Sex Therapy Training

Sex Therapy Collaborative:

Relational, intersectional sex therapy training as a joint endeavor between FACTS (Family and Couples Treatment Services) and PCGS (Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality) – Divisions of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

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Note: ICP is now an approved provider of NYS Continuing Education Units and is a certified Provider Organization of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

March 18, 2017 

Sexology, Sexosophy, & African-American Sexuality: Implications for Sex Therapy and Sexuality Research

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9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday

Presenter: Herb Samuels, MSSW, PhD

AASECT and NYS CE credits are pending.

Reviews of past and contemporary societal perceptions suggest that the sexuality of African-Americans was guided by “bestial instinct”, promiscuity and an ethos  of permissive sexual mores.  This general perception or folk view of the sexuality of African-Americans is often hard to distinguish from that which appeared in the scientific literature.  Without adequate knowledge of the circumstances that helped to shape cultural impressions about the sexuality of African-American men and women, we are left with stereotypes that all too often present a distorted image.  Moreover, the historical experiences of a racial group have an effect on the values and self-understanding and ultimately the behavior of its members.  For sexual health professionals to work effectively with individuals in a specific group, it is essential that they gain insight about those experiences. Without such knowledge, effective treatment strategies or research questions cannot begin to address present-day concerns in ways that are applicable and responsive to the group in question.

 

About the Presenter:  Herb Samuels M.S. S.W., Ph.D. is past president of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. He is Professor of Human Sexuality and past Chair of the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York. He is a long time member, more than thirty years, of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

His primary work is as a sexuality educator. However, research and counseling are areas that Dr. Samuels has pursued over the years. His publications mostly concern the sexual behavior and attitudes of African-American men and women. He was a member of the board of directors of SIECUS and has served on the board of advisors for the Sinclair Intimacy Institute, with whom he participated in the making of several sex education videos, e.g., The Better Sex Video Series for Black Couples. For those of you might be interested, he’s chapter 39 in “How I Got into Sex”, edited by Bonnie Bullough, Vern L. Bullough, Marilyn A. Fithian, and William E. Hartman.



Spring Course Schedule

 

April 29, 2017

Workshop: Kink and Power Play 

9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday

Presenter: Margie Nichols PhD

 

June 7 – 28, 2017

4-Week Module:  Summer Sexuality Series

1:45 pm – 3:15pm, Wednesdays

Presenter: Suzanne Iasenza PhD



Past Workshops & Modules

9-Week Module:  The Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy 

October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9 & 16, 2016

10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Fridays

Presenter: Ian Kerner PhD

 

October 29, 2016

Workshop: Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday

Presenter: Douglas Braun-Harvey MFT

 

February 4, 2017 

Workshop: Male Sexual Problems: An Existential View

9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday

Presenter: Dan Watter ED.D



AASECT CE Credit Information

These programs meet the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
(AASECT) and are approved for CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal
of certification.

NYS Continuing Education Information

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 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 psychoanalysts.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the NYS Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education credit for licensed social workers.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 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 mental health counselors.

For more information about the CEU credits please call 212-333-3444.