AASECT is excited to present this dynamic line-up of pre-conference workshops to add to your conference experience!

Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR)

Aida Manduley, MSW & Kira Manser, LCSW, MEd

June 13, 2018, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm &  June 14, 2018, 8:30 am  – 5:00 pm 
12 CE – Limit 40 participants

Registration fee: $475.00

The Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) leads participants through the process of evaluating their feelings, values, and attitudes around sexuality. Based in our organizational values (which include commitments to LGBTQIA rights, reproductive justice, body positivity, anti-racism, anti-ableism), this SAR applies the framework of intersectionality to human sexual behavior and examines both individual and societal attitudes about a variety of sexuality topics.

Aida Manduley, MSW, is a Latinx clinician, consultant, and sexuality educator with roots in LGBTQ and anti-racist activism. Their therapeutic work is entrenched in radical frameworks and primarily focuses on underrepresented populations and trauma.
Kira Manser, LCSW, MEd, is a clinical social worker and sex educator with expertise in gender and sexual diversity, pleasure, and disability advocacy. She strives to create spaces that challenge and support individuals by using feminist informed therapeutic modalities.

 

Sex Therapy Supervision Part I: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Richard Siegel, PhD, LMHC, CST, CSTS & James Wadley, PhD, CST, CSTS

June 13, 2018, 5:00 pm  – 9:00 pm
4 CE – Limit 8 participants

Registration fee: $160.00

This workshop offers clinical supervision and training in sex therapy, with 4 or 8 hours, valid toward certification as Sex Therapists or Supervisors.  The leaders are seasoned sex therapists and supervisors with expertise covering a wide range of skills, including sexual dysfunction, relationship problems, sexual compulsivity, substance abuse, LGBTQ issues, and diverse sexual expression and relationships.

Limited to 8 participants who are already actively engaged in supervision for AASECT sex therapy or supervisor certification.  A pre-approved contract will be required. Attendees can register for Part I and Part II of this workshop, or either session independently.

Sex Therapy Supervision Part II: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Richard Siegel, PhD, LMHC, CST, CSTS & James Wadley, PhD, CST, CSTS

June 14, 2018, 8:30 am  – 12:30 pm
4 CE – Limit 8 participants

Registration fee: $160.00

This workshop offers clinical supervision and training in sex therapy, with 4 or 8 hours, valid toward certification as Sex Therapists or Supervisors.  The leaders are seasoned sex therapists and supervisors with expertise covering a wide range of skills, including sexual dysfunction, relationship problems, sexual compulsivity, substance abuse, LGBTQ issues, and diverse sexual expression and relationships.

Limited to 8 participants who are already actively engaged in supervision for AASECT sex therapy or supervisor certification.  A pre-approved contract will be required. Attendees can register for Part I and Part II of this workshop, or either session independently.

Dr. Richard Siegel is Director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, a postgraduate continuing education institute training sex therapists and sexuality counselors.  He is a FL-licensed mental health counselor and AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor.
Dr. James Wadley is Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Human Services Program at The Lincoln University.  As a scholar-practitioner, he is a licensed professional counselor and maintains a private practice in the states of PA and NJ.

 

Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy

Gina Ogden, PhD, LMFT, DST, CSTS & Kamara McAndrews, LMFT, CST

June 14, 2018, 8:30 am  – 5:00 pm
8 CE

Registration fee: $300.00

This experiential training looks beyond performance to the intersection of sex survey research, neuroscience, and relational nuance. We demonstrate the Four-Dimensional (4-D) Wheel as an interactive GPS for exploring physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions of sexual experience, including gender identities, orientations, practices, and partner choices. We offer strategies for engagement, creating safe space, inviting movement and ritual, and concretizing abstract concepts so they can be tangibly re-examined. Participants can incorporate the 4-D approach into approaches they already effectively use.

Gina Ogden is an award-winning sex therapist, supervisor, researcher, and teacher whose work is archived in the Kinsey Institute; founder of the 4-D Network for Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit; author of eleven books, including Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy and the workbook: Exploring Desire & Intimacy.
Kamara McAndrews, LMFT, CST is a sex therapist, supervisor, and workshop leader.  She has
been teaching and running 4-D Wheel workshops with Dr. Gina Ogden since 2011. She helped Dr. Ogden develop a 4-D model that can be applied to therapists in private practice and she assist her in teaching the 4-D approach to other private practice therapists.

