Practitioner Course

Sexual Health Masterclass

Sexual health concerns are often untreated. Learn how to create vibrant sexual health for the wellbeing of your patients.
Format

Online Course
9 lessons

Availability

12 Months OR Subscriber Pass

Duration

90 min/lesson
12 Hours total

Presenters

Brittany Millard-Hasting, Katie Spataro, Sandra Villella, Eric Yarnell and Serena Fiacco

About this course

How many of your patients have a sexual health issue? The answer is… a lot more than you would think. This is a taboo and sensitive topic for your patients, and for clinicians. It is often associated with shame and embarrassment but it’s a topic that we must address for our patient’s well-being.

This Masterclass brings you a team of specialist clinicians sharing their knowledge and experience on how to discuss and manage the wide variety of sexual health issues. Your patients are presenting with these problems but most of them never mention it. In fact, many of them are struggling to raise the issue with you but don’t manage to. Have you noticed toward the very end of a consult patients often say ”Oh, by the way, there’s this other thing…

”That ‘other thing’ didn’t slip their mind. They really do want to share this with you and get your assistance. Often these things are sexually related, and causing them considerable difficulty.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Understand the physiological process of sex, desire and the excitatory systems
  • Learn what is considered ‘normal’ sex
  • Learn how to recognise the common sexual health concerns
  • Understand that patients expect us to ask about their sexual health and know where to start the sexual health discussion
  • Know which medications are common causes of sexual dysfunction and how to address this
  • Learn how to address libido reduction in women and men and which aphrodisiac herbs are effective 
  • Know how to assist someone with painful sex and also pelvic floor weakness

Your Presenters

Dr Brittany Millard-Hastings (MD)

Dr Millard-Hasting is a Primary Care Physician and a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine. She is also CIIP Certified. Her specialties include sexual health, health disparities, sexual minorities. Based in Gig Harbour she consults globally using tele-health.

Katie Spataro

Katie Spataro is a somatic sex educator, holistic pelvic care provider and full spectrum doula residing on the unceded lands of the Duwamish people otherwise known as Seattle. Katie studies and practices at the intersections of birth work and sex work, drawing upon the embodied wisdom of these two lineages to support healing of the personal and collective cultural body.

Katie blends various modalities of somatic practice, bodywork and skilled coaching in her private practice, and facilitates classes on sexual and reproductive wellness, embodied consent, grief and loss, pregnancy and birth, and erotic education through a trauma-informed and healing-centered lens. Katie currently services as core faculty at the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education and as adjunct faculty at Antioch University's Sex Therapy Certificate Program.

Sandra Villella

Sandra Villella is a naturopath and herbalist. She graduated from the Southern School of Natural Therapies as a naturopath in 1993. Sandra practised at Melbourne Holistic Health Group (formerly Clifton Hill Natural Health Centre) for 18 years before moving her practice around the corner to her current location.

Sandra has a family naturopathic practice. She consults with young children, teenagers, men and women of all ages up to the elderly. Sandra has a special interest in the management of women's health from puberty; through the reproductive years and pregnancy; and a particular interest in women's health during the peri-menopausal years.

She is a consultant naturopath at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the knowledge of women’s health throughout the various stages of their lives, and to provide a trusted world-class health service for women. Jean Hailes for women’s Health is regarded throughout Australia as a leader in women's healthcare and Sandra has been working as part of their team since 1999. 

Eric Yarnell ND, RH(AHG)

Dr Eric Yarnell is a Full Professor, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington, 
Department of Botanical Medicine since 2002. He teaches courses in naturopathic and herbal sciences. Eric was vice chair then chair of the faculty senate, and is sitting on the Institutional Review Board among several other committees. He is also Adjunct Faculty, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine teaching drug-herb interactions master class and assisting students with their first male pelvic examinations.

From December 1997 to June 1999, and then December to present, he has been Adjunct Professor, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Arizona where he teaches gastroenterology, urology, and botanical medicine formulation. Eric is currently in private practice at Northwest Naturopathic Urology, Seattle. It is a specialty practice focusing on urology, nephrology, and men’s health.

Dr Yarnell has over twenty years clinical experience, eighteen years teaching experience and has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles.
 He was Clinician and Researcher, Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center, Kenmore, WA from Feb 2009 to Aug 2012. He worked with patients with urological cancers, primarily prostate cancer, in a research clinic with both Chinese and naturopathic medicine. He was Adjunct Faculty at Tai Sophia Institute, Columbia, MD from 2002 to 2009 where he taught the master’s program in botanical medicine, particularly in urology, men’s health, and gastroenterology.

From March 2004 to March 2006 Eric was Visiting Faculty, Pochon CHA University in Seoul, Korea. He taught courses in western botanical medicine in the Graduate School of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to western and Oriental medical doctors. He was Department Chair, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Arizona from June 1999 to November 2000. 
He oversaw the botanical medicine department including supervising adjunct faculty and guest speakers, and overseeing the annual herbal symposium. He was chair of the Institutional Review Board and secretary of the Faculty Senate. Eric has lectured and participated extensively in panels at numerous symposia and conferences in botanical and natural medicine in North America, Puerto Rico, England, Korea, and Georgia.

Dr Serena Fiacco, DPT, DHS, ACS

Serena is a physiotherapist specialising in the pelvic floor issues. She came to pelvic floor physical therapy after she met Kathe Wallace, the mother and guru of birthing pelvic floor physical therapy. She treats her patients with a mix of the psychosocial and physical therapy interventions. 

She has a doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Doctorate in Human Sexuality (DHS) from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, CA; and she is board certified sexuality specialty from the American College of Sexologists (ACS). Additionally she completed pelvic floor training under Kathe Wallace (equivalent to Herman & Wallace or APTA Levels I-III pelvic floor coursework). Serena is also certified as a sexological bodyworker from the Institute of Somatic Sexology in Australia, with extensive training in Somatic Sex Education from the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education in Vancouver Island, BC Canada. 

Alyssa Tait

Alyssa has a bee in her bonnet about painful sex, leaky bladder, irritable bowel, chronic/recurrent urinary tract infections, all manner of horrible types of pelvic pain, and annoying itchy vaginal discharge issues. She has made it her mission to help as many as possible rid themselves of these problems. It all started in the late 90s, when Alyssa worked for many years in the public health system in women’s health, starting up and expanding a service focusing on pelvic floor problems. A little later, she satisfied her ever-present bookish tendencies by working on a project team and co-authoring evidence-based guidelines for health professionals on how to manage incontinence.

Believing that the world of orthodox medicine and natural therapies are complementary, Alyssa Tait founded Equilibria Physiotherapy & Nutrition, which uniquely bridges the gap between the two worlds. While working within a strong science-based framework, Alyssa brings the best of natural medicine into her treatment in order to get the best possible results for her clients. Intrigued by the world of women’s hormones and fertility, Alyssa is is also an Accredited Teacher of the Billings Ovulation Method.