“Sexual Attitude Reassessment and Restructuring” or “SAR” is a highly provocative, experiential, cognitive and affective experience, which is designed to push comfort levels, elicit feelings and confront attitudes, beliefs and values about sexuality. Presentations encompass media, (including contemporary film, television and art), along with presentations and panels of live speakers/demonstrations showing the potential range of human sexual expression today. Topics will be revealed at the course itself; the element of surprise and the psychological state of non-expectation form part of the basis for this course. [No nudity or touch is ever required of participants.]
Small group process drives the understanding and impact of the elements of the presentations in this course. SAR is not a clinical training in sex therapy nor is it traditional sex education; rather it enables the participant to move emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and psychologically into a zone of greater knowing, acceptance, and tolerance of human sexuality in all of its possible dimensions.
Please note all students must provide proof of current enrollment status from the institution in which they are enrolled. Lunch included both days. A non-refundable $150 deposit is required to secure your space. Seating is limited to 22 participants in our intimate setting.
This SAR fulfills the 10-hour requirement toward AASECT Certification and earns 15 CEUs. Dr. Britton is a national AASECT-approved provider of CEU. For more information or to register: CALL. All Dr. Patti’s SAR programs for 2015 are approved by AASECT.
Rooms for overnight stays in the workshop location are also available at discounted rate for attendees. All guests need to do is request “Dr. Patti Britton Rate” and they can book.
Day 1: Saturday March 1, 2015 9:00am – 6:00pm and 7:30pm-11:30pm (evening program optional)
Day 2: Sunday March 2, 2015 10:00am – 6:00pm
Cost for USA SAR:
$650 for all working professionals; or a student rate of $425. Couple rate is $1,000. Tuition includes all SAR materials, your lunches during the 2 days of SAR, your AASECT Certificate, and your entry to a field trip venue if one applies or a discount at the sex shopping experience!
Objectives for this Event (one learning objective per credit hour/60 minutes of instruction): 15 hours Knowledge Areas (Note this applies to applicants for AASECT CEs who meet requirements at SAR.)
Participants will be able to:
- Discuss their values, attitudes and beliefs about a wide range of sexual expression and behaviors. A;O
- Describe aspects of human sexual behavior and/or sexual expression that represent areas for further professional exploration. A;O
- Distinguish between one’s own values, attitudes and beliefs and those of others. A;O
- Utilize effectively the exposure to new or different aspects of human sexual expression in their clinical and/or sexuality educational work. A;O
- Define specific sexual behaviors or sexual expression that represent areas that would not be relevant for working with clients or students. A;O
- Describe elements of sexual expression or sexual behavior that are appealing for personal exploration. A;O
- Define specific sexual behaviors or sexual expression that are not within their comfort zone.A;O
- Discuss variants of sexual behaviors demonstrated among heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual performers in the media, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. A;C;F;M;O
- Evaluate and discuss the life experiences and presentations from a spectrum of trans persons, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. A;C;D;O
- Discuss factors within the area of sexuality and disability, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. A;C;H;O
- Define and discuss elements within the media showing adult/porn imagery and sexual behaviors, (including sexual assault/rape/drug usage and polyamory), and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. A;C;J;M;O
- Describe their responses to the media showing a wide range of BDSM/kink/fetish behaviors, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. A;C;F;O
- Define and discuss elements within the media showing extreme body modification and fetish practices, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. A;C;F;O
- Recognize their responses to self -disclosure through an art activity, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values about their own sexuality. A;C;D;O
- Define and discuss aspects of sexuality and spirituality, especially through a self-awareness activity, and the impact it has on the participant’s attitudes and values. A;C;D;O
LIST OF CORE KNOWLEDGE AREAS
To ensure the coursework meets AASECT Certification requirements for sexuality educators, counselors and therapists, indicate one or more core knowledge areas for which the event will provide applicable knowledge:
|X||A||Ethics and ethical behavior||□||J||Sexual exploitation, including sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual assault|
|□||B||Developmental sexuality from a bio-psycho-social perspective across the life course||□||K||Cyber sexuality and social media|
|X||C||Socio-cultural factors (e.g. ethnicity, culture, religion, spirituality, socioeconomic status, family values) in relation to sexual values and behaviors||□||L||Substance use/abuse and sexuality|
|X||D||Issues related to Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity: heterosexuality, issues and themes impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual people, gender identity and expression||X||M||Pleasure enhancement skills|
|□||E||Intimacy skills (e.g., social, emotional, sexual), intimate relationships, interpersonal, relationship and family dynamics||□||N||Learning theory and its application|
|X||F||Diversities in sexual expression and lifestyles, including but not limited to Polyamory, swinging, BDSM, Tantra||X||O||Professional communication and personal reflection skills|
|□||G||Sexual and reproductive anatomy/physiology||□||P||History of the discipline of sex research, theory, education, counseling, and therapy|
|X||H||Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality including, but not limited to illness, disability, drugs, mental health, conception, pregnancy, childbirth & pregnancy termination, contraception, fertility, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, other infections, sexual trauma, injury, and safer sex practices||□||Q||Principles of sexuality research and research methods|
|□||I||Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic, including but not limited to common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain and penetration problems, difficulty with orgasm|