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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...

  1. Demonstrate an increased comfort with addressing sexual activity and intimate social participation with their clients
  2. Connect suggestions for self-reflection and recognizing and reconciling biases related to sexuality which would negatively influence the therapeutic relationship
  3. Apply specific intervention strategies for clients in their domain of practice for sex and intimacy interventions
  4. Generalize information from the course into practice at their facility focusing on advocacy, education, and intervention for sex and intimacy occupations

      Webinar information:

      • 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.

      Instructor disclosures:

      • Financial
        • 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.
      • Non-financial:
        • 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.

      Access to this course is reserved for Access Pass members.

      Certificates of completion: Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

      Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.

      Complaint policy: In the event that an individual is not satisfied with the organization’s continuing education program, we request a formal letter of complaint from the individual that outlines their concerns in writing. For more information, please read our full complaint policy.

      Cancellation policy:

      For Access Pass subscribers: In the event that a course is canceled or rescheduled, no cash refund will be provided to subscribers of the Access Pass. Therapy Insights will work to reschedule the event, or create a new event within the same month. Therapy Insights guarantees access to one live course per month to all subscribers. In the highly unlikely event that this commitment is not met, subscribers will receive a 50% refund for that month’s subscription cost. Subscribers who are on an annual payment plan will receive a pro-rated refund for 50% of the cost of that month.

      All refunds will be provided within 30 days of time of cancellation.

      Refund policy in the event that a participant cancels their registration.
      In the event that a participant/subscriber registers for the live course and then cancels participation, no refund will be provided. The participant will have the opportunity to access the recorded presentation at no additional cost as part of their subscription or registration fee.

      View our full cancellation policy.