Sex is a topic that is invariably on peoples' minds, but to what extent does it enter the clinical conversation? It is not uncommon for both people in therapy and therapists to collude in avoiding sex-related issues due to mutual discomfort, or for therapists to feel unskilled when addressing sexuality. Many therapists will simply avoid the conversation altogether or refer out to a sex therapist.
The field of sex therapy has a rich and accessible history of clinical theory and a body of principles and practices that lend themselves well to integration with individual psychotherapy and/or couples therapy. This educational web conference will provide a concise overview of the field of sex therapy, including current models of human sexual response, as well as tools for assessment, case formulation, and treatment planning through a biopsychosocial lens. Dr. Ian Kerner will discuss the latest science-based research informing the treatment of common DSM-5 sexual issues such as female sexual interest and arousal disorder (FSIAD), male hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), erectile disorder (ED), premature ejaculation (PE), female orgasmic disorder (FOD), and problematic sexual behaviors such as excessive use of internet pornography.
This introductory, instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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Dr. Kerner believes, encourages, and supports therapists in feeling comfortable to manage sex therapy issues in a counseling session, and not have to refer out. - Debra Brittain, LCSW
It was so relevant to my practice, I could just hug him. It also bridged the gap in how to effectively address the issue of sex, and the various intervention and theories were so useful, most of which i have never heard of. THANK YOU!!!! - Claudia Higgins, MSW, RCSWI
I feel more competent to deal with sexual issues in the room and will follow up with more training in sex therapy. - Catherine Palmer, MS, LPC
Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
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Premium Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.
Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT specializes in couples counseling and sex therapy, working with both couples and individuals to help them address any number of relational concerns. He also works with individuals who have experienced sexual trauma and those who wish to address issues associated with gender and identity.
In addition to writing a weekly column for CNN Health, Dr. Kerner maintains a private practice and is a staff therapist at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, a non-profit training and treatment center. He also serves as co-programmer of a New Sex Therapy Series at the same institution. Dr. Kerner studied human sexuality at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and earned his doctorate through the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists.
An author and editor, Dr. Kerner has appeared on Today, CNN, and NPR as an expert on the topics of sex and sexuality. He is regularly quoted by the media, gives frequent lectures on topics such as human sexuality and relationship issues, and his recent appearances include the Sex and Attachment conference in New York City and the 2016 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. His books include:
Dr. Kerner is a New York City native where he currently resides with his wife, two sons, and their two family dogs. For more information about Dr. Kerner and his work, please visit www.iankerner.com.
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