Next Certification Cohort Starting January 2020!
We can do better for our clients & our communities with a foundation of informed, inclusive, holistic approaches to sexual health & trauma recovery. Providing therapy that truly addresses both the wounds of sexuality & the pleasures in an incredibly, beautifully diverse world. Join us for this 50 hour certification program in Santa Cruz CA.
Program consists of 2 in-person retreats & 6 months of online content & monthly phone meetings Retreat Dates for 2020 : January 17-21 & July 11-14
Recognize and honor intersectional & multi-directional influences on clients’ sexual issues and sexual health
Utilize the Holistic Client-Focused Assessment Model for Sexual Health
Establish current understanding of trauma, PTSD, and effective treatments & how they relate to the spectrum of sexual diversity
Increase critical thinking skills in regards to trends and controversies related to sex and how they affect clients
Establish treatment model for working towards a goal of sexual pleasure and satisfaction as a part of healing from trauma or other diagnosis
Recognize attachment patterns & how they can affect the therapeutic relationship
Identify 4 factors in assessment for out of control sexual behaviors & how they intersect with trauma responses
Demonstrate current understanding of common sexual pain diagnoses
Adapt mindfulness-based interventions to clients’ needs for regulation
Retreat One Topics
Holistic Understandings of Trauma & Poly Vagal Theory
Holistic Client-Focused Sexual Health Assessment
Intersectionality of trauma
Sexual Identity Development Models & Sexual Rights
Trauma Recovery Work : Phases of Work with Sexual Skill Building
Re-owning trauma vs re-traumatizing in Intense Sexual Play
Retreat Two Topics
Attachment & Therapeutic Relationship Dynamics
Treating Sexual Dysregulation & Compulsive Sexual Behaviors
Sexual Pain Disorders & Effective Treatment
Supporting Body Diversity & Inclusivity
Vicarious Trauma & Sustainable Practices for Clinicians
This training is designed for experienced mental health professionals with some background in sex-positive thinking. Pre-licensed mental health professionals are welcome with an introductory interview. Coaches in the field of sexual health are welcome. Nationally recognized CE credits (50 hours) will be available with full attendance for LMFTs, LPCCs, & LCSWs. CEs provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars - pending approval for 2020 program.
Cost for full certification is $1800. A deposit of $900 is required to hold your spot. Full refund available with cancellation notification by Dec 15 2019.
The certification program is cohort-based so it is experiential with small groups (maximum 20 people per cohort). Case presentations are a part of the training.
Retreats will be held in Santa Cruz CA at the Best Western Capitola By-the -Sea Inns & Suites. Room rate discounts will be available for program attendees.
We seek to ensure equitable treatment of every person and the training facility is handicap accessible. To request accommodations for special needs or to report or address grievances, please email Melissa@mf-therapy.com and we will, to the best of our ability, take corrective action in order to prevent further problems.