Consent in the Exam Room: Serving Survivors of Sexual Assault


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This is an AASECT approved CE course – 1.5 CE Credits

This course is for: Sex Educators, Counselors, Therapists, Coaches and Bodyworkers.

Ask before kissing your date goodnight. Don’t grope strangers on the train (I mean, really, don’t grope anyone). Don’t force your children to give hugs or kisses to family members against their will. Our culture is becoming more accustomed to conversations around consent in intimate, interpersonal relationships.

But we are still fairly unfamiliar with how to model and apply consent in professional relationships. This is particularly true when there is a power differential around knowledge, skills or resources. Perhaps in no profession is this differential more evident than healthcare.

Course Description

All practitioners will serve a survivor of sexual assault, rape, incest, or abuse at some point in their practice, generally without active disclosure of that status. This session will focus on simple best practice techniques for working with survivors and providing competent and appropriate care.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. List at least 3 strategies for ensuring the comfort of sexual assault survivors during an invasive physical exam
  2. Explain the “constellation of sexual violence” and critique the dominant approach to categorizing sexual assaults by “severity.”

Note: This course meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1.5 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification.


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