Sex, Religion, and Spirituality: A Primer for Working through Complex Intersections of Client Beliefs and Values

Friday, 17 June 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM [CDT]

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Friday, 17 June 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM [CDT]

Sex, Religion, and Spirituality:

A Primer for Working through Complex Intersections of Client Beliefs and Values

Presented by Dr. Hannah B. Bayne

Friday, June 17th, 2022

8:00am-10:00am PDT / 10:00am-12:00pm CST / 11:00am-1:00pm EST

 

Event held online via Zoom. The link to the Zoom registration will be sent to you directly via Eventzilla.

 

When attended in full, program offers 2.0 CEs for Psychologists (APA), 2.0 IL CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers, 2.0BBS California CEUs for Counselors, Social Workers, and LMFTs, and 2 NBCC Clock Hours.

 

Workshop Description:

The intersection of sexual wellness, religious beliefs, and spiritual practices is incredibly vast. Religion and spirituality can influence values towards sex in many ways, including viewing sex as a deeply spiritual practice, as well as religious doctrine that places limits on sexual behavior in the pursuit of maintaining purity as defined by each tradition. The impact of religious and spiritual values regarding sexual desire and behavior can likewise range from sexual health and value integration to sexual dysfunction, interpersonal distress, and internalized shame. Practicing clinicians and students in training may be unprepared to integrate religion and spirituality within counseling practice, particularly within the value-laden intersection of beliefs and sex/sexuality.

 

In this presentation, attendees will receive a brief overview of the varied beliefs and values relating to sex within major religious traditions and the nature of sex as a spiritual practice more broadly. We will explore how value conflicts might be experienced by clients and how sexual and religious issues might present in a clinical context. We will also discuss how to navigate the counselor’s own value conflict if their view of sex and sexuality differs from the client’s beliefs and values. Attendees will learn strategies for assessing beliefs and implementing interventions to help clients work toward sexual wellness within the context of their values and religious or spiritual practices. 

Workshop Learning Objectives:

After attending this introductory level workshop, participants will:

  1. Identify beliefs and values relating to sex within major religious traditions and the nature of sex as a spiritual practice more broadly
  2. Discuss how value conflicts might be experienced by clients and how sexual and religious issues might present in a clinical context
  3. Discuss how to navigate the counselor’s own value conflict if their view of sex and sexuality differs from the client’s beliefs and values
  4. Apply strategies for assessing beliefs and implementing interventions to help clients work toward sexual wellness within the context of their values and religious or spiritual practices. 

 

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science.

 

Workshop Schedule (Shown in CST):

10:00 am – Event Begins

12:00pm – Event Ends

 

Registration and Fees:

ACSSW Members: Free

General Admission: $40.00

TCSPP Staff/Faculty/Students: Free

TCSPP Alumni: $20.00

Community Partners/Site Supervisors: $20.00

Non-TCSPP Students: $10.00

 

Refund Policy: 100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.

 

References:

Cashwell, C. S., & Young, J. S. (2020). Integrating spirituality and religion into counseling: A guide to competent practice (3rd ed.). American Counseling Association.

Clarke, R., Leavitt, C., Allsop, D., Marks, L., & Dollahite, D. (2021). How sexuality and religion intersect in highly religious families: Implications for clinicians. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 1 – 20. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2021.2014052

Dale, B. (2021). Using spiritual discernment to heal clients wounded by religiously repressive sexual beliefs. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 1 - 16. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2021.2014445

Shilo, G., Yossef, I., & Savaya, R. (2016). Religious coping strategies and mental health among religious Jewish gay and bisexual men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 1551 – 1561. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-015-0567-4

Spadt, S., Rosenbaum, T., Dweck, A., Millheiser, L., Pillai-Friedman, S., & Krychman, M. (2014). Sexual health and religion: A primer for the sexual health clinician. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11, 1607 – 1619. https://doi.org/10.111/jsm.12593

Turner, G. W. & Stayton, W. R. (2021). Are sex therapy and God strange bedfellows? Case studies illuminating the intersection of client sexuality with spirituality, religion, faith, or belief practices. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 1 – 17. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2021.2007235

Turns, B., Morris, S., & Lentz, N. (2013). The self of the Christian therapist doing sex therapy: A model for training Christian sex therapist. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 1 – 13. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2013.765557

Wilt, J., Cooper, E., Grubbs, J., Exline, J., & Pargament, K. (2016). Associations of perceived addiction to internet pornography with religious/spiritual and psychological functioning. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 23 (2 – 3), 260 – 278. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720162.2016.1140604

 

Continuing Education:

Target Audience: all mental health disciplines and educators within mental health training programs.

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to officeofce@thechicagoschool.edu There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

 

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Cancellation policy

Refund Policy: 100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.

Office of Continuing Education

This program is presented by the Office of Continuing Education in partnership with the Association of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness

Contact the Organizer

Hannah B. Bayne, Ph.D.
Dr. Hannah B. Bayne, PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, Assistant Professor of Counseling at the University of Florida

Dr. Hannah Bayne, LMHC (FL), LPC(VA) is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Florida. She is President-Elect of the Association of Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC). Dr. Bayne researches, teaches, and supervises in the areas of empathy, cross cultural counseling, and navigating values and ideological conflicts in counseling. Her work includes promoting affirming practices for LGBTQ+ clients, and working with religious counselors to ensure ideological conflicts do not adversely impact client care. She has experience as a clinician and as an educator in integrating spirituality and religion in the counseling process.

About Hannah B. Bayne, Ph.D.

Dr. Hannah B. Bayne, PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, Assistant Professor of Counseling at the University of Florida

About Association of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness (ACSSW)

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