 

Seniors, Sex & Dementia

Lawrence Siegel, MA, CSE

June 14, 2018, 8:30 am  – 12:30 pm
4 CE

Registration fee: $160.00

Very little consideration is given to sexual and erotic expression or intimate relationships among he elderly. The aging population is rapidly changing and sexual and intimate connections remain important quality-of-life issues for a majority of those over 65.  Those working with aging populations over the next 20 years will contend with issues not seen before, from sexual medicine (eg, PDE-5 inhibitors, central-acting DV agonists), technology (eg, social and dating apps, porn), and greater acceptance of non-committed sexual relationships, same-sex relationships, transgender/transsexual individuals, and a more open view of sexuality in general.  Understanding and accommodating these issues is further confounded by a pervasive fear and lack of understanding of the different forms of dementia and whether such individuals possess the capacity to consent to sexual activity.  A shift in how we evaluate capacity and consent to sexual activity among those with dementia is necessary if we are going to fully respect and honor this basic need most hold on to for as long as they are able.

This workshop prevent information on how our aging populations are changing and how these changes can be accommodated in a variety of elder-care communities.  Emphasis will be on discussing dementia and how those identified or diagnosed with it are still entitled to sexual pleasure and intimate connections without it so readily labeled as abuse.  The session will also present an overview of common issues with regard to age-related sexual changes, illness and disability, and sexual effects of some medications commonly prescribed to seniors.

Lawrence Siegel, MA, CSE, is a Clinical Sexologist and Sexuality Educator, certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists (AASECT) where he also sits on the Ethics Advisory Committee. In addition to being Director of Education & Training for Sage Institute for Family Development, Larry serves on faculty at several colleges and universities in South Florida.  As an educator, trainer, and consultant for the past 28 years, Larry has traveled extensively – both around the US and abroad – training all levels of health and mental health professionals and is recognized as a leading educator in the area of sexuality, medical sexology, and sexual therapies.  Larry has also published numerous chapters and articles in such areas as challenging the “sex addiction” model, sexual changes in aging adults, sex and drug-linked behavior, relationships, and enhancing sexual experiences. Most recently, Larry has been presenting a series of trainings and workshops on senior sexuality and relationships, while also consulting with various organizations and elder-care communities on developing policies and procedures that acknowledge the sexual and erotic needs of our changing aging populations.

The Ethical Management of Sexual Feelings in Clinical Practice and Supervision

Chris Fariello, PhD, MA, LMFT, CSE, CST, CSTS

June 14, 2018, 1:00 pm  – 5:00 pm
4 CE

Registration fee: $160.00

Sexual attraction in clinical practice and Supervision is a common phenomenon however; few therapists have training for dealing with these issues. While all disciplines have ethical codes limiting sexual contact, there is no guidance for how to manage feelings when they arise and research suggests that there are deleterious effects when acting on these feelings. This workshop will explore the literature of sexual feelings, the negative and positive impact on the professional relationship and the ethical options for managing sexual feelings.

Dr. Fariello is the Founder and Director of the Philadelphia Institute for Individual, Relational & Sex Therapy. He has over 25 years of experience as an educator, trainer, public speaker, writer, and therapist. Dr. Fariello has been recognized nationally as a relationship expert and has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC and CN8 news and talk show programs. He’s also been featured on numerous radio programs, and in newspaper and magazine articles. For almost two years Dr. Fariello had a very popular weekly column in the Philadelphia Daily News called “Good Sex.” He has contributed to several videos and books, including Dr. Ruth’s Sex for Dummies, and has written two books: 99 Things Parents Wished they Knew Before Having THE Talk and The Lovers Guide Illustrated Encyclopedia of Sex.

Dr. Fariello is a Pennsylvania licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Member and Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). He is also an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Educator and Supervisor.

Dr. Fariello received his first master’s degree in Human Sexuality, Marriage and Family Life Education from New York University and his second master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia. His doctorate is in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Beyond Trans 101: A Deep Dive Into Complex Issues and Complicated Cases

Margaret Nichols, PhD, CST, CSTS & Laura Jacobs, LCSW-R

June 14, 2018, 1:00 pm  – 5:00 pm
4 CE

Registration fee: $160.00

As recently as a few years ago, a gender affirmative therapist could do a great job simply by validating, supporting, and advocating for their transgender clients.  But as trans people have gained visibility, and more people question their own gender identification, clinicians increasingly encounter clients who defy simple analysis.  In this workshop we explore issues like: social transition of pre-pubertal children; clients with serious co-occuring conditions; non-binary or otherwise atypical clients; ‘rapid onset gender dysphoria’ in adolescents; and de-transitioning people. Through powerpoint, lecture, videos, case presentations and self-disclosure workshop leaders and participants will consider these dilemmas together in an atmosphere of non-judgment and collaboration.

