#MeToo: Healing Body and Mind After Sexual Trauma

#MeToo: Healing Body and Mind After Sexual Trauma

$81.00$106.00

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Council for Relationships – University City

4025 Chestnut Street First Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

3 APA and AASECT* CE Credits Available 

 

Workshop Description

Clinical research has shown a link between “me too” experiences of sexual harassment and/or trauma, and various chronic health problems in women.  These problems can include pelvic and sexual pain as well as psychiatric disorders such as PTSD, depression and anxiety.

This 3-hour didactic and interactive workshop will train participants to assess and treat women reporting a “me too” experience, as well as those reporting pelvic and sexual pain. Detailed case studies, handouts and power point will be presented, in addition to small group discussion, experiential learning and large group processing. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own “me too” experiences and the impact that these experiences may have on their clinical work.

Clinicians will learn how to conduct a culturally competent assessment which is sensitive to “me too” experiences, as well as being sensitive to microaggression based on gender, sexual orientation, nationality, disability status, etc. The connection between Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder and co-occurring psychiatric disorders such as PTSD, depression and generalized anxiety disorder will be explored. Participants will learn appropriate therapeutic interventions for trauma-related disorders resulting from these experiences, as well as learning evidence-based treatments for women presenting with pelvic and sexual pain.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Articulate and process their own experiences with “me too” and understand how this may be impacting their clinical work.
  • Discuss the link between “me too” experiences and various chronic health problems in women, including pelvic and sexual pain.
  • Explain how to complete a culturally competent assessment which also screens for “me too” experiences.
  • Establish treatment goals that empower women beyond treating their pelvic or sexual pain and “me too” experiences to broader areas of their life (confidence in the workplace, assertiveness skills with partner, etc.)
  • List specific treatment concerns when treating women with “me too” experiences.
  • Identify evidence-based treatment strategies for treating pelvic and sexual pain, and related trauma disorders from “me too” experiences.

 

About the Presenter

Heather Davidson completed her Master of Arts and Master of Education in counseling psychology at Columbia University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Sex Therapist of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Ms. Davidson is also an EMDR certified therapist. She completed the Council for Relationship’s Post Graduate Certificate Program in Sex Therapy.

Ms. Davidson lectures extensively on couples, trauma and sexual health issues. She has been interviewed as an expert on women’s sexual and pelvic pain issues in publications such as Philly Voice and Playboy magazine’s Playboy Advisor column. Heather is also the co-author of Master Conflict Therapy: A New Model for Practicing Couples and Sex Therapy. Ms. Davidson currently maintains a full-time private practice in Narberth, Pennsylvania where she specializes in couples and sex therapy, and the treatment of trauma-related disorders.

 

Workshop Details

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Council for Relationships – University City

4025 Chestnut Street First Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

3 APA and AASECT* CE Credits Available

Council for Relationships is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Council for Relationships maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

* This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information about certification, please contact info@aasect.org.

If you wish to receive AASECT credit for this workshop, please be sure to choose the ticket that covers the price of the certificate ($25). 

Council for Relationships staff and current students: visit your password-protected page for information regarding staff and student rates. Please contact Tiffani Smoot, Academic Administrator for alumni rate and questions.

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Event Details

Start date: January 09, 2019

End date: January 09, 2019

Start time: 12:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Council for Relationships University City, 4025 Chestnut Street First Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Phone: 2153826680