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Sexual Issues in Therapy: Clinical Strategies to Restore Desire, Increase Satisfaction & Empower Clients in the Bedroom & Beyond
Where:
COLUMBIA, MD
When:
Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Two principles have always been known as true in couples therapy. First, the key to sexual desire is secure bond and intimacy, and second, if you take care of the problems in the relationship, the sex problems will take care of themselves. But you have a couple on your caseload who is testing your skills. You’ve helped them rekindle the love and the intimacy in their relationship (or so you thought), but they keep coming back, because their sex lives are still not satisfying to either of them, or worse – they still aren’t having sex at all. As a result, your clients are frustrated and ashamed, and you’re overwhelmed because you have no idea what your next steps are to help them achieve sexual satisfaction.

Unfortunately, if your current couples treatment models are based on any of the assumptions above, you’re making mistakes as a clinician. In good couples therapy, we focus so much on rekindling intimacy that clients end up de-eroticizing their partners – and killing their sex drives. The truth is, fixing relationship issues will not fix sexual problems. Sexual problems must be targeted directly.

You can transform your work with couples by integrating sex therapy into your practice!

Join Barry W. McCarthy, Ph.D., ABPP, as he walks you step-by-step through some of the most challenging sexual issues you’ll face as a clinician. Barry will provide clear, session-by-session treatment models to address issues such as lack of desire, sexual trauma, sexual dysfunction and affairs, as well as tools to adapt those models to the treatment of sexual issues unique to non-traditional couples and older adults.

Attend “Sexual Issues in Therapy,” and learn how to give couples a broader sexual repertoire, because if it’s intercourse or nothing, nothing WILL win. You’ll walk away with the skills you need to confidently address sexual issues with your clients, help your clients rekindle their desire, overcome the biggest challenges of sex therapy and, most importantly, offer your clients a clear path to sexual fulfillment.

Register today to revolutionize your work with couples with sex therapy!
Objectives:
  1. Conduct a self-assessment to determine whether treating clients with sexual issues is appropriate based on your scope of practice, values & beliefs.
  2. Complete a thorough sexual history assessment with clients to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  3. Analyze the efficacy of various medical & pharmaceutical interventions for sexual dysfunctions such as sexual pain or ejaculatory inhibition.
  4. Adapt clinical treatment interventions and strategies to appropriately address sexual issues of non-traditional couples, individuals with a history of sexual trauma & older adults.
  5. Integrate strategies in-session to aid clients with sexual and emotional recovery from affairs.
  6. Prescribe psychosexual skill exercises to promote desire, pleasure, eroticism & sexual satisfaction in clients.
OUTLINE:

Integrate Sex Therapy Into Your Practice
  • Confront sex myths
  • Couples vs. sex therapy
  • Target the core issue of sexuality
  • The paradoxical role of sex in relationships
  • Sexual satisfaction: What does that mean?
  • Which clients should you treat?
  • Make the right referral
Assessment of Sexual Issues: Step-by-Step
  • The assessment model
  • Conduct a sexual history with your clients
  • Sexual secrets: When is it harmful to share?
  • Help clients create a sexual narrative
  • The six-month, good faith commitment
  • Develop a sex-therapy specific treatment plan
  • Case study: Assessment with Jeb & Maria
Core Therapeutic Strategies: Guidelines to Follow with All Clients in Sex Therapy
  • Your role as the therapist
  • Give your clients “permission” to be sexual
  • Relational styles, sexual styles & why they’re usually different (and should be)
  • Model of change: Personal responsibility, intimate team
  • Synchronous vs. asynchronous sex
  • Help your clients re-think sex: The 5 dimensions of touch
  • Combat unrealistic expectations
  • Psychosexual skill exercises
  • Relapse prevention plans: They’re not optional!
Sexual Dysfunctions: Interventions for Common Sexual Problems
  • Primary vs. secondary sexual dysfunction
  • Common causes of sexual problems
  • The challenges of pharmaceutical interventions
  • Common Sexual Issues for Women
    • Female Sexual Interest Arousal Disorder
    • Non-orgasmic response
    • Sexual pain: Treat it like a pain disorder
  • Common Sexual Issues for Men
    • Premature ejaculation
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Inhibited sexual desire
    • Ejaculatory inhibition
Extra-Marital Affairs (EMAs): Help Your Clients Recover Sexually & Emotionally
  • Fact or Fiction?: Myths about causes of EMAs
  • The common types & treatment implications
  • Why the traditional EMA therapy model doesn’t work
  • Help your clients make genuine meaning
  • How to use therapeutic letter writing for EMAs
  • Assist with sexual recovery
  • The decision to stay together: The role of the therapist
  • Considerations for the relapse prevention plan
  • Case study: Male, high-opportunity affair
  • Case study: Female, comparison affair
Non-Traditional Couples: Confidently Address Sexual Issues of Unique Clinical Populations
  • Gay & Lesbian Couples
    • Differing preferences for intercourse
    • Considerations for unique sexual & relational styles
  • Non-Monogamous Couples
    • Types of non-monogamy
    • Help clients determine what they value about being a couple
    • Guide clients in choosing their style
    • Assist with boundary-setting
Other Tricky Situations: Navigate the Complexities of Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Trauma: Assist Your Clients with Reclaiming Their Sexuality
    • Child sexual abuse, rape & incest
    • Help clients move from anxious victims to proud survivors
    • The mistakes we make as clinicians
    • Strategies for flashbacks during sex
  • Fatally Flawed Marriages: Help Clients Make Wise Decisions About Their Relationships
    • Address hidden agendas
    • Confront negative reasons to marry
    • Issues of core incompatibility
    • When couples decide to divorce
  • Sex Past 60: Address Issues of Sexuality & Aging
    • The myths & the good news
    • The key to sexual health
    • Help clients adapt to a new normal
Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Sex Educators
  • Sex Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Ministers and Pastoral Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

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
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.


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.

District of Columbia (DC) Counselors: CE credit is available. This course consists of 7.0 continuing education clock hours for DC Counselors. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling (S.6612.3) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling by organizations that have been approved by a counseling board in another state. 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 7.0 contact hours.

Maryland Counselors: CE credit is available. This course is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction for Maryland Counselors. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board. 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.

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.

Virginia Counselors: CE credit is available. This course is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing competency instruction for Virginia Counselors. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes continuing competency activities in the behavioral health field offered by organizations that are approved by NAADAC (18VAC115-20-105). 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.


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.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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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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.

Kentucky Psychologists: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity will qualify for 6.25 contact hours.

Maryland Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Maryland Psychologists. Pursuant to COMAR 10.36.02, the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists accepts 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.

Virginia Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Virginia Psychologists. The Virginia Board of Psychology (S.18VAC125-20-122) confirms acceptance of programs by any continuing education provider approved by a psychological association or psychology board in another state or jurisdiction. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions
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