Margaret Nichols, PhD, CST, CSTS is a psychologist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor, and founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Personal Growth, a psychotherapy organization in New Jersey  specializing in sex therapy and other clinical work with the sex and gender diverse community.  She is an international speaker on LGBTQ issues and author of many articles and papers on LGBTQ sexuality and mental health issues.  Her current primary clinical areas of interest are differences between same and mixed sex couples’ sexual function, transgender and gender nonconforming young people, and those who make up the ‘Q’ in LGBTQ, e.g. kinky, polyamorous, and queer people. Recent professional publications include papers on LGBTQ therapy, same sex couples, clients who practice ‘kink’, and parents of transgender and gender non conforming children.  In 2017 Dr. Nichols has presented at USPATH, the Psychotherapy Networker, and various clinical  training programs on issues of transgender and gender nonconforming young people.
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R is a Trans and GenderQueer psychotherapist, activist, writer, and public speaker in the NYC area working with TGNC, LGBTQ+, and sexual/gender diversity issues. Laura currently serves as Chair of the Board for the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and is the first trans and genderqueer person to occupy that position. Recipient of the 2017 Dorothy Kartashovich Award by the Community Health Center Association of New York State, “In recognition of your dedication and advocacy to ensure high-quality health care for all”, they have been featured on NPR, MSNBC, NBCNEwsOnline, SiriusXM, CBSNews, The New York Times, and has spoken at countless organizations, conferences, and universities.  Their book, “You’re In The Wrong Bathroom!’, co-authored with Laura Erickson-Schroth, was published in May 2017. As Lawrence Jacobs, they worked as a musician, composer, photographer, and less glamorous corporate middle management.

 

Let’s Make Some Lesson Plans

Bill Taverner, MA & Karen Rayne

June 14, 2018, 1:00 pm  – 5:00 pm
4 CE

Registration fee: $160.00

The Center for Sex Education (CSE) has published well over 500 lesson plans on nearly every sexuality topic, for nearly every age group. These lesson plans adhere to a well-established set of pedagogical “Principles for Sex Education,” and embrace an interactive, participant-centered learning style. Lesson plans rely on a core set of techniques, including brainstorm, continuua, games, kinesthetic movement, paired discussion, puzzles, sentence stems, small group discussion, and so much more!

We will draw back the curtain and guide participants on lesson construction that can be applied to virtually any sex ed topic! From objectives and rationales to handouts and educator resources to closing activities that complete the experiential learning cycle, participants will work together to construct lesson plans that will be shared with the larger AASECT community, and — who knows — may spring new publications!

Bill Taverner, MA, is the executive director of The Center for Sex Education and is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Sexuality Education. He is an author or editor of many sex ed teaching resources, including Teaching Safer Sex, Volumes 1 and 2, recipient of the AASECT Book Award, and he has received a number of awards recognizing his national leadership in sexuality education, including the AASECT Sexuality Educator of the Year.
Karen Rayne is the sexuality education and training specialist for The Center for Sex Education. A curriculum development expert with more than two decades’ experience in sexuality education, Dr. Rayne is passionate about providing comprehensive sexuality education to people of all ages and stages with sensitivity and a touch of humor. Dr. Rayne has served as chair of the National Sex Ed Conference and Associate Editor of the American Journal for Sexuality Education. She is the author or editor of several teaching manuals, including Streetwise to Sex-wise: Sexuality Education for High Risk Youth, Orientation: Teaching about Identity, Attraction, and Behavior, two parent-child communication curricula (one for the Unitarian Universalist Association and one in conjunction with the United Nations Population Fund and the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health), and four youth-focused curriculum (three for Girls, Inc. and one for a federally funded project through Carnegie Mellon University). Dr. Rayne is also the author and co-author of a number of trade books, including GIRL: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You, Help Your Kids with Adolescence, and Breaking the Hush Factor: Ten Rules for Talking with Teenagers about Sex.