2019 MSTI Weekend Workshop – New York City


Modern Sex Therapy Institutes presents Weekend Workshop in New York City

Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019

LOCATION: Phillips Club, 66th Street, New York City

(SAR available Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17)

FLEXIBLE REGISTRATION! Sign up for the entire conference or just the class(es) of your choice!
– Participants can attend the workshops in person, LIVE online via webinar or at a later date via video recording.

CAN’T MAKE IT TO NEW YORK CITY? Attend LIVE online via Webinar!
– Webinar also will be available to watch after the conference.

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Michael Moran, LCSW, CST

Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D.

Logan Levkoff, Ph.D.

Logan Levkoff, Ph.D.

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


Addressing Sexual Issues in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) Couples Therapy (4 CEs)

Saturday, May 18 | 9 am to 1 pm EST

Speaker: Michael Moran, LCSW, CST

Many people who attend couples therapy complain of sexual issues such as discrepancies in desire, lack of attraction or sexual incompatibility, arousal or orgasm problems, challenges in the bedroom after having children, and infidelity. As such, there is an increasing call for an integrated approach to couple and sex therapy.  From the perspective of Emotionally Focused Therapy, such complaints are often, but not always, part of an underlying lack of security and bond in the relationship caused by the negative cycle between partners.  At times, as the partners de-escalate and become more secure, sexual issues remain unresolved.  Yet, many couple therapists lack knowledge and skill in the area of sex assessment and intervention.  In this workshop you will learn how to begin integrating sex therapy theory and interventions within EFT for couples.

Format: Combination of Lecture, Power point, Group Discussion, Case Examples with videotape of live couple sessions, Q & A

Learning Objectives

  1. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  2. Demonstrate techniques of sexual assessment in EFT treatment
  3. Discuss negative cycle interactions regarding sexual issues in EFT treatment
  4. Explain strategies of integrating sex therapy into EFT for couples
  5. Explain how to effectively create more emotionally secure bonding in couples specifically relating to greater sexual fulfillment

The Science of Sexual Fantasy: What Do We Want, and What Do Our Fantasies Say About Us? (4 CEs)
Saturday, May 18 | 2 pm to 6 pm EST
Presenter: Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D.

Almost everyone has sexual fantasies, and those fantasies serve a number of important functions. Despite the vital role they play in our lives, fantasies are all too often a potent source of shame, embarrassment, and anxiety. A big part of the reason for this is that fantasies remain poorly understood. The goal of this training is therefore to offer an in-depth exploration of the science of sexual fantasy. Dr. Justin Lehmiller, a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, will synthesize the latest research on this subject and present the key takeaways for sex therapists. Attendees will not just learn about the immense content and variability that exists in our sexual fantasies, but also what we know about where our fantasies come from, how they are connected to our own unique personality profiles and sexual histories, as well as how and why fantasies vary across different demographic groups.

Learning Objectives

Communicating Desire: Getting the Sex Life and Relationship You Want (4 CEs)

Sunday, May 19  |  9 am to 1 pm EST

Speaker: Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D.

Most of us have sexual fantasies that we wish were part of our sexual reality; however, few of us have ever shared these desires with our partners, let alone acted on them. Learning to communicate about our fantasies and desires is vital for maintaining happy and healthy relationships. Sexual communication has a number of benefits, from establishing greater intimacy and closeness to keeping passion alive. In this lecture and workshop, Dr. Justin Lehmiller, a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, will break down the barriers to communicating about desire in a way that will help you to get more of what you want out of sex and to have a healthier and more satisfying relationship. In addition to offering practical tools for sharing and acting on sexual desires, we will explore scientifically-backed principles of relationship success more generally.

Learning Objectives

My Kid Wants to Do What? How to Help Your Clients Navigate their Kids’ Sexuality (4 CEs)

Sunday, May 19 | 2 pm to 6 pm EST
Speaker: Logan Levkoff, Ph.D.

This workshop tackles the most common sexual concern that doesn’t actually concern us: “How do I talk to my children about sexuality?” Clients come into therapy looking for guidance, even in the parenting space. In this four hour seminar, participants will be able to debunk common myths about child and adolescent sexuality so that they can better help their clients manage these issues at home.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain what is typical sexual development for children and adolescents
  2. Discuss a holistic model of what it means to be “sexually healthy”
  3. Describe the multiple sources of media/culture that impact a young person’s sexuality and sexual life
  4. Create communication guidelines for their clients to implement at home
  5. Demonstrate role plays of common therapist/client issues re: parent/child communication about sexuality


For questions, contact Rachel Needle, PsyD, co-director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, at drrachelneedle@gmail.com, or call 561-379-7207

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