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Using Critical Race Theory to inform Sex Therapy and Mental Health

2 CE Hours

Presenter: James Wadley, Ph.D, CST-S

Recorded workshop available via video on demand

AASECT Category:

Sex Therapy Education
Section A

 

 

$75.00

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Using Critical Race Theory to inform Sex Therapy and Mental Health

2 CE Hours

Presenter: James Wadley, Ph.D, CST-S

Recorded workshop available via video on demand

AASECT Category:

Sex Therapy Education
Section A

 

 

$75.00

Description

Critical Race Theory (CRT) has garnered much attention over the past ten years but has been around since the Civil Rights and feminist movements of the late 1960’s and 1970’s.  With a focus on individual perspective and racial subjectivity, CRT sheds light upon some of the structural inequities embedded within White supremacy that impact individual, relational, and systemic functioning.  The field of sex therapy and education is no exception as some of its research, clinical ideologies, and praxis leave minimal space for visibility and viability for practitioners of color.
This presentation highlights the evolution of CRT and its implications for sex therapy and research.  This workshop assumes that practitioners hold a myriad of identities (oppressed and privileged) that are negotiated in clinical sessions that can be invitational or oppositional to clients’ needs.  Self-awareness is needed it relates to how race/ethnicity are managed. Moreover, self-awareness is critical for modern sex therapists to be transformative change agents and advocates for the clients they serve.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss two key components of Critical Race Theory.
2. Discuss how Critical Race Theory impacts identity negotiation in the fields of sex therapy/research.
3. Apply Critical Race Theory to sex therapy interventions.
Speaker bio:

Dr. James Wadley is a supervisor, professor, and Director of Doctoral Projects at Modern Sex Therapy Institutes. He is a Professor and Chair of the Counseling and Human Services Master of Human Services department at Lincoln University. As a scholar-practitioner, he is a licensed professional counselor and maintains a private practice in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

He is the founding editor of the scholarly, interdisciplinary journal, the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships (University of Nebraska Press). He is also the founder and Principal of the Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians and his professional background in human sexuality education, educational leadership, and program development has enabled him to galvanize scholars and practitioners in the field of sexology across the world.

His research and publication interests include sexual decision making among young adults, masculinity development and conceptions of fatherhood by non-custodial fathers, and HIV/AIDS prevention. He has written undergraduate and graduate courses and authored twenty-two courses for the Master of Science in Counseling program for Lincoln University (PA). In addition, he recently co-authored thirteen doctoral level courses for the Theological Seminary of Puerto Rico. In 2015, Dr. Wadley earned his NBCC-International Mental Health Facilitator certification after spending time with Rwandan therapists discussing the impact of genocide and trauma in the early 1990’s. In 2016, he helped developed curricula and conducted a sexuality education course at the University of Muhimbili in Tanzania for the nursing and midwifery program. Later that year, he developed and taught an applied research methods course at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2017, Dr. Wadley’s work and advocacy domestically and abroad enabled him to complete his first documentary, Raw to Reel: Race, Drugs, and Sex in Trenton, New Jersey, which captures some of the challenges that emerge in addiction and recovery. Finally, in 2018, Dr. Wadley co-edited The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision (Routledge) which is a book devoted to the clinical experiences of supervisors and supervisees in the field of sex therapy. The book won AASECT’s 2019 Book of the Year Award. His new book, The Handbook of Sexuality Leadership: Inspiring Community Engagement, Social Empowerment, and Transformational Influence (Routledge) carves a new path for sexuality educators, counselors, and therapists in that it serves as an invitation for re-conceptualizing the consultative roles that sexuality professionals engage in.

Dr. Wadley received his Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Educational Leadership and Human Sexuality Education. He earned a Master of Science in Education degree in School Psychology from the University of Kentucky after completing his B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University. Finally, he holds a clinical postgraduate certificate from Thomas Jefferson University/Council for Relationships in Philadelphia and is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor. These credentials and a wealth of domestic and international clinical experiences, has catapulted him to be one of the nation’s best marriage, family, and sexuality clinicians.