There are two Declarations at the core of my work and that of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). The Declaration of Sexual Pleasure articulates the significance of sexual pleasure to our overall well-being. The Declaration of Sexual Rights states that “sexual rights are universal human rights based on the inherent freedom, dignity, and equality of all human beings.” In February 2014, I was a part of a global group who were invited to gather in New York City to work on our collective understanding of sexual rights and how they are experienced and expressed across cultures and languages. Our hope was to give a framework for everyone who… Read MoreContinue Reading
World Sexual Health Day, 2021: Turn It On!
About a decade ago, in one of our World Association for Sexual Health Advisory Board meetings hosted by the warmth of colleagues in Brazil, we were brainstorming how we could elevate the state of sexual wellbeing for everyone, beyond politics, advocacy and academic research. Our president at the time, Dr. Rosemary Coates, suggested creating a whole day around the theme and that is how World Sexual Health Day was born. We looked at the calendar and picked September 4th as the day to claim sexual well-being for all. Our hope was to step away from seeing sexual health as just a disease-free state and more of a state of well-being. … Read MoreContinue Reading
One Day Training in Holistic Assessment and Therapies model H.A.T.
Before I move my practice from the Bay area to Southern California in June, I am excited to invite you to a one day training on the foundation of the H.A.T. model. This is a last minute offering that I am putting together.
You will walk out with reasonable literacy around sexual issues, solid and practical tips and experimental tools to use with your clients/couples and you will be connected to the H.A.T. community which I hope starts a life of its own after I leave.
H.A.T. stands for the Holistic Assessment and Therapies model to address, assess, diagnose, manage and treat sexual dysfunctions.
Time: 9-5 (one hour lunch break)
Date: Sunday April 28
Layout of the day will be 30% didactic, 50% experiential (to embody the knowledge you acquire and learn enactment/techniques to use with clients) and 20% case analysis.
Location: Palo Alto or a larger space in the area.
Who will benefit most: any colleague who works with sexual issues and/or couples (for advanced sexologists or licensed psychosexual therapists please contact me for advanced training in February 2020).
7 hours of AASECT CE credits and BBS are available (further $50) applies.
Payments: Please send your checks by April 19th:
Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh. 467 Hamilton Avenue, Suite #5. Palo Alto. CA 94301.