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AASECT SEX THERAPY
GROUP SUPERVISION

Group supervision sessions are available for clinicians who are working towards AASECT certification hours, work with the BIPOC population, and are specifically interested in adopting a decolonizing, feminist, and intersectional perspective.

AASECT Certified Sex Therapists receive CE hours.

This group is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment where all participants feel valued, respected, and heard, embracing the diversity of their own and their clients’ backgrounds and cultural identities. We aim to honor the contributions and legacies of our ancestors while fostering a space for growth and learning.

Ā Our mission is to provide a supportive and inclusive community for clinicians pursuing AASECT Certification. Through a multicultural lens, we strive to cultivate a safe and sacred space where therapists can engage in meaningful discussions, share insights, and support one another on their professional journey.

In these group supervision sessions, participants engage in discussions and activities aimed at exploring and incorporating decolonizing principles, feminist theories, and intersectionality into their clinical practice. The facilitator creates a supportive and inclusive environment where clinicians can share their challenges, insights, and successes in applying these perspectives to their work.

šŸ’” Key components of the supervision sessions include:

  • Examining the historical and systemic factors that contribute to sexual health disparities within BIPOC communities.

  • Discussing ways to integrate culturally responsive and trauma-informed approaches into assessments, interventions, and therapeutic relationships.

  • Exploring the impact of power dynamics, privilege, and oppression on clients’ experiences of sexuality and identity.

  • Collaboratively developing strategies for advocating social justice and equity within clinical settings and broader communities.

  • Reflecting on personal biases and assumptions and cultivating self-awareness to enhance cultural humility and competence.

By centering the experiences and expertise of BIPOC individuals, these group supervision sessions provide a valuable opportunity for clinicians to deepen their understanding of diverse perspectives and enhance the effectiveness of their clinical practice.

Led by Jacqueline Mendez, LMFT, CST, and CST-S, who uses an integrative approach. She believes that sex is sacred and that sexuality is unique to every individual. With a Masterā€™s Degree in Spiritual Psychology, her work is infused with spirituality and holistic perspectives, including ancestral rituals including Gina Ogden’sĀ 4-D approach.Ā  She works from a decolonizing, feminist, anti-racist, and intersectional perspective. Ā Ā 

Jacqueline has presented at the annual AASECT Conference on the use of movement and embodiment practices in sex therapy to support clients (and supervisees) to heal more fully and integrate body, heart, mind, and spirit.Ā 

She also believes that the process of becoming a sex therapist is a personal journey that will not only teach you how to support your clients’ growth bestĀ but also heal and expand you in various facets.

Online Group Supervision

AASECTĀ GROUP SUPERVISIONĀ 

SPRING 2024

šŸ“… Time & Dates

Wednesday’s at 11:30 am PT/ 2:30 pm ETĀ 

  • May 1

  • May15

  • May 29

  • June 5

ā³ Sessions Length of Time

2 hours

ā˜‘ļø Total Supervision Hours

8

šŸ·ļø Investment

$997

Registration & Inquiries

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Only two spots left.

The group is limited to 4 participants, reserve your spot soon!

This group fulfills supervision hours toward certification.Ā  Participation does not guarantee certification.

AASECT CEs are offered to AASECT-certified therapists.

Equity ScaleĀ  & Payment Plan Available
Please reach out to inquire.

My Approach

My continued growth and commitment in anti-racist and de-colonial therapeutic practices influences my work and mentoring with supervisees.Ā I motivate my supervisees to participate within our professional communities and to be a support network for each other.

I encourage my supervisees to learn and grow from counter-transference as it appears naturally in a therapeutic space.Ā Supervisees learn to create a sacred space for their own journey as a sex therapist because as sex therapists we are help by bringing light to the dark places and compassion to the tender parts.Ā 

As part of the AASECT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee, I support the organizationā€™s growth in this area. Being part of this committee also supports my commitment to greater inclusion, equity, and representation. Learn more about me or other supervisory offerings.

