Self-Care for the Front Line
Taught by: Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.
Designed for: Therapists, counselors, mental health practitioners
4 AASECT CEs available in these Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs):
AASECT Human Sexuality Education Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs): B, E, I, M
AASECT Sex Therapist Content Areas: A, B, C, D, E, F
AASECT Sexuality Counseling Content Areas: A, E
AASECT Sexuality Educator Content Areas: TBD
ISTI Knowledge Categories: C1a, C1b, C1c
AASECT and ISTI Certification pathways
Tammy’s powerful workshop satisfies this requirement and brings your work to the next level.
Sex therapists need training and tools to intervene with sexual dilemmas. They also need self-care interventions to prevent burnout and secondary post-traumatic stress in this difficult time in our culture. Participants will review the theories of compassion fatigue and secondary trauma and their effect on treatment providers. Students will develop strategies for coping with stress and discuss the unique elements of a front-line issue since we are going into our third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Treatment is impossible for our clients without self-care techniques and interventions, and tools for heightened awareness of secondary post-traumatic stress. We will review methods of approach to intervention in therapeutic relationships where there can be countertransference, transference, and power differential conflicts, and practice self-care practices including direct writing exercises, art therapy, mindfulness, breathing, and yoga.
We will review practical and theoretical tools to effectively track positive outcomes related to the importance of self-care practices techniques and interventions for preventing and treating burnout and the theories and interventions designed to develop a self-care plan to meet the changing needs of sex and couple’s therapists.
Based on clinical practice, research, and case examples, we will cover interventions and how these impact current therapy techniques. This class will help participants create a vision for their clinical work, and foster effective, ethical therapeutic relationships both with their clients and their colleagues.
In this training, participants will:
- Review the theories of compassion fatigue and secondary trauma and its effect on treatment providers and develop strategies for coping
- Discuss techniques and interventions, and learn tools for heightened awareness of secondary post-traumatic stress;
- Learn methods of approach to intervention in therapeutic relationships where there could be countertransference, transference and power differential conflicts;
- Practice interventions and techniques of self-care practices and skills through direct writing exercises, demonstration, case review, and role-playing;
- Learn practical and theoretical tools to effectively track positive outcomes related to self-care practices and techniques and interventions for preventing and treating burnout
- Learn theories and interventions designed to develop a self-care plan to meet the changing needs of sex and couple’s therapists;
Meet Your Instructor:
|Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, and author of several books including, “Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together” and “The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity.” Her new book “Open Monogamy; Co-Creating Your Ideal Relationship Agreement” was released in December 2021. She is a Board-Certified Sexologist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor, and a Certified Imago Relationship therapist. She has been a featured expert in New York Times, Washington Post, and a source in Time Magazine. She is the host of the podcast Ask Dr. Tammy about The Trouble with Sex writes for the Huffington Post and YourTango and gives workshops and Intensives for couples training therapists around the world on issues relating to sex and relationships.
**This course meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 4 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.AASECT.org. Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information.
The Integrative Sex Therapy Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Integrative Sex Therapy Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Integrative Sex Therapy Institute actively seeks out experts in the field of psychotherapy and related disciplines to serve as instructors and guest speakers for our courses. Many of these experts regularly publish materials in magazines, books, and academic and professional journals. They and other instructors may utilize these materials for instruction or refer to them as sources, which may result in financial benefit for the author(s).