The Sexually Well Informed Clinician

The Sexually Well Informed Clinician

When:  Friday, October 28, 2022 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Where: Smith College Conference Center, Paradise Room 49 College Lane, Northampton, MA. 01063

What’s included: Training, lunch and CEs (details to come!)

To purchase tickets go HERE

Sex is on your clients’ minds, but does it enter the clinical conversation?

It’s not uncommon for both client and therapist to collude in avoiding sex-related issues due to mutual discomfort. Most of us have not had the training to help couples explore their sexual needs, fears, fantasies, and desires. All this is unfortunate, as the current field of sex therapy offers a body of practices that integrate exceptionally well with individual psychotherapy and couples therapy.

To bridge this gap, we are excited to offer this workshop with Ian Kerner, a renowned sex therapist, who will do a thorough and provocative presentation, including:

  1. The exponentially expanding science of sexuality
  2. Current tools for assessment, case formulation, and treatment of common sexual issues through a range of different lenses (biological, psychological, relational, intersectional).
  3. Co-constructing homework assignments with patients that maintain the clinical thread in-between sessions and bring back valuable data to continue working on.
  4. Challenging and deconstructing the limiting beliefs that patients often hold around sex.

    In this workshop, you will learn how to: 

    • Connect with your clients around “hard to talk about” sex topics
    • Integrate tools for intervening in common issues such as low desire, mismatched libido, arousal and orgasm problems, and excessive porn use, amongst others.
    • Apply the latest research on spontaneous vs. responsive desire, arousal non-concordance, the dual-control model, core erotic themes, and more.
    • Communicating about sex is hard for patients and therapists. But in the end, not communicating is even harder. So let’s talk about sex.

    Continuing Education

    This program has been approved for Category I MaMHCA hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR.

    This program has been approved for 6 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number 91288

    This activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Certification # PC- 041575.

    Smith College Covid Policy

    All guests to campus must be fully vaccinated plus first booster if eligible, and masking is required for all events when not eating or drinking.

    Patrick Rathbun, MSSW, LICSW

    Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and nationally recognized sex therapist who works with individuals and couples on a range of relational issues that often lead to distress. He frequently lectures on topics related to sex and relationships, with recent presentations for the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, the Ackerman Institute, Tony Robbins, The Society for Sex Therapy and Research, and TED 2021

    Ian is the New York Times best-selling author of She Comes First (Harper Collins), which has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He is the co-founder and co-director of the sex therapy program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

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