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Integrating Couples and Sex Therapy(8 CE Hours)Presenter:Gail Guttman, LCSW

8 CE Hours

Presented  by: Gail Guttman, LCSW

Recorded workshop available via video on demand 

AASECT Category:

Sex Therapy Education
Section A

AND

Section C

 

$250.00

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Integrating Couples and Sex Therapy(8 CE Hours)Presenter:Gail Guttman, LCSW

8 CE Hours

Presented  by: Gail Guttman, LCSW

Recorded workshop available via video on demand 

AASECT Category:

Sex Therapy Education
Section A

AND

Section C

 

$250.00

Description

Description:

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss and describe the socio-cultural and familial factors affecting our sexuality and those of our clients and learn skills to help clients create new sexual messages
  • Explain the relational paradigm: distinguish between a relational and individual paradigm; and, conceptualize sex/couples therapy
  • Explain the PLISSIT model
  • Discuss the types of frameworks necessary to address sexual issues in couple relationships
  • List and describe two different models for working with couples
  • Demonstrate skills to enhance communication between couples in discussing sexuality issues
  • Describe and explain additional couples/sex therapy skills, including but not limited to sensate focus, appreciations, stretches, welcoming sexuality options, couples’ sexual style; and different types of touch
  • Explain the process for identifying counter-transference issues in seeing couples together and/or separately and determine what works best for each practitioner

Activity Schedule

  1. Introduction 15 minutes

    II. Sexual Messages45 minutes
    Learning Objectives: Describe the socio-cultural and familial factors affecting our ability to discuss sexuality with our clients
    CKA: B, C, O; Sex Therapy Training: A, E, F, G; Sexuality Counseling: A, C, F

III. Systems Approach to Sex Therapy
A. Familial & Cultural Issues
30 minutes

Learning Objectives: Describe the familial, socio-cultural issues affecting a clients sexuality development and sexual self esteem
CKA: B, C, O; Sex Therapy Training: A, E, F, G; Sexuality Counseling: A, C, F

  1. Medical Issue 40 minutes
  2. Learning Objectives: List the medical systems to explore in sex therapy cases
    CKA: H, I; Sex Therapy Training: B, D; Sexuality Counseling: A, C, D, F
  3. Relationship Issues 1.5 Hours
    Learning Objectives: Describe the relational paradigm and list different relational theories to utilize
    CKA: B, C, E, O Sex Therapy Training: A, B, C; Sexuality Counseling: A, C, F
  4. The Role of Anxiety 1 hour
    Learning Objectives: Demonstrate the role of anxiety in sexual dysfunction and explain the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in sex therapy
    CKA: C, G, H, I, M, O Sex Therapy Training: A, B, C, D, G; Sexuality Counseling: A, C, F
  5. Practice Skills in Couples & Sex Therapy
    A. Couples and Sex Therapy Evaluation 1 hour
    Learning Objectives:
    Demonstrate skills to conduct a couple, sex therapy/counseling evaluation and explore counter-transference issues
    CKA: B, C, E, G, H, I, M; Sex Therapy Training: A, B, C, D, E, G; Sexuality Counseling: A, C, F
  6. Identify the Couples Dance in a Sexuality Problem 1 hour
    Learning Objectives:
    Demonstrate the couples dance in a sexuality problem and utilize Internal Family Systems techniques to explore this dance
    CKA: B, C, E, M, O Sex Therapy Training: A, B, C, G; Sexuality Counseling: A, C, F
  7. Containment and Connection Skills in Couples/Sex Therapy 1 hour
    Learning Objectives: Demonstrate skills to contain conflict and create deepening connection in couples/sex therapy, using Imago therapy skills
    CKA: I, M, O Sex Therapy Training: A, B, C, G; Sexuality Counseling: A, C, F

V. Learnings 30 minutes

Speaker Bio:

Gail’s passion includes helping psychotherapists become more competent and confident in practicing couples and sex therapy. She conducts ongoing consultation groups, focusing on theories relating to couples and sex therapy.  In these consultation groups, cases are also discussed, providing an important support network for therapists.  Gail conducts training workshops and seminars at professional associations and conferences, such as the Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Workers, Imago Relationships International, The Integrated Sex Therapy Institute and the Modern Sex Therapy Institute.  She is a Continuing Education provider for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).