March 19th, 8:30am - 11:30 PST

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Talk Sex to Me: Techniques and Strategies in Taking Sex History

Taking a thorough sexual history can feel overwhelming to many providers in health care. Despite several tools for healthcare professionals to utilize, the ability to take a formal and non-judgemental sex history is a skill set that is rarely and often incompletely taught.

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Talk Sex to Me: Techniques and Strategies in Taking Sex History

Time & Location

March 19th, 8:30am - 11:30 PST

Zoom Webinar

About The Event

Spring 2022

TASHRA Elements Training

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Talk Sex to Me: Techniques and Strategies in Taking Sex History

Live Online Workshop

3 Hours

8:30am to 11:30am Pacific Standard Time

Session: Saturday, March 19th

Training level: Elementary Training

Taking a thorough sexual history can feel overwhelming to many providers in health care. Despite several tools for healthcare professionals to utilize, the ability to take a formal and non-judgemental sex history is a skill set that is rarely and often incompletely taught. Techniques and implementation of a Sex History is as vital as the tool itself; this course offers an opportunity to learn technique and implementation that is conducive to Sex History as a tool. You will learn the history of taking a Sex History, gain an understanding of the current tools available to clinicians, how to best adapt these tools to your practice as and how to create a supportive and comfortable environment for your clients.

There will be an opportunity for registrants to participate in a 1-month follow-up session on April 19th. This time will be used to reflect, consult, and discuss how participants have integrated the tools and methods introduced in the first session. There will be a separate registration process for this event.

Learning objectives:

After completion of the webinar, attendees will be able to… 

  1. Summarize the process and function of sex history taking and the impact on the therapeutic alliance
  2. Practice three stylistic approaches to sex history taking that inspire collaborative discovery
  3. Develop a personalized sex history instrument that is trauma informed, culturally relevant and emphasise diverse sexual expression and identities

Format:

The workshops will combine didactic instruction, case examples, and group discussion to demonstrate the practice of working with kink-involved clients.

Cost:  $115 for 3 APA CE credits, $60 without APA CEs;  All attendees receive 3 AASECT CEs upon completion.

Instructor Bios:

Anna Randall:

Anna Randall, DHS, LCSW, MPH (she/her/hers) is co-founder & Executive Director of TASHRA - The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance (tashra.org), a national

nonprofit research and clinical training organization. She holds a Doctorate in Human Sexuality, a Masters in Public Health, and a Masters in Social Work from Boston Univ. Dr. Randall is a published researcher on the lived-experienced of kink-involved (BDSM & fetish) individuals, a sex therapist & adjunct faculty at Widener Univ. Recent involvements: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Working with People with Kink Interests, founder of the MOTE Conference, and Co-lead Investigator on the International Kink Health Study based on the 2016 preliminary findings.

Zita L. Nickeson:

Zita Nickeson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in WA, ID, MT, WY and CO.  She is a Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sex Educator, Kink Knowledgeable Professional and Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist (WA specific).  Additionally, Zita is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Human Sexuality/Psychology, completing her dissertation work around BIPOC and Interracial Relationship Experiences within Kink and BDSM.

Zita is the owner/director of NW Sexual Counseling, a private practice specializing in sexual, gender and relationship therapy, education, coaching and advocacy.  She has maintained her private practice for over a decade, providing sex positive services to many underserved and rural communities.  Counselor training and education in inclusive sexual healthcare is one of Zita’s passions. This has led her to supervise Master’s Level Counseling Students and Pre-Licensure Counseling Professionals for the past 5 years.  Additionally, as one of the few Certified Sex Therapists in her region, Zita has also been an Instructor for the Healthy Loving Institute as well as providing sex and Kink positive presentations to the local Mental Health, Medical and Kink communities.

Having worked in the Mental Health field for over 20 years, Zita has also seen the significant need and importance of reducing stigma associated with sex and Kink in the healthcare field.  With this in mind, Zita delightfully joined the TASHRA International Kink Health Study team in January of 2019.  Since then, she has enjoyed being a part of a larger, interdisciplinary team working towards creating a more Kink inclusive healthcare system!

You may find Zita at http://www.nwsexualcounseling.com/

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Continuing Education

The complete two-day event of two hours each day is eligible for 2 CE units.  CE credit is APA and/or AASECT credit. 4 CE credits are available total.

CARAS is the organization that will sponsor the CE credit. CARAS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CARAS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. www.carasresearch.org

Many states honor APA CE credits for other licenced health professionals, please check with your own state licensing board.

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2 CE credits per module. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal o