May 16-18 2015
Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue
The SAR workshop is targeted at professionals whose work requires interpersonal relationships in order to provide services to other individuals. Participate in a three-day continuing education workshop that allows you the opportunity to explore your attitudes, values, and beliefs about sex, sexual behaviours, sexualities, and gender identities in a safe, open, confidential, and nonjudgmental environment.
Our SAR workshop is designed as a facilitated journey to promote open, honest self-exploration and understanding. Engage in a journey to reach comfort and self-awareness as the basis for professional growth and development in relation to sex, sexualities and gender issues. Being able to comfortably communicate with those we provide services is integral to our professional lives, practices, and environments. In order to be able to comfortably communicate with others it is vital to be able to understand our limits, boundaries, and the manner in which we perceive and experience sex, sexual behaviours, sexualities, and gender identities.
The SAR has been developed with an Anti-Oppression framework, includes diverse panelists, and offers 3 field trips to sexual spaces in the city (sex-positive sex shop ~ sex maze ~ upscale sex club with a BDSM play space). We are holding the workshop in a wheel chair accessible space and with ASL in some aspects of the workshop.
The workshop has met the requirements of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association; The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists; and The Board of Examiners for Sex Therapists in Ontario and has been awarded with 30 continuing education credits that can be applied towards certification and renewal of certification by these governing bodies.
Targeted to Therapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers, Physicians, Nurses, Educators, Sexual Health Educators, Teachers, Service Providers & Professionals in the field of Sexual and Reproductive health
The subjects and issues we will be exploring are in regards but not limited to:
The Self: Sexuality development and age • Pornography • Religion • Sexual and Reproductive Health (HIV/AIDS, STI’s) •Self-pleasure • BDSM • Swinging • Intimate Relationships / Multiple Partners ( Polyamory ) • Barebacking • Casual Sex • Sex Work • Sexual Orientations & Sexuality • Gender Identities ( Transgender / Cisgender / Two-Spirit) • Indigenous Sexuality • Intersectional Sexual Lens