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).

The Sexually Well-Informed Clinician:

Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy

with Ian Kerner PhD, LMFT

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Part 1: 7 Fridays, October 6 through November 17, 2017 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Part 2: 7 Fridays, January 12 through February 23, 2018 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Each 7-week section qualifies for 14 CEUs, or 28 CEUs for the full course!

True or false: porn is addictive? Or wait, true or false: porn use is a normal, healthy expression of human sexuality? Porn and sex addiction are confusing and polarizing topics that can easily trigger therapists’ negative counter-transference. But the fact is that people in the United States visit more porn sites each month than they do Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter combined. Critics of porn will tell us that all this just goes to show we’re living in a “porn-addicted” society. Its advocates say we’re living in a “porn-phobic” one as well. In this deep-dive module, we will cover:

  • How to assess for when porn is a problem in relationships, when it’s not, and how to avoid therapeutic potholes in the process
  • How to handle clients’ self-diagnosis of “porn addict” and work with them to explore the context and assumptions surrounding their self-assessment
  • Expanding beyond porn to look at consensual atypical sexual behaviors, fetishes, rigid erotic themes and erotic conflicts that cause distress.
  • A CBT-based program (which includes harm reduction, resourcing mindfulness and cognitive reframing) for helping clients regulate their relationship to sex when it is problematic.
  • A review of “ethical porn” and how it can be used to help patients with a range of common sexual problems as part of a larger sex therapy program

This 7-week module is a continuation of Part 1, but it can also be taken on its own by students who did not participate in the Fall semester. As a continuation, we will begin this module with a 2-week exploration of special considerations for sex therapy with trans* patients before taking a deep dive into the construct of sex addiction. As in Part 1, we will be paying close attention to the development and deepening of the therapeutic alliance and the processing of clinical material that happens both in the room and in between sessions through homework assignments. Case studies will be regularly referenced and discussed and workshop participants will be given the opportunity to present clinical material for group discussion and feedback.

About the Presenter:

Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and nationally recognized sexuality counselor who specializes in sex therapy, couples therapy and working with individuals on a range of relational issues, such as the effects of sexual trauma. Ian is the New York Times best-selling author of numerous books, including She Comes First (Harper Collins) which is the best-selling sex advice book of the last decade and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

In addition to being a New York State licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Ian is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). He works with individuals and couples both privately and at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. His practice is composed equally of heterosexual and LGBTQ patients.

Refund Policy: Please note that refunds for all STC events are available up until one week before the start of the workshop or module.
For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Tobin Berliner at 212-333-3444 ext 109 or pcgs@icpnyc.org

Register for Part 2, January 12 through February 23, 2018:


Past Workshops & Modules

Click to see our 2016-2017 Series

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

October, November & December, 2016

Presenter: Ian Kerner PhD

 

October 29, 2016

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

Presenter: Douglas Braun-Harvey MFT

 

February 4, 2017 

Workshop: Male Sexual Problems: An Existential View

Presenter: Dan Watter ED.D

 

March 18, 2017 

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

Presenter: Herb Samuels, MSSW, PhD

 

April 29, 2017

Workshop: Psychotherapy with Clients Who Are Kinky or Who Want to Be and Taking Lessons from the Kink World Mainstream

Presenter: Margie Nichols PhD

 

June 7 – 28, 2017

4-Week Module:  Summer Sexuality Series – When Things Get Hot or Not: Countertransference to the Erotic in Couples Therapy

Presenter: Suzanne Iasenza PhD

 


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.