Presented by Office of Continuing Education and The Association of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness
Deconstructing Sex Education: The Whole Truth & Nothing but The Truth
Recorded on Friday, November 19, 2021
Program offers 2.0 CEs for Psychologists, 2.0 CEUs for Illinois State Counselors and Social Workers*, and 2.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs, and 2.0 NBCC Clock hours for Counselors
Sex education in the 21 century is evolving. However, the sexualization of black and brown bodies continues to exist in modern day sex education, clinical assessment and intervention. Acknowledging these false beliefs is no longer enough. Moving from passive to active advocacy is necessary to change the narrative these beliefs impose on the BIPOC population.
This session will address the role culture, religion, and social media plays in the clinician’s view of sex and sexuality. Participants will describe how the colonization of sexual behaviors influences the clinical assessment, education, and the treatment of clients. Additionally, participants will discuss how these negative beliefs and conditioned behaviors present in the counseling session and identify ways to actively deconstruct the false narratives of pleasure and consent to move from passive to active advocacy for their BIPOC clients.
After attending this intermediate-level workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe how the colonization of sexual behaviors influences the clinical assessment, education, and the treatment of clients.
2. Discuss the negative beliefs and conditioned behaviors associated with the sexualization of BIPOC clients that present in the counseling session.
3. Identify ways to actively deconstruct the false narratives of pleasure and consent to move from passive to active advocacy for their BIPOC clients.
Professional Bio of Presenter, Tanisha Sapp, Ed.D., LPC, CST, ACS, CPCS, EdD., Assistant Professor of Counseling at Liberty University
Dr. Tanisha Sapp, LPC, CST, NCC, ACS, CPCS, MAC, SAP is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Liberty University. She currently serves as the Secretary for Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society and the Treasurer for the Association for Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness. Dr. Sapp is the owner of Tanisha Sapp, LLC where she provides professional development training and clinical supervision services. She is a licensed professional counselor and AASECT certified sex therapist. Her areas of research and interest include: counselor identity, ethical use of social media, social justice for African Americans and BIPOC, sexual wellness, and professional advocacy in leadership.
Professional Bio of Presenter Cheryl D. Walker, MA, NCC, APC, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Sex Therapist
Cheryl Walker is an Associate Professional Counselor and sex therapist in Georgia. She received her B.S. in marketing from Hampton University and her M.A. in clinical mental health and counseling from Argosy University. She has been trained in EMDR and CBT and is currently pursuing sex therapy certification. She is a co-lead of the finance committee for the Strategic Planning Committee for AASECT and co-moderator for the ACA interest network, Sexual Wellness In Counseling (SWIC). Cheryl practices at Globe Core Psychological and Global Consulting Inc. and operates Real Sex Therapy Talk LLC with the goal of expanding her innate appreciation of the human sexual spirit and helping individuals and couples find their sexual voice.
Program Standards and Goals:
This program meets APA’s continuing education standard 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.
This program meets APA’s continuing education goal 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.
Registration and Fees:
ACSSW Members: Free
General Admission: $40.00
TCSPP Staff/Faculty: Free*
TCSPP Students: Free*
TCSPP Alumni: $20.00
Community Partners/Site Supervisors: $20.00
Non-TCSPP Students: $10.00
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Target Audience: Healthcare and Mental healthcare professionals, University faculty and students. Members of ACSSW and the TCSPP community.
Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
Counselors/Clinical Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available 2.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for counselors and clinical counselors.License Number: 197.000159
Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.
Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.
Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.