Live Webinars for Counselors, CE’s Approved for LPC, PhD and more

Upcoming Webinars

SASH is pleased to provide webinars for therapists, psychologists and other mental health professionals designed to help you earn continuing education credit for licensure and to support your professional development. Webinar topics related to sexual health and problematic sexual behavior provide a convenient platform for increasing your knowledge so that you can be better prepared to address client related issues in your clinical practice.

Out of Control Sexual Behavior and Affect Regulation: The Movement Towards Secure Enough Attachment

January 14, 1-3pm Eastern

Modern attachment theory has been framed as an Affect Regulation Theory.  Attachment and affect are intertwined.  Under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project identified Avoidant Attachment as being correlated to Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB).  The utilization of affect and attachment theory as a way to help individuals to restore themselves to sexual and psychological health is essential.  This workshop identifies the affect relation difficulties related to OCSB and how to treat them.  The treatment model has utility for individual, couples and group therapy.  Specific intervention will be explored. Additionally, the workshop will explore the attachment and affect regulating aspects of 12-step ideology. The workshop includes case examples and group discussion.

Level of audience: Intermediate

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will discuss the connection between Attachment Theory and Affect Theory.
  2. Participants will recite their understanding of the Connection between Out of Control Sexual Behavior and Affect Regulation.
  3. Participants will analyze how Out of Control Sexual Behaviors are often attempts at “attachment and affect” solutions.
  4. Participants will list how utilization of Individual, Couples and Group treatment addresses these issues.

This course meets 2.0 hours of the education requirements for the SASH Credential for CPSBT 1c – methods of clinical intervention for problematic sexual behavior.

2.0 CE’s available for professional webinar.

Michael M. Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA is the Founder of the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project, and a private practitioner working with individuals, couples, groups and organizations. He provides psychotherapy services that address trauma, cross addiction, Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior, as well as sexual inhibition, intimacy anxiety, gender disorders and sexual orientation confusion. He also functions as an Adjunct Professor for the Social Work Department at Iona College, Rutgers University and Touro college

Dr. Crocker holds a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work as well as two Masters Degrees; one in Psychology and the other in Social Work. He holds two Post-Graduate Certificates; one in Advanced Clinical Social Work and Individual Psychotherapy and the other in Group Psychotherapy as well as training at the Object Relations Institute. He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied the connection between Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior and attachment disorders. His research has been published in the Journal of Social Work Practice and the Addiction, Volume 15, Issue 4, 2015.


Psychologists
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Licensed Counselors
SASH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6649. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. SASH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
This course has been approved by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), as a NAADAC   Approved Education Provider, for CE. NAADAC Provider #171060, SASH is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

Downloading the Internet: Digital and Real World Hoarding Behavior Presenting with Sexual Compulsivity

Thursday, January 20th, 2022 7:30-9:30pm EST
FREE

How many pictures are on your phone right now? How many emails in your inbox? How many tabs on your browser? The nature of the technological immersion encouraged by modern life means that many of us are beginning to mimic some of the features we might use to describe a hoarder if we were describing boxes of clothes instead of stored selfies. But when does digital collection become hoarding? It doesn’t stand out in the same way that a house piled with newspapers to the ceiling does. It is easier for the obsessive pursuit and collection of images to go unnoticed when thousands can fit on a thumb drive. Even more specifically, when working with those who struggle with compulsive sexual behavior, this phenomenon may go unexamined, hidden as an artifact of a compulsion towards the content of the images and videos versus the collection of those items themselves. They may even struggle with hoarding behavior unrelated to their sexual desires but driven by the same anxieties, cognitive challenges and traumas that they soothe with their sexuality. This talk is intended to walk clinicians through the basics of the hoarding brain, to see how these clinical manifestations may overlap and merge, and how to support clients when hoarding does emerge as part of the treatment picture.

