Description: This course will offer an introduction and overview of the complex relationship between religion and sexuality. This complex relationship has been a source of stress and conflict for millennia and has been most often based on varied and conflicting opinions about what different religious traditions does and does not say about sex and sexuality. Participants will explore a number of challenges that contemporary sexual culture poses for those struggling to understand traditional religion and how they might regard such issues of sexuality as marriage, sexual identity, pleasure, reproduction and contraception, and gender roles. Participants will also explore how sex-religion conflicts often present themselves in therapy and develop strategies to best address them within the individual’s or couple’s value systems.
9 – 10 Introductions and personal understandings of sexual tenets participants’ their own religion
10 – 11:30 Gender roles, sexual identity, relationships, and pleasure as seen through the lenses of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and other world religions
11:30 -12:30 How sex and religion conflicts are expressed in sexual and relationship problems
12:30 – 1 Integrating clients’ religious and sexual views in developing effective sex therapy strategies
Speaker bio: Lawrence Siegel is an AASECT-Certified Sexuality Educator and Supervisor. As an educator, trainer, and consultant for over 30 years, Larry has traveled extensively around the world and is recognized in the areas of sexual health and development, sexual pharmacology, and cultural contexts of sex. Larry has also published numerous book 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.
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The Advanced Mental Health Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6901. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Advanced Mental Health Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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AMHTI is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider#: 50-11996. AMHTI is an approved provider with the The Florida Certification Board. Provider #5273-A.
AMHTI is an approved provider with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Provider # 07-110-J.