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My Supervision Values

The Person of the Therapist Training Model presents a model that prepares therapists to make active and purposeful use of who they are, personally and professionally, in all aspects of the therapeutic processā€”relationship, assessment, and intervention. Conscious and planned use of a therapistā€™s race, gender, culture, values, life experience, and in particular, personal vulnerabilities and struggles in how they relate to and help clients.

Clinical supervision can then emphasize the purposeful utilization of self-in the momentā€”both flaws and strengthsā€”in the therapeutic relationship in combination with the technical interventions with clients.

Intersectionality is a concept for understanding the ways that multiple forms of inequality or disadvantage compound themselves and create obstacles that often are not understood among conventional ways of thinking.Ā  Inclusion is critical to the field of sexuality so that sexual minorities, marginalized folx, non-English speakers, and those of various cultures can receive good and knowledgeable sex therapy and support.

Equality is about the fair treatment of everyone seeking mental and sexual health.

Equity creates equal possible outcomes for everyone because, despite effort and merit, people can experience substantial barriers in obtaining mental and sexual health.

Diversity is all the ways in which people differ from one another. This can include race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, veteran status, education, marital status, language, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, and learning styles

Inclusion is the culture in which the mix of people can feel comfortable and confident to be themselves and seek support in a way that aligns with who they are. Having sex therapists that also reflect the population they are serving is also essential.

Some of the most fundamental understanding of the human condition emerges from the Western understanding of what is considered healthy, normal, and acceptable. Ā  The decolonizing perspective calls for action toward social change, inclusion, and validation of the lived experiences of indigenous populations, people of color, and the economically disadvantaged, among others.

I teach my supervisees to address the whole person not just the presenting problem. This includes a personā€™s physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritualĀ  well-being.Ā  Addressing the whole person in body-mind-heart-spirit can bring out the healthiest, happiest version of ourselves and heal. It also supports clients not to focus only performance and function, and see the whole of their sex and sexuality narrative.Ā 

I have presented at various AASECT Conferences about the importance of embodiment techniques, to get clients back in their bodies rather than keeping them sitting while exploring thoughts and feelings. Embodiment or body-focused processes assist our clients in creating a different experience in the moment. Supervisees are guided through different processes to help them connect to their own bodies.I have presented at various AASECT Conferences about the importance of embodiment techniques, to get clients back in their bodies rather than keeping them sitting while exploring thoughts and feelings. Embodiment or body-focused processes assist our clients in creating a different experience in the moment. Supervisees are guided through different processes to help them connect to their own bodies.

Seeing the lack of Latinx and other BIPOC representation within AASECT propelled me to become an AASECT Sex Therapy Supervisor. Today, I supervise mental health clinicians across the USA seeking AASECT Certification, consult nationally on sexual health issues on various media outlets, and own a group practice specializing in relationships and sex therapy that supports BIPOC folx learn about sex therapy as well as a sex coaching practice that is launching soon.

Requirements for Supervision

  • Participation in all sessions. There will be no make-up sessions and no recordings.Ā 
  • Access to clients for sex therapy case consultation.Ā 
  • A licensed clinician.
  • Desire to embrace a decolonizing, feminist, intersectional, and BIPOC perspective offered by a Latina.
  • Signed contract with a primary AASECT Supervisor or interested in and able to have a secondary supervisor.
  • Ability to do supervision online.Ā 
  • Able to manage your professional responsibilities
  • Serving minority and/or a marginalized group
  • An active supervision participant with a willingness to invest time outside supervision for additional learning.
  • Openness to examining biases, countertransference, and challenging patriarchal and colonizing beliefs.
  • Enjoying, expanding knowledge, evolving, and building connections with peers.

GetĀ Started With Supervision

If you want to learn and be mentored from a holistic, multicultural, and BIPOC-centered perspective along with colleagues with similar lived experiences as a Person of Color, this is the group for you.Ā Ā 

Step One: Complete & Submit the Supervisor Introduction Form

Step Two: Schedule a Supervisor Introduction Session

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