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Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy, Counseling, Education, and Coaching: An Integrative 4-D Approach (continued)
Description: This experiential training looks beyond performance to the intersection of sex survey research, neuroscience, and relational nuance. We demonstrate the Four-Dimensional (4-D) Wheel as an interactive GPS for exploring physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions of sexual experience, including gender identities, orientations, practices, and partner choices. We offer strategies for engagement, creating safe space, inviting movement and ritual, and concretizing abstract concepts so they can be tangibly re-examined. Participants can incorporate the 4-D approach into approaches they already effectively use.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: state one way the 4-D approach to sex therapy, education, and coaching differs from performance-based approaches (P/Q); name three physical issues clients and students bring to your practice of sex therapy, education, and coaching (I/H); identify three emotional issues clients and students bring to your practice of sex therapy, education, and coaching (E); state three ways socio-cultural factors affect the sexual relationships of your clients and students (C); name at least one spiritual value that might affect the sexual lifestyles of your clients and students (C/F); identify one or more ways using the 4-D approach might help your clients and students differentiate their issues regarding sexual orientation, gender-identity, partner choices, desire, behaviors, and other diversity issues (D); identify one or more ways using the 4-D approach might help your clients and students address sexual trauma and/or PTSD (J/L); evaluate one or more way you might adapt the 4-D approach to your practice of sex therapy, education, or coaching (N).