This training overviews research & models to understand how attachment trauma influences sexual behaviour & our neurological development. Learn how to incorporate into case formations, treatment planning & assessment. We overview comprehensive treatment techniques.

Hi, I’m your trainer - Dr Sarah Ashton!

Sarah (she/her) is the Director and Founder of the first psychology practice dedicated to sexual health treatment – SHIPS and is the Founder and Lead Training Author of Sexual Health and Intimacy Psychological Training. Sarah is a registered psychologist (AHPRA), board approved supervisor (AHPRA), member of the Society of Australian Sexologists and has worked with clients in the sexual health field for over 15 years. She is the Coordinator for the Sexual and Mental Health Primary Health Network, and a Sessional Lecturer at RMIT University. She is a published researcher in The Journal of Sex Research, Porn Studies, Feminism & Psychology, and has written articles for The Conversation and Red Magazine. Sarah has been a guest speaker on Joy FM and ABC radio. Sarah brings a warm, down-to-earth, compassionate approach to therapy and leading her practice. She loves what she does and wants to share this important area of knowledge with emerging and established practitioners.

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SHIPS blogs are authored by our Psychologists and are written about topics we discuss with our clients in therapy.
They can be helpful resources for practitioners and clients.



Anxious Attachment: What Can Healing in a Relationship Look Like for You?

Fearful/Disorganised Attachment: What Can Healing in a Relationship Look Like for You?

Avoidant Attachment: What Can Healing in a Relationship Look Like for You?

Lets Talk About Schemas

Self-sacrificing Schema

Abandonment Schema

Unrelenting Standards Schema

Defectiveness Schema

Entitlement Schema

Social Isolation Schema

Failure Schema