July 2020 MSTI Weekend Workshops


*** Due to the pandemic, this workshop will be offered LIVE ONLINE only or at a later date via recording.

Modern Sex Therapy Institutes presents an ONLINE Weekend Workshop

Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26, 2020

FLEXIBLE REGISTRATION! Sign up for the entire conference or just the class(es) of your choice!
– Participants can attend the workshops LIVE online via webinar or at a later date via video recording.

Attend LIVE online via Webinar!
– Webinar also will be available to watch after the conference.

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Industry leaders will serve as presenters on the following course topics:

Joe Kort, PhD

Joe Kort

Uchenna Ossai, DPT, PT

Uchenna Ossai


Therapy with LGBTQIA Plus Clients (4 CEs)

Friday, July 24 | 9 am to 6 pm EST
Presenter by: Joe Kort, PhD 

Therapists often make mistakes treating your LGBTQIA clients? There is also misunderstanding about kinks and fetishes. Are you pushing them to “come out”? And if you are…you could be traumatizing your clients. Clients have a sexual, romantic and erotic orientation which may line up or not. My workshop and I will equip you with the right tools and up-to-date information you need in this rapidly changing population to more effectively counsel your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning clients, and couples. You will also learn how to work with consensual non-monogamy, kinks and fetishes You will learn specific strategies to better treat the unique challenges your client may be facing such as:
  1. self-acceptance and internalized homophobia
  2. non-hetero-normative sexual behaviors and practices
  3. trauma and abuse from growing up LGBTQ
  4. the difficult process of coming out
Also, let me help you avoid the common mistake of believing, “a couple is a couple” and treating LGBTQIA couples the same as their heterosexual counterparts.Don’t be the straight therapist that is losing LGBTQ clients because of poor intake, assessment and treatment planning. Learn how to offer your clients a safe place for therapy.
  1. Assess gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning clients for psychological trauma to assist in informing treatments interventions.
  2. Describe the six distinct stages of the coming out process to provide optimal amount of support to the client.
  3. Explain the difference between mental health disorders that mimic the effects of the trauma from growing up LGBTQ.
  4. Describe 2 specific clinical interventions to more effectively treat LGBTQ clients.
  5. List 2 assessment tools to more effectively treat LGBTQ clients.
  6. Describe a clinical intervention to work more effectively with LGBTQ clients from different generations.
  7. Explain the dynamics of same gendered couple when working with LGB couples in session.
  8. List 2 vulnerabilities and 2 strengths when working with LGB couples in session.

Biopsychosocial Approach to Pelvic floor and Sexual Dysfunction (8 CEs)

Saturday, July 25 | 9 am to 6 pm EST
Presented by: Uchenna Ossai, DPT, PT

This discussion will include a comprehensive review on the role of the pelvic floor in the sexual function of all genders. The lecture will review the fundamental function of the pelvic floor, common sexual and pelvic floor disorders, the impact of chronic illness on sexual and pelvic health, as well as evidence-based intervention strategies.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the anatomical considerations for pelvic floor dysfunction.
  2. Describe the biopsychosocial framework in the context of sexual and pelvic health.
  3. Describe two evidence-based treatment strategies for common sexual and pelvic health conditions.
  4. Explain how sexual and pelvic health function are impacted by chronic illness.
  5. Demonstrate how to screen patients for existing pelvic floor dysfunction and sexual dysfunction in clinical practice.
  6. List 2 common pelvic floor disorders.
  7. Describe 1 pelvic floor disorder
  8. Describe 1 treatment for a pelvic flood disorder

Cultural Considerations in Pelvic floor and Sexual Dysfunction (4 CEs)

Sunday, July 26 | 8 am – Noon
Presented by: Uchenna Ossai, DPT, PT

This course will provide an introductory discussion on the role of race, sexual orientation, gender and other cultural components within the context of acute and chronic pelvic floor and sexual dysfunction.  The course will cover concepts of chronic minority stress and its impact on healthcare treatment, outcomes, and healthcare seeking behaviors among diverse communities.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the impact of ethnic, racial, and gender discrimination on health, pelvic floor, and sexual function.
  2. Explain historical and systemic constructs that contribute to health disparities among minority communities.
  3. List 2 validated outcome surveys that assess perceived discrimination/minority stress.
  4. Demonstrate strategies to address disparities in pelvic and sexual health among minority communities.


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

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