The Exceptional Therapist: Theory and Methods of Holistic Sex Therapy

THIS IS A 3-DAY COURSE

March 13, 14, 15, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

LOCATION:
Hotel Northampton
36 King Street
Northampton, MA 

Contact info@instituteforsexuality.com for any course-specific questions. 

CE’s: 18

REGISTRATION: $450

What does it mean to be a sex therapist? What happens in the therapy room of a sex therapist, and how does it differ from other forms of therapy? In this training, we explore some of the nuances and tools that sex therapists bring into the room. Students will learn about some common models for sex therapy, and how to apply systemic frameworks to the practice of sex therapy. Students will leave with concrete skills that they can apply to their own practice, whether they are new to sex therapy or veterans of the field.

This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 18 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact ce@aasect.org.

CORE KNOWLEDGE AREA: Theory and Methods of Sex Related Psychotherapy (A); Sex Related Assessment (B),  Interventions in Relationship Systems (C)

SEX THERAPY TRAINING AREA: Theory and Methods of Sex Related Psychotherapy (A); Sex Related Assessment (B); Theory and method of approach to medical intervention in the evaluation and treatment of psychosexual disorders (D); Principles of consultation, collaboration, and referral. Engage in clinical sex therapy training through direct observation, demonstration, case review, or role-playing (E)

Course Objectives
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to (A) Discuss how clinicians can leverage their clinical strengths and familiar frameworks to sex therapy (B) Apply therapeutic frameworks to the assessment process and early stage of therapy (C) Applying PLISSIT/EX-PLISSIT frameworks in the middle stage of therapy (D) Utilizing Schnarch’s Crucible and 4D wheel to individual and couples work using clinical case studies at various stages of the therapeutic relationship (E) Apply “case dives” to identify and manage clinical countertransference (F) Role play methods of applying systems frameworks as various stages of the therapeutic process (assessment, beginning therapy, well established therapeutic relationship, termination) (G) discuss the role of homework and structured exercises in sex therapy (H) Discern when to use various referral and collaboration entities such as physicians, psychiatrists, institutions, bodyworkers and spiritual leaders. (I) Discuss the termination process and discern when clients have met their treatment goals.
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to (A) Describe at least two core components of Schnarch’s Crucible(R) Therapy framework (B) Contrast Gina Ogden’s 4D Sexuality/Spirituality wheel and Crucible Therapy (C) Discuss the PLISSIT/EX-PLISSIT model and use cases to practice discernment in when to use each skill. (D) Applying Esther Perel’s holistic frameworks to sex therapy clients
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to (A)Identify at least three common reasons why clients seek sex therapy. (B) Discuss at least two pioneers in the fields of sex therapy and sexological research. (C) Apply the case dive framework for managing countertransference(D) Identify at least 2 organizations devoted to sex therapy and research
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to (A) Discuss the role of attachment in EFT practice (B) Discern the benefits and drawbacks of EFT (C) Apply the Three Phase/Nine Step model to sex therapy using clinical case studies and group discussion.
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to (A) utilize at least 2 components of the family systems model of therapy (B) adapt family systems to presenting issues in sex therapy (C) discuss and analyze the family systems model (D)apply the family systems model of Sex therapy to initial assessments (E) discuss how intersectonality, systemic oppression, and macro social forces impact client work. (F) practice using ecograms as tools for assessment and clinical conceptualization
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to (A) Identify the components of the Gottman Method assessment (B) Applying Gottman’s Sound Relationship House and the Relationship “Four Horsemen” to couples in sex therapy. (C) Identify at least one limitation of using Gottman Method in sex therapy
  • By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to (A) Explore examples of breaches in the therapeutic relationship (B) Discuss how therapists respond to unexpected changes in client’s lives/clinical presentation (C) Analyze what happens when therapists make mistakes identify effective and less effective methods of repairing breaches in the therapeutic relationship (D) Apply strategies for responding to abuse in couples and individual sex therapy
Course Information
Start Time:
March 13, 2020 9:00 AM Eastern
8:00 AM Central, 7:00 AM Mountain, 6:00 AM Pacific
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Course Location:
36 King Street
Northampton, MA
Estimated Length:
363 days, 15 hours
Registration Time Remaining:
94 days, 2 hours
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
CE: 18.00
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