This professional guidebook and training manual introduces the Sexual Attitudes Reassessment and Restructuring (SAR) training program for professionals working in the broad field of sexology. The authors, who have led 43 SAR training programs in seven different countries, provide an overview of the history and modern day context of SARs in the first part of the book. In Part II, they provide a toolkit for creating your own SAR, using 21 photocopiable workbook pages, handy checklists, and practical tips. Part III focuses on lessons learned from past SARs and future predictions for cutting-edge SARs. This book is necessary reading for clinicians and educators who wish to offer SAR training programs or integrate “The SAR Approach” into their practice.
Table of Contents
Foreword Reverend Dr. Ted McIlvenna Acknowledgments Introduction I: The Story of SAR 1. What Is a SAR? 2. Historical Perspectives 3. Our First SAR 4. Our Lived Experience: 43 SAR programs later II: Designing Your SAR 5. Preparation Time: What you need to know and be able to do as a SAR Leader 6. The SAR Leader’s Toolkit: 21 Elements to make your SAR a success III: Reflections: Looking Back: Looking Forward 7. Looking back: Lessons Learnedn 8. Looking forward
Patti Britton, PhD, MPH, is past-president of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), clinical fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, diplomate of the American Board of Sexology, AASECT certified sexuality educator and supervisor on the advisory council of the American College of Sexologists, academic dean and faculty at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and adjunct faculty at The Chicago School (TCS) of Professional Psychology, Saybrook and Pacifica Graduate Institutes. Dr. Patti is the co-founder of SexCoachU, the world’s premier credentialing and training institute on sex coaching and is a sought-after author, speaker, trainer and pioneering sexologist known around the world. She has served AASECT as the chair and member of the Ad Hoc SAR Task Force for four years. She has written over five books and hundreds of articles in sexology and was the recipient of the AASECT Sex Educator of the Year in 2016.
Robert Dunlap, PhD, is a past AASECT certified sexuality educator and is a clinical sexologist, with specialization in BDSM/kink and fetish populations. As co-founder of SexCoachU and SexologyU, he administers all programs, oversees all media development, and assists in the professional training of students and outside professionals, including as a SAR co-leader around the world. Dr. Patti and Dr. Robert host a popular weekly radio show, at http://TheBoomDoctors.com