The Coaching Institute has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct.
We have conducted several courses designed to help people who may need to resolve and overcome emotional or psychological hurdles in regard to sex.
They are very empathetic courses. They are designed to remove inhibitions and misunderstandings so that people can enjoy a normal, healthy, sexual relationship.
The allegations made by former students in relation to sexually explicit content were previously investigated by ASQA in 2012, and found to be without merit.
In our terms and conditions, students are now asked to agree to this term: "I understand that there may be sexually explicit content and strong language may be used throughout the training. I understand that some discussions may be confronting and that I will participate only to the extent I feel comfortable”.
Our trainers sometimes receive questions about sex, sexual dysfunction and sexual abuse. We protect our trainers from any participant mistakenly interpreting comments regarding these areas as being inappropriate or ‘sexualised’ in any way.
Our trainers do not discuss the subject of sex per se.
Rather, they review how to work with a client who shares with them an experience of a sexual related issue (such as sexual dysfunction) and how best to respond to this experience – i.e. make them feel safe and then refer them to an appropriate professional or specialist. In addition to our terms and conditions, and as an added precaution, we:
- Record all of our training to protect the trainer from allegations of anything inappropriate;
- Ask students to sign a release so that they are made fully aware in advance of the subject matter being discussed and have time to consider and reflect on whether they feel comfortable in dealing with this area of training;
- Encourage and support students to desist from training if they find any of the material troubling.