Presented by Office of Continuing Education and The Association of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness
The Past, Present, and Future of Counseling Sexology
Recorded on Friday, December 17, 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.
Since the Association of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness (ACSSW) recently became an Organizational Affiliate of the American Counseling Association, ACSSW is working to embody its mission to be the primary authoritative voice on the human sexuality-related components of mental health service delivery. As such, ACSSW’s leadership will present this workshop together, demonstrating a comprehensive and diverse approach to the topic.
This session will primarily seek to summarize the recent research, advocacy, clinical practice, and training advancements in the field of counseling sexology. Sexuality continues to be an often-neglected part of clinical training for mental health providers. ACSSW will, through this workshop, elicit from the audience and address as a team the sexuality-related questions and issues most relevant to the attendees. This session will provide a case conference atmosphere between professionals.
After attending this intermediate-level workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the current gaps in sexology research, advocacy, clinical practice, and training
2. Identify at least 1 meaningful way to address these gaps within their current work setting
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
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.
Professional Bio of Presenter Robert J. Zeglin, Ph.D., NCC, CST, LMHC, Assistant Professor and Program Director for Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of North Florida
Robert Zeglin, PhD, NCC, CST, LMHC (he/him) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Nationally Board Certified Counselor, and Certified Sex Therapist. He is an Assistant Professor of and the Program Director for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Florida. He was the Director of a mental health day program in New Jersey from 2009-2012. His area of research is human sexuality, particularly human sexuality counselor competencies, HIV/AIDS, sexual health and wellness, and LGBTQ health. Dr. Z is the Founding Editor of the Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education and is the Director of the Community Sexual Health Education and Research Initiative. In addition to teaching and research, he continues his clinical work, seeing clients at the Jacksonville Center for Sexual Health.
Professional Bio of Presenter Angela Schubert, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, Assistant Professor and Clinical Counseling Director of Online Learning, Central Methodist University
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/letsgetu
Professional Bio of Presenter Frances McClain, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, Director of Clinical Training, Office of Placement and Training Counseling Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Frances McClain, PhD, LCPC, NCC is a licensed clinical professional counselor and received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her Master’s in Counseling from Governors State University. She is the Director of Clinical Training in the Office of Placement & Training for the Counseling Psychology department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. She is the lead instructor for the Practicum/Internship Seminars and Human Sexuality courses in her department. She was the Director of Clinical Services at The Josselyn Center, a community mental health center on the North Shore, for 10 years prior to joining academia. Throughout her career she has worked in a number of different capacities that includes individual, family, and group clinical work, clinical and administrative supervision, grant writing, program development and implementation, case management, psychosocial rehabilitation, community liaison work with both private and state psychiatric hospitals, and consultation with mental health centers around program development and accreditation preparation. Her career journey has taken her from the far south suburbs, to DuPage County to Chicago and the North Shore. She has a limited private practice working with clients on a pro bono basis. She specializes in working with individuals with co-occurring illnesses, trauma, crisis and disaster response, and sexually related issues, LGBTQ+ and other sexual minoritized communities. She has spoken at both state and national conferences and workshops on a variety of topics including multiculturalism, professional ethics, working with the LGBTQ+ community, and sexuality. Dr. McClain is the President-Elect and one of the co-founders of the Association of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness (ACSSW), editor of the ACCSW newsletter, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, & Education. Her areas of interest for research include social justice, abolitionist work, human sexuality, participatory action research, counseling sexology and sexual wellness, LBTQIA+ and kink communities, and pleasure advocacy.
Professional Bio of Presenter Shannon Kakkar, M.ed., Secretary of ACSSW
Dr. Kakkar earned her BS in Psychology and M.Ed. in Counselor Education at Bridgewater State College. She earned a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from The Pennsylvania State University. She has ten years of clinical experience in school systems, community counseling services, and working with adults, adolescents, and families. Dr. Kakkar has presented at local, national, and international counseling conferences. She is a member of ACA, ACES, ACC, ALGBTIC, and is secretary of ACSSW.
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 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
*The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Students/Faculty/Staff must REGISTER WITH YOUR TCSPP EMAIL ADDRESS.
Hargons, C., Mosley, D. V., & Stevens-Watkins, D. (2017). Studying sex: A content analysis of sexuality research in counseling psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 45(4), 528-546.
Litam, S. D. A., & Speciale, M. (2021). Deconstructing Sexual Shame: Implications for Clinical Counselors and Counselor Educators. Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education, 3(1), 14-24.
Zeglin, R. J., Goldberg, S., Stalnaker-Shofner, D. M., Walker, B. M., & Schubert, A. M. (2021). Sex therapy credentials: a descriptive analysis of the training of clinicians who do sex therapy. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 1-16.
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.