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Treating Differences in Sexual Desire in Couples Therapy

Many couples seek couples therapy. Most couples do not seek out a sex therapist for common sexual difficulties such as a presentation of “differences in desire.” It is essential that couples therapists have some necessary skills to address this very common sexual scenario. How do you help a couple when one person’s desire is so much higher than the other? How do you manage each of their needs without pressuring the lower desire spouse? How do you work with the couple without shaming the higher desire spouse? How can a couple get their “needs” and preferences met while committing to an exclusive and committed relationship? Is sexual desire a need or a want?

 

 

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Treating Differences in Sexual Desire in Couples Therapy

Tuesday, November 08, 2022, 1:45 PM America/New_York

Presenter: Rivka Sidorsky, LCSW, AASECT

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Course Length: 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define the definition of desire and describe the process of sexual desire for male and female sexual response.
  2. Participants will be able to describe factors within the three major areas that increases, reduces, and changes sexual desire for both males and females (physiological, psychological, and relational).
  3. Participants will be able to utilize and implement 5 new tools that they can use in session with couples who experience a large difference in sexual desire.

This workshop Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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Many couples seek couples therapy. Most couples do not seek out a sex therapist for common sexual difficulties such as a presentation of “differences in desire.” It is essential that couples therapists have some necessary skills to address this very common sexual scenario. How do you help a couple when one person’s desire is so much higher than the other? How do you manage each of their needs without pressuring the lower desire spouse? How do you work with the couple without shaming the higher desire spouse? How can a couple get their “needs” and preferences met while committing to an exclusive and committed relationship? Is sexual desire a need or a want?

 

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define the definition of desire and describe the process of sexual desire for male and female sexual response.
  2. Participants will be able to describe factors within the three major areas that increases, reduces, and changes sexual desire for both males and females (physiological, psychological, and relational).
  3. Participants will be able to utilize and implement 5 new tools that they can use in session with couples who experience a large difference in sexual desire.

Agenda:

30 minutes: Male sexual response and female sexual response cycle, DSM Diagnostic criteria

1 hour: Introduction to Assessment of Sexual Desire Disorder and conducting sexual history, what contributors affect sexual desire. Assessment Case study

1 hour: Introduction to Treatment of Desire Disorders and treatment interventions, how to specifically help lower desire spouse (LDS) and higher desire spouse (HDS) within the context of a couple

30 minutes: 3 Case studies



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: intermediate
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire workshop, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
  • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.
  • This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapist Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.