This exciting new course is built on the courses Dr. Patti has taught successfully at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology for over four years. This training focuses on how to use film as the medium for understanding human sexual dynamics. And it’s now available to you at your convenience as a distance learning experience with Dr. Patti Britton as your facilitator.
In this course, you will be assigned to watch a Hollywood or foreign film on your own in advance each week. Each of these spectacular movies tells a story and shows us characters as persons with sexual issues in a world filled with sexuality as its theme.
We will address the characters as clients: taking their history based on what they do or say, finding key assessment indicators, understanding their sexual style, patterns, and blockages to their sexual evolution, then crafting effective treatment strategies for them as though they were our own clients. This is a rich experience in spending time with a client on screen, then digging deeply into their unique sexual journey and developing a way to assist them toward sexual self-realization. For clinicians and educators, “Sex in Cinema” is a revolutionary means for finding pathways toward sexual resolution and healing. It uses key assessment and treatment methodologies, such as PLISSIT, MEBES and others.
“Sex in Cinema” meets for eight (8) consecutive weeks as a video teleseminar. You call in for one hour live and share with the group on the call. And you get to earn 8 CEs toward AASECT certification or renewal. If you miss a class, you can download it on your own; of course there is nothing that can replace your input and reflection during the live teleclass. So, join us now. For more information, check it out.
Ongoing opportunity to learn about 8 amazing sexually themed films and their main characters as potential clients.
Time: These are now available as recorded classes. No live calls remain.
Fee: $339 (includes certificate of completion for 8 AASECT CEs)
Students (with IDs in advance): $169
Payment available by credit card or PayPal
This video teleclass training is for professionals working with individuals or couples who present with sexual concerns, issues or dysfunctions. In each session, various models for clinical sexological assessment and treatment will be discussed on a case by case basis, such as the use of sensate focus, PLISSIT, MEBES, traditional sex therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, REBT, Gestalt, NLP, psychodynamic and non-traditional approaches for designing and managing effective treatment plans for clients according to their specific case needs. After initial training in the variety of assessment tools and treatment modalities, which will be sent to you as part of your downloadable handouts, Dr. Britton will guide the discussion for the group, helping all to observe the story of each character as a potential client, noting aspects that can be addressed as indicators for assessment, then eliciting the process of finding strategies and possible pathways for designing treatment for that client. Participants will be expected to maintain a reflection journal, based on each film and characters, watch films on their own, and to be present for group discussion. At the conclusion, participants will: (a) be able to present insights about a “case” to the group, based on their favorite character; (b) be able to experience greater awareness, knowledge, confidence and skills in determining the most powerful course of treatment for a variety of sexual concerns; and finally (c) be able to express an appreciation for the value and impact of the use of commercial films as a pathway for clients’ sexual healing, as they portray strong role models for sexual distress and/or wellness.