Live Webinars for Counselors, CE’s Approved for LPC, PhD and more

Upcoming Webinars

SASH is pleased to provide webinars for therapists, psychologists and other mental health professionals designed to help you earn continuing education credit for licensure and to support your professional development. Webinar topics related to sexual health and problematic sexual behavior provide a convenient platform for increasing your knowledge so that you can be better prepared to address client related issues in your clinical practice.

D.E.I.: Diversity, Ex-PLISSIT, and Inclusion
Friday, May 7, 2021, 12-1:30pm Eastern
For a Professional Audience

In this webinar, we will adapt current Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trends for people involved in sexuality care delivery- encompassing sexual/mental health care, and sex education. “Diversity, Ex-PLISSIT, and Inclusion” will highlight the benefits of addressing intimate and sexually relevant topics during everyday consultations using the cyclical Ex-PLISSIT model (Davis & Taylor, 2006). Ex-PLISSIT is an acronym for Extended Permission; Limited Information; Specific Suggestions; and Intensive Therapy, modified from Jack S. Annon’s clinical, stepped care, PLISSIT model (1976). Health professionals often instinctually use one or few elements of PLISSIT, however, they fail to realize that client-patient trust and disclosure requires a delicate balance of exercising consent skills throughout the consultation, and self-reflection of privilege and bias. This unique “D.E.I.” webinar will offer participants solution-oriented, person-centered recommendations for integrating Ex-PLISSIT into their professional practice, even if they aren’t a sexuality professional. Optimally, the Ex-PLISSIT model encourages synergistic communication between sexologists and community, challenges assumptions, and reviews interventions with clients. Valuing self-reflection before offering intervention equips us to accurately meet the known or unknown sexual and relational needs of the people we serve.
  1. Participants will be able to describe at least one key difference between PLISSIT method and Ex-PLISSIT method
  2. Participants will be able to assess two cultural and systemic barriers that prevent patients and clients from sharing sexual health concerns during a healthcare or therapeutic visit.
  3. Participants will be able to discuss one professional limitation they experience during sexuality conversations, and utilize one sexuality professional or education tool for intensive therapy referrals.

This course meets 1.5 hours of the education requirements for the SASH Credential – General Human Sexuality 5a Professional Development – Ethics OR General Human Sexuality 5b Professional Development – Professional communication skills (concerning clients, colleagues, and students).

1.5 CE’s available for professional webinar.

Crystal Ellis, MPH (she/her) centers sexual health and pleasure as her guiding force. As founder of Crystallized Sexuality, she identifies past and present worldly pleasures that affect our understanding of sexuality today.


Psychologists
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0277.

Licensed Counselors
SASH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6649. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. SASH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
This course has been approved by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), as a NAADAC   Approved Education Provider, for CE. NAADAC Provider #171060, SASH is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

Healing from Attachment Wounds
Thursday, July 15, 2021, 7:30-9:30pm Eastern
For a Professional Audience

In this presentation, attendees are introduced to Attachment Wounds and associated negative core messages, written into the nervous system, which then become the filter for how life is viewed. We explore how shame promotes numbing behaviors, including compulsive sexually addictive behaviors. We also explore how “wound care” can help heal the wounds and thus change the paradigm in which we view the world.

  1. Participants will be able to discuss the 6 Attachment Wounds.
  2. Participants will be able to describe the three genres of Negative Core Beliefs.
  3. Participants will be able to apply the understanding of attachment wounds to helping clients also identify core needs
  4. Participants will learn about the 6 Shadows of Shame along with two tools to develop shame resilience
  5. Participants will understand how to use the “Finding Peace” worksheet to help clients become clearer on decisions that impact their sense of well-being.

2.0 CE’s available for professional webinar.

Troy Love;Two-time Amazon Best-Selling Author, Troy L. Love, LCSW, has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. He specializes in working with trauma, broken relationships, and recovery from compulsive or addictive behaviors.Troy serves as the President and Clinical Director of Yuma Counseling Services and the founder of Finding Peace Consulting.  He has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Troy received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, PA in 2000 and much of his training has focused on addiction recovery. Troy has a Certification in Human Resource Studies from Cornell University. He recently completed certification as a Sexual Addiction Treatment Professional from Mid-Nazarene University. He is also Certified asa Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner.Troy specializes in working with individual’s trauma-related concerns, couples struggling in their relationships, and individuals who numb their pain through compulsive or addictive behaviors. Troy also helps couples and individuals who are experiencing sexual issues that reduce the ability for physical intimacy.  Troy has training in EMDR, a research-based treatment for trauma survivors, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and addiction recovery.


