When we experience sexual trauma, the imprint of fear gets layered around our healthy sexuality.  We remain on high alert and respond in sexual and nonsexual situations as if the violation is still happening, effectively under a ‘spell’ that we are sometimes unaware of.  The treatment is both cognitive and physiological.  This class will explore what is involved in trauma and how working somatically can ‘break the trauma spell.’  Discussed will be the short and long term effects of trauma, ways people can manage flashbacks and triggers, and self care tools for therapists, educators, clinicians, and those we work with.

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: Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a lunch break from 12:00-1:30 PM 

Registration: $150. 

Course Objectives
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will understand some of the impacts of trauma on the brain.
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will know how physical and emotional trauma impact sexuality
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to recognize at least 2 ways that sexual violations occur
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to recognize ways people may be traumatized
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to describe early and later symptoms of trauma
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify a definition of trauma
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be familiar with some theories and practices to treat sexual trauma
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify therapeutic processes to help someone in a "trauma spell" feel safer
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify tools for partners to stay sexually engaged in the face of a trauma response
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify self-care for therapists and educators
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to name at least 2 ways people can manage flashbacks and triggers in sexual situations
Course Information
Date Presented:
October 09, 2019 8:30 AM Eastern
Course Location:
Revolution Hall - 1300 Stark Street #203
Portland, OR
Length:
8 hours, 30 minutes
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
CE: 6.00
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