Apology Workshop

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Previously titled: F^#*ed Up! Here’s What I Learned and How I Apologized

This is a workshop about failure and the ways we’ve failed, lessons we’ve learned, and ways we’ve evolved to ensure we don’t have to learn the same lesson twice, or thrice! So often the conversations about professional development or community collaborations are devoid of how we fail and apologize, yet all of us have this experience. Goals include discussing these realities and get some healing started! Participants will leave having worked on an apology they need to give.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least two coping strategies when experiencing professional failure
  2. Examine professional failure as a tool for learning
  3. Explain how to structure an apology

Essential Questions

  • How do I need to be supported when I “fail” or cause harm?
  • What types of apologies are there and how may they be useful?
  • What may I learn when I’m open to correction?
  • What impact do I wish to have with my communities, partners, collaborators, clients, and others I work with?

AASECT Core Knowledge Areas

  • A: Ethics and ethical behavior
  • E. Intimacy skills (e.g., social, emotional, sexual), intimate relationships, interpersonal relationships and family dynamics.
  • O. Knowledge of professional communication skills used with clients, students and colleagues.

AASECT Sexuality Educator Training

  • A. 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

  • A. Theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, including several different models.
  • C. Theory and methods of approach to intervention in relationship systems experiencing sex and intimacy problems.
  • 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 3 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

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