This course meets the following SASH credential education requirements:
  • Objective #1 and #2- General Human Sexuality 2a -The influence of health and medical factors on sexuality (e.g., illness and infection, disability, mental health, medications, contraception and safer sex practices, fertility struggles, pregnancy and childbirth, pregnancy termination, sexually transmitted infection, physical injuries) 60 minutes
  • Objective #3- General Human Sexuality 3e – The interaction of technology and sexuality 30 minutes OR CPSBT 1b – Assessment and Diagnosis related to problematic sexual behavior 30 minutes.
  • Objective #4 -CPSBT 1c – Clinical intervention for problematic sexual behavior 30 minutes

Dr. Erica Sarr is passionate about helping all clients define and embrace healthy, values-congruent sexuality across the lifespan. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and currently serves as the clinical director for Gentle Path at The Meadows. Dr. Sarr has helped people with sexual behavior and intimacy issues including juvenile and adult sexual offenders, compulsive sexual behavior, complex paraphilas, healthy sexuality exploration, and others needing sexuality affirming treatment. Dr. Sarr specializes in the intersection of sexuality, mental health, and technology, particularly in the area of video games.

The Impact of Disenfranchised Grief on the Treatment Sex Addiction

Thursday, February 10, 2022 7:00-8:30pm EST

The presentation will specifically address the impact of disenfranchised and self-disenfranchised grief on those suffering from sexual addiction and betrayal trauma. The presentation will identify empirically based interventions to utilize in practice. Non-death losses are not typically recognized and acknowledged by others as grief despite intense physical, psychological and emotional consequences.

Disenfranchised grief can be related to serious mental health concerns such as substance use or depression and may impede grief resolution. The grieving individual may not feel deserving to pursue informal or formal support for their distress. This can lead to self-disenfranchised grief & shame, and limit the individual from progressing in treatment. Awareness of disenfranchised grief and its relevant interventions are essential to those in the mental health field, specifically those working with process addictions.

Dr. Jessica Lamar

I have a doctoral degree (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology. I have extensive experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to individuals who suffer from serious mental illness, addictions, sexual offender behaviors, personality disorders, and dual diagnoses. I also have extensive training in completing forensic risk assessments with adults and adolescents, Sexually Violent Person (SVP) risk assessments, and family court psychological evaluations.

Dr. Marcus Earle

Dr. Marcus Earle obtained his Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy in 1988 and is an Arizona State licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist. He is the Clinical Director of Psychological Counseling Services (PCS), and one of the developers of the PCS Intensive Outpatient Program. Marcus strives to bring a positive and challenging approach to therapy. Fundamentally, Marcus believes our fears are often barriers to experiencing the growth and constructive relationships we all desire to have. Once we learn to face what we have been avoiding, true healing and growth can be discovered and achieved.

Level of audience: Intermediate

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to analyze a minimum of three processes in which a sexual addict and betrayed partner experience disenfranchised grief.
  2. Participants will be able to list a minimum of three observable self-disenfranchised statements and behaviors made by clients and identify appropriate interventions in the moment.
  3. Participants will be able to list and identify culturally appropriate and relevant grief interventions for ambiguous losses and disenfranchised grievers.

This course meets 1.5 hours of the education requirements for the SASH Credential.

CPSBT1c methods of clinical intervention for problematic sexual behavior (for all objectives) OR CSRTT1c treatment methods specifically tailored to sexual relational trauma (e.g., infidelity), with exposure to multiple theoretical perspectives (for all objectives)


The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SASH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6649. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. SASH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 15 CE(s). NAADAC Provider #171060, SASH is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

Sexual Issues in Couples Counseling:
What do we need to know? What do we need to do?

4 Sessions Starting in February

Whether the presenting problem involves infidelity, desire differences, sexual dysfunction, or questions about kink or non-monogamy, we’re dealing with couples’ sexuality EVERY week. So SASH has created a 4-week course to enhance your effectiveness in this difficult but rewarding area.

In 4 fast-moving, thought-provoking sessions, you’ll learn practical information and skills, involving issues like:

  • What is NOT a sexual problem?
  • Common therapists’ myths about sex that reduce our effectiveness
  • Helping couples when one partner wants sex more than the other, or wants activities that the other partner doesn’t
  • Helping couples navigate one partner’s porn use
  • Helping couples when their sexuality is impacted by religious beliefs, or by trauma, the aging process, or health issues
  • Working with couples who don’t want to discuss sex—but REALLY need to.

