Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 14.5
This two day continuing education course, written and instructed by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, is intended for pelvic rehab therapists who want to learn tools and stategies from a sex therapist’s toolkit. Lecture topics include bio-psycho-social-spiritual interviewing skills, maintaining a patient-centered approach to taking a sexual history, and awareness of potential provider biases that could compromise treatment. Labs will take the form of experiential practice with Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual-Sexual Interviewing Skills, case studies and role playing.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to provide a Comprehensive Sexual Health Interview, recognize potential biases when working with patients, identify ethical considerations, and effectively collaborate with behavioral health providers upon referral. This course is instructed by Mia Fine, MS, LMFT, CST and intended for participants in the medical profession who work with patients experiencing pelvic pain, pelvic floor hypertonicity, and other pelvic floor concerns.
Practitioners can expect engaging lectures, break-out sessions, and labs that implement multi-media to engage all learning styles. Lectures topics include; pre- and post-operative care, specific patient care questions to implement for treatment of the LGBTQIA patient, and ways to encourage optimal wellness. Additionally, attendees will receive customizable forms and patient education materials that can be immediately implemented. Presentations will include not only in-person lectures but also multimedia presentations from leading providers in the fields of surgery, endocrinology, psychology, speech pathology, sex therapy, and social work.
Audience:This course is for the pelvic rehab therapist and others in the medical profession who work with patients experiencing pelvic pain, pelvic floor hypertonicity, and other pelvic floor concerns and would like to learn applicable skills from the sex therapist's clinicl toolkit.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to::
1. Conduct a Comprehensive Sexual Health Interview
2. Identify 4-5 common potential biases that providers experience when working with patients
3. List 4-5 common strategies of working with sexually marginalized individuals
4. Perform effective collaboration skills with mental and behavioral sexual health providers
5. Specify 5-7 current sex therapy and sex education resources to offer patients
Mia Fine, MS, LMFT, CST, CIIP
Mia (they/she) is a white, queer, neurodivergent, disabled, and relationship-oriented human who is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. They are also a Washington state clinical supervisor, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Medical Family Therapist, sexuality educator, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both private practice (Mia Fine Therapy, PLLC) and group practice (PNW Sex Therapy Collective) in Seattle, Washington.
Mia is a student of Queer Theory, Intersectionality, and Social Justice, and offers holistic, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed therapy. They utilize the modalities of Polyvagal Theory, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Wheel of Consent, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Transformative Justice in their therapeutic and educational work.
Mia’s specialities are sexual health concerns, eroticism, intimacy, alternative sex and relationships (kink/BDSM and non-monogamy), LGBTQIA+ genders/orientations/