Would it surprise you to know that sex problems are the most common mental health problem in Canada according to a recent study — even more than anxiety and depression combined?
This clinically oriented workshop will help you become more comfortable integrating sexual issues and interventions into couple and individual therapy.
Traditionally, sex problems were viewed as a symptom of an individual or relationship problem. In this workshop, we will deal with sexual problems directly utilizing a psychobiosocial model for assessment and treatment. We will explore treatment of sexual desire, arousal, and orgasm dysfunction. In addition, we will explore controversial issues including the role and meaning of extra marital affairs (EMA), the use and misuse of erotic fantasies and porn, therapeutic and iatrogenic approaches to sexual trauma, issues of sexual orientation and gender presentation, and therapeutic strategies for dealing with sexual secrets (especially “shameful” secrets).
As you increase your comfort in asking questions related to sexuality, thereby establishing yourself as a pro-sexuality clinician who is open to addressing sexual problems, your clients will come to know you as an “askable” clinician.
Barry McCarthy, PhD, is a professor of psychology at American University, a diplomate in clinical psychology, a certified sex therapist, and a certified couples therapist. He has published more than 110 professional articles, 29 book chapters, and 14 books. Barry has presented more than 450 professional workshops in the United States and internationally. In 2016 he received the Masters and Johnson award for lifetime contributions to the sexuality field.