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From Challenged and Concerned to Centered and Empowered - Remote Course - April 18, 2021

9:00am - 12:15pm Pacific Time

Addressing fears of cis-women treating cis-men in the field of pelvic health

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Price: $100
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 3

Some cis-women express concerns about treating cis-men with pelvic dysfunction in a private (closed-door) clinical setting. These concerns range from not feeling comfortable discussing sensitive topics such as sexual function to feeling unsafe from potential personal harm. If we as a profession ignore this issue, we may continue to face a lack of available providers willing to work with cis-men due to the pelvic health field being largely populated by women. Men who come into clinics in which there is discomfort in the therapeutic relationship may also experience harm in several ways. Feeling denied comprehensive care, or being incorrectly accused of being inappropriate are examples of such harm. It is the goal of this class to create an environment in which we can subjectively and objectively address these issues. Join Holly Tanner and Leticia Nieto for an open dialogue about these topics in an upcoming course. Holly Tanner brings more than two decades of care to men with pelvic dysfunction as well as instruction to many therapists in coursework in which these topics come to light. Leticia Nieto is an educator and author with a Psy.D in psychology who lectures on topics of oppression, social justice, and cultural studies. Her book, Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone.

Note: this event is not a traditional format CEU course. There is no course manual or post-test. This event is a conversation with experts about a topic that is important to the growth of pelvic rehabilitation.

Required Reading: Understanding Oppression: Strategies in Addressing Power and Privilege by Leticia Nieto and Margot Boyer

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. List three professional and/or personal challenges or concerns you have in relation to treating pelvic dysfunction in men.
  2. Identify one or more bias or belief you have that limits or that potentially limits your ability to comprehensively treat men.
  3. Describe three strategies for remaining centered when faced with a challenging conversation or scenario within the context of clinical work with men.
  4. Demonstrate skills in both verbal and non-verbal communication to remain empowered in sensitive situations.

Day One:

9:00 Introduction of speakers and topics
9:30 Listening to concerns: when did you feel disempowered, confused, afraid, or uncertain of best approach?
10:00 Influences that create bias and rank challenges in this clinical setting
10:30 Break
10:45 Embodied strategies to remain centered
11:15 Communication that creates clear boundaries, prioritizes therapeutic context
11:45 Case examples, closing thoughts
12:15 Adjourn

Attending a remote course is easy and safe, and you can do it entirely from the security and comfort of your own home or clinic without having to find a lab partner.


Important thing to note:

- Our policy for applying for continuing education credit for remote courses differs from that of our in-person and satellite lab courses. Read the specific language of the policy here. Depending on the state in which you practice, you may need to submit your own application to your state board or approving body should you wish that it be approved for continuing education credit in your state.

- To attend a remote Herman & Wallace course, registrants will need Zoom video conferencing software. This is a requirement. One can create an account and download the software to their computer at https://zoom.us/

- We use the Pacific Time Zone for all of our remote course start and end times (this is not the case for in-person and satellite lab locations). Please make a note of this and set your calendar accordingly.

- A Zoom account is free to create. Before the meeting, we recommend having a practice Zoom session with a friend or colleague so you can test your microphone, video, and internet connection. You can participate in any remote course from the comfort of your home, but will need a stable internet connection in order to participate. We recommend downloading the software and practicing a call with a friend or colleague prior to your course with us. Zoom also offers video tutorials on their website at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials.

- Still have questions about Remote Courses? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions on Remote Courses

Instructor - TannerHolly Tanner, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, WCS, PRPC, LMP, BCB-PMD, CCI

Holly Tanner

Holly Tanner, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, WCS, PRPC, LMP, BCB-PMB, CCI was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. At Herman & Wallace, Holly is a faculty member and the Director of Education. She owns a private practice that focuses on pelvic rehabilitation and on chronic myofascial pain. She graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in 1995 with a Masters of Arts degree in Physical Therapy and in 2013 she completed a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She is also a licensed massage practitioner, licensed in Washington since 2003. Prior experience includes working for Apple Physical Therapy where she developed and directed the Women's and Men's Health programs for the company’s many clinics. She is Board-certified in Orthopedics, Women's Health, and is also certified in Pelvic Rehabilitation and in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. Holly served as adjunct faculty at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, for whom she continues to teach in the transitional DPT program. Along with H&W faculty member Stacey Futterman she co-authored the "Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment" course. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Massage Therapy Association. Her physical therapy and massage practice, Flow Rehab, is located in the Fremont neighborbood of Seattle.

Leticia Nieto Psy.D., LMFT

Leticia Nieto Psy.D., LMFT

Dr. Nieto is an individual, couple, and family counselor. She has a master’s in human development (1981) and an earned a doctorate in psychology (1986). Dr. Nieto has been teaching since 1981 and joined the MAC program in 1989. She is a nationally approved supervisor through AAMFT. She earned her Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama credential in 2018.

Dr. Nieto's areas of focus are: anti-oppression, expressive art therapies, Playback Theatre, and Appreciative Inquiry. Her book Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone (2010), is an accessible analysis of the psychological dynamics of oppression and privilege that offers readers ways to develop skills to promote social justice.

Nieto was named Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2005. She is also a member of the faculty of the European School of Classical Psychodrama in Mexico, and loves to sing.

In addition to her degrees in clinical psychology and human development, she is skilled in Action Methods, including Playback Theater and Theater of the Oppressed. She is a Professor in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program at Saint Martin's University.

Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.

Multi-Course Discount

This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

Group Discount

This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.

Student Discount

This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.


To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2021. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

First-Time Registrant Discount

This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist who has never before taken a Herman & Wallace course (no previous registrations) and can be used towards the registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).

To apply this discount, please use the code FirstTimer2020 during check out. (H&W will check records to verify past attendance.)

Referral Credit/Discount

Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".