Helping Couples Navigate Sexual Difficulties: Existential-Humanistic Approaches (4 CEs)


Modern Sex Therapy Institutes presents Weekend Workshop in New York City, NY

Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 9 am to 1 pm EST
Presented by: Daniel Watter, EdD

251 West 30th Street, 6th Floor New York, New York 10001

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.


This workshop will address the assessment and treatment of sexual difficulties from a couples’ treatment perspective.  The emphasis will be on those sexual difficulties that emanate from relational trauma, and are then triggered and re-created in current relationships.  Such difficulties as disruption in sexual arousal, orgasm, and/or desire will be examined through a sex-positive, existential-humanistic lens.  Assessment and treatment approached from an existential-humanistic lens represents a new model of assisting these couples through the alleviation of the distress that manifests itself within the sexual relationship.  Case examples will be presented to illustrate the efficacy of the sex-positive, existential-humanistic model of treating sexual conflicts within the context of couples’ therapy.

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the Existential-Humanistic Approach to the assessment and treatment of sexual problems;
  2. Describe and list the types of relational traumas that can result in sexual dysfunction;
  3. Demonstrate at least two techniques of the Existential-Humanistic Approach that are efficacious in the treatment of sexual difficulties within the context of couples’ therapy;
  4. Develop and conceptualize treatment plans for approaching the treatment of sexual problems using couples therapy as the primary treatment modality.



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

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