How Do We Get To: A More Inclusive History of the US Sexuality Field?

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Wondering where are all the Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) are in the history of the US sexuality field? So are we! This course fills in the numerous gaps in the contributions, research, labor, and lives of BIPOC to the US. Honoring the contributions of some white sex professionals and making space for a more inclusive understanding of how BIPOC have also created new forms of healing, knowledge production, and research will be offered along with how a framework of dehumanization has guided the field and must be shifted. Learn something new and challenge the single story narrative we’ve been taught about the US sexuality field. It’s time to grow.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Explain and identify a dehumanization framework
  • List at least six (6) inclusive BIPOC scholars/ educators / practitioners to US sexuality field
  • Examine white supremacist and settler colonial frameworks utilized in the US sexuality field
  • Recognize the US sexuality field as interdisciplinary

Essential Questions:

  • What is a dehumanization framework?
  • Who are BIPOC contributors to the US sexuality field?
  • How do I challenge the white supremacy in the field?
  • Why is an interdisciplinary approach needed for the US sexuality field?

AASECT Core Knowledge Areas:

  • C. Socio-cultural factors
  • H. Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality
  • O. Professional communication and personal refection skills
  • P. History of the discipline of sex research, theory, education, counseling, and therapy

AASECT Sexuality Educator Training

  • A. Sexuality education training will include, but is not limited to: theory and methods of general education (including curriculum development, delivery and evaluation).
  • B. Theory and methods of sexuality education (including curriculum development, delivery and evaluation).
  • C. Ethical issues in sexuality education.
  • D. Theory and methods of approaches to sexuality education with specific populations (e.g., youth, older adults, couples, ethnic/ cultural/ faith-based populations, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities).
  • E. Theory and methods of different approaches to sexuality education delivery (e.g., small group work, one-on-one education, large group lectures or interaction, online delivery or use of other electronic means)

AASECT Sexuality Therapist & Counselor Training

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

This program meets the 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.

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