Available beginning June 11th
Sign up for a two hour teleseminar with Dr. Tammy Nelson and Talli Rosenbaum, MSc., PT, IF on painful sex and unconsummated relationships.
Listen anytime at your convenience.
Earn AASECT CEUs
Painful sex and the inability to experience vaginal intercourse are complex concerns that many sex therapists, medical professionals, lay people and others who treat couples and individuals need to understand more about. Learn about the various causes, treatments and alternatives in this introductory course. This two-hour course for therapists and health professionals will address sexual health and function, the pelvic floor, and the roles that pain, anxiety and cultural factors play in the dynamics of relationships. This course will focus on the problems and solutions for pain and anxiety during sex and the ways that these issues impact relationships. We will cover vestibulodynia, vaginismus, unconsummated relationships, and couples who report, "we can't have sex" for a variety of reasons related to complaints about sexual discomfort.
University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program (UMSHCP)is now accepting applications.
Start date: July, 2013.
The University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program (UMSHCP) provides comprehensive education and training to professionals interested in the field of sexual health in three tracks:
> Sexuality Education (for educators) Sexuality Counseling (for health professionals) and Sex Therapy (for mental health professionals)
Location: 5 weekends at University of Michigan Campus, Ann Arbor MI and 4 weekends offered in ‘blended’ distance/campus learning.
Presenters: 8 AASECT Certified Sex Therapists & Sexuality Educators
The three tracks of the program (counselor, therapist and educator) include six courses (90 hours) in sexuality education for all, a specialized values training called the Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR—15 hours) for all, and additional hours of training specific to sexuality educator (30 hours), sexuality counselor and sex therapist (60 hours).
Following a cohort-style ‘cohort’ learning model, participants enter together as a class and remain together throughout the training in their track (see calendar at UMSHCP website). The new cohort commences in July of each year. Throughout the program, participants participate in a total of seven two-day minicourses (minicourses=15 hours) if pursuing sexuality educator training, or nine two-day minicourses if pursuing sexuality counselor or sex therapist training. The weekends are arranged so that a participant can take both a counselor or therapist track and the educator track should they wish to do so.
All participants in all three tracks share 90 hours of educational minicourses together (six weekend classes). The participants also pursue advanced training in their ‘track’ of Sexuality Education (30 hours = two weekends), Sexuality Counseling (60 hours = 4 weekends), and Sex Therapy (60 hours = 4 weekends).
Distance Learning. 60 hours of sexuality education can be attended through simultaneous distance learning (two weekends in October, one weekend each in January and February). The remaining weekend courses are campus-based learning because they involve training (role plays, case discussions, curriculum design and other elements) better suited to on-campus learning.
Faculty. Program faculty are AASECT certified sex therapists, sexuality educators, and certified supervisors. They are skilled teachers as well as sexologists who have conducted research, published articles and books, worked to change public policy in the field of sexual health, spoken at national and international conferences, and are frequently cited in the media. They maintain professional affiliation with AASECT as well as other major professional organizations in sex therapy and research, sexuality education, health and mental health.
Curriculum. An overview of course content is available at UMSHCP website.
Once admitted, participants receive detailed information about program participation, travel and hotel accommodations, website-based learning used in the program and detailed syllabi for the courses. Some reading and non-graded assignments are part of every class.
Sexuality Educator, Sexuality Counselor and Sex Therapist Tracks. The program is open to health and mental health professionals from all recognized disciplines. An applicant applies to the program by ‘track’:
--Sexuality educators are professionals with an undergraduate or master’s degree (or higher) who regularly provide information about sexual health in educational or health environments. This includes but is not limited to schools, residential treatment facilities, medical centers, and family planning centers.
--Sexuality counselors are primarily professionals providing health care, like nurses, doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, who assist in defining a client’s sexual issues and concerns, and provide both counseling.
--Sex therapists are mental health professionals who are licensed in their states or countries to provide mental health care. They have completed graduate school for clinical training in their professional area. This may be a PhD, MD, MSW, or MA.
--Multidisciplinary focus. Sexual health professionals consistently interact with other disciplines to promote the principles of sexual health for the clients and groups they serve. The cohort style learning encourages this multidisciplinary approach.
CEs: The program is approved for up to 195 AASECT CEs. It offers ACE CEs as well.
