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University of Guelph

Guelph Sexuality Conference

ROZANSKI HALL  |  JUNE 14 & 15, 2018
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INTENSIVE SEX THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM

8:30 am - 6:00 pm
June 18 - 22, 2018
University of Guelph

The Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program is an intensive five (5) day program that provides specialized training in sex counselling and therapy. This course examines sexual issues and clinical interventions from a life span perspective. Focusing upon theory, research and clinical interventions, it explores the relationship between issues in sexual development and sexual functioning.  

The course provides orientation in sex counselling and therapy. It is assumed that participants already have a foundation in the theory and skills of relationship therapy; and knowledge of basic anatomy, gender socialization, basic models of sexual arousal and response, as well as an overview of sexuality over the lifespan. The week intensive program provides basic and intermediate assessing skills, theoretical models, information and materials for sex therapy intervention with a range of clients. Facilitative learning will take place within small group discussions and practice therapy sessions with participants simulating clients and consultation teams, along with lectures and videos.

Course Goals

A course of this nature is designed to aid both a current and future practitioner (e.g., clinician, educator, and researcher) to work in the sexuality field.  The overall focus of this course is to identify and increase the learners’ awareness of diverse sexuality and sexual difficulties, and recognize how issues of sexuality arise and can be are addressed in clinical settings.  The course is intentionally designed to meet professional accreditation core competencies (i.e., AAMFT, AASECT) with the belief that the course goals will serve all class participants with a foundation of sexual issues and clinical intervention.

By the end of this course, participants will have a framework for addressing clinical issues involving sexual, relational, and physiological components. They will be able to critically discuss the complexities to be considered when working with various clients presenting sexual concerns, and able to articulate a rational for the choices in their assessment and/or intervention with client(s). Participants will have more awareness and be able to critically analyse of the contextual variables that effect human sexuality. They will have increased awareness of “self-as-therapist” and their social location (class, gender, culture, sexual orientation, etc.) and impact on their clinical work.

Professional Continuing Education

The course is intentionally designed to meet professional accreditation core competencies (i.e., AAMFT , AASECT) with the belief that the course goals will serve all class participants with a foundation of sexual issues and clinical intervention.

Application for CE’s from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Councelors and Therapists (AASECT) will be submitted.

Your Instructors:

Carm De Santis
PhD (C), RMFT, RP
Peggy J. Kleinplatz
Ph.D.

Registration and Application Process

There is an application process for acceptance into this class. You will be required to submit a resume during the registration process.

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