This event will be held virtually via Zoom.
Approved for 2 AASECT, NYS CE, & APA credits.
The most common sexual problems are related to desire, that is, low-no desire/frequency of sexual activity and sexual desire discrepancy. Mostly, treatment in sex therapy is targeted toward the low desire partner. What if the symptoms to be treated are not even indicative of pathology? What if they are better understood as signposts towards wanting more? Beginning in 2005, our research team began from a different vantage point: We studied individuals and couples whose sex lives became richer over time by re-visioning sex itself. What does it take to make optimal erotic experience develop and flourish over the course of a lifetime? What lessons might extraordinary lovers have for ordinary or even distressed couples and their therapists? In this interactive presentation, we will discuss how we can shift our focus from treatment of desire disorders to the qualities of erotic intimacy that make sex desirable.
About the presenter:
Peggy J. Kleinplatz, Ph.D., is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Director of the Optimal Sexual Experiences Research Team at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Please see optimalsexualexperiences.com. Her clinical work focuses on eroticism and transformation. Her current research focuses on optimal sexual experience, with a particular interest in sexual health in the elderly, disabled and marginalized populations. She is also providing international training for therapists seeking to “treat” low/no desire/frequency by enhancing the quality of couples’ sexual and relational intimacy. She is a Certified Sex Therapist and Educator. Kleinplatz has edited four books including Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures with Charles Moser, Ph.D., M.D., Sexuality and Ageing (2015) with Walter Bouman, M.D. and notably New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives, winner of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT) 2013 Book Award. She is the author with A. Dana Ménard, Ph.D. of Magnificent Sex: Lessons from Extraordinary Lovers (2020), winner of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research Consumer Book Award for 2021. In 2015, Kleinplatz received the AASECT Professional Standard of Excellence Award.
An important note about CEUs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists, psychoanalysts through the New York Department of Education. If your license is from a different state, please contact your state’s licensing board to find out if they will accept CE credits for New York State. If your license is from another state, please enter your license number with your state in parenthesis, ie 54321 (CA).
ICP is also an approved provider of AASECT continuing education credits.
Registration for this event is closed.
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Summer Sexuality Series
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Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021, 1:45PM-3:15PM
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
*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.
*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 marriage and family therapists.
*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists.
For more information about the CEU credits please call 212-333-3444.