Sex Therapy Program

Sex Therapy Program

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“I looked on Psychology Today because I wanted to find a Black sex therapist.”

Using Critical Race Theory to unpack how race and self-disclosure matters in sex therapy.

James C. Wadley, Ph.D

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – 7:00pm-9:00pm EDT on Zoom

2 AASECT and NYS CE Credits Available.

This presentation uses Critical Race Theory as a lens to address how some sexuality therapists and practitioners conceptualize clinical care and sexual wellness by considering one’s racial or ethnic identities.  These identities are negotiated between potential clients and therapists as well as therapists and supervisors well before any real time interaction takes place.  The presentation uses a case study that serves as an invitation for practitioners to examine their own identities; assess how they “show up” for therapy; and consider self-disclosure during sex therapy and supervision.  A potential goal for addressing sensitive issues concerning race may be for sex therapists to have greater levels of understanding, empathy, and authenticity while working with clients. 
 
By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to 
1. Identify what Critical Race Theory is and its impact in the field of sex therapy
2. Identify the utility of self-disclosure in addressing sensitive issues during sex therapy
 
About the Presenter:

Dr. James Wadley is Professor and Chair of the Counseling and Human Services department at Lincoln University. As a scholar-practitioner, he is a licensed professional counselor and maintains a private practice in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

He is the founding editor of the scholarly, interdisciplinary journal, the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships (University of Nebraska Press). He is also the founder and Principal of the Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians and his professional background in human sexuality education, educational leadership, and program development has enabled him to galvanize scholars and practitioners in the field of sexology across the world.

His research and publication interests include sexual decision making among young adults, masculinity development and conceptions of fatherhood by non-custodial fathers, and HIV/AIDS prevention. He has written undergraduate and graduate courses and authored twenty-two courses for the Master of Science in Counseling program for Lincoln University (PA). In addition, he recently co-authored thirteen doctoral level courses for the Theological Seminary of Puerto Rico. In 2015, Dr. Wadley earned his NBCC-International Mental Health Facilitator certification after spending time with Rwandan therapists discussing the impact of genocide and trauma in the early 1990’s. In 2016, he helped developed curricula and conducted a sexuality education course at the University of Muhimbili in Tanzania for the nursing and midwifery program. Later that year, he developed and taught an applied research methods course at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2017, Dr. Wadley’s work and advocacy domestically and abroad enabled him to complete his first documentary, Raw to Reel: Race, Drugs, and Sex in Trenton, New Jersey, which captures some of the challenges that emerge in addiction and recovery. Finally, in 2018, Dr. Wadley co-edited The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision (Routledge) which is a book devoted to the clinical experiences of supervisors and supervisees in the field of sex therapy. The book won AASECT’s 2019 Book of the Year Award. His new book, The Handbook of Sexuality Leadership: Inspiring Community Engagement, Social Empowerment, and Transformational Influence (Routledge) carves a new path for sexuality educators, counselors, and therapists in that it serves as an invitation for re-conceptualizing the consultative roles that sexuality professionals engage in.

Dr. Wadley received his Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Educational Leadership and Human Sexuality Education. He earned a Master of Science in Education degree in School Psychology from the University of Kentucky after completing his B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University. He holds a clinical postgraduate certificates from Thomas Jefferson University/Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. In 2020, Dr. Wadley also earned a Performance Leadership Certificate from Cornell University and has helped leaders engage in courageous and transformative dialogue about corporate social responsibility and strategic change. He is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor. These credentials and a wealth of domestic and international clinical experiences, has catapulted him to be one of the nation’s best marriage, family, and sexuality clinicians.

An important note about CEUs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists, psychoanalysts through the New York Department of Education. If your license is from a different state, please contact your state’s licensing board to find out if they will accept CE credits for New York State. If your license is from another state, please enter your license number with your state in parenthesis, ie 54321 (CA).

ICP is also an approved provider of AASECT continuing education credits.

 


STP’s 2022-2023 Schedule

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The Sexually Well-Informed Clinician: Principles & Practices of Sex Therapy
with Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT
10 Fridays; September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, November 4, 18, December 2, & 9, and 16, 2022 – 9:30AM-11:30AM

Using Critical Race Theory to unpack how race and self-disclosure matters in sex therapy
with James Wadley, PhD
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – 7:00pm-9:00pm EDT

Sex When You Don’t Feel Like It (Book Event)
with Cyndi Darnell, MHSc, M.NT, GDip.Cou
Thursday January 5, 2023 – 7:00pm-9:00pm EDT

Lecture with Dan Watter, Ed.D. 
Title TBA
Thursday, February 9, 2023 – 7:00pm-9:00pm EDT

Culturally Sensitive Sex Therapy
with Arva Bensaheb, PhD & Leyla Gulcur, PhD
Saturday April 29, 2023 – 10:00am-12:30pm EST

Summer Sexuality Series
with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2023 – 1:45pm-3:15pm EST


AASECT CE Credit Information

These programs meet the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and are approved for CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification.

NYS Continuing Education Information

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 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 psychoanalysts.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the NYS Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education credit for licensed social workers.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 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 mental health counselors.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 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.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists.

For more information about the CEU credits please call 212-333-3444.