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.

Sexual Intelligence:
Who has sex? Why? What does it mean? What can go wrong? How can we help?

4 Consecutive Fridays During the Month of March
March 5, 2021; 1-5pm Eastern
March 12, 2021; 1-4pm Eastern
March 19, 2021; 1-5pm Eastern
March 26, 2021; 1-5pm Eastern

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!

Week 1 – Sexual Development (March 5, 2021, 4 hours)

Week 2 – Sexual Health Challenges (March 12, 2021, 3 hours)

Week 3 – Sexual Identity and Erotic Expression (March 19, 2021, 4 hours)

Week 4 – Professional Development (March 26, 2021, 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.

The Opposite of Sexual Compulsivity is Connection: Moving from Isolation to Sustainable Recovery
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 7-8:30pm Eastern
For a Professional Audience

As human beings, we are biologically wired for connection. For individuals in recovery from trauma and compulsive sexual behavior, deeper contact with others holds even more significance to promote healing and sustainable sobriety. In this webinar, attendees will explore a fresh, new perspective on emotional sobriety skills to reinforce long-term sexual sobriety. Developing secure attachments is not the goal; breaking down barriers that get in the way of secure attachments is the key. Compulsive sexual behavior thrives on isolation, shame and secrecy, and to diminish the stigma, this presentation looks at longstanding recovery through the lens of Nervous System Regulation, Positive Psychology and Attachment Theory. Sexual compulsivity stems from brokenheartedness, and establishing emotionally-reliable relationships mends broken hearts while developing purpose and meaning.
  1. Assess regulation vs. dysregulation in clients identified with compulsive sexual behavior.
  2. Identify four Emotional Sobriety skills.
  3. Distinguish between Sexual Sobriety and Emotional Sobriety.
Andrew Susskind is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Brainspotting and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Certified Group Psychotherapist. In 1988 he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst before transitioning to the West Coast. After completing a Master of Social Welfare degree from UCLA in 1991, Andrew has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups in his practice. Speaking, writing, and training are dimensions of Andrew’s ongoing desire to learn and grow. He has given numerous presentations and workshops both nationally and locally in Southern California, and he was adjunct faculty in the UCLA School of Medicine Doctoring Program. Andrew has mentored associates in his private practice since 1997 and serves as faculty for the Principles of Group Psychotherapy course, a prerequisite to becoming a Certified Group Psychotherapist. His recent book It’s Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction (Central Recovery Press, June 2019) joins his workbook, From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery which was released in 2014.

1.5 CE’s available for professional webinar.


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.

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.

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.

Kink Aware Practice: What Your Clients Wish You Knew (But Are Afraid You'll Ask)
Friday, June 25, 2021, 1-3pm Eastern
For a Professional Audience

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

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.

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.

By submitting a proposal to submit you agree to abide by the SASH Mission Statement.