Why Should You Attend the 2020 SASH Annual Conference?

Going Virtual in 2020

All times are Central Time.

Saturday, October 17th, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Morning Breakout
 
Safe, Brave and Sexy: Helping Couples Navigate the Risks and Rewards of Sexual Intimacy
In a world that clamors to emphasize the importance of social sex education, messages about sexual intimacy (versus sexual intensity) tend to get lost in the dialogue. Sadly, this is often as true for mature adults as for younger individuals. As specialists within the field of sexual health, we see these clients flooding our offices. They're eager to improve their sex lives, yet painfully disconnected from the inner wisdom necessary to make great sex possible- emotional safety, relational courage and intimate connection. This is especially true for clients actively healing from problematic sexual behavior and/or partner betrayal, compounding the potential risks (and possible rewards) for both parties. Can sexual intimacy really be as satisfying as sexual intensity? And if so, how do we integrate emotional intimacy into relationships that are predictably safe, profoundly brave and powerfully sexy?
Learning Objective #1: Explain the inherent challenges of designing treatment for couples-in-crisis, including those seeking to exchange sexual intensity for sexual intimacy.
Learning Objective #2: Apply and demonstrate creative, experiential, and play therapy techniques to help couples explore one another from position of "awe and wonder," without reverting to mindless activity, shallow novelty or problematic fantasy.
Learning Objective #3: List the roles and relevance of three core associated needs: emotional safety, relational courage and intimate connection.
Level of audience: Intermediate
Available CE Credits: 1.5
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #1: General Human Sexuality 4a Relationship dynamics and intimacy skills *or CSRTT1d sexual resilience (health, empowerment, safety, and fulfillment) in the aftermath of trauma or CSWT1c relationship intervention for problems implicating sex and intimacy
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #2: General Human Sexuality GHS4a Relationship dynamics and intimacy skills *or CSRTT1d sexual resilience (health, empowerment, safety, and fulfillment) in the aftermath of trauma or CSWT1c relationship intervention for problems implicating sex and intimacy
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #3: General Human Sexuality GHS4a Relationship dynamics and intimacy skills *or CSRTT1d sexual resilience (health, empowerment, safety, and fulfillment) in the aftermath of trauma or CSWT1c relationship intervention for problems implicating sex and intimacy
 
Sharon Rinearson, CORE Relationship Recovery, LLC, Director of Clinical Services
Sharon Rinearson (LCSW) is the co-founder of CORE Relationship Recovery in West Palm Beach, Florida. With 20+ years of clinical practice, Sharon is known for her passionate approach and expert use of creative therapies to heal survivors of addiction, betrayal and relational trauma. Sharon is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS) and Florida Qualified Supervisor (FQS). She's also an unforgettably engaging and inspiring presenter, speaking nationally to groups of men, women, couples and colleagues. Along with her husband James, Sharon has been proud to serve as a former Board of Directors member for APSATS, the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists.

James Annear, CORE Relationship Recovery, LLC, Co-Owner, Co-Founder, Psychotherapist
James Annear (LMHC) is the co-founder of CORE Relationship Recovery in West Palm Beach, Florida. In this capacity, James integrates his experience as the director of numerous mental health, trauma and substance abuse recovery centers, providing therapy for individual clients and couples. In addition to his field-specific training from IITAP (CSAT-S), APSATS (CCPS-S) and EMDRIA (EMDR-II), James is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and Florida Qualified Supervisor (FQS). At CORE, James employs both cognitive and intuitive treatment protocols, designing programs and authoring material to promote sustainable healing from problematic sexual and relational behaviors. James is proud to actively serve on the Board of Directors for APSATS, the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists.