Course Webinar: Addressing Sexuality and Intimacy with Clients 101: What to Do and How to Do It
Course description: Sexuality and intimacy are meaningful life occupations and humans are sexual beings womb to tomb. Despite the importance of sexuality and intimacy, healthcare providers are often unprepared to address sexuality in clinical practice. Participants will build their personal comfort level discussing sex and intimacy with clients and enhance competency addressing common challenges and goals.
Presented by Kathryn Ellis, OTD, OTR/L
Originally presented: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Dr. Kathryn Ellis (she/her) is an Occupational Therapist and American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Certified Sexuality Counselor. She is the founder and CEO of The Institute for Sex, Intimacy & Occupational Therapy. The Institute is a continuing education company with the mission to dismantle restrictive norms related to sexuality. She has over 10 years of clinical, programming, and research experience addressing sexuality with clients.
Duration: 1 hour.
Target audience: Speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists who work with children.
This course has been Approved by CERS, an Approval Agency for the California Board of Physical Therapy. CERS Course Approval #: 21-50644-1.
Therapy Insights is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID #02274. This webinar is offered at 1 CEU. Introductory, Service Delivery.
0:00 - Introduction: Objectives, agenda, disclaimers
0:05 - Sexual identity components
0:10 - Self-reflection and recognizing and reconciling bias
0:20 - Suggestions and advice for discussing sex with clients
0:30 - Discussion on desire and arousal
0:35 - Case examples using questions from survey
0:45 - Q&A
1:00 - End course + quiz
Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)
Key learning outcomes:
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...
- Demonstrate an increased comfort with addressing sexual activity and intimate social participation with their clients
- Connect suggestions for self-reflection and recognizing and reconciling biases related to sexuality which would negatively influence the therapeutic relationship
- Apply specific intervention strategies for clients in their domain of practice for sex and intimacy interventions
- Generalize information from the course into practice at their facility focusing on advocacy, education, and intervention for sex and intimacy occupations
- This course will be presented on the Zoom platform.
- High-speed internet connection is required.
Recorded course information:
- The recorded course will be made available on April 21, 2021.
- The course will be available for CEUs until April 20, 2026.
- You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.
- Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
- The presenter is the founder of the Institute for Sex, Intimacy & Occupational Therapy and will be discussing products and services she provides.
- The presenter would like to disclose that she is a white, straight, cisgender/woman.
Instructional methodology: Lecture
Course completion requirements:
- Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
- Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
- Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
- Completion of program evaluation form.