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Sexual Interviewing for Pelvic Health Therapists - Seattle, WA - April 4-5, 2020 (Rescheduled)

Update 3/16/2020: As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, this course has been postponed. Once we have a new date confirmed, we will update our website and make the event available for registration. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. Please practice good hygiene, and be safe!

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Price: $475 (Early Registrant Price $450)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 14.5

This two day continuing education course, written and instructed by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, is intended for pelvic rehab therapists who want to learn tools and stategies from a sex therapist’s toolkit. Lecture topics include bio-psycho-social-spiritual interviewing skills, maintaining a patient-centered approach to taking a sexual history, and awareness of potential provider biases that could compromise treatment. Labs will take the form of experiential practice with Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual-Sexual Interviewing Skills, case studies and role playing.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to provide a Comprehensive Sexual Health Interview, recognize potential biases when working with patients, identify ethical considerations, and effectively collaborate with behavioral health providers upon referral. This course is instructed by Mia Fine, MS, LMFT, CST and intended for participants in the medical profession who work with patients experiencing pelvic pain, pelvic floor hypertonicity, and other pelvic floor concerns.

Practitioners can expect engaging lectures, break-out sessions, and labs that implement multi-media to engage all learning styles. Lectures topics include; pre- and post-operative care, specific patient care questions to implement for treatment of the LGBTQIA patient, and ways to encourage optimal wellness. Additionally, attendees will receive customizable forms and patient education materials that can be immediately implemented. Presentations will include not only in-person lectures but also multimedia presentations from leading providers in the fields of surgery, endocrinology, psychology, speech pathology, sex therapy, and social work.



This course is for the pelvic rehab therapist and others in the medical profession who work with patients experiencing pelvic pain, pelvic floor hypertonicity, and other pelvic floor concerns and would like to learn applicable skills from the sex therapist's clinicl toolkit.


Prerequisites: None



Day One:
7:30 Registration
8:00 Introductions, course overview
8:15 Introduction to Sexual Health: Why is talking about sexual health important?
9:00 Introduction to Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual-Sexual Interviewing Skills
10:00 Break
10:15 Mindfulness Exercise
10:35 BPSSS Exercise
11:20 Sexual Health Interviewing Skills: Taking a Patient’s History
11:340 Experiential Exercise: Practice BPSSS Interviewing
12:10 Group Process
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Group Check-in
2:00 Introduction to Self of the Provider
3:00 Break
3:15 Self-of the Provider: Biases, Discomfort
4:00 Group Process
4:30 Case studies
5:00 Experiential Exercise: Role Play
5:15 Q&A
5:30 Adjourn

Day Two:
8:00 Questions, answers, discussion from Day 1
8:15 Experiential exercise: Sexual Health History Interviewing
10:00 Break
10:15 Mindfulness Exercise
10:40 Expansion of Basic BPSSS to Comprehensive Sex History Interview
11:45 Experiential exercise: Role Play
12:00 Q&A
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Group Discussion
1:45 Health Provider Collaboration
2:20 Case Studies and Resources
2:55 Break
3:00 Putting it all together: Interviewing, resources, collaboration
3:30 Q&A
3:45 Evaluations and Wrap up
4:00 Adjourn

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

1. Conduct a Comprehensive Sexual Health Interview

2. Identify 4-5 common potential biases that providers experience when working with patients

3. List 4-5 common strategies of working with sexually marginalized individuals

4. Perform effective collaboration skills with mental and behavioral sexual health providers

5. Specify 5-7 current sex therapy and sex education resources to offer patients

 NameStreet Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

Evergreen Health

12039 NE 128th St
Kirkland, WA 98034
Recommended Lodging

Courtyard Seattle Kirkland

11215 NE 124th St
Kirkland, WA 98034
Nearest Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Airport Code: SEA

17801 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98158


Directions from Recommended Lodging to Course Location: (click here if no map appears below)

Mia Fine, MS, LMFT, CST

Mia Fine, MS, LMFT, CST

Mia Fine is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Seattle, WA. She earned a Master of Science degree from Seattle Pacific University with a specialty certification in Medical Family Therapy. As a holistic sex therapist with a social justice lens, Mia specializes in diversity in sexual expression, sexual pain/functionality, and desire discrepancy.

Mia teaches at ISEE, Seattle Pacific University’s Medical Family Therapy program, NWIOI, and in 2020 will be an adjunct professor for Antioch University's Couple and Family Therapy program. She is on the Board of Directors for both the Northwest Institute on Intimacy and The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture. Mia is as a Consent Advocate for the Consent Academy passionately encouraging consent from the individual level to the systemic.

As a perennial student and educator, Mia runs Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) courses facilitating continuing education opportunities for sex therapists throughout the country. When she’s not working, you can find Mia practicing self-care by climbing mountains, spending quality time with her people and pets, and finding new ways to adventure around the Pacific Northwest.

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 2020Student. (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".