This 15-hour course is designed to partially meet the education requirements of three of SASH’s specialized credentials: Problematic Sexual Behavior; Sexual Wellness; and Sexual & Relational Trauma. So if you want to pursue one or more of these certifications, this is a great place to get advanced training AND valuable hours.

Dr. Marty Klein is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapist for 39 years—that’s over 40,000 sessions with individuals and couples.

Marty is the award-winning author of seven books on sexuality and relationships, including the ground-breaking Sexual Intelligence. Psychology Today simply says “To improve your sex life, buy this book.” An in-demand international speaker, frequently quoted by the popular media, Marty recently gave two U.S. Congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education.

Marty was a central part of SASH’s ground-breaking panel on problematic sexual behavior at 2020’s virtual annual conference, and he also presented our successful post-conference workshop on pornography. We’ve invited him back to provide a set of skills that clinicians of all backgrounds can use with a wide range of cases. And by the way—this guy is funny!

Session 1 – The Therapeutic Project: What are We Doing? – February 4, 2022, 1-5:15pm EST

Session 2 – Varieties of Sexual Experience: Intersections of Psychology, Biology, & Culture – February 11, 2022, 1-5:15pm EST

Session 3 – Selected Topics in Sexuality & Intimacy – February 18, 2022, 1-5:15pm EST

Session 4 – Sexuality, Therapy, & the Real World: Intakes, Homework, & Asking the Right Questions – February 25, 2022, 1-4:15pm EST

15 CE’s available (all sessions must be attended for full credit, partial credits not awarded)


The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SASH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6649. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. SASH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 15 CE(s). NAADAC Provider #171060, SASH is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

This program meets the requirements of AASECT and is approved for 15 CE credits, provider #07-111K. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

Building Advanced Clinical Skills to Master the Dynamics of Sex, Money, and Power in Relationships

4 Sessions - Stating in March

Healthy relationships are about learning how to navigate conflicts and power struggles. Conflicts about sex typically take center stage—which partner wants more or less sex, with whom; what sexual behavior is acceptable and within limits, or unacceptable and out-of-bounds. However, studies indicate that in the 21st century, unresolved conflicts about money pose the greater stress to a relationship and are one of the strongest predictors of divorce. So, the sex/money power struggle is (and always has been) a volatile source of strife, the impact of which can be greatly amplified by one or both partners’ past trauma, issues with self-worth, interpersonal fears, and related emotional challenges. Therapists who focus on the sex and money power dynamic require a deeper understanding of the hidden drivers to the dynamic, as well as a greater skillset to tackle the volatile sexual and financial power differential. The fact that power differentials exist in each relationship is not in question; how couples and the therapist navigate them is.

This 4-part series is an interactive and provocative dive into the psychology of sex, money, and power. It is intended for clinical professionals who wish to increase their understanding of the dynamics of sex, money, and power and obtain advanced skills to master these complex dynamics in their work.

6 CE credits available (all sessions must be attended for full credit, partial credits not awarded)

  • Week 1 – March 18, 2022 12-1:30pm EST
  • Week 2 – March 25, 2022 12-1:30pm EST
  • Week 3 – April 1, 2022 12-1:30pm EST
  • Week 4 – April 8, 2022 12-1:30pm EST

Debra L. Kaplan, MA, MBA, LPC, CSAT-S is an author, speaker and licensed therapist. Ms. Kaplan is faculty for the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), a Certified Sex Addiction therapist (Supervisor), and Certified EMDR therapist.

After a successful career on Wall Street, Ms. Kaplan merged her fascination with narcissism, sex, power and control with her studies in psychology. “For Love and Money: Exploring Sexual & Financial Betrayal in Relationships,” became the inspiration for her groundbreaking clinical work. To meet rising demand, Ms. Kaplan launched her innovative workshops and trainings; For Love and Money©.

