Let's Get Physical: Anatomy and Physiology of Sexuality and Aging



ONLINE COURSE | Instructor: Jane Fleishman, Ph.D., M.Ed 
CEs: 1.5 | Level: Intermediate

Date of original webinar: November 14, 2019, noon - 1:30 p.m. ET

Given the societal taboos against discussing sexuality especially when it centers on older adults, this training will offer social workers a unique opportunity to apply current research and resources to their clinical and administrative practice with older adults. The focus of this highly-engaging webinar is on improving social workers’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding the biopsychosocial aspects of sexuality, the challenges of sexual expression, and an emphasis on application to their work with an aging population.

Target Audience:

Social workers and other social service providers 

Course Delivery Method and Format:

Asynchronous learning (recorded webinar)

Registration Fee and Deadline:

$35 (one time registration fee of $5) | Ongoing 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the meaning of biopsychosocial of sexuality for older adults.
  2. Describe the challenges of sexual expression for older adults.
  3. Explain how to apply one aspect of this training to clinical work with older adults.

Instructor Biography:

Jane Fleishman, Ph.D., M.Ed, is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator, a researcher, and a writer with more than 30 years’ experience. Fleishman is a principal at Speaking About Sex and Aging. She travels the country leading pre-conference seminars and workshops for professionals and scholars, continuing care communities for aging adults and their caregivers, community and senior centers, and for teachers, parents, and young people. Her latest research assessed the sexual satisfaction of aging adults in same-sex relationships. Jane serves as the conference co-chair for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She leads programs for a wide variety of organizations in the US and abroad. In 2019, her podcast which she co-hosts, Our Better Half, was named one of the top 25 podcasts on sex education. Her most recent accomplishment is a TEDx Talk called “Is it OK for Grandma to Have Sex?” which she can only hope will go viral. She lives in Northampton, MA and is very involved in social justice organizations.

Completion Requirements for Recorded webinars and online courses.

To receive a CE certificate, you must complete the entirety of the recorded webinar or recorded video presentation. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the class. For recorded webinars and online courses, participants must complete an evaluation and a post test, noting the length of time to complete the course. Participants must earn a minimum score of 80 percent on the post test in order to earn CEs. Retesting is allowed up to five (5) times. If a passing score is not achieved, CEs will not be awarded. Links to the evaluation and post test are available in SmithOnline. Participants must also complete an attestation of completion for each fully completed course. A copy of the attestation is available in SmithOnline. It is attendee’s responsibility to contact their state licensing board/certification boards to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements.

How Will a CE Certificate Be Awarded?

Upon completing the course evaluation and successfully passing the post test, participants will be emailed their online certificate​ within 30 days of course completion​. ​Participants should save and/or print ​the certificate upon receipt for ​their records. Receiving the CE certificate is contingent on submitting attestion, completion of the evaluation and passing the post test.

Continuing Education Credits and Accreditation

Social Work CE Credit: The Smith College School for Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is therefore authorized to provide CEs as a postsecondary institution accredited by CSWE in many states. Courses offered through the School's Program of Professional Education are awarded continuing education credits in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258, CMR, 31.00 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Smith College School for Social Work, Office of Professional Education SW OPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0169. If outside these states, please contact your licensing board for accreditation information regarding your state. Association of Social Work Boards database of social work licensure requirements. This course does not offer ASWB ACE credit. 

Psychology CE Credit: Co-sponsored training events for psychology CE credit with Smith College School for Social Work. Amego Prepare​ is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amego Prepare maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Due to changes in continuing education requirements for NY licensed psychologists, APA CE Sponsor credits may not be accepted for re-licensure at this time. Please check the NY Psychology Board regulations for CE requirements currently in effect.

Further information on policies and CE accreditation can be found here.

Mary Curtin | Manager of Professional Education

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