Sex Therapy Collaborative

Sex Therapy Collaborative

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CEU Information

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

with Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT

Fridays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10*, & 17* 2021; 10:00AM-12:00PM EST

This course will be held virtually via Zoom.
20 AASECT and NYS CE Credits Available.
*December 10 and 17 are reserved for make-up classes in case of cancellations and/or special topics.

This workshop will survey the history of sex therapy and delineate models of human sexual response; it will address therapist self-location when dealing with both heterosexual and LGBTQ sexual issues and cover assessment of sexual concerns and case formulation: how to take a sexual history, conduct a sex-script analysis and use validated scales and measures to diagnose sex issues. Therapeutic interventions will be covered, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, psychoeducational, and pharmacological approaches. We will address common sex problems, including desire, arousal and orgasm issues.  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 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 that often lead to distress. He is the New York Times best-selling author of She Comes First, which has been translated into over a dozen languages, and the recently-published So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex. He contributes regularly on the topic of sexuality for CNN Health and has presented at The Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, The Ackerman Institute and the TED Conference 2021 amongst others. In addition to being a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), Ian is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and is also a member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). He maintains a private practice in NYC dedicated to honoring the centrality of sexuality in his patients’ lives.

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.


STC’s 2020-2021 Schedule

The Sexually Well-Informed Clinician: Principles & Practices of Sex Therapy
with Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT
10 Fridays: September 25—December 4, 9:45AM-11:45AM

Culture and Sexuality in Sex Therapy
with Bianca Laureano, MA
Saturday, November 7th, 20201, 9:00AM-4:00PM

Culture’s Impact in Sex Therapy (Study Group)
Co-facilitated Study Group with Veronica Chin Hing-Michaluk, LMHC and Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
January 8, 22, February 12, 26, March 12, 26, April 9, 23, May 7 & 21 2021, 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM EST

Magnificent Sex! 
with Peggy Kleinplatz, PhD
Thursday, February 11th, 2021, 7:00PM-9:00PM

Sex in Action: Getting Our Patients Unstuck and into Sexual Sync
with Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT
Saturday, May 1st, 2021, 10:00AM-1:00PM

Summer Sexuality Series
with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021, 1:45PM-3:15PM


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.