Sexual Attitude Reassessment

Sexual Attitude Reassessment I – SAR I

$200.00

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Program Director Dr. James Wadley must approve admission to this workshop.

For information and registration, please contact Tiffani Smoot, Academic Administrator, at tsmoot@councilforrelationships.org and provide a copy of your current resume.

 

Location: Online via Zoom Videoconferencing

Registrants will receive the Zoom link to attend the workshop 1 -2 days prior to the event date. Council for Relationships is continuing to offer professional development workshops. All of our workshops will be held online until further notice. Earn CE credits from home.

SAR Sexual Attitude Reassessment Workshop Philadelphia Philly PA Pennsylvania

Council for Relationships

5 CE Credits Available for Psychologists, PA/NJ/DE LPCs and LMFTs, PA/DE Social Workers, and CSTs*

The SAR I is a prerequisite for the SAR II, to be offered March 3, 2021. 

$200 includes registration and AASECT certificate

 

Workshop Description

The SAR is a process-oriented, planned group experience, which fosters therapist awareness, knowledge, and comfort related to the sexuality of the self and others. Therapist values and attitudes are known to affect the quality of treatment. The SAR offers an opportunity for therapists to enhance awareness of their values and attitudes in order to better understand how their values and attitudes may affect the treatment they provide. Consequently, active participation in the SAR is an essential component of therapist training. The SAR is designed to promote understanding of attitudes, values, feelings, and beliefs about the wide range of human sexual expression. Moreover, the SAR encourages a non-judgmental and respectful mindset toward others, especially those who differ from the therapist in attitudes, values, feelings, beliefs, and sexual practices.

The SAR format includes didactic and explicit media presentations, experiential activities, and small group discussions led by competent facilitators. A qualified SAR leader directs the program. While there are many sexually explicit presentations throughout the SAR, no live nudity or sexual activity occurs. The participant engages in personal exploration designed to promote emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and psychological growth. The ultimate outcome is acceptance and tolerance of human sexuality in all of its possible dimensions.

 

Level of Difficulty – Intermediate

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of SAR I-II, participants will be able to:

  1. Indicate increased comfort when addressing and discussing a wide range of sexual topics related to the self and others.
  2. Describe how to promote non-judgmental and respectful attitudes toward others whose attitudes, values, feelings, beliefs, and sexual behaviors differ from those of the SAR participant.
  3. Verbally express increased awareness of personal attitudes, values, feelings, and beliefs about numerous aspects of sexuality.
  4. Discuss the connection between sexual knowledge and self-awareness about human sexuality.
  5. Articulate an understanding of the wide spectrum of human sexual arousal and behavior.
  6. Explain how participating in a SAR contributes to the ethical use of self as a therapist in the treatment setting.
  7. Discuss alternate sexual behaviors, tendencies, and preferences (including, but not limited to, heterosexual, homosexual, pansexual, kink, fetish, BDSM, trans persons, etc.).
  8. Articulate feelings about topics of comfort and discomfort.
  9. Describe aspects of human sexual behavior and/or sexual expression that represent areas for further professional exploration.
  10. Assess and describe increased tolerance and acceptance of specific sexual practices.

 

References:

Nazarpour S, Simbar M, Ramezani Tehrani F, Alavi Majd H. (2016). The impact of   a sexual enhancement program on the sexual function of postmenopausal women. Climacteric, 19(5), 506-11. doi: 10.1080/13697137.2016.1219984.

Pillai-Friedman, S., Pollitt, J., & Castaldo, A. (2015). Becoming kink-aware – a necessity for sexuality professionals. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 30(2), 196-210. doi: 10.1080/14681994.2014.975681

Rosser, B. R., Dwyer, S. M., Coleman, E., Miner, M., Metz, M., Robinson, B. E., & Bockting, W. O. (1995). Using sexually explicit material in adult sex education: An eighteen-year comparative analysis. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 21, 117–128.

Sitron, J. A., & Dyson, D. A. (2009). Sexuality Attitudes Reassessment (SAR): Historical and new considerations for measuring its effectiveness. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 4(2), 158-177.

Stayton, W. R. (1998). A curriculum for training professionals in human sexuality using the Sexual Attitude Restructuring (SAR) model. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 23, 26–32.

 

About the Presenters

Alishia Kalos, PsyD, CST is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist, and staff clinician at Council for Relationships who specializes in sex and relationship therapy. She has specialized experience in addressing sexual and relational concerns such as intimacy, communication, desire, arousal, satisfaction, pain, relationship contract negotiation, unusual sexual interests, and sexual behavior challenges. She also has specialized experience working with individuals/couples managing cancer, major health-related changes, or chronic illness.

Thomas Wood, LCSW, PhD, CST is a certified sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and offers services out of his group practices in Chadds Ford and Philadelphia, PA. In addition to his training in the clinical treatment of general psychological concerns, Dr. Wood is trained in the treatment of sexual problems. He specializes in male sexual concerns, disability, chronic illness, sexual identity, orientation, compulsive behaviors, trauma, and relationship therapy. Dr. Wood has presented on relationship and sexual topics on both a state and national level and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of sexuality. He adjuncts and guest lectures through Widener University, Jefferson University, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has also done extensive work in community sexual health, as well as residential treatment for displaced LGBTQ youth in the city of Philadelphia. He is passionate about social justice and respecting the dignity of every individual.

 

Workshop Details

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Council for Relationships

Location: Online via Zoom Videoconferencing

Registrants will receive the Zoom link to attend the workshop 1 -2 days prior to the event date.

5 CE Credits Available for Psychologists, PA/NJ/DE LPCs and LMFTs, PA/DE Social Workers, and CSTs*

The SAR I is a prerequisite for the SAR II, to be offered March 3, 2021.

$200 includes registration and AASECT certificate

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. The following entities accept continuing education credits provided by APA-approved sponsors: the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors; the New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Examiners; the Delaware State Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals; the Delaware State Board of Social Work Examiners.

 

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

 

Program Director Dr. James Wadley must approve admission to this workshop.

For information and registration, please contact Tiffani Smoot, Academic Administrator, at tsmoot@councilforrelationships.org and provide a copy of your current resume.