Psychologists
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0277.

Licensed Counselors
SASH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6649. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. SASH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
This course has been approved by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), as a NAADAC   Approved Education Provider, for CE. NAADAC Provider #171060, SASH is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

Kink Aware Practice: What Your Clients Wish You Knew (But Are Afraid You'll Ask)
Friday, July 30, 2021, 1-3pm Eastern
For a Professional Audience
NEW DATE

This talk presents a 101-level overview of the BDSM community, it’s practices, nuances, and it’s mental health needs. Through lecture, case study, and discussion attendees will have a working knowledge of how to provide affirming care to BDSM practitioners, including conducting a Kink-Informed risk assessment. This talk contains content that is not graphic, but which some folks may find uncomfortable.

  1. Understand the terms BDSM, kink and fetish, and be able to explain the commonalities and differences between these.
  2. Be able to describe at least 2 relationship dynamics common within the BDSM community.
  3. Conduct a kink aware risk assessment.
  4. Identify at least 3 clinical concerns that impact clients within this community

This course meets 2.0 hours of the education requirements for the SASH Credential – General Human Sexuality 3b Diverse sexual expressions and lifestyles (e.g., consensual non-monogamy, tantra, BDSM)  or CSWT 1b assessment and diagnosis of psychosexual disorders.

2.0 CE’s available for professional webinar.

Stefani Goerlich. Author of The Leather Couch: Clinical Practice with Kinky Clients (Routledge, 2020), Stefani is an expert in working with GSRD communities. A frequent media presence, she is a Michigan-trained Sex Therapist and Clinical Sexology PhD candidate.


Psychologists
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0277.

Licensed Counselors
SASH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6649. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. SASH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
This course has been approved by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), as a NAADAC   Approved Education Provider, for CE. NAADAC Provider #171060, SASH is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

Out of Control Sexual Behavior and Affect Regulation: The Movement Towards Secure Enough Attachment
Friday, August 6, 2021, 2:30-4:30pm Eastern
For a Professional Audience

Modern attachment theory has been framed as an Affect Regulation Theory.  Attachment and affect are intertwined.  Under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project identified Avoidant Attachment as being correlated to Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB).  The utilization of affect and attachment theory as a way to help individuals to restore themselves to sexual and psychological health is essential.  This workshop identifies the affect relation difficulties related to OCSB and how to treat them.  The treatment model has utility for individual, couples and group therapy.  Specific intervention will be explored. Additionally, the workshop will explore the attachment and affect regulating aspects of 12-step ideology. The workshop includes case examples and group discussion

  1. Participants will discuss the connection between Attachment Theory and Affect Theory.
  2. Participants will recite their understanding of the Connection between Out of Control Sexual Behavior and Affect Regulation.
  3. Participants will analyze how Out of Control Sexual Behaviors are often attempts at “attachment and affect” solutions.
  4. Participants will list how utilization of Individual, Couples and Group treatment addresses these issues.

This course meets 2.0 hours of the education requirements for the SASH Credential for CPSBT 1c – methods of clinical intervention for problematic sexual behavior.

2.0 CE’s available for professional webinar.

Michael M. Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA is the Founder of the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project, and a private practitioner working with individuals, couples, groups and organizations. He provides psychotherapy services that address trauma, cross addiction, Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior, as well as sexual inhibition, intimacy anxiety, gender disorders and sexual orientation confusion. He also functions as an Adjunct Professor for the Social Work Department at Iona College, Rutgers University and Touro college

Dr. Crocker holds a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work as well as two Masters Degrees; one in Psychology and the other in Social Work. He holds two Post-Graduate Certificates; one in Advanced Clinical Social Work and Individual Psychotherapy and the other in Group Psychotherapy as well as training at the Object Relations Institute. He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied the connection between Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior and attachment disorders. His research has been published in the Journal of Social Work Practice and the Addiction, Volume 15, Issue 4, 2015.


Psychologists
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0277.

Licensed Counselors
SASH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6649. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. SASH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
This course has been approved by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), as a NAADAC   Approved Education Provider, for CE. NAADAC Provider #171060, SASH is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

Men Against Sexual Violence
Three Consecutive Fridays in September from 5-6:30pm Eastern
Friday, September 10, 2021,
Friday, September 17, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
For a Professional Audience

Men Against Sexual Violence (MASiVe) is a new, manualized program for men who want to/need to stop their sexual aggression. The program is an online resource for clinicians that incorporates zoom sessions with a licensed therapist. Professionals attending this course will increase their awareness of sexual violence and help clients be accountable for sexually violent behavior. The sessions will explore erotic rage, the role of lust in healthy and unhealthy sexual relationships and how masculine gender roles contribute to sexual violence. The course includes a review of the assessments and worksheets form the manual.

