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Self of the Sex Therapist: How to Use Yourself as a Resource for Sexual Transformation (4 CE Hours)

Presented by: Shadeen Francis, LMFT

4 CE Hours

Recorded workshop available via video on demand

AASECT Category:

Sex Therapy Education
Section E

 

$140.00

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Self of the Sex Therapist: How to Use Yourself as a Resource for Sexual Transformation (4 CE Hours)

Presented by: Shadeen Francis, LMFT

4 CE Hours

Recorded workshop available via video on demand

AASECT Category:

Sex Therapy Education
Section E

 

$140.00

Description

Sex therapists are responsible for the intersection of at least two socially censored domains. The first domain is mental health, in which the therapist helps in the unpacking of deep emotional wounds, exploring family histories, uncovering relational dynamics, building coping strategies and support networks, and finding self acceptance. The second domain is the ever-shifting grounds of sex, where therapists help folks unlearn misinformation and shame, tend to sexual traumas and dysfunctions, normalize and celebrate sexual diversity, and support people in reclaiming their sexuality. This is no small feat! However, sex therapy is more than a collection of assessments and interventions. An effective sex therapist also masters a third frontier: themselves.

Sex therapists become experts in navigating vulnerable and taboo subjects, but on behalf of others. Beyond supervision, where is the ongoing opportunity for the therapist to encounter themselves? What keeps In this session, we will expand our understanding of the sex therapy process beyond the theories and techniques and learn to use our most under explored tool for sexual change: ourselves.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will

  1. Discuss the self of the therapist framework in sex therapy
  2. Discuss the personal and professional identity factors at play in your own clinical work
  3. explain the role of the therapist in their theory of change
  4. Demonstrate 2 self-encounter exercises to practice use of self as a clinical tool

Instructor Biography:

Shadeen Francis is a licensed psychotherapist, graduate instructor, and author that specializes in sex therapy and social justice. She has been featured on platforms like ABC, CBS, NBC, and the New York Times to share her unique expertise. Because of her ability to tackle difficult subjects with warmth and humour, Shadeen is sought internationally to speak on topics such as sexual self-esteem, overcoming shame, and relationship design. Whether in her office, in an academic setting, or at a community event, all of Shadeen’s work is inspired by her commitment to helping people live lives full of peace and pleasure.