- April 13-14, 2019
- 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) is a process-oriented, structured group experience to promote participants' awareness of their attitudes and values related to sexuality, and to assist them in understanding how these attitudes and values affect them professionally and personally.
Join sexologist Bianca Laureano for an inclusive and diverse exploration into the range of experiences and practices, values and beliefs, and reflect on our work in the American sexuality field.
This SAR offers an opportunity to examine a variety of topics including personal values and beliefs, body image, fantasy, erotophobia, gender, STIs and HIV, aging bodies, stereotypes of masculinity and femininity, kink, non-monogamy, sexual ritualistic practices, bodies of size, disability, and culture. Guided by theories and frameworks that examine power, participants witness and experience an intersectional and disability justice framework in practice. Bianca shares videos, worksheets, activities, and discussion prompts that allow for the exploration of sexuality experiences, needs, and boundaries, as well as the impacts of legislation, public policy, institutional and structural oppression.
In this workshop, participants explore their personal beliefs and values related to a variety of sexual experiences and behaviors. Expand your personal and social understanding of systems of oppression and how they impact sexual experiences and behaviors. Understand cultural rituals and phenomena guided by cultural relativism and analyze levels of comfort in discussing sexuality related topics. Evaluate principles of pleasure, bliss, and body autonomy. Learn the ways bodies require touch and intimacy across the life span and understand consensual non-consent and power exchange. Explore gender, gender identity, and gender expression and understand various types of relationships beyond heteronormative monogamy. This workshop also explores the ways misogyny and oppression impact sexual pleasure for all bodies.
This SAR is designed as additional training for counseling professionals and educators working within the sexuality field. It 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. CIIS is an organizational provider for AASECT. This workshop meets the requirements for 15 CEs with AASECT. CEs will be issued via email upon completion of the workshop and may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal.
Bianca I Laureano, MA2, CSE is an award-winning educator, curriculum writer, and sexologist. She is a founding member of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN), The LatiNegrxs Project, and hosts LatinoSexuality.com. Her most recent project is ANTE UP! a virtual freedom school for justice workers offering professional development. She has written several curricula that focus on communities of color: What’s the REAL DEAL about Love and Solidarity? (2015) and Communication MixTape: Speak On It Vol 1. (2017) and wrote the sexual and reproductive justice discussion guide for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene published in 2018. Bianca has been on the board of CLAGS, the LGBTQ Center at CUNY, and The Black Girl Project. She currently resides in Oakland, CA with her core partner G and is an AASECT certified sexuality educator (and soon to be a supervisor at the end of 2018). Find out more about Bianca at her website BiancaLaureano.com.