Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy, and Touching: An Introduction to Sensate Focus Techniques | Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
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Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy, and Touching: An Introduction to Sensate Focus Techniques

Preferred registration deadline: April 5th

6 CEUs

Constance Avery, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Psychological Associates

Linda Weiner, MSW, LCSW
Co-Director, Institute for Sexual & Relationship Therapy & Training
Adjunct Professor, Brown School

Sensate Focus is one of the foundations of sex therapy. This workshop clarifies the critical concepts and attitudes for effectively implementing Sensate Focus. We will draw comparisons between Sensate Focus concepts and techniques, and those of Mindfulness Practice and Somatic Therapy.
Participants will receive updates regarding best practices, common problems that arise, and useful modifications for diverse populations. The class will consider the perspectives and considerations regarding people with sexual concerns, sexual trauma, and the varied ways individuals express sexuality. Besides case illustrations, the principles and practices of Sensate Focus are illustrated with two videos on touching techniques, positions, and frequently encountered concerns.
Class size is limited to 45.
Please note: due to the nature of this class’s subject matter, sexually explicit videos are part of the workshop curriculum. 
No one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the workshop.

$100 General Admission
$60 Discounted Admission**
$20 Washington University Full-Time Graduate Students

**Discounted Admission is offered to current Brown School field instructors, Brown School adjunct faculty, recent Brown School graduates (2016-2018), full-time graduate students from other universities, and Washington University faculty and staff.

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