Professional workshop testimonials


Sexuality Across the Lifespan: How Therapists can Support the Sexual Health of Those They Serve   11/3/17

(10 participants)

Four hour experiential workshop educated therapists on the importance of sexual health on the overall satisfaction and well-being of the people they serve from cradle to the grave. Therapists learned:  

 

  • To demystify sex therapy and the role of sex therapist
  • To educate therapists on the importance of sexual health throughout the lifespan
  • To assist non-sex therapists in understanding their critical role as front line providers and gatekeepers for sexual health and growth for their clients and what they can do
  • To encourage open dialogue between therapists and clients about sexuality and sexual health
  • To learn how therapists can assist clients in achieving better sexual health and satisfaction
  • To provide exercises for therapists to open up dialogue about sexuality and sexual health
  • To provide a resource list for therapists for continued learning

 

Feedback from professional attendees:

There was lots of material but not overwhelming. Jennifer’s humor helped create warmth. There was a great balance of professionalism/expert knowledge and approachability/relatability. Take away: This is critical AND doable. -Ayla Zeimer

This was a good reminder to put more in writing upfront. Take away: Good resources and questions to open up sexual questions. Great workshop. – attendee

There is so much to this topic. It could become many workshops. Lots of resources and I do plan to check them out. Jennifer has a wealth of info and experience that is greatly needed by many/most people, therapists and health practitioners in our society. – attendee

I feel more competent to brig this work our my daily practice. Very informative, practical information and NOT scary! Don’t be intimidated by the topic! – EG, Portland

Workshop was terrific and a terrific value. Resources! Resources! I thought I was open/enlightened-but I feel even more comfortable-especially non-normative sexuality and gender. – attendee

Much needed/appreciated. Great resources. Very well organized, digestible and actionable. Jennifer is very welcoming, inclusive, comfortable psychologically and cozy. Jennifer is a rich resource to therapists, families and educators in our state. Every therapist, health care practitioner and clergy should take the opportunity to learn from her expertise! – Lisa Love, MSN, CNS

Take away: The realization of how I don’t do this (talk about sexuality) with my clients and the injustice it incurs. – attendee

 

“This training was enlightening if just for the fact that clinicians so rarely have an opportunity to speak openly about sexuality as it relates to our professional work.  It felt like the start of an important and gratifying dialogue that has the power to change all of our lives for the better. ” Emily Garland, LCPC, RN Portland.


Sexuality and Illness: How Oncology Nurses Can Support The Sexual Health of Those They Serve   10/14/17

Lecture to oncology nurses on cancer diagnosis and treatment and its effects on a patient’s sexuality. Nurses will learn :

 

  • To educate nurses on the importance of sexual health throughout the lifespan on the well-being of people they serve.
  • To assist nurses in understanding their important role as front line providers and gatekeepers for sexual health
  • To encourage open dialogue about how cancer and illness affect sexuality
  • To provide a resource list for nurses to use as a jumping off point for continued learning and support 

Feedback from professional attendees:

You’re talk was definitely the highlight of our conference.  Thanks again! – Jim Kavanagh RN MSN OCN, conference organizer


Oral Health and Sexuality 

UNE Dental School 2/23/17

Lecture to class of dental students on the interface of sexuality and dentistry with a focus on STI’s, patients with abusive backgrounds and skills to communicate with patients competently about sexual health.

 


 

Sexuality Across The Lifespan: How Social Workers and Therapists Can Support Sexual Health in the Clients They Serve

This NASW-Maine workshop on 10/2/15 educated social workers on the importance of sexual health on the overall satisfaction and well-being of the people they serve from cradle to the grave. Therapists learned what they can do to support communication and dialogue with their clients about sexuality. 3 CEU’s were offered for social workers at Scarborough Public Library.

Jennifer plans to present this workshop in 2017. If you are interested, please contact her.

 

Feedback from professional attendees:

“The workshop was well presented with clear explanations. I liked the encouragement for the attendees to participate.”


“Vital material, beautifully presented!”


“Professional, insightful”


 

Sex Week at University of New England Medical School 2/25/16

Presentation to second and third year medical students on the importance of sexual health to medical professionals and their patients

 

Feedback from attendees:

“Jennifer does an incredible job of keeping her audience involved and entertained while endorsing a sex-positive attitude that makes you want to get on her level. Thank you again for coming this year! You’re certainly one of our favorite people to have come and teach us a little something. I hope our first years will continue the tradition of having you be one of the guest speakers here during sexual health week.” – workshop organizer and student


 

To bring any of these workshops to your organization or be on the mailing list for the 2017 presentation of these types of workshops, contact Jennifer