09, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse Sexual Power Exchange: BDSM 101 (Live, Northampton, MA)

    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.

    Core knowledge area: Diversity of Expression

    Sex ed 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

    Regristration: $150

    Formats Available: Attend In-Person
    Original Course Date: November 10, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE

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    Collapse Alchemy of Eros: Creativity, Sexuality and Power

    As westerners, we’re steeped in conversations about power--how to find it, use it, lose it or abuse it.  In Tantra, there is only one source of power – the energy that animates life and all of creation. It’s creative, powerful and erotic in nature; Eros

     

    Our need for Eros is fundamental and non-negotiable.  Yet, at times, it can be illusive, hard to define and impossible to ‘make happen’.  We can get stuck, unable to access this regenerative source, so we create pseudo-erotic forms of creativity, sexuality and power that make us feel as if we’re connected, powerful and sexually alive, when in truth we may not be.

     

    The good news?  There’s a map for inviting Eros more fully into our lives.  We can consciously cultivate the conditions that invite its arrival.

     

    The Alchemy of Eros’ is an afternoon of experimentation – designed for the beginning Tantra student.  It'll be a time of creativity, imagination, heart connection and play.  You will each be invited into a creative process of personal self-expression such as movement, sound, spoken words, and/or visual expression. Sexuality professionals will have an experience that they can then bring to others.

     

    If this excites you, you’re in the right place.  If this invokes a bit of fear, you’re definitely in the right place.  Just know, that by the time you’re offering your ‘piece’ you’ll feel ready, supported and well-received.  Throughout the event, you're always at choice. It just might change your life. 

     

    Formats Available: Alchemy of Eros
    Original Course Date: November 10, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 3.00 hours CE

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    Collapse Common Sexual Dysfunctions: Male (Live, Northampton, MA)

    This is day 2 of a 2-day workshop that covers male and female sexual functioning, with a day given to each sex. Intersex and non-binary genders are also discussed.

    Day 2: Paul Nelson works as a certified medical assistant and sex educator in a sexual urology practice in NYC. He talks to men daily about their lives, their masculinity, and their sexuality. Paul's unique and deep perspectives of men make him an invaluable resource for a greerstanding of male sexual functioning, of men, and of ourselves as human beings. Paul combines humor with insight and an in-depth knowledge of current medical and physiological interventions. This in-depth workshop will cover selected research on male sexuality, aspects of male anatomy and physiology and healthy male sexual functioning. Dysfunctions including concerns about erectile function and therapeutic options will also be discussed at length. Psychological and cultural factors that impact male 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. 

    Core Knowledge Area: Sexual functioning 

    Sex Ed Training Area: Working with specific populations 

    PLEASE NOTE - All live courses are 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: Attend In-Person
    Original Course Date: November 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 6.00 hours CE

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    Collapse Embodied Sexuality: An Exploration of Intimacy through our Moving Bodies

    Sexuality is many faceted, but it is also about touch and movement. This playshop invites the participants to enter into an exploration of the erotic body by using meditation, movement, dance. With dyad and group exercises, we will deepen our connection to ourselves and others. Through a creative process we will bring our body more into focus, and learn how our body's presence enriches our experiences for building intimacy. Educators and therapists will gain insight into how movement and touch intersect with sexuality and building erotic intimacy. All participants will have an opportunity to learn more about themselves while fully enjoying the process.

     

    Kellie Ryan is a sex educator, dancer, and massage therapist. She founded the Academy of Muses in Ithaca, NY, and now leads Sex of Self, a personal growth women’s community in Portland, Maine. Originally trained with Toni Bergins of JourneyDance, Kellie has deepened her own exploration of movement as a meditation and as a method of discovering how the body can be used to reach higher states of consciousness. Kellie facilitates the embodying of connection with one’s own center, as well as with each other, through the power of touch and movement.

     

    Formats Available: Embodied Sexuality
    Original Course Date: November 11, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • AASECT: 3.00 hours CE

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    Collapse Sex & Psych: The Positives and Pitfalls of Psychiatric Issues in Sexuality

    Psychiatry is a complex study, and clients often have medications or issues that can have sexual implications. This workshop will include an overview of common psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADD and PTSD and how these conditions interplay with sexuality. Discussions and activities will enhance the learning process. Common medications used today will also be discussed. This class is not meant to be a detailed psychopharmacology class, nor will it cover every mental illness. However, therapists who attend are encouraged to bring case examples to discuss.

     

    6 AASECT CE’s

     

    • Sex Therapy Training: Techniques of sex-related assessment and DSM diagnosis
    • Sex Education Training: Theory and methods of approaches to sexuality education with specific populations
    • Core Category H: Health Related Factors

     

    Formats Available: Sex & Psych
    Original Course Date: November 12, 2017

    Approved Credit:
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