Sex Chatting to Expand Sexual Self-Efficacy: Integrating Sexual Health Conversations in Psychotherapy

Instructor:  Susan Stiritz, PhD

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stiritzNEW Dates: Thursdays, May 16, 23 2019

Time:  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: At the Institute, 8820 Ladue Road, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124

This course is available via Distance Learning.  Details HERE.

Course Level: Intermediate

Fee: $80

This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for: 3.0 Credit Hours

This course will help participants to develop the skills to become more effective in advocating for their own sexuality.  Audre Lorde’s “Uses of the Erotic” posits that eroticism is a source of strength and a resource which must be understood and cultivated from within; sexual self-efficacy can be understood as a powerful form of self-development and self-expression of the erotic as a source of pleasure and self-understanding.  To further the goal of sexual self-efficacy specific information about female organs of arousal, and particular tools will be utilized in the course to facilitate the development of these skills.


By the end of this class, participants will be able to

  1. Expand their own sexual self-efficacy
  2. Describe the 4 domains of sexual self-efficacy: pleasure, power, protection and intimacy
  3. Demonstrate at least 6 tools to explore sexual contexts and expand sexual self-efficacy: PLISSIT Model, trauma questionnaires, sexual self-efficacy scale, sexual timeline, sexual genogram, sexual ecomap
  4. Teach a short lesson on women’s organs of arousal to expand the pleasure domain of sexual self-efficacy
  5. Discuss Audre Lorde’s “Uses of the Erotic” as a philosophy and psychology of sexuality


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