May 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

Wednesday, May 13 to Sunday, May 17, 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:

Dr. Jess O’Reilly

Dr. Jess O’Reilly

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST


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 drrachelneedle@gmail.com, or call 561-379-7207

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