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Autism Spectrum and Cognitive Impairment in Sex Therapy

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Presenter: Beverley Damelin

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Learning Objectives:
  1. To identify the barriers to participation in healthy sexuality for individuals with physical disability
  2. To provide permission and information to work with patients in need of discovering their sexuality or having a corrective experience
  3. To teach appropriate tools to make sex or relevant sexual behaviours accessible

These workshops offer 1 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

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Sexuality remains an issue of concern and often dispair for a great deal of couples with one or both individuals have physical disability. This webinar will address the misapprehensions and barriers to healthy, accessible sexuality for people with physical disability. It will provide therapists with tools to assess the needs, ambitions, capibilities and worries of their patients, even without expertise in the disability itself. We will discuss using their patient's specific familiarity with their abilites and preferences, to seek accommodations.  
Beyond the work focused on the patients, we will also look into our own hesitations and discomfort regarding unconventional erotic and sexual acts.

Learning Objectives:
  1. To identify the barriers to participation in healthy sexuality for individuals with physical disability
  2. To provide permission and information to work with patients in need of discovering their sexuality or having a corrective experience
  3. To teach appropriate tools to make sex or relevant sexual behaviours accessible

Agenda:

1. Introduction and objectives(3 min)

2. Defining autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and cognitive impairment (CI) (10 min)

3. Autism/CI in the context of sexuality (15 min)

4. Romantic and sexual capabilities (5 min)

5. Finding suitable partners (10 min)

6. Relationship establishment and maintenance (5 min)

7. Talking about sex (5 min)

8. Case for discussion / Questions (7 min)



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: intermediate
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire workshop, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.

  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
  • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.

Refunds
Registrants who are unable to attend a Frum Therapist seminar or live workshop may ask for, and will receive, a credit or refund (your choice). Refund requests will be processed within 3 business days. When an attendee knows in advance that they are unable to attend we ask that they inform Frum Therapist ahead of time by emailing [email protected] or by calling or texting (631) 202-1010 this allows us to free up the spot in the training in the event that a training is at or near capacity.