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Seminar Detail

Sex Made Simple: Clinical Strategies for Sexual Issues in Therapy

Where:
WOBURN, MA
When:
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Are you comfortable bringing up sexual issues with your clients? Do you welcome discussion of low sexual desire, extra-marital affairs, misuse of porn, anxiety about not having the right kind of orgasm, or how to heal from sexual trauma? Clients consistently report they wish they could have raised sexual concerns and problems in therapy. Join the leading national and international expert, author and speaker on sex therapy, Barry W. McCarthy, PhD, ABPP, and 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.

Rather than avoiding or downplaying sexual issues, you will gain confidence in addressing the range of sexual problems which affect over 50% of your individual and couple clients. Whether 26 or 76, single or married, straight or gay, sexuality should play a positive role in their life and relationship. This workshop introduces a pro-sexuality model and explores the new sexual mantra of desire, pleasure, eroticism and satisfaction.

Objectives:

  1. Analyze healthy and variant sexual desire comparisons and differences.
  2. Complete a sexual history with your client.
  3. Develop a treatment plan using a sexual strengths, vulnerabilities and problems assessment tool.
  4. Explore anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health factors impacting sexuality.
  5. Integrate strategies to aid with sexual and emotional recovery from affairs.
  6. Prescribe psychosexual skill exercises to promote desire, pleasure, eroticism and satisfaction.
OUTLINE

Confidently Broach All Things Sex with Your Clients
  • Confront sex myths
  • Desire, pleasure, eroticism and satisfaction
  • Address issues of healthy and variant sexual desire
  • Embrace the positive functions of sexuality in individual and couple therapy
Assess Sexual Issues with Individuals and Couples
  • Conduct a sexual history with your client (with confidence and effectiveness!)
  • Implement a comprehensive four session assessment model
  • Develop a treatment plan and identify goals through a sexual strengths, vulnerabilities and problem assessment
Sexual Challenges for Individual and Couple Therapy
  • Assist clients to take personal responsibility for sex: Initiation, rejection and shame
  • Issues of desire, sexual frequency and sexual power struggles
  • Confront sexual avoidance
  • Shame and vulnerability
Deal with Sexual Secrets
  • Sexual and emotional recovery from affairs
  • Pornography, prostitution, cross dressing, cybersex and other shame variant and defiant arousal issues
  • The problem and place for fetish-based desire
  • Issues of sexual orientation
Address Complex Emotional and Sexual Issues
  • Sexual issues with gay couples
  • Sexual dissatisfaction in relationships
  • Second marriages
  • Anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health issues that impact sexuality
  • Move toward healthy sex with clients who have a history of sexual trauma
Help Clients Maintain Satisfying, Secure, Sexual Lives
  • Psychosexual skill exercises to enhance comfort, attraction and trust
  • Sex past 60: Address issues of sexuality as we age
  • Sexual strategies with medical and mediation issues
  • Cope with Infertility
  • Make the right referral: Urologist, gynecologist or therapist

BARRY W MCCARTHY, PHD, ABPP

Barry W. McCarthy, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist (ABPP), certified marital and sex therapist, and a tenured professor of psychology at American University. His clinical expertise focused on integrating sex therapy strategies and techniques into individual and couples therapy, assessment and treatment of the most common male and female sexual problems, and a special expertise in the treatment of sexual desire disorders.

Dr. McCarthy earned his BA from Loyola University and his MA and PhD from Southern Illinois University. His professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Society for Sex Therapy and Research, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. 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 (PESI, 2015), Enduring Desire (Routledge, 2010), Discovering Your Couple Sexual Style (Routledge, 2009), Men’s Sexual Health (Routledge, 2007), Coping with Erectile Dysfunction (New Harbinger, 2004), Getting It Right the First Time (Routledge, 2004), andCoping with Premature Ejaculation (New Harbinger, 2004).



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Barry W. McCarthy receives royalties as an author for Taylor and Francis publishers and New Harbinger Publishers. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Barry W. McCarthy has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Addiction Counselors
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Counselors
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Marriage & Family Therapists
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