Planned Parenthood

Gulf Coast

Upcoming Workshops

Sex Education for Professionals
Fall Series 2013
PPGC provides CEUs for professional training on reproductive and sexual health for educators, therapists, social workers, nurses, and other professionals. The trainings increase skills, knowledge and comfort to address sexuality-related issues in work with staff, students, clients, and patients.

Sex Education for Health Educators: Upping Your Sex Ed Game
9/24 1:00-6:00 $55
This workshop will focus on increasing skills for providers who are implementing sexuality education programs for youth. We will cover adolescent sexual health information and sexuality issues that the Evidence Based Curricula training did not cover. At the end of the training participants will be able to: create an "askable" and approachable environment for youth in relation to sexuality; better understand their own values and distinguish them from their professional role; and demonstrate techniques to use in conversation and answering questions about sexuality.
5 CEUs for Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors working in outreach education
Instructor: Meryl Cohen, MEd, LCSW

But I'm Not a Sex Therapist: Sexuality for Counselors and Therapists
1. Ethics, Values and Sexuality
10/7 1:00-4:00 $40Participants will look at how their own sexual learning may impact their work with clients and discover how to respond with empathy and support to a broad range of sexual issues and behaviors. We will address the differences between personal and professional values while discussing variations of sexual behavior, including differences in sexual desire and paraphilias. We will explore such questions as: "What is Typical Sexual Expression?" "How can we keep eroticism alive in long term relationships?"
3 Ethics CEUs for Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors
Instructor: Meryl Cohen, MEd, LCSW

2. Challenges to Sexual Functioning
10/15 9:00-1:00 $40Participants will address how illness, disability and aging affect sexual functioning and relationships and how to help clients deal with these challenges. We will explore the history and present thinking in the sex therapy world by reviewing Masters and Johnson, Helen Singer Kaplan, Rosemary Basson, David Schnarch and Feminist models. We will learn when it is time to refer your client to a specialist and help to determine what type of specialist is required. We will address how illness, disability and aging affect sexual functioning and relationships and how to help clients deal with the challenges.
3 CEUs for Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors
Instructor: Meryl Cohen, MEd, LCSW


Sexuality for Nurses and Health Care Providers
1. The Ethics and Values Surrounding Talking to Patients About Sex
10/30 1:00-4:00 $40The art of including sexuality into health care practice comes from awareness of one's beliefs and values and comfort in talking about sexuality. The health care provider will find that most patients will be pleased that he/she has taken the time to broach this important concern with them. In this workshop, we will look at how our own sexual learning may impact our work with patients and discover how to respond with empathy and support to a broad range of sexual issues and behaviors. This workshop provides an overview of the relationship of sexuality to aging, illness and quality of life.
3 Ethics CEUs for Nurses
Instructor: Meryl Cohen, MEd, LCSW

2. STI Evaluation and Management for Nurses and Health Care Providers
11/6 1:00-4:00 $40This course will address the 2010 CDC recommendations for the evaluation and management of certain STIs, including Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomonas, Syphilis and Herpes. We will review incidence, clinical presentation, diagnosis and both prescription and supportive management as appropriate. This workshop will provide an in depth look at the infections, with the goal of increasing the participant's clinical knowledge and preparation of STIs. There will be time allotted for a question and answer session.
3 contact hours CEUs for Nurses
Instructor: Laura Thomas, RN WHNP-BC

For more information please email education@ppgulfcoast.org

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Upcoming Workshops