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Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR)

Description: All sexuality professionals come into the field with knowledge and attitudes shaped by our past experiences. In order for people to provide the best level of sexuality education, counseling, and therapy, their own values and beliefs must be identified and examined.For decades, Sexual Attitude Reassessment workshops have been an opportunity for people to familiarize themselves with various topics and populations, as well as to process any feelings that arise. This not only benefits the professional but it can also greatly impact the work they do and the people they serve.Through the curation of mixed media and experiential learning, Cindy Lee Alves will facilitate discussions that allow participants to process their own learned messages around sex and sexuality including, but not limited to: gender, pleasure, sexual and relationship diversity, sexual behaviors and identities.

Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: define intersectionality and explain at least three (3) ways it impacts work as a sexuality professional; recognize at least two (2) areas in their current work that are in need of intersectional adaptations; describe microaggressions and provide at least two (2) examples; indicate at least two (2) sexuality topics that are personally challenging and at least two (2) that they are comfortable discussing; label at least two (2) parts of the sexual and reproductive system; differentiate between assigned sex at birth, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and sexual identity; identify at least two (2) sexual identities and recognize the harm of heterocentrism; identify at least two (2) gender identities and recognize the harm of ciscentrism; evaluate at least one (1) sexuality behavior they believe to be risqué; classify at least two (2) sexual behaviors within the kink spectrum; name at least (2) examples of relationship diversity (nonmonogamy); appreciate examining their attitudes, values, and beliefs around sexuality topics.