LIVECAST WEBINAR NOV 18: TREATING SEXUAL DESIRE DISORDERS

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TREATMENT OF SEXUAL DESIRE DIFFICULTIES FOLLOWING CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE — UPDATE on the MASTERS and JOHNSON MODEL

Integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) and EMDR into Object Relations and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT)


PRESENTED BY:  MARK F. SCHWARTZ, D.Sc. and LORI GALPERIN, LCSW
WHEN:  FRI. NOV 18 2022
COST:  FREE

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CEs:  2.0 with the completion of the online Evaluation Form
2.0 CEs provided with the completion of an online evaluation form. This workshop provides 2.0 CEs. Application made to CEPA for specified hours of Continuing Education Credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as is required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

PDF of SCIENTIFIC PAPER  >> “An Integrative Module for Treating Sexual Desire Disorders”

Written by Dr. Mark Schwartz and Dr. Stephen Southern 


ABSTRACT

An integrative model for treating sexual desire disorders was developed from the original work of the Masters and Johnson Institute, where the authors were on staff for many years. Sensual focus exercises and psycho-education were combined with couples therapy to address relationship conflicts, as well as individual trauma, dissociation, and attachment disorders. In this workshop, the focus will be on more contemporary clinical presentations of sexual abuse survivors struggling with sexual arousal difficulties, compounded with disorganized attachment and fears related to intimacy. We will discuss use of the co-therapy model with couples, wherein individual therapy with the partner in the room is used in conjunction with Internal Family Systems to work with dissociative parts stuck in the past and functioning as blocks to intimacy (devised by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.). The primary focus in these sessions is creating sufficient safety and connection between the couple in order to allow sexual arousal to unfold.

WEBINAR LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • To outline a couples-therapy approach, integrating interpersonal and intra-psychic affect-based interventions.
  • To outline an alternative model, integrating traditional cognitive behavioral and object relations approaches with contemporary attachment and trauma-based approaches to couples therapy.        
  • To present a unique and updated adaptation of Masters and Johnson’s model of sex therapy to the treatment of desire-phase disorders, following early sexual abuse.  

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