Integrating Couples and Sex Therapy
(8 CEs)
Gail Guttman, LCSW


8 CEs

Presented  by: Gail Guttman, LCSW

Recorded workshop available via video on demand



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

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).

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