How Do Common Mental Health Issues Show Up in Sex: Using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) to Treat Common Sexual Issues (2CEs) :
In graduate school, our culture, and in a whole lot of the world we separate sex from the rest of ourselves. In reality sex, and our sexual experiences, and identity is part of us as an entire system. Participants will learn about ACT and CFT during this workshop and will understand to how to look at a client/the person as an entire system, physiologically, culturally, and socially.
The learner will be able to describe the human condition as a system in which all of the pieces work together.
Cancel The learner will be able to list 2 sexual issues that appear in many of the common mental health symptoms
The learner will be able to explain how depression impacts sexual functioning and address the common concerns of clients.
The learner will be able to explain how anxiety impacts sexual functioning and address the common concerns of clients.
Sex Therapy for Bariatric, Eating, and Body Image Issues (2CEs)
Eating disorders and body image issues, are some of the deadliest mental health issues we treat as clinicians. The etiology of these issues commonly begins during the onset of puberty. In addition, eating issues are often comorbid with anxiety and the anxiety disorder family. Sexual functioning is often not addressed at residential facilities or out-patient facilities. Many of the clinical patterns often seen that will be addressed in this workshop include:
-Detachment from their bodies
-Detachment from pleasure (not only sexual)
-Social (Dating, romantic, intimate relationship, and friendship) development stunting
-Significant contextual anxiety regarding sexuality
-No sexual functioning education while getting treatment
The learner will be able to explain how the sexual functioning of those who experience eating and body image issues is impacted.
The learner will describe how to use ACT and CFT to address sexual functioning in those with eating disorders or body image issues.