Let’s Do It! A Sex Positive Approach to Sexual Health and Counseling
Association of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness (ACSSW)

Let’s Do It! A Sex Positive Approach to Sexual Health and Counseling

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Program offers 2.0 CEs for Psychologists (APA), and 2.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs

Workshop Description:

Although sexuality is part of the human experience, it is often disregarded in counselor training, in clinical practice, and professional counseling literature. With so few formal resources and training opportunities, students and counselors alike are left to explore human sexuality on their own – if they do it at all. More often than not, the mental health field as a whole, simply leave human sexual concerns to the “specialists”. Considering the wide variety of mental health concerns that are intertwined with the human sexual experience, it is imperative for counselors to receive a foundational training in human sexuality.
Aligning with counselor identity and the wellness approach to mental health, this program will address the differences between a wellness model versus medical model approach to sexual concerns; explore the differences between sexuality counseling and the specialty field of sex therapy; and examine values, biases, and assumptions associated with personal sexual scripts by engaging audience members to examine their own beliefs about sexuality. Lastly, the audience will receive information on how to incorporate a sex positive framework that is guided by radical respect and approached from an intersectional lens.

Learning Objectives:
After attending this intermediate-level workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Identify the differences and similarities between sexuality counseling and the specialty field of sex therapy
2) Discuss how to incorporate a sex positive framework to counseling.
3) Describe how to incorporate relational cultural theory principles to become more comfortable with the discussion of sexuality and to examine self-awareness regarding sex and sexuality.

Professional Bio of Angela Schubert, Ph.D., LPC, NCC


Dr. Angela “Angie” Schubert is an assistant professor and director of MSCC online learning for the Clinical Counseling department at Central Methodist University. Dr. Schubert’s area of research and clinical interests are in human sexuality and sexual development across the lifespan. Human sexuality is expansive and intersectional, and as such, Dr. Schubert is interested in exploring the human sexual experience as it pertains to perceptions of sexuality, gender, sexual behaviors, sexual constructs, and policies that work to support or oppress specific sexual-identified communities. Dr. Schubert’s teaching experience and expertise include the following topics: human sexuality, sexual issues, counselor identity, supervision, eating disorders, somatic processing, ethics, and diversity. Dr. Schubert is the co-founder and current president of the Association of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness (www.counselingsexology.com). She is currently under supervision to become an AASECT-certified sex therapist. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness (https://digitalcommons.unf.edu/jcssw/). Dr. Schubert is also an avid podcaster and co-host the following podcast Let’s Get Uncomfortable https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/letsgetuncomfortable

Program Standards and Goals
This program meets APA’s continuing education standard 1.3: Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.
This program meets APA’s continuing education goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science.

Registration and Fees:


ACSSW Members: Free. Click here to register to access ACSSW Member courses. Please note, you will need the password provided to you by ACSSW.

General Admission: $40.00

TCSPP Staff/Faculty: Free

TCSPP Faculty and Staff can access this program for free by registering here

TCSPP Students: Free

Current TCSPP Students, with school email address, can access this program for free by registering here

TCSPP Alumni: $20.00

TCSPP Alumni, can find discount codes for this program by registering here

References:

Bloom, Z. D., Guiterrez, D., Lambie, G. W., Ali, S. (2016). Counselors’ comfort with sexuality, attitudes, towards pornography, and propensity to assess and treat client issues related to pornography use. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 38, 327–345.


Buehler, S. (2017). What every mental health professional needs to know about sex (2nd ed.). Springer Publishing.

Burnes, T. R., Singh, A. A., & Witherspoon, R. G. (2017). Sex Positivity and Counseling Psychology: An Introduction to the Major Contribution ψ. Counseling Psychologist, 45(4), 470–486. https://doi-org.sandiego.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/0011000017710216


Donaghue, C. (2015). Sex outside the lines: Authentic sexuality in a sexually dysfunctional culture. Dallas, TX: Benbella Books.


Guttmacher Institute. (2019). Comprehensive sexuality education. Available at: https://www.guttmacher.org/international/teens/comprehensive-sexuality-education