  1. Learners will be able to describe what sexual violence is.
  2. Learners will be able to explain the roles of awareness and accountability in stopping sexual violence.
  3. Learners will be able to assess sexual relationship health on multiple dimensions.
  4. Learners will be able create a recovery plan from sexual violence.
  5. Learners will be able to describe symptoms of sexual addiction.
  6. Learners will be able to describe erotic rage.
  7. Learners will be able to explain the role of lust in healthy and unhealthy sexual relationships.
  8. Learners will be able to explain how pornography can be a risk factor toward sexual violence.
  9. Learners will be able to explain how the male role belief system contributes to sexual violence.

This course meets 2.0 hours of the education requirements for the SASH Credential in CSOC 1b.v. identification of treatment factors and 2.5 in CSOC treatment of sexual offenders.

4.5 CE’s available for professional webinar.

Darlene Viggiano earned her PhD in Psychology from Saybrook University in 2010. Originally licensed in 1999, Darlene works with Infidelity and Couples Communication. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.


Psychologists
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0277.

Licensed Counselors
SASH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6649. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. SASH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
This course has been approved by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), as a NAADAC   Approved Education Provider, for CE. NAADAC Provider #171060, SASH is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

Dr. Marty Klein

Coming Soon to Video on Demand
Sexual Intelligence:
Who has sex? Why? What does it mean? What can go wrong? How can we help?

4 Sessions - For a Professional Audience

The individuals and couples we see have complex relationships with sexuality—with their bodies, their decisions, their identities & orientations, and with their experiences.

To best serve our clients, what do we need to know—about sexuality; about bodies, medications, and health issues; about decision-making; and about how to collect information about this particular individual or couple? And what do we need to understand about ourselves?

In four fast-paced, enjoyable webinars, you’ll learn the Sexual Intelligence approach to working with a wide range of issues. Topics include:

  • Sexual “function” and “dysfunction”
  • Kinky sex
  • Infidelity
  • Pornography
  • Sexuality across the lifespan

You’ll learn interventions you can use immediately, with a broad range of cases. More importantly, you’ll learn a new clinical perspective—the Sexual Intelligence Approach—a blend of psychology, sociology, and attention to language that you’re going to love. You’ll even learn why it’s rarely help to tell patients they’re normal.

This course is designed to meet a portion of the education requirements for the SASH credential – General Human Sexuality Core Knowledge Areas.

Dr. Marty Klein, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapist for 39 years—that’s over 40,000 sessions with men, women, and couples.

Marty is the award-winning author of seven books on sexuality and relationships, including the ground-breaking Sexual Intelligence. Psychology Today simply says “To improve your sex life, buy this book.” An in-demand international speaker, frequently quoted by the popular media, Marty recently gave two U.S. Congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education.

Marty was a central part of SASH’s ground-breaking panel on problematic sexual behavior at this year’s virtual annual meeting, and he also presented our successful post-conference workshop. We’ve invited him back to provide a set of skills that clinicians of all backgrounds can use with a wide range of cases. And by the way—this guy is funny!

Session 1 – Sexual Development  (4 hours)

Session 2 – Sexual Health Challenges  (3 hours)

Week 3 – Sexual Identity and Erotic Expression (4 hours)

Week 4 – Professional Development (4 hours)

15 CE’s available (all sessions must be attended for full credit, partial credits not awarded)


The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SASH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6649. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. SASH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 15 CE(s). NAADAC Provider #171060, SASH is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

SASH believes each content area important to allow for divergent views and broad encompassing training, however, the views expressed by the individual trainers/presenters are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of SASH, its Board or its members.

Would you like to be a webinar presenter?

SASH is planning the upcoming webinar schedule for professional and public audiences. Use your knowledge and experience to teach others by presenting in a SASH Webinar. SASH welcomes diverse presentations to help educate professionals or inform the public of problematic sexual behaviors and sexual health topics.

Presenters will receive a 40% revenue share for webinars directed to a professional audience. Webinars geared toward a public audience will not include remuneration. In keeping with SASH’s mission, we are creating a library of free webinars for the public addressing a variety of topics on sexual health. In exchange for your generous donation of time and service to SASH, we will include advertising and publicity for you and your organization. If you are interested in presenting a SASH webinar, please let us know your availability to present, including what month (starting in August), what day of the week and what time of day (please include your time zone). Also indicate if you intend to present for a professional or public audience and the suggested length of time.

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