This workshop will explore common sexual concerns that individuals and couples seek to address and resolve with a therapist, counselor or coach. We’ll address specific strategies for managing Low Sexual Desire, Desire Differentials, Sexless Relationships, Anorgasmia, Premature Ejaculation, and Painful Sex. Participants will also explore how personal experience and bias can affect practice and client outcomes.
At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:
- Describe low sexual desire
- Explain 2 techniques for working with individuals with low sexual desire
- Discuss how race, age, and gender identity intersect with sexual desire.
- Discuss how sexual orientation, ethnicity, and culture, religion, income, educational background, profession, personal identity, relationship arrangement intersect with sexual desire.
- Discuss how religion, income, educational background, profession, personal identity, and relationship arrangement intersect with sexual desire.
- Explain the role of shame and strategies to overcome sexual shame from an intercultural perspective
- Describe data and research related to sexual frequency in relationships
- List two factors that affect sexual frequency
- Discuss updated research with regard to orgasm: frequency, latency and timing by gender identity, relationship arrangement and sexual orientation
- List two factors that are positively and negatively correlated with orgasm/lack of orgasm
- Describe sexual anatomy including research on erogenous zones
- Explain current research on brain activity during orgasm
- Describe two techniques for increasing orgasm (or reducing orgasm latency):
- Explain a multi-step program to increase ejaculatory control
- Explain 2 approaches to treating painful sex