Upcoming Professional Workshops

  • Sexual Attitude Reassessment (AASECT-approved)
    August 25-26, 2017 • Wilmington/Christiana, DE

Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR)

Overview

Research has shown that educators, counselors, and therapists have a lot of anxiety around sexuality. Anxiety around sexual issues and concerns can make it difficult to think clearly, to help people gain knowledge and solve problems creatively, and to act in their own best interests.

A Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) workshop is one of the quickest, most effective ways to help educators, counselors, and therapists lower their anxiety and creatively reassess their attitudes and values around sexual issues. The ultimate goal of the SAR is to combat a culture based on sexual ignorance, sexual secretiveness, and sexual trauma. The SAR helps us approach this goal.

The 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. We strive to provide information that is not based on political, religious, or cultural bias or "correctness" but rather on the current scientific understanding of human sexuality. We seek to provide an opportunity for participants to explore and understand their beliefs, attitudes, values and biases within the realm of sex and sexuality from a range of perspectives.

By becoming aware of their own perceptions, reactions, feelings, and beliefs, the goal is for participants to become more comfortable with the wide variation of existing sexual attitudes, behaviors, practices, and sub-cultures. This comfort is necessary for sexual health professionals.

Note: The nature of the SAR requires that much of the media shown and discussed will be explicit.

Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the wide spectrum of human sexual experience and expression.
  2. Identify at least one area of personal sexual discomfort in working with students, participants in workshops, and/or clients.
  3. Identify at least one change in personal sexual attitudes and values as a result of the SAR.
  4. Describe at least one way in which the SAR increased personal comfort in using sexual terminology and expression.
  5. Report at least one example of increased ease and fluency in discussing sexual practices.
  6. Identify at least one ethical conflict or dilemma posed by the materials presented.
  7. Recognize at least one area where they can apply newly-gained knowledge and skills with students, participants in workshops, and/or clients.
  8. Identify at least one area of sexual discrimination occurring in our society.
  9. Describe at least one area of personal sexual bias.
  10. Explain how the SAR helped clarify at least one personal strength in the area of human sexuality.

Presenters

Anni Tuikka (dba Anna Kaye), MA, LPC, CPCS, CST-S
Anni is a licensed and nationally certified Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor in Georgia. She is an AASECT-certified Sex Therapist, Supervisor of Sex Therapy, and approved Training Provider. Contact 404-549-5151 Website
Steve K. D. Eichel, PhD, ABPP, CGP, CST
Dr. Eichel is a licensed and Board-certified Psychologist and Board-certified Group Psychotherapist. He is also certified by AASECT as a Sex Therapist.
Contact 302-368-9136 Website

Continuing Education Credits

10 Continuing Education credits have been approved by the following organizations:

  • AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists).
    Anni Tuikka AASECT Provider #16-464-T (expires 7/1/2018)
  • DPA (Delaware Psychological Association)

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT):

Anni Tuikka, LPC, CST-S is an approved AASECT continuing education provider. As a result of full attendance at this workshop, you will earn 10 Continuing Education credits, applicable toward AASECT certification or recertification as a Certified Sexuality Educator, Certified Sexuality Counselor or Certified Sex Therapist.

Psychologists:

This workshop has been approved by the Delaware Psychological Association (DPA) for 10 continuing education credits.

DPA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a provider of continuing education for psychologists.

Counselors (Mental Health and Chemical Dependency):

Continuing education credits from an APA-approved provider are accepted by the Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals for the purpose of recertification or license renewal. LMFTs and counselors licensed outside Delaware, please check with your state licensing agency.

Time

Friday August 25, 2017: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
     and
Saturday August 26, 2017: 10 am - 6:30 pm (lunch break 1:00-2:30)

These times include breaks.

Coffee and snacks are provided. Choice of lunch restaurants nearby.

Location

Hilton Wilmington/Christiana • 100 Continental Drive • Newark, Delaware 19713

The Hilton Wilmington/Christiana Website

The Hilton Wilmington/Christiana is located within sight of I-95 and Christiana Mall at Delaware exit 4 off the Interstate. It's convenient to Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, the University of Delaware's Newark campus, and much of Delaware, northern Maryland, and southeastern Pennsylvania. The immediate area includes numerous restaurants and hotels and is only minutes from the Colonial and Early-American historic districts of Christiana and New Castle.

The ▶ Expedia Top-10 page for Christiana and its hotel map will give you a good idea of other nearby accommodations. See Lodging below for information about special room rate at the Hilton for this event.

Cost

$380 for fully licensed professionals

$330 for students and pre-licensed professionals

AASECT and DPA CEs will be provided for no additional cost.

Registration

Registration is online primarily by credit card, but you can also mail a check. If you pay by check, please allow one week for processing and confirmation of your spot in the workshop.

Register Here

For further information, contact Anni Tuikka at 404-549-5151
or send an email through her ▶ site contact page (opens in new window or tab).

Space is limited!

Lodging

We have reserved a block of rooms for the SAR attendees at the Christiana Hilton for the lower conference price of $139 + tax. To get this conference-related price, you must reserve your room by July 28, 2017. After that the price will be higher. Ask for Dr. Steve Eichel conference rate.

Detailed Schedule of Activities

Friday 8/25, 2017

6:30 - 6:45 Group introductions, confidentiality, guidelines
6:45 - 7:45 Touch exercise & group process
7:45 - 8:30 Male and female self-pleasuring videos & group process
8:30 - 9:00 Sexual orientation videos & group process
9:00 - 9:30 Large-group closure

Saturday 8/26, 2017

10:00 - 10:30 Sexuality and physical appearance videos & group process
10:30 - 12:30 Gender videos & group process
12:30 - 1:15 Sexuality and disability videos & group process
1:15 - 2:30 LUNCH (break for lunch)
2:30 - 3:30 Sexuality and aging videos & group process
3:30 - 4:30 BDSM and fetish videos & group process
4:30 - 4:45 BREAK
4:45 - 5:30 Comparison of Sexual Response models
5:30 - 6:30 Large-group closure
 

Coffee and snacks will be provided

Total hours of instruction: 10
CE certificates will be provided at the end of the workshop
You must attend the entire 10 hours to qualify for CEs

Anna Kaye, MA, LPC, CST-S, NCC • (404) 549-5151
Individual, Couples, and Sex Therapy
49-C Lenox Pointe NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

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