Sex Therapy Program

Sex Therapy Program

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CEU Information

Summer Sexuality Series:

Body Talk: Identifying and Working with Body Narratives in Sex Therapy

with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 2022; 1:45-3:15pm EST on Zoom

6 AASECT and NYS CE Credits Available.

Psychotherapists are learning to appreciate the notion that “the body keeps the score” as esteemed trauma specialist Bessel van der Kolk contends. How do we integrate such awareness into psychotherapy as we work with sexuality concerns? This year’s Summer Sexuality Series will discuss how to identify and utilize body narratives with individuals and couples. Case material will include examples of racializing, objectifying, and vilifying cultural body narratives that impact sexual development.

About the Presenter: 

Suzanne Iasenza is a practicing psychologist who specializes in and writes on topics such as human sexuality, sex therapy for individuals and couples, sexual orientation and gender identity. She is on the faculties of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, Adelphi University’s Derner Institute Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis, and the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy in NYC, where she also serves as Co-Director of the Sex Therapy Training Program (STC). She offers study/consultation groups and individual consultation for mental health professionals. She has a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York City.

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.

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STP’s 2021-2022 Schedule

The Sexually Well-Informed Clinician: Principles & Practices of Sex Therapy
with Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT
10 Fridays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, and 10, 2021 – 10:00AM-12:00PM

Soma-Cultural Liberation: Toward an Inclusion of Sexual Sovereignty and Erotic Survivance
with Roger Kuhn, PhD
Thursday, October 7th, 2021 – 7:00pm-9:00pm EDT

Cancer, Sexuality, and Relationships
with Stephanie Buehler, MPW, PsyD, CST-S, IF
Thursday, December 9th, 2021 – 7:00pm-9:00pm EST

Understanding & Treating Female Sexual Dysfunction
with Paul Gittens, MD, FACS
Thursday, January 20th, 2022 – 7:00pm-9:00pm EST

Culture’s Impact in Sex Therapy (Study Group)
with Ric Mathews, MHC, and Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
9 sessions: January 14, 28, February 11, 25, March 18, April 8, 22, May 6 & 20, 2022 – 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM EST

The Sexually Well-Informed Clinician: Principles & Practices of Sex Therapy
with Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT
January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, April 8 and 29 – 10:00AM-12:00PM EST

From the Outside In: Exploring Sexual Pleasure in Cultural Context
with Kathryn Hall, PhD
Thursday, February 10th, 2022 – 7:00pm-9:00pm EST

Understanding & Treating Male Sexual Dysfunction
with Paul Gittens, MD, FACS
Thursday, April 28th, 2022 – 7:00pm-9:00pm EST

Summer Sexuality Series: Identifying & Working with Body Narratives in Sex Therapy
with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 2022 – 1:45pm-3:15pm EST


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 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.