Event Details

Second base - sexuality and sexual wellbeing

15 Oct 2021 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
235 Morrison Road, Ryde, NSW
Royal Rehab

This is a one day workshop building on the "First Base" content delivered in April and September 2021. 

Participant learning objectives include:

  • develop a broad understanding of human sexual response
  • critique the impact neurological injuries, illness and chronic health conditions have on sexual response
  • explore sexual consent in the context of intimate relationships and capacity
  • develop further skills in sexual health assessment, screening, intervention and referral
  • learn evidence based interventions for working with common challenges in sexuality and neuro disability, rehabilitation and chronic health conditions.
  • explore strategies for working with families or care givers whose attitudes are not sex positive and can create barriers for safe sexual expression
  • This workshop will involve didactic presentation, videos, discussion, reflection, role play and skill acquisition.

    This is a sex positive, inclusive workshop. All activities are fully clothed, and there is no intimate touch involved This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience and all disciplines.

    "Second Base" builds on those foundations of the "First Base" workshop for more advanced skills. 


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    About the speakers

    Candice Care-Unger (She/Her) is a Social Worker and Psychosexual Therapist with more than 15 years experience in the rehabilitation, disability and injury sector. She currently works as the Royal Rehab Sexuality Services Team Leader. Candice is a member with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

    Arlyn Owens (He/Him) is a CNC in Psychosexual Therapy. He has a Bachelor of Nursing and a master’s is sexual health and reproduction (Psychosexual Therapy). Prior to working at the Royal Rehab Sexuality Services Arlyn worked in Primary health, sexual health and critical care specialties. Whilst he was a nursing student, he was a personal support worker for people living with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.

    Arlyn and Candice are both members of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS). 

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