Upcoming MSTI Conferences 2018-07-13T16:35:58+00:00

Upcoming MSTI Workshops & Conferences

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july 2018

20julAll Day222018 MSTI Conference - Washington, DC

Event Details

Industry leaders will serve as presenters for the following course topics:

Friday, July 20, 9 am to 6 pm
Presented by Gail Guttman, LCSW

Originally sex therapy was considered a cognitive behavior therapy.  We now know when working with sex therapy issues, we need to consider many factors: the family of origin, the impact of our culture, relationship issues and medical factors.  Additionally, anxiety is a major component in any sexuality difficulty. This workshop will explore all of these factors, taking a systems approach to sex therapy.  We will demonstrate skills in providing a couples/sex therapy evaluation, unraveling the couples dance in sexuality and creating containment and connection methods with couples.

Saturday, July 21, 9 am to 1 pm
Presented by Michael Vigorito, LMFT

Since scientific consensus has not coalesced around one diagnostic criteria or etiological mechanism for sexual dysregulation, an integrative psychotherapeutic approach is needed to address the multiple factors that contribute to out of control sexual behavior (OCSB).  This workshop reviews Braun-Harvey and Vigorito’s (2016) evidence-based, outpatient assessment and treatment protocol for men with out of control sexual behavior.

The OCSB protocol is founded upon the clinician’s ethical responsibility to provide the most effective treatment while honoring client sexual rights. An OCSB assessment investigates how men resolve an array of competing motivations that affects self-regulation, romantic relationships and their sexual/erotic identity development.  Through combined group and individual psychotherapy, clients improve sexual self-control, clarify their personal visions of sexual health, and learn to align behavior within fundamental sexual health principles.  This workshop reviews Braun-Harvey and Vigorito’s OCSB psychotherapy protocol and highlights various individual and group psychotherapy interventions to help clients achieve their personal visions of sexual health.

Saturday, July 21, 2 pm to 6 pm
Presented by Richard M. Siegel, Ph.D

In this workshop, participants will learn about various Paraphilias and unusual, consenting sexual behaviors.  We will discuss theories of the development of Paraphilias and treatment approaches.

Sunday, July 22, 9 am to 1 pm
Presented by Richard M. Siegel, Ph.D

A four-hour class addressing how sex therapists-in-training can put theories into practice, with opportunities to observe and participate in role-plays to practice how to “jump in” to new sex therapy case presentations in their practice.

For questions, contact Rachel Needle, PsyD, co-director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, at drrachelneedle@gmail.com.

Time

july 20 (Friday) - 22 (Sunday)

Location

Trinity Washington University

125 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017
Main Hall, Classroom 230

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

october 2018

06octAll Day072018 MSTI Conference - New York, NY

Event Details

Date Course Speaker
Saturday October 6 TBD TBD
Sunday October 7 TBD TBD

Time

october 6 (Saturday) - 7 (Sunday)

Location

New York

New York, NY

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

november 2018

09novAll Day112018 MSTI Conference - Florida

Event Details

Date Course Speaker
Friday November 9 TBD Stanley Althof, Ph.D.
Saturday November 10 TBD TBD
Sunday November 11 Ethics in Sex Therapy Daniel Watter, Ed.D.

Time

november 9 (Friday) - 11 (Sunday)

Location

Florida

Florida

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

Past conferences and workshops

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may 2018

18mayAll Day202018 MSTI Conference - Chicago

Event Details

Date Course Speaker
Friday May 18

Diagnosis of Male Sexual Dysfunction (9-1)
Treatment of Male Sexual Dysfunction (2-6)

Melissa Novak, LCSW, CST
Saturday May 19 Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation (9-6) Joe Kort, Ph.D.
Sunday May 20 TBD TBD

Time

may 18 (Friday) - 20 (Sunday)

Location

Chicago

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

april 2018

13apr9:00 am4:00 pmLGBTQIA Affirmative Workshop - Friday, April 13

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
9-11am Substance Use in the LGBTQIA Community and Chemsex Terry Post, B.S. 2
12-4pm Working with the Male Same Sex Couples Nick Fager, M.A., Ed.M 4

Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

09apr9:00 am1:00 pmAlternative Relationships Workshop - Friday, April 9

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
9-11am Advanced Clinical Issues in Polyamory Amy Advey, LMSW 2
12-1pm Psychobiology of BDSM Edwin Perez, M.D. 1

Time

(Monday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

06apr10:00 am3:00 pmAlternative Relationships Workshop - Friday, April 6

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
10-11am Authority-Based Relationships Michael Aaron, Ph.D. 1
11:115-12:15pm Understanding Edge Play Michael Aaron, Ph.D. 1
1-3pm Typical Issues Working w/BDSM & Kink (sex ed) Emily Prior, M.A. 2

