Sex Made Simple: Navigating the Intimate Issues by Joe Kort
Do you freeze up when your clients bring up conversations about:
- low sexual desire
- extra-marital affairs
- misuse of porn
- anxiety about not having the right kind of orgasm
- how to heal from sexual trauma
Clients consistently report they wish they could have raised sexual concerns in therapy. These discussions are uncomfortable for both therapists and clients alike!
With this new online course you will learn to feel confident with open sexual discussions, providing psychological, biological, and relational sexual information, and utilizing psychosexual strategies and techniques to resolve sexual problems. You will also determine how to steer through your own values and beliefs while maintaining an open mind for the sexual issues in therapy and the often edgy erotic behavior people engage in today.
- Strategies to resolve sexual secrets: Affairs, pornography, fetishes and more
- Deal with the impact of sexual trauma in healthy relationships
- Help couples who are sexless, are sexually dissatisfied or struggling with good sex in their relationships
- Overcome your discomfort assessing and treating sexual issues
- Help for the client who says, “I love my spouse but I am not in love with them”
Barry McCarthy, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board certified clinical psychologist (ABPP), certified marital and sex therapist, and a tenured professor of psychology at American University. Barry received the Masters and Johnson award for lifetime contributions to the sexuality field from the Society for Sex Therapy and Research in April, 2016. He is a Diplomate in sex therapy earning this from the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
As a leading expert in this field, Dr. McCarthy has presented over 350 workshops around the world, and his extensive list of publications includes over 100 professional articles, 26 book chapters, and co-authorship of 14 books, including Sex Made Simple, Therapy with Men after Sixty, Rekindling Desire (2nd edition), Sexual Awareness (5th edition), Enduring Desire, Discovering Your Couple Sexual Style, Men’s Sexual Health, Coping with Erectile Dysfunction, Getting It Right the First Time, and Coping with Premature Ejaculation.
- Recognize your own sex-related stereotypes, resistance, guilt, and shame
- Research about alternative sexual practices, open monogamy, fetishes and a range of other behaviors
- Characterize responses and any vicarious trauma that may be triggered by issues around pornography, sexual exploitation, and other erotic practices
- Maximize your ability to communicate about sexual issues
- Explain how to help therapists face their own preconceived notions and countertransference issues around eroticism and intimacy.
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, a relationship expert and international speaker, an author, a faculty member and teacher with a Doctorate in Philosophy in Clinical Sexology. She is a Board Certified Sexologist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexologists, a Licensed Professional Counselor, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, a Registered Art Therapist, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and an Advanced Imago Clinician.
Dr. Tammy is the author of several books including, The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity (2013), Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together (2008) and What’s Eating You?: A Workbook for Anorexia and Bulimia (2004). She is the author of Six Weeks to Desire (2013) eBook, as well as several chapters of edited compilations and articles in professional journals. Dr. Nelson has been a featured expert in NY Times, Washington Post, Redbook, MSNBC, Shape, Men’s Health, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, Self, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and a source in Time magazine. She writes for HuffingtonPost, YourTango, and Psychotherapy Networker, as well as her own popular blog www.drtammynelson.com/blog/
Marty Klein, Ph.D.
The popularity of today’s free pornography contributes to conflict between many porn users and their partners. Many clinicians depend on personal experience, their own values, and psychology’s gender stereotypes and sex-negativity when dealing with these cases. This can lead to interventions we wouldn’t consider in similar non-sexual situations — taking sides, pathologizing one partner while legitimizing the other, diagnosing “porn addiction” without sufficient information. This often results in treatment errors and premature termination.
When you develop “pornography literacy” you can support both porn consumers and their partners.
Marty Klein, Ph.D.
When people come in and the presenting problem is sex, do you know what you need to know about affairs, desire, pornography, fertility, S/M, “sex addiction,” arranged marriages, aging, cybersex, and orgasm? And when the presenting problem isn’t sex, do you know how to deal with the ways sexuality can interface with issues of power, anxiety, intimacy, guilt, shame, and isolation?
Most therapists don’t understand, that helping clients feel sexually “normal” undermines treatment rather than supporting it. In this bonus recording, participants will acquire new tools to interpret, influence, and treat patients’ sexual decision-making — without stripping sex of its richness, darkness, and adulthood.
Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW
Are you making the biggest mistake treating your LGBTQ clients? Are you asking them about their sexual practices? Or are you too worried you will offend your client?
Join this online workshop and equip yourself 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 and questioning clients, and couples about sexual issues.
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.
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