May 2020 MSTI Weekend Workshops – New York, NY


Modern Sex Therapy Institutes presents Weekend Workshop in New York, NY

Wednesday, May 13 to Sunday, May 17, 2020

Location: The Phillips Club NYC
155 W 66th St floor 1, New York, NY 10023

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

CAN’T MAKE IT TO NEW YORK CITY? 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:

Shadeen Francis, LMFT

Dr. Jess O’Reilly

Dr. Jess O’Reilly

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST


Sar In The City: Sex, Kink, & Social Identity: A Sexual Attitude Reassessment (10 CEs)

Wednesday, May 13 |  5 to 8 pm & Thursday, May 14, 2020  |  9 am to 4 pm EST
Presenter by: Shadeen Francis, LMFT

This course is provided IN-PERSON only.

The Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) is an experiential, group-based process that facilitates participants’ examination of their sexual attitudes, beliefs, values, and practices. This SAR intensive offers the opportunity for participants deepen their understanding and expand their awareness about the intersection of social identity, intimate pleasure, and kink.

Rationale: Sexuality professionals have specialized knowledge of the sexual feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of their clients. In order to work effectively with sexual concerns, they must also ask themselves how they are connected to the client’s interpersonal contexts and social identity.

Addressing Common Sexual Concerns In Individuals and Couples (16 CEs)

Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16, 2020  | 9 am to 6 pm EST
Presenter by: Dr. Jess O’Reilly 

Description: This workshop will explore common sexual concerns that individuals and couples seek to address and resolve with a therapist, counselor or coach. We’ll address specific strategies for managing Low Sexual Desire, Desire Differentials, Sexless Relationships, Anorgasmia, Premature Ejaculation, and Painful Sex. Participants will also explore how personal experience and bias can affect practice and client outcomes.

ADHD in Love and Bed: Treating Couples When One Partner Has ADHD (4 CEs)

Sunday, May 17 | 9 am to 1 pm EST
Presented by: Ari Tuckman, Psy.D.

Description: Adults with ADHD are over-represented in therapy offices, especially couples/sex therapy, because of the many ways that it can impact relationship functioning, yet there is little available for clinicians on how to work most effectively with this interesting population. ADHD is a neurologically-based information processing disorder, but it has significant psychological effects on how a person sees themselves, addresses challenges, and interacts with others. This then impacts how that adult with ADHD behaves in intimate relationships—which then impacts how their romantic partner behaves, as well, making certain dynamics more likely. Couples who have additional struggles by day can benefit all the more from the benefits of a good connection at night. As much as untreated ADHD can make the relationship and sex life much less satisfying for both partners, it tends to respond well to the right treatments.

This seminar will be based on original research conducted by Dr. Tuckman on how ADHD can impact a couple’s sexual and relationship satisfaction. He will share the results of that research, including what separates the most and least satisfied couples, how ADHD impacts sexuality, how gender intersects with ADHD, and which treatments were found to be most effective.

We will begin with a review of the symptoms of ADHD, including a deeper conceptual model of ADHD that is much more useful in work with clients. We will then cover the many ways that ADHD impacts an individual and couple, including results from Tuckman’s research. Most of our time will be spent on practical strategies that clinicians can use with individual and couples therapy clients.

This will be an engaging presentation that offers nuts and bolts strategies backed by a deep understanding of relationship dynamics, sexual functioning, and ADHD neurology.


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

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