Time

(Friday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

04apr9:00 am3:00 pmLGBTQIA Affirmative Workshop - Wednesday, April 4

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
9-12pm lunch 1-3pm Working with transgender and gender nonconforming clients Lucien Fielding 4

Time

(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

march 2018

30mar9:00 am11:00 amAlternative Relationships Workshop - Friday, March 30

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
9-11am AltSex and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals Lucien Felding, Ph.D. 2

Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

23mar11:30 am4:00 pmAlternative Relationships Workshop - Friday, March 23

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
11:30-12:30 Unique Subcultures (Furries, otherkin, vampyres, etc) 40 minutes each Courtney Plante 1
1-4pm Understanding Sex Work and Sex Workers Emily Prior, M.A. 3

Time

(Friday) 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

16mar8:45 am1:00 pmLGBTQIA Affirmative Workshop - Friday, March 16

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
8:45-9:45am Mixed Orientation Relationships Joe Kort, Ph.D.. 1
10am-1pm Sexual Fluidity: Research findings and implications for affirmative therapy Lisa Diamond, Ph.D. 3

Time

(Friday) 8:45 am - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

16marAll Day182018 MSTI Conference - Florida

Event Details

Date Course Speaker
Friday March 16 Diagnosis of female Sexual Dysfunction (9-1)

Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction (2-6)

Stanley Althof, Ph.D.

Saturday March 17 Taking a Sexual History and Human Sexual Response Rachel Needle, Psy.D.
Sunday March 18 Mental Illness and Sexuality (9-1) Larry Siegel, M.A.

Time

march 16 (Friday) - 18 (Sunday)

Location

Florida

Florida

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

15mar3:00 pm6:00 pmAlternative Relationships Workshop - Thursday, March 15

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
3-6pm Kink as Normal – Helping clients embrace their authentic Kink desires Galen Fous, MTP 3

Time

(Thursday) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

09mar3:00 pm6:00 pmAlternative Relationships Workshop - Friday, March 9

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
3-6pm Clinical Issues Around Negotiating Consent Emily Prior, M.A. 3

Time

(Friday) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

09mar9:00 am10:00 amLGBTQIA Affirmative Workshop - Friday, March 9

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
9-10am The Trauma of Growing up LGBTQ and Internalized Homophobia. Joe Kort, Ph.D. 2

Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

02mar1:00 pm3:00 pmLGBTQIA Affirmative Workshop - Friday, March 2

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
1-3:00pm Alternative Sexualities/Non-traditional Relationships and LGBTQ Populations. Richard Sprott, Ph.D. 2

Time

(Friday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

february 2018

23feb9:00 am6:00 pmAlternative Relationships Workshop - Friday, February 23

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
9-11am Specific Clinical Issues with Polyamorous & Non-Monogomous Relationships Margie Nichols, Ph.D. 2
12-3pm Specific Clinical Issues with BDSM/Kink Rhoda Lipscomb, Ph.D. 3
4-6pm Integrating Kink with Harm Reduction and other Therapeutic Modalities Michael Aaron, Ph.D. 2

Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

16feb10:30 am3:00 pmLGBTQIA Affirmative Workshop - Friday, February 16

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
10:30am-12:30pm Bisexuality. David Ley, Ph.D. 2
1-3pm sensory awareness with mindfulness and hypnosis in gay men Rick Miller, LICSW 2

Time

(Friday) 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

09feb9:00 am10:00 amLGBTQIA Affirmative Workshop - Friday, February 9

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
9-10am Introduction to LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy Joe Kort, Ph.D. 1

Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

09feb9:00 am5:00 pmAlternative Relationships Workshop - Friday, February 9

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
9-11am Alternative Sexual Expression and Desire Discordance (Working with couples with varying sexual interests) Michael Aaron, Ph.D. 2
12-2pm Working with Ego-Dystonic Sexual Expressions Michael Aaron, Ph.D. 2
3-5pm Introduction to BDSM and Kink Rhoda Lipscomb, Ph.D. 2

Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

january 2018

26jan9:00 am11:00 amAlternative Relationships Workshop - Friday, January 26

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
9-11am Understanding Non-Monogamy Zhana Vrangalova, Ph.D. 2

Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

21jan9:00 am1:00 pmAlternative Relationships Workshop - Sunday, January 21

Event Details

Time (est) Course Speaker # of Hours/Ces
 9am-1pm Introduction to Alternative Sexualities and Working with Relational Systems Michael Aaron, Ph.D. 4

Time

(Sunday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Modern Sex Therapies InstitutesDrRachelNeedle@gmail.com

19janAll Day212018 MSTI Conference - New York, NY

Time

january 19 (Friday) - 21 (Sunday)

Location

New York

New York, NY

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