Advisory Board: Eli Coleman, PhD; Ed Goldman, JD; Hilda Hutcherson, MD; Beverly Whipple, PhD
For further information contact:
Sallie Foley, LMSW, UMSHCP Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.764.4074
SEX THERAPY AND RESEARCH IN TRANSITION:
Advances and Developments
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
Thursday, April 4 – Sunday, April 7, 2013
The 2013 SSTAR Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD promises to continue the legacy of previous meetings with a varied and exciting program for novice and experts in the fi elds of sexology and sexual medicine. The theme of this year’s meeting is Sex Therapy and Research in Transition: Advances and Developments and we hope to provide evidence of the transitions, advances and developments in abundance.
We start off the meeting with a day of interesting pre-conference workshops. The full-day workshop presents introductory and vital information for the practitioner new to the fi eld. Two half-day workshops will provide information for the more experienced practitioner looking to broaden their knowledge, or just brush up on the latest evidence and techniques.
The full conference begins on Thursday evening with a welcome reception and opportunity to view the work of new researchers in the poster session. Friday morning begins the full conference program with exciting and innovative sessions. We are thrilled for participants to hear the renowned Dr. Ogi Ogas talk about his research into internet use and the billion wicked thoughts represented therein. The esteemed Dr. Lonnie Barbach will present on sexuality and aging in an aptly named session – Sex after Social Security. Please read the contents of the program carefully – you will be pleased to see some familiar names as well as new and exciting speakers that you may not be that familiar with but who will intrigue and stimulate discussion and debate.
On Saturday morning we begin with Breakfast Roundtables as is our custom – your chance to get up close and personal with speakers for some in-depth discussion or intense Q & A. A highlight of the day for many will be the presentation of the Masters and Johnson Award to Dr. Beverly Whipple. The formal program ends this day with an exploration of an alternative perspective on sexual addiction in aging men presented as a case study by Dr. Daniel Watters.
We hope that this conference in the shelter of the Baltimore harbor will invite you to the acquisition of new knowledge and to the making of new friends and colleagues too. There are ample opportunities to socialize, network, and forge new connections so please make use of these with abandon. As an attendee, you can participate in our traditional fellowship dinners, a Baltimore Crab Cake Social and/or a tour of the American Visionary Art Museum.
Registration is limited so please register early - We look forward to seeing you there.
Downloadable Registration Brochure
The Society for Sex Therapy and Research
2014 SSTAR Health Professional Book Award
Nominations are invited for the 2014 SSTAR Health Professional Book Award.
The goal of the award is to recognize the best recent book for health professionals that contributes to the understanding and resolution of sexual disorders.
The award will be announced in December of 2013 and will be presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, April 3-6, 2014.
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1. Content of the book must be related to problems of human sexuality (i.e., sexual dysfunctions, problematic sexual behavior, gender identity issues, or other sexual health problems).
2. The book must be in English and must have been published in the years 2011, 2012, or 2013. It may have multiple authors or be an edited work. Previously submitted books are eligible.
3. Authors or publishers will be required to send five copies of the book to SSTAR for review by the Selection Committee.
4. For further details see the information below. For questions, please contact Peggy J. Kleinplatz, PhD, Chair of the Selection Committee at (613) 563-0846.
How to Nominate a Book
1. Nominations for the Health Professional Book Award may come from any individual, organization, or publisher.
2. The deadline for submitting nominations is July 1, 2013.
3. Nominations should be sent to the SSTAR National Office:
4. Society for Sex Therapy and Research
SSTAR Health Professional Book Award
Attention: Linda Getty
Manager, Association Management & Conference Planning
6311 W. Gross Point Rd.
Niles, IL 60714
The Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) has established two book awards to be given to the author(s) or editor(s) of the best works published in English related to the understanding and treatment of sexual disorders: one addressed to the public, and the other to health professionals.
Nominations for the SSTAR Book Award (Health Professional) must come from a health professional or group of health professionals (e.g., an organization). In both instances, a publisher may also nominate a book. Nominations should be made to the Chair who will then transmit the information to the appropriate committee members(see below).
The award winners (including multiple authors or each of the editors of an edited book where there is more than one editor) will each be given a plaque and their names will be listed on the SSTAR Web site and in the Directory of Members. There will be no monetary award.
