Sex Therapy Professional Skills
Zoe and Walt Sipe
This course emphasizes therapeutic stance related to sex therapy, working with eroticism in the clinical context, and practical demonstrations of common presenting issues in sex therapy. There will be training around participants' ongoing personal and professional development as sex therapists. We will integrate multiple theoretical orientations to sex therapy including behavioral, somatic, psychodynamic, gestalt, and attachment. As sex therapy often includes interaction with medical issues, we will also work with assessment, psychopharmacologic impacts, and working with interdisciplinary teams, including medical professionals.

Sexual Attitudes Reassessment
Patti Britton
This course is designed to offer all students exposure in the form of facilitated discussion, small group activities, self-reflection, videos, and guest speakers to the broadest range of sexual practices and experiences. The focus of the course is in providing exposure to a range of sexual content and gender presentations in order to facilitate and address unexamined axiological assumptions we all hold about sexuality and gender and to consider them in a non-judgmental manner. This course is aligned to and is part of the AASECT sex educator and AASECT sex therapy certification and is considered one of the components of competency in core knowledge and experience in the field. The content will be addressed from an sexological, intersectional and anti-oppressive lens and is presented by an experienced and certified facilitator.

Sex Therapy Professional Skills
Tammy Nelson
Dr. Tammy Nelson will teach practical and theoretical coursework to assist students in effectively integrating couples therapy with sex therapy. This course will reflect Dr. Nelson's expertise in the field of sustainable and passionate relationships, Imago therapy, and skill in working with intimacy, affair recovery, monogamy issues, open marriage, and everything related to couples. This course will utilize the most up-to-date theories and interventions designed to meet the changing needs of sex and couple's therapists. Course material will reflect modern issues and adaptive techniques that can be used right away in your couples and sex therapy practice.

Sexual Pleasure, Intimacy and Ergoerotics
Heather Howard
This course offers a variety of clinical solutions related to intimacy, pleasure, and physical comfort. Dr. Howard and 3 guest speakers who specialize in partner engagement and erotic trance share their clinical approaches to intimacy and pleasure, and Dr. Howard rounds out the course with practical adjustment strategies to promote sexual comfort for clients with health challenges.

Sex Therapy Professional Skills
Juan Camerena
This thought-provoking course will take a critical and reflective approach to examine a range of sexual behaviors and expressions that may be, for various reasons, viewed as problematic. Such areas may include out of control sexual behaviors, rape culture, exploitation, sexuality & substances, and harassment. The course will consider issues of ethics, historical context, and various therapeutic approaches and interventions.

A separate portion of this course will highlight Dr. Camarena's expertise in working with models of gender and sexual identity, the intersections of race and sexuality, and sex therapy within the LGBTQQIA community.

Diversity in Sexual Expression and Historical Context
Carol Queen
This course will explore the influence of sociocultural norms on spectrums of sexual identity, desire, and behavior. Sexual expression and identification is diverse and complex, and an essential conversation for educators, therapists, and medical professionals to become skilled at talking about. We will develop an understanding of how sexual practices are embedded in personal and community identity, and explore how these communities came to be part of our 21st century experience. As an author, editor, sociologist, and sexologist active in the LGBT movement since the 1970s, Dr. Queen will place this exploration within the sexual history of San Francisco and the United States.

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