Introductory Courses - 6 CEs

The Intersectionality of Sex, Sexuality & Gender for People Of Color (POC)

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The Intersectionality of Sex, Sexuality & Gender for People Of Color (POC) 6 CEs

Most of the messages that we receive as children in the homes of black and brown families are heteronormative. Our gender that is assigned at birth is taken as gospel and the expectations for our lives such as gender roles, societal norms and even behavioral expectations are then formed without the input or consent from the actual person whose life it is. These beliefs and actions taken by those in our families of origin are oftentimes based on religion, hyper masculinity, homophobia and ignorance as it relates to sexuality. This leads to repressed sexual desires, internalized homophobia, substance use problems, incest, molestation and more. Participants will examine ways to address issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity, sexuality and more in communities of color. Reflective exercises provide opportunities for participants to explore their personal value systems and incorporate trauma-informed care techniques.

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Meet the Instructor

     Chasity Chandler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional, Internationally, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Daring Way Facilitator, Certified Prepare Enrich facilitator/Trainer for dating, marital and pre-marital couples, RelateWell Couples Therapist/Coach and Gottman Level 1 trained therapist with over 19 years of experience in the mental health field. Chasity is also EMDR trained with an impressive amount of experience with trauma, mental health and substance abuse as a triad. Chasity is the CEO of Center for Sexual Health & Wellness, LLC where she specializes in working with children, teenagers and adults on relationship and marital concerns, sex/sexuality issues and therapy for therapists. She works extensively with the LGBTQ+ population on many concerns and she does a lot of work with couples in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, increasing intimacy and passion in their relationships as well as infidelity and more! She also does work around sexual abuse and its impacts on our development, ability to maintain romantic relationships and creating space for affirming, safe, and shame-free sexual experiences.

Training Outline

Part I

Part II

General Mental Health Areas:

Cultural Competency, family dynamics, sexuality, LGBTQ+ Competency, trauma informed care, ethical ramifications and considerations, documentation, best practices, transference, and countertransference and much more.

AASECT Core Knowledge Areas:

(C, D, J, K, L, O) Socio-cultural, familial factors (e.g., ethnicity, culture, religion, spirituality, socioeconomic status, family values) in relation to sexual values and behaviors; Issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity: heterosexuality; issues and themes impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual people; gender identity and expression; Sexual exploitation including sexual abuse, sexual harassment and sexual assault; Cyber sexuality and social media; Substance use/abuse and sexuality; Professional communication and personal reflection skills.

Sex Therapy (ST) Training:

(E, F) Principles of consultation, collaboration, and referral; Ethical decision-making and best practice.

This course is currently closed!