The prevalence and major categories of women’s sexual dysfunctions is an often-overlooked area in mental health professions. Lori Brotto, PhD, R Psych will use Dr. Rosemary Basson’s circular sexual response cycle, which emphasizes the role of responsive sexual desire, to anchor her discussion of strategies for addressing these issues.
In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Lori Brotto will discuss and demonstrate the application of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in her program tailored to a population of women with low sexual desire. She will discuss how certain practices are customized to a population of women with genital pain and women with sexual abuse histories.
This web conference will be tailored for clinicians with some basic knowledge about mindfulness. Attendees of this web conference will not need to be experts in mindfulness, nor to have used it in their practice to find this presentation useful.
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Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: The contents of this program are based primarily on publications from the speaker, Dr. Lori Brotto as well as the available published literature on women’s sexual response. Contents are also guided by statements from consensus documents such as the International Consultation on Sexual Medicine. Some interpretation and analysis presented is made by Dr. Brotto. Statements about applications to clinical therapy are according to presenter’s understanding of the literature at the time of the program. The presenter may not know how to apply all research discussed to every clinical scenario presented by women. This program discusses strategies for improving sexual complaints in women.
Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None
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Lori Brotto, PhD, R Psych is a professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and a Registered Psychologist. She is the Executive Director of the Women's Health Research Institute at B.C. Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Brotto holds a Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health. She is the director of the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory where research primarily focuses on advancing the science of psychological and mindfulness-based interventions for women’s sexual health.
Dr. Brotto is an associate editor for Archives of Sexual Behavior, has over 150 peer-reviewed publications, and is frequently featured in the media on sexual health topics. Her book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire, is a knowledge translation of her research over the past 15 years demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness for women’s sexual concerns and genital pain.
For more information about Dr. Brotto and her work, please visit www.loribrotto.com.
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