Providing Comprehensive Sexual Health Care Education and Training Program
There are certain things medical school simply doesn’t prepare you for.
Will I ever be able to enjoy sex again without feeling?
is one of those scenarios.
Such questions can catch you off guard if you’re unprepared. A level of awkwardness tends to creep in when healthcare professionals discuss intimacy with their patients who have disabilities. Much of this apprehension can be attributed to lack of training.
As one of the few people who has a PhD in Human Sexuality Education living with spinal cord injury, I’m aware of the language and strategies required to connect with disabled patients. That’s why I’ve created a training program to help you maintain your level of expertise.
The Providing Comprehensive Sexual Health Care Group Training Program is designed to help you connect with your disabled patients in an authentic way. You will walk away from the training feeling empowered to speak to your patients with ease, compassion, and confidence.
Some of the topics covered include:
- Introduction to disability culture
(How to naturally integrate diversity and inclusion into your treatments and therapies)
- Understanding your patient’s beliefs, attitudes, and feelings about sex and disability
- How to have the sex talk
(Balancing honesty, compassion, and humor)
- The important role satisfying intimate relationships play in improving overall health
- Critiquing Masters and Johnson’s model of human sexual response using Kaplan, Reed, Whipple, and Basson as references
- Outlining best practices for conducting appropriate assessments and therapies
- The healing power of trust, safety, and connectedness
- Understanding sexual response and expression
- Exploring a new definition for orgasm
- Developing an intimate health wellness plan
- Delivering your comprehensive road map
(A reliable list of resources to assist patients with next steps)
Contact me to schedule a free 30-minute Discovery Session to start developing your comprehensive road map.
In addition to teaching medical students at Yale, UPENN, Quinnipiac University, and Morehouse School of Medicine, I have conducted over 100 sexuality education and training programs including presentations for the following:
- Academy for Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP)
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
- American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologist and Social Workers
- American Diabetes Association
- Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center
- International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
- Massachusetts Statewide Head Injury Program
- Medical College of Pennsylvania
- National Multiple Sclerosis Association
- National Spinal Cord Injury Association
- Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
- University of Missouri-Columbia
- University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioUniversity
- Virginia SCI System
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
- Wisconsin Brain Injury Association
- Other major rehabilitation hospitals.