Sex Therapy Program

Sex Therapy Program

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CEU Information

The Sexually Well-Informed Clinician: Principles & Practices of Sex Therapy

with Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT

10 Fridays; September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, November 4, 18, December 2, & 9, and 16* 2022. 9:30am-11:30am EST on Zoom

*December 16 class date is reserved as make-up classes in case of a prior class cancellation.

20 AASECT and NYS CE Credits Available.

Sexuality and its expression are central to life, yet it’s not uncommon for both client and therapist to collude in avoiding sex-related issues due to mutual discomfort.  In an effort to bridge this gap and give clinicians the working tools to integrate sex therapy into their practices, this 10 week workshop will highlight:

  1. The history of sex therapy and the exponentially expanding science of sexuality
  2. Current tools for assessment, case-formulation and treatment of common sexual issues through a range of different lenses (biological, psychological, relational, intersectional).
  3. Therapeutic interventions, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, psychoeducational, and pharmacological approaches.
  4. Co-constructing homework assignments with patients that maintain the clinical thread in-between sessions and bring back useful data to keep working with.
  5. Challenging and deconstructing the limiting beliefs that patients often hold around sex.

In this workshop, you will learn how to: 

  • Connect with your clients around “hard to talk about” sex topics
  • Integrate tools for intervening in common issues such as low desire, mismatched libido, arousal and orgasm problems and excessive porn use amongst others
  • Apply the latest research on spontaneous vs. responsive desire, arousal non-concordance, the dual-control model, core erotic themes and more

Throughout the course, 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.

Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT is the co-founder and co-director of the Sex Therapy program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. He lectures frequently on topics related to sex and relationships, with recent presentations for the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, the Ackerman InstituteTony Robbins, The Society for Sex Therapy and Research and TED 2021. He is a regular contributor to CNN on the topic sexuality and relationships. Ian is the New York Times best-selling author of She Comes First (Harper Collins) which has been translated into more than a dozen languages and the newly released So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex.

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.

 


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.