Description: This course is an introduction to the treatment female sexual dysfunction, Attendees will learn how to treat sexual concerns arising both with an individual and in the context of a relationship.

Attendees will acquire an overview of best practices in terms of treatment and be given the opportunity to consider both the art and the science of treating female sexual concerns. Specific attention will be paid to the importance of developing or participating in an already existing treatment team.

Learning Objectives:

  • List 3 differences between dyspareunia and vaginismus and the ways to best collaborate with medical providers when treating either concern
  • Describe 3 ways in which a client’s partner can influence outcomes in sex therapy treatment
  • Discuss how treatment must be amended for clients who do not currently have a sexual partner or have a non-participating partner
  • Explain 3 clinical considerations that must be made when treating clients with cultural, religious, or otherwise ideological barriers to participating in mainstream treatment protocols or best practices

2:00 – 4:00pm: Overview of treatment models

4:00 -5:30pm: Case Studies

5:30 – 6:00pm: Discussion and Wrap Up