Description: This workshop is an introductory workshop that will discuss how sexuality is impacted by interpersonal and family dynamics. Participants will learn about the sexual equilibrium and how family and partners can impact each other. In addition, behavioral strategies for treating sexual problems and working with the couple will be introduced. This workshop will provide several models of conducting therapist around sexual issues in the context of the family.
– Explain the construct of the sexual equilibrium to illustrate how one partner’s sexual problems impacts the other.
– Describe the management of sexual problems in conjoint psychotherapy.
– List 3 behavioral strategies to manage sexual problems
– Describe 3 behavioral strategies to manage sexual problems
– Explain the concept of resistance as it applies to conjoint treatment of sexual problems.
– Evaluate the proposed model of conducting therapy around sexual issues and how familial relationships play a role.
30 mins Introduction
1.5 hours Explain the construct of the sexual equilibrium to illustrate how one partner’s sexual problems impacts the other
2 hours Discuss how sexual problems are managed in conjoint psychotherapy.
2 hours Present behavioral strategies to manage sexual problems
1 hour Describe the construct of resistance and demonstrate how manage it in conjoint psychotherapy.
1 hour Describe the construct of resistance and demonstrate how manage it in conjoint psychotherapy (continued)
1.5 hours Give strategies for managing the impact of affairs or boundary crossing within the dyadic relationship
30 mins – Discuss case material presented by audience members related to conjoint psychotherapy of couples with sexual problems.
About the Presenter: Dr. Stanley Althof (PY6913) is a Licensed Psychologist in the states of Florida and Ohio. He has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University. He specializes in sexual health and is the Founder of the Center for Marital and Sexual Health of South Florida, an outpatient treatment facility that specializes in sexual and marital health. He has conducted numerous presentations, workshops, and professional trainings in Sexual Medicine for private institutions, the FDA, and Pharmaceutical companies. For over twenty years, he has served a Professor of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.