Each award will be given every two years. The next Health Professional Book Award will be given in 2014.
3. THE SELECTION COMMITTEES
The awards will be made by two selection committees, each consisting of three to five SSTAR members. The chairs of the committees will be chosen by the Executive Council. The members of the committees will be chosen by the chair in consultation with the Executive Council. Each committee will develop a short-list of up to five books from which the winner would be chosen. If a member of either committee has published a book that would be considered by the committee of which he or she is a member, or he or she has any potential conflict of interest related to the book , its authors/editors, or the publisher, that person must absent themselves from deliberations concerning their book.
4. ELEGIBILITY CRITERIA
1. Books could be written/edited by any person and nominated for a SSTAR Book Award without regard to the author's/editor's membership in SSTAR
2. Content of the books must be related to problems of human sexuality (e.g., sexual dysfunction(s), paraphilias, or gender identity disorders).
3. Books must have been published in the calendar years 2011, 2012 or 2013.
4. Books must be in English but could have been translated from another language.
5. Collections of previously published works would not be eligible.
6. Authors/editors would be eligible regardless of having previously won any book award (including a SSTAR Book Award)
7. Books must be readily available from bookstores and public libraries (in the case of books for the public) and bookstores and university libraries (in the case of books for health professionals). Self-published books will not be eligible.
8. The decision of the selection committee as to whether a book is eligible shall be binding.
5. CONDITIONS OF THE PRIZES
1. Any eligible book which is entered for a SSTAR Book Award shall not qualify unless the publisher or author(s)/editor(s) agrees to provide up to five copies of the book to SSTAR at no cost for each member of the selection committee. The chair of the appropriate committee will be responsible for requesting copies from the publisher or author(s)/editor(s).
2. The SSTAR Book Award will be given to the winning author(s)/editor(s) in person at a SSTAR Annual Meeting. SSTAR would strongly encourage the publishers of each winning book to pay author/editor expenses involved in attending the SSTAR meeting (including travel, lodging, food, and registration), although authors/editors may do so themselves in whole or in part.
3. The publisher agrees to include in any advertising for the book that it has been awarded the SSTAR Book Award, either consumer or health professional, for a given year.
6. SUBMISSION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES:
1. Books received after the final deadline of July 1, will not be eligible.
2. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged in writing by SSTAR
3. Submitted books will not be returned and will remain the property of the reviewers.
1. Shortlists (of up to five books for each award) and the winners of the SSTAR Consumer Book Award will be announced December, 2012. Both will be announced on the SSTAR Web site (SSTARNET.ORG). Publicity directed towards the public and organizations of sexuality professionals, announcing the winners of the SSTAR Book Awards will be the joint responsibility of SSTAR, the author(s)/editor(s), and the publishers.
2. The selection committees will consider the shortlists and the winners in private deliberations. Publishers, authors, and editors should be aware that they will receive no advance notice of the finalists or the winners.
SSTAR Book Award (Health Professional) Committee:
Karen M. Donahey, PhD
Sallie Foley, MSW
Peggy J. Kleinplatz, PhD (Chair) (613) 563-0846
Joseph LoPiccolo, PhD
Stephen Snyder, MD
SEX THERAPY CERTIFICATION
Dr. Susan Lee, along with a team of experts is currently offering three programs dedicated to training health care professionals to be certified in this field.
Programs available for registration:
“Florida Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute,” has trained postgraduates to use the title “Sex Therapist” for nineteen years. The 120 CE Credit hours program fulfils the requirements for sex therapist certification, including 20 hours of clinical case sex therapy supervision. Meeting one day a month for one year, and co-directed by Dr. Susan Lee and Richard Siegel, LMHC, this course begins on January 17, 2013.
“Sex Therapy Postgraduate Training Institute of New York” conducts class e week-ends a year (Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m .) for a period of two years. The institute is offering 120 hours of Sex Therapy Education, 20 hours of Clinical Case Supervision, is co-directed by Dr. Susan Lee and Richard Siegel, LMHC, and begins on March 23, 2013.
To request brochures or to register for a program, contact Dr. Susan Lee by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (561) 833-0066.
Tuition financial payment plans are available for participants.
All programs are Certified by the Florida Board of Health and accredited by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors 8 Therapists (AASECT).