18ID017 - Southern EXposure: Revealing Our Hidden Biases About Sexuality - 2018 Sexual Health Conference and SAR

Apr 4–Apr 7, 2018 Medicine Mental Health Nursing Public Health

18ID017 - Southern EXposure: Revealing Our Hidden Biases About Sexuality - 2018 Sexual Health Conference and SAR

Description

Southern EXposure

This sexual health conference - Southern EXposure: Revealing Our Hidden Biases About Sexuality - will tackle questions patients and clients have regarding their sexual health and sexual practices. Many providers are uncomfortable discussing sex and sexuality with their patients. This conference will reveal what patients and clients are experiencing and help us break down our own personal biases in order to better serve those in our care.

SAR of the South: Breaking Biases
Pre-Conference Workshop

Sex and the South? Breaking biases and the taboos around sex and sexuality, this unique Sexual Attitude Reassessment and Restructuring (SAR) experience has been designed to push through cultural, religious, and Bible-belted influences on our sexuality. This SAR will be led by two knowledgeable sexuality professionals, Aleece Fosnight and Todd Malloy.

A SAR is a highly provocative, experiential, cognitive and affective experience, which is designed to push comfort levels, elicit feels and confront attitudes, beliefs, and values about sexuality. Presentations encompass media (including film, television, audio, and art) along with presentations, panels of speakers, and live demonstrations showing the potential range of human sexual expression today. Topics will be revealed at the training itself as the element of surprise and psychological state of non-expectation encompass the basis of this course. No nudity or touch is ever required of participants.

Small group process drives the understanding and impact of the elements of the presentation in this course. The SAR is not a clinical training in sex therapy/counseling/education. Rather it enables the participant to move emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and psychologically into a zone of greater knowing, acceptance, and tolerance of human sexuality in all of its possible dimensions.

You must attend both days of the SAR to be given credit for the SAR.
Register Early! Limited seats available!

Lodging

Room Blocks have been reserved at the Doubletree Hotel and the Hampton Inn. Please follow the links provided for more information.

Special Rates

For discounted student and MAHEC employee rates, online registration will not be available. Please contact program coordinator, Amanda Espinel, at amanda.espinel@mahec.net for more information.

Additional Information

There will be a Social Event held at the Hyatt Place on April 6th from 6-9pm.

Statement of Consent

Due to the nature of this conference, content may include explicit visual representations, language, written words or pictures. By submitting your registration, you are acknowledging your awareness and acceptance of such course content.



Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice providers, nurses, sex therapists, sex educators, researchers, behavioral health providers, social workers, psychologists, counselors, therapists, and any other interested healthcare provider

Objectives

  • Main Conference (MC): Assess their own personal biases regarding human sexuality
  • MC: Recognize the topics the provider feels he/she/they are not comfortable discussing with their patients/clients
  • MC: Formulate a plan to overcome personal biases in order to provide unbiased help to their patients/clients
  • MC: Develop an expanded paradigm of sexuality
  • MC: Utilize various treatment modalities to assist patients and clients with sexual related health issues
  • MC: Identify outside resources and refer patients and clients to appropriate providers
  • MC: Define a sexual health team and its professional components.
  • SAR: Discuss their values, attitudes and beliefs about a wide range of sexual expression and behaviors. (A, O*)
  • SAR: Describe aspects of human sexual behavior and/or sexual expression that represent areas for further professional exploration. (A, O)
  • SAR: Distinguish between one’s own values, attitudes and beliefs and those of others. (A, O)
  • SAR: Utilize effectively the exposure to new or different aspects of human sexual expression in their clinical and/or sexuality educational work. (A, O)
  • SAR: Define specific sexual behaviors or sexual expression that represent areas that would not be relevant for working with clients or students. (A, O)
  • SAR: Describe elements of sexual expression or sexual behavior that are appealing for personal exploration. (A, K, O)
  • SAR: Define specific sexual behaviors or sexual expression that are not within their comfort zone. (A, O)
  • SAR: Discuss variants of sexual behaviors demonstrated among heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual performers in the media, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. (A, C, F, M, O)
  • SAR: Evaluate and discuss the life experiences and presentations from a spectrum of trans persons and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. (A, C, D, O)
  • SAR: Discuss factors within the area of sexuality and disability, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. (A, C, H, O)
  • SAR: Define and discuss elements within the media showing adult/porn imagery and sexual behaviors, (including sexual assault/rape/drug usage and polyamory), and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. (A, C, J, M, O)
  • SAR: Describe their responses to the media showing a wide range of BDSM/kink/fetish behaviors, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. (A, C, F, O)
  • SAR: Define and discuss elements within the media showing extreme body modification and fetish practices, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. (A, C, F, O)
  • SAR: Recognize their responses to self -disclosure through an art activity, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values about their own sexuality. (A, C, D, O)
  • SAR: Define and discuss aspects of sexuality and spirituality, especially through a self-awareness activity, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. (A, C, D, O)

    *Please see Brochure for more details

Sessions

Pre-Conference and/or Main Conference Selections

SAR of the South: Breaking Biases (WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY)
4/4 5:00 PM–4/5 5:30 PM
Southern EXposure Main Conference (FRIDAY)
4/6 8:10 AM–5:15 PM
Southern EXposure Main Conference (SATURDAY)
4/7 7:55 AM–3:45 PM

Friday Morning Session

1A. Medical: Overcoming Provider Bias - Putting Aside Stereotypes Regarding Sexuality
4/6 10:30 AM–11:30 AM
1B. Therapy: Sex and Intimacy - It's All Relational
4/6 10:30 AM–11:30 AM
1C. Education: Theology of Pleasure
4/6 10:30 AM–11:30 AM
I will not be attending the Friday morning breakout session.
4/6 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Friday Afternoon Session

2A. Medical: Adolescent Sexuality
4/6 2:15 PM–3:15 PM
2B. Therapy: Navigating Erotic Transference and Countertransference
4/6 2:15 PM–3:15 PM
2C. Education: It Takes a Village - Exploring the Intersection between Sexual Violence and Sexuality Related Needs for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
4/6 2:15 PM–3:15 PM
I will not be attending the Friday afternoon breakout session.
4/6 2:15 PM–3:15 PM

Saturday Morning Session

3A. Medical: Pharmacosexuality
4/7 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
3B. Therapy: Surrogate Partners in Sex Therapy
4/7 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
3C. Education: Relationship Agreements: Consent, Power, and Ethics
4/7 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
I will not be attending the Saturday morning breakout session.
4/7 9:30 AM–10:30 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session

4A. Medical: Pelvic Floor and Sexual Health
4/7 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
4B. Therapy: Consensual Non-monogamy: A Compassionate Approach.
4/7 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
4C. Education: What If My Client is Kinky? Gaining Cultural Competency in BDSM
4/7 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
I will not be attending the Saturday afternoon breakout session.
4/7 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Credits

.600 CEU

Saturday

.700 CEU

Friday

1.100 CEU

SAR (Wed and Thurs)

5.750 Contact Hours

Saturday

5.750 Contact Hours

Saturday
AASECT:This program meets the CE requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

5.750 NBCC Hours

Saturday

5.750 NCSAPPB GSB

Saturday

5.750 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Saturday

5.750 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

Saturday

6.500 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Friday

6.500 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

Friday

6.500 NBCC Hours

Friday

6.500 NCSAPPB GSB

Friday

7.250 Contact Hours

Friday

7.250 Contact Hours

Friday
AASECT:This program meets the CE requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

11.000 Contact Hours

SAR (Wed & Thurs)

11.000 Contact Hours

SAR (Wed & Thurs)
AASECT:This program meets the CE requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

Fees

$495.00 Early Registration Fee
SAR Only
No partial credit will be given
Applies 1/30–3/28
$695.00 Early Registration Fee
SAR & Main Conference
Applies 1/30–3/28
$175.00 Early Registration Fee
Main Conference
ONE DAY ONLY (Fri OR Sat)
Applies 1/30–3/30
$275.00 Early Registration Fee
Main Conference (Fri + Sat)
Applies 2/21–3/30
$520.00 Registration Fee
SAR Only
No partial credit will be given
Applies 3/29–4/4
$720.00 Registration Fee
SAR & Main Conference (4 days)
Applies 3/29–4/4
$300.00 Registration Fee
Main Conference (Fri + Sat)
Applies 3/31–4/6
$200.00 Registration Fee
Main Conference
ONE DAY ONLY (Fri OR Sat)
Applies 3/31–4/7
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