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One Free Hour of CE!

Let's Talk About Sex: 
Using the PLISSIT-R Model

One Hour Recorded CE Webinar
Course Description
The PLISSIT-R model is an effective, useful model for helping therapists new to sex therapy and healthcare providers to ask their clients and patients about sex.  While most providers are aware that many people have sexual issues, they often do not receive any formal training about how to begin the conversation. In this course, participants will learn how to ask permission to talk about sex, determine if the client or patient has a sexual concern, and identify the next step in care. The next step may include conducting a brief sexual assessment or providing a referral. They will also learn how to navigate sensitive conversations about sex; identify potential referral resources; and consider ethics related to beginning a dialogue about sex.
Course Objectives
1. Apply the PLISSIT-R model to determine the level of service that may be required to resolve a sexual issue.
2. Identify three ways to ask an initial question about sexual health.
3. Identify three reasons a person may require intensive sex therapy.
4. Describe a 5-question Brief Sexual History.
5. Identify and avoid three common pitfalls in assessing sexual issues.
6. Identify five types of professionals to whom you may want to refer for additional assessment and services.
7. Determine three ways to become more comfortable talking with clients about sex.

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Intended Audience:
This course is for:
 Clinicians who are new to the field of sex therapy
 Early career clinicians or graduate students
 Experienced clinicians who want to learn more with Dr. Buehler
 Anyone who wants a free hour of CE!
CE Hours:
This course is one hour in length. Attendees will have the opportunity to download a certificate for one CE upon course completion.

This course may be assigned an AASECT certification requirement at the learner's discretion. We recommend Sex Therapy 2 or Sex Therapy 5, or Sexuality Counselor 1 or Sexuality Counselor 5.

Psychologists

TBI is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TBI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Counselors

The Buehler Institute has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. The Buehler Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

AASECT Members

TBI is approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists to provide continuing education units toward certification as a Sex Therapist or Counselor, Provider #12-13-Q.

Nurses

TBI is an approved provider of continuing education by the Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 16394.

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While we are not currently a
n approved NASW or ASWB CE provider, many state licensing will accept CEs from APA approved providers. Please check with your state licensing board for the most accurate information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my licensing board accept continuing education hours from The Buehler Institute?

It is the responsibility of the learner to check with their licensing board to find out if they will accept CE hours for licensing or license renewal.

The Buehler Institute is approved by:
 
American Psychological Association (APA)
 National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
 California Board of Registered Nurses (CA BRN)
 American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

 ** Please note that AASECT hours are approved by AASECT for certification and certification renewal. AASECT hours may or may not be accepted by your licensing board. That is why The Buehler Institute has made an effort to obtain other approvals.

What if I'm having trouble navigating the course or accessing my certificate?

Navigating a new portal can be tough. To provide a visual aid, I asked our Program Administrator (and resident millennial), Anneka Buehler, to record a video for you. The video includes information about navigating our website, completing your course evaluation, and downloading your course certificate.

What is The Buehler Institute?

The Buehler Institute Psychological Services, Inc. is incorporated in the State of California to provide psychological services, including continuing education. The Buehler Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and California Board of Registered Nurses to provide continuing education (CE). The Buehler Institute was founded by psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist/Supervisor, Dr. Stephanie Buehler. Dr. Buehler called her practice an “Institute” because she knew teaching others would be a major part of her career. The Buehler Institute offers continuing education opportunities for postgraduate psychotherapists and healthcare providers, although graduate students are welcome to attend courses. Learn more about Dr. Buehler here.

Help! I need tech support from an actual human! How do I get in touch?

The fastest way to reach us is via email at info@learnsextherapy.com (but feel free to include a phone number if you would like to chat). 
Meet the instructor

Stephanie Buehler,
MPW, PsyD, CST-S, IF

Stephanie Buehler, MPW, PsyD, CST-S, IF is a licensed psychologist based in Orange County, California with over 20 years of experience working with clients and consulting with psychotherapists and healthcare providers regarding sexual issues of all kinds. She is currently the President of The Buehler Institute which provides continuing education on the topic of sexuality and relationships. Dr. Buehler is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor and a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. She is the author of several books including What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex, 3rd Ed. Dr. Buehler is associated with a major regional hospital, providing consultation for a new clinic for women at midlife. The partner of a prostate cancer survivor, she is known for her inclusive work with sexual recovery after cancer, as well as sexual pain disorders, sexuality and mental disorders, and couples sex therapy.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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The Buehler Institute

The Buehler Institute was created to provide the highest quality training in human sexuality for mental health professionals and healthcare providers. Its founder, Dr. Stephanie Buehler, is a licensed psychologist and author of a bestselling sex therapy textbook, among others. Our educational programs are designed to help people seeking AASECT certification in an effective and engaging format.

We are located virtually but our mailing address is:
31677 Virginia Way, #9327
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The best way to reach us is by email:
info@learnsextherapy.com

We are also available by phone:
800-769-0342

You may receive a text message about contacting us via email when you call this number. Standard rates may apply. 
The Buehler Institute is approved as a provider of continuing education by the following agencies. Many states licensing boards will accept CEs from these agencies for license renewal. It is, however, the responsibility of the enrollee to inquire with their state licensing board.
The Buehler Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Buehler Institute maintains responsibility for all programs and their content.
The Buehler Institute has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. The Buehler Institute is
solely responsible for all aspects of
the programs.
The Buehler Institute is an institutional provider for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
Provider #12-138-Q.
The Buehler Institute is approved as a continuing education provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #CEP 16394.