“Battle of the Titans: Mastering the Forces of Sex, Money, and Power in Relationships” was released in 2020, and dives deep into modern day relationships power dynamics. “Battle” provides tools to those who want to successfully harness authentic power and restore sexual and financial balance in relationships. Debra speaks to global audiences and is an invited guest on podcasts and financial media outlets. www.debrakaplancounseling.com.

Objectives

Participants attending will be able to

  1. Identify underlying Family-of-Origin (FOO) beliefs and associated themes.
  2. Distinguish cultural and intergenerational messages about sex and money that drive sexual and financial interpersonal behaviors.
  3. Distinguish power dynamics pertinent to the BIPOC and LGBTQI+ communities.
  4. Understand adult attachment styles utilizing the Experiences in Close Relationship-Revised (ECR-R) with clients and integrate into therapy.
  5. Learn and apply five bases of power studied in social communication research.
  6. Integrate three (3) social psychology theories to effectively treat power dynamics in romantic relationships.
  7. Apply two therapeutic interventions to restore sexual and financial balance in relationships.
  8. Learn to recognize signs of sexual and financial exploitation in relationship.
  9. Identify healthy kink or non-normative sexual power and expression versus exploitative sexual control in relationship.
  10. Learn and be able to help couples define Relational Currency.
  11. Learn to create Money and Trauma Eggs in treatment.
  12. Define the ethical scope of practice for clinical professionals who work with financial issues.

The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SASH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6649. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. SASH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6 CE(s). NAADAC Provider #171060, SASH is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

Professionalism in the Digital Age- RESCHEDULED

Friday, May 13 2022, 12:30-2:00pm Eastern

This workshop will focus on issues of professionalism, boundaries, ethics, and social media. A focus will be given to ethical standards, the benefits of boundaries, boundary violations, and guarding against boundary crossings and violations.   Participants will be challenged to consider their own practices of professionalism.  Participants will be educated on social media sites and how the increasing popularity of social media has impacted communication. Professional Code of Ethics for different specialties and their connection with social media will be discussed.

This workshop will enhance understanding of social media outlets, the professional’s on-line presence and explore personal and professional use of social media sites. Those attending will participate in discussions meant to encourage everyone to “raise the bar” with their professionalism and encounters with clients, both in person and on-line.  Group discussion and case examples will be used to further demonstrate ethical dilemmas that are raised with professionalism and social media.

Level of audience: Intermediate

1.5 CE’s available for professional webinar.

  1. Participants will be able to identify and discuss professionalism, ethics, and boundaries.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss implications of social media in the realm of communication, ethics, and professional boundaries.
  3. Participants will be able to list ways in which they can enhance their professionalism with social media.

This course meets 1.5 hours of the education requirements for General Human Sexuality 5a Ethics for the SASH credentials.

Dr. Leah Claire Bennett is a licensed psychologist with Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, where she serves as the organization’s Clinical Operations Director. In this role, she provides clinical direction and supervision for Pine Grove’s addiction treatment programs including the Women’s Center, Legacy, Gratitude, and Next Step. Dr. Bennett also oversees Pine Grove’s professional treatment programs, including the Professional Enhancement Program and Pine Grove’s Professionals Recovery Track. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Baylor University and her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Counseling Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi.

Sally Moody is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Professional Enhancement Program (PEP) at Pine Grove Behavioral Health, where she serves as Clinical Director. Moody is also a Clinical Therapist for Pine Grove’s Professionals Recovery Track.


Psychologists
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Licensed Counselors
SASH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6649. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. SASH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
This course has been approved by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), as a NAADAC   Approved Education Provider, for CE. NAADAC Provider #171060, SASH is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

From Playboy to Onlyfans: How Pornography Has Changed over the Last Half Century.

Thursday, May 19 2022, 7-8:30pm Eastern

Since Hugh Hefner first published the first issue of Playboy in 1953, much has changed regarding who is modeling for, accessing and producing pornography. This presentation will examine how pornography has changed since 1953 including how it is produced, marketed and accessed. It will also present an in-depth look at how age and gender factors are impacting who is modeling for and viewing pornography.

Specific modalities of accessing pornography will be discussed – from magazines to online platforms such as Pornhub and Nude Tube to amateur and consumer driven apps such as Onlyfans and Justforfans. We will also examine implications for clinical practice when working with individuals with problematic pornography use. How might todays pornography be different? Does it impact the brain differently or similarly? Can it be addictive? How might it affect a couple’s relationship when one or both partners use pornography? Specific research will be presented that will lend insight into these questions. We will also examine possible high-risk factors that an increased accessibility may have upon children and developing adolescents.

Learning Objective #1: Participants will be able to discuss how the pornography industry has changed since the first issue of Playboy to the present time.
Learning Objective #2: Participants will be able to describe and speak about how the models, producers and consumers of pornography have change since 1953.
Learning Objective #3: Participants will be able to explain what specific research states about how pornography may impact individuals and couples.
Level of audience: Intermediate
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #1: GHS3c Diverse sexual expressions and lifestyles (e.g., consensual non-monogamy, tantra, BDSM)
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #1: GHS3c Diverse sexual expressions and lifestyles (e.g., consensual non-monogamy, tantra, BDSM)
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #2: GHS5a a. Ethics

Psychologists
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Licensed Counselors
SASH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6649. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. SASH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
This course has been approved by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), as a NAADAC   Approved Education Provider, for CE. NAADAC Provider #171060, SASH is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

SASH believes each content area important to allow for divergent views and broad encompassing training, however, the views expressed by the individual trainers/presenters are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of SASH, its Board or its members.

System Requirements

All registrants must be able to connect individually using an electronic device with audio and video capabilities such as a laptop computer, desktop computer, tablet or smartphone with an up to date Zoom integration. All courses are taught on the Zoom webinar/meeting provider platform. A unique login id is provided to individual email addresses for login. Email addresses for registrants may not be shared.

CE Credit and Course Completion

SASH Course Completion Requirements 

In order to earn CE credit, attendees must fully attend each registered session for which they are registered and complete a session evaluation. Certificates of completion will be accessible to attendees who meet these requirements upon completion of the session evaluation. A link will be sent via email to participants meeting course completion requirements. Upon completion of the evaluation participants can download and print their certificate. Partial credit will not be granted for partial attendance in a session.

SASH Cancellation Policy

A full cash refund or account credit will be offered to registrants of live events/continuing education activities who have paid up to 30 days before the relevant live event/continuing education activity, less a $25 service fee.

Video on Demand (VOD)

VOD is not eligible for a refund but a credit may be applied to another VOD or left on account for a future product. Once a VOD has been viewed requests for credit will not be honored.

Registrants who wish to withdraw less than 30 days before the relevant live event continuing education activity will not receive a refund. They may request credit, less a $25 service fee, against a future event or available Video on Demand, which may be granted at the discretion of the SASH Treasurer depending upon the individual’s circumstances.

SASH Grievance Policy

Grievances must be in writing addressed to executivedirector@sash.net. To view the full grievance policy click here or email sash@sash.net for a copy of the grievance policy to be sent to you directly.

Accessibility Accommodations

For request of accessibility accommodations please contact SASH at 610-348-4783 or email sash@sash.net

Would you like to be a webinar presenter?

SASH is planning the upcoming webinar schedule for professional and public audiences. Use your knowledge and experience to teach others by presenting in a SASH Webinar. SASH welcomes diverse presentations to help educate professionals or inform the public of problematic sexual behaviors and sexual health topics.

Presenters will receive a 40% revenue share for webinars directed to a professional audience. Webinars geared toward a public audience will not include remuneration. In keeping with SASH’s mission, we are creating a library of free webinars for the public addressing a variety of topics on sexual health. In exchange for your generous donation of time and service to SASH, we will include advertising and publicity for you and your organization. If you are interested in presenting a SASH webinar, please let us know your availability to present, including what month (starting in August), what day of the week and what time of day (please include your time zone). Also indicate if you intend to present for a professional or public audience and the suggested length of time.

By submitting a proposal to submit you agree to abide by the SASH Mission Statement.