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Summer Sexuality Series: Attachment without Attraction: Understanding Lost Sexual Attraction in Couples (June 5-June 26)

Upcoming Virtual Workshop:

Summer Sexuality Series: Attachment without Attraction: Understanding Lost Sexual Attraction in Couples

Suzanne

with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

Wednesdays: June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2024; 1:45pm-3:15pm

This event is approved for Approved for 6 AASECT CE + 6 NYS CE Credits

One of the most perplexing clinical moments for patients and therapists is a declaration of an absence of sexual attraction by one or both partners. Unlike sexual desire which can wax and wane over time, sexual attraction is often experienced as fixed and unchangeable. What is a therapist to do? How do we best understand the vicissitudes of sexual attraction over the lifespan of couples including the absence of attraction from the beginning of relationships to its decline over time. 

Utilizing a narrative approach which integrates psychodynamic, systems, and cognitive behavioral elements, Dr. Iasenza will discuss assessment and treatment techniques that help identify and transform intrapsychic, interpersonal, developmental, and environmental factors that contribute to this emotionally challenging presenting problem.

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 teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, Adelphi University’s Derner Institute Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis, the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, the Family Institute of Westchester, and the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy in NYC, where she co-founded the Sex Therapy Training Program (STP).

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.

 

An important note about CEs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists, psychologists and 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).

 

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Details

Date:
June 5
Time:
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
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Website:
icpnyc.org/training/stp

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Online Event

Organizer

Sex Therapy Program (STP)
Email
pcgs@icpnyc.org
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Other

Credits
6
Join us at 7:00PM EST on Zoom for a virtual information session, featuring co-founder Suzanne Iasenza, PhD and co-director Sam Lutz, PhD.
If you missed this info session, you can learn about our program at the ICP Open House on April 3rd. Visit https://icpnyc.org/event/icp-open-house/ to learn more and RSVP.
Learn more about our Sex Therapy Training: Certificate in Sex Therapy by visiting icpnyc.org/stp
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Details

Date:
March 27
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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Venue

Online Event

Organizer

Sex Therapy Program (STP)
Email
pcgs@icpnyc.org
View Organizer Website

Upcoming Virtual Workshop:

Menopause and Sexual Medicine

with Rachel Rubin, MD

Saturday, March 9, 2024; 10:00am-12:00pm

This event is approved for Approved for 2 AASECT CE + 2 NYS CE Credits

 

This two-hour workshop will be about menopause and sexual medicine. Over the course of this lecure, Dr. Rubin will provide a bio-psycho-social toolbox for creating satisfied clients, including:

  • Explaining the signs and symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), a relatively new term that describes various menopausal symptoms and signs, including genital symptoms, sexual symptoms, and also urinary symptoms.
  • Discussing the safety of vaginal hormones and
  • Discussing the importance of treating GSM in helping sexual and urinary health for menopausal women

Dr. Rachