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Imagining a New Framework for Sexual Health: Redefining Sexuality Post-Trauma
Podell Auditorium at the Bernstein Pavilion (First Floor)
New York, NY
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Conversations about "where babies come from?" remain one of the most difficult for parents to have with their children. Discussions between adults about sex are too often awkward, and even considered an impolite topic. The fact is that we in the United States rarely talk about sex except when something bad happens, like an STD, an unwanted pregnancy or worse a sexual assault. By extension then, these conversations focus on abstinence, protection, or recovery from trauma, and we rarely talk about sexual pleasure or sexual health. When professionals only discuss sex after a negative or harmful sexual health outcome their interventions function like a cast that mends a broken leg bone; but when do health care professionals ever discuss sex in a way that helps us walk again, or even run?

The BI-SLR HEARTS program has invited Douglas Braun-Harvey and Al Killen-Harvey from The Harvey Institute to deliver a workshop on how to talk about sex in a comprehensive way that both helps a person heal from sexual trauma and promotes sexual health. We believe that for anyone to really help another person recover from a sexual trauma, the conversation must include content about how to have a healthy and fulfilling relationship to our own sexuality.

This workshop will be held at Beth Israel Medical Center on November 22nd, 2013. The morning program (9am-1pm) will be a large-scale lecture on how therapists working with survivors of sexual assault can integrate sexual health principles into clinical best practices.  The afternoon program (2pm-5pm) will be small group training for practicing clinicians on integrating sexual health principles into their therapeutic work.

9am-1pm: Large-scale lecture
2pm-5pm: Small group, intensive clinical discussion and practice

**Breakfast and coffee will be provided in the morning.

**Continuing Education Credits will be available (APA, NASW and AASECT). To obtain these credits please purchase the CE credit ticket option. For more information, see below:

Beth Israel Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  
CREDIT DESIGNATION: St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
POLICY ON FACULTY AND PROVIDER DISCLOSURE: It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center & St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Beth Israel Medical Center & St. Luke's have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Beth Israel Medical Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Beth Israel maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists who seek more information on CE credit may contact Lisa Cohen, PhD at 212-420-2316.

Interested in supporting our program, BI-SLR HEARTS?  We accept charitable contributions through the Support Beth Israel Page.  Where it says "Designate This Gift" just enter 'Child Trauma' and it will go directly to helping the youth and families we serve.

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Podell Auditorium at the Bernstein Pavilion (First Floor) (View)
10 Nathan D. Perlman Place, First Floor
New York, NY 10003
United States


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Minimum Age: 17
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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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