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Sex, Desire & Attachment with Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.: New Science & Strategies to Transform Couples’ Sex Lives
Where:
NEW YORK, NY
When:
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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DOUBLETREE METROPOLITAN HOTEL
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NEW YORK, NY 10022
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Course Description:

“Am I normal?”

The client’s refrain in the therapy room – over so many issues that arise during clinical sessions.

We’re taught how to discuss almost any topic with relative skill and comfort, but we leave the matters of sex, attachment and desire to the sex educators and experts.

No longer do you need to shift in your chair, or feel your face flush.

Join Emily Nagoski, PhD, author and sex education expert, and leave with NEW knowledge:
  • The Body Arousal System – you’ll be amazed at what you don’t know!
  • The Science of Attachment – from the sex and desire perspective
  • Sex and the Trauma Survivor – the understanding and language you need to give the client
Emily Nagoski has been hailed by Sue Johnson, Ed.D., developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy as “a breath of fresh air in the sex and relationship field.”

John Gottman, PhD praises her book Come As You Are as “the best book I have ever read about desire and why some couples just stop having sex, and what they can do about it.”

Dr. Nagoski’s early career included interning at the highly regarded Kinsey Institute, and she currently travels internationally to speak on sex and desire to professionals and non-professionals alike. Her TED talks continue to receive accolades.

You’ll also walk away knowing:
  • How to respond to lack of desire
  • Ways to address feelings of anger & loneliness
  • Strategies to help your clients reconnect sexually
  • How to help your clients maintain strong & lasting sexual connections decades into their relationships
This daylong workshop will give you the knowledge and skill to effectively help clients understand that their concerns over sexual normalcy are just that – normal. Some topics may lend themselves to comfortable clinical conversations – sex typically is not one of them, but you can do more and make improvements that signal to your client your willingness and knowledge to listen and guide them.

Don’t miss this rare training by a renowned expert in sex education designed for behavioral health clinicians like yourself. You’ll not regret how you spent the day – and your clients will thank you.
Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the dual control model of sexual response.
  2. Determine the differences between spontaneous and responsive desire among couples.
  3. Analyze arousal non-concordance as it relates to sexual satisfaction.
  4. Assess the relationship between mindfulness practices and enhanced physical sensation.
  5. Investigate sexual myths to resolve the internal struggles of “am I normal?”
  6. Determine ways to address and resolve difficult feelings to strengthen couples’ relationships and rekindle desire.
OUTLINE

Desire & the Brain
  • Spontaneous vs. responsive desire
  • What to do when there’s a mismatch
  • Wanting vs. liking vs. learning
  • Limitations of the research & potential risks
The Model of Sexual Response
  • The brain’s sexual accelerator
  • What hits the brakes?
  • How the dual model influences sexual styles
  • Context sensitivity of pleasure perceptions
  • Help clients identify what influences their pleasure
Address Arousal Discrepancies
  • Address the myth of body response
  • The relationship between body & desire
  • Consent in the age of #metoo & #timesup
  • What actually predicts sexual satisfaction
Attachment & Trauma
  • The dark side of attachment
  • Attachment style & sex-life satisfaction
  • Self-compassion for sexual trauma survivors
  • Skills for sexual trauma survivors to release blame
Strategies to Enhance Sexual Desire
  • Help clients identify their most pleasure-positive context
  • Leverage the structure of sensations in the nervous system
  • Expand client understanding of pleasure
  • Mindfulness practices to enhance sensation
  • Pain’s role in sexual desire & relationship satisfaction
Enhance Couples’ Sexual Well-Being
  • Desire, frequency & what a “good sex life” looks like
  • Delve into the precise nature & role of trust in an erotic connection
  • Explore initiation style & communication skills
  • Excavate myths about gender toles & sexual “shoulds”
  • Address other sexual myths
Sexual Desire in Long-Term Relationships
  • Predictors of a strong, lasting sexual connection
  • ”Show up to the party” metaphor
  • The foundation of a strong sexual connection
  • Address difficult feelings & space between partners
Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Sex Educators and Therapists
  • Addiction Professionals
  • Nurses

EMILY NAGOSKI, PH.D.

Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., has been a sex educator for twenty years and is the former inaugural Director of Wellness Education at Smith College. Her New York Times best-selling book, Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life, has been hailed as a groundbreaking exploration of the science of sexuality. Sex therapist, Ian Kerner called it a “master class in the science of sex” and relationship researcher John Gottman said it is “an absolutely necessary guide for all couples.” She has also written three guides for Ian Kerner’s GoodInBed.com, including the “Guide to Female Orgasm,” and her own blog, The Dirty Normal.

Dr. Nagoski has a Ph.D. in health behavior with a doctoral concentration in human sexuality from Indiana University, and a master’s degree in counseling, with a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in human sexuality, relationships and communication, stress management, and sex education.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

New York Addiction Professionals: This course has been submitted to OASAS for review.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New Jersey Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

New York Counselors: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

New Jersey Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for New Jersey Psychologists.
The New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 13 Law and Public Safety, Chapter 42, Board of Psychological Examiners, Section 13:42-10.21 Continuing Education Programs, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This program is certified for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

New York Psychologists: This live activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction and is related to the practice of psychology.


Sex Educators & Therapists
Application for CE Credits from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) has been submitted.


Social Workers (NASW)
This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers.

New Jersey Social Workers: This course, Sex, Desire & Attachment with Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.: New Science & Strategies to Transform Couples’ Sex Lives, Approval #192612-1122, provided by PESI, Inc., is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: September 16, 2019 through August 31, 2020. New Jersey social workers will receive 6.0 Clinical CE credits for participating in this course.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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