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  • This Sexuality Attitude Re-Assessment (SAR) will be ten (10) clock hours of structured group experience consisting of a process-oriented exploration of the participants own feelings, attitudes, values, and beliefs regarding human sexuality and sexual behavior. This portion of the training will not be personal psychotherapy or an academic experience in which the primary emphasis is on cognitive information. This will involve viewing sexually explicit and non-sexually explicit films, engaging in structured activities, and brief lecturettes.

    According to a recent statement from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in collaboration with the World Association of Sexology (WAS) recommended for adoption by the World Health Organization, human sexuality “refers to a core dimension of being human which includes sex, gender, sexual and gender identity, sexual orientation, eroticism, emotional attachment/love and reproduction. It is experienced or expressed in thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, activities, practices, roles and relationships. Sexuality is a result of the interplay of biological, psychological, socioeconomic, cultural, ethical and religious/spiritual factors.” (PAHO/WAS, 2000)

    Thus, the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes believes it is important for their participants “to understand their own attitudes, feelings and judgments about sexuality, have a basic knowledge of the issues involved, and develop the necessary skills for addressing the concerns of the patient, client or student. The sexuality professional must be aware of any trauma, ignorance, or secretiveness that could block offering skillful and helpful information or advice. The implosion model of training, including the use of explicit films, small group discussion and information lectures, is the acceptable and reliable way of helping professionals to reassess their own attitudes about various aspects of sexuality, lower any anxiety about sexual activities, and become comfortable with the subjects that comprise the field of human sexuality. The use of the SAR (Sexual Attitude Reassessment) experience can make a student more educable, so that knowledge building and skill development can occur naturally within a learning environment.” (Stayton, 1998)


    Communication via any online or electronic means (e.g. email, text, video chat) is limited in security and thus your confidentiality may not be guaranteed.

    In order to prepared and ensure some privacy:
    ⦿ make sure your wifi is plugged in if possible (as opposed to wifi) and connected to a password protected secure network.
    ⦿ Turn off listening devices (e.g. Alexa, Echo, Siri, Nest).
    ⦿ Quit + Exit all other programs/tabs
    ⦿ Family quit streaming video or games
    ⦿ Pause backup programs
    ⦿ Make sure people in the home know you are in a confidential meeting
    ⦿ Ensure camera is not facing door or window
    ⦿ If you have one, use a sound machine outside of door
    ⦿ Please use earbuds if others are in your home
    ⦿ Attempt to have pets and kids occupied if possible
    ⦿ Have the zoom link and password ready
    ⦿ All log-in and passwords handy
    ⦿ Be prepared for some tech glitches and ready to troubleshoot

    As a participant in Modern Sex Therapy Institute’s online SAR,
    1) Fully accept the model and philosophy described above and hereby release and hold harmless MSTI from any adverse reactions that I may experience during or after this educational process, and any claims, actions, or complaints relating in any way thereto.
    2) Acknowledge the recommendations listed and will be prepared for the SAR.
    3) Confirm that everything I hear today I will keep confidential and that I will do everything I can to ensure the confidentiality of other attendees.
    4) Consent to having an emergency contact contacted in the event that I disappear from the SAR for more than 15 minutes without communicating with Rachel Needle, Co-Director of MSTI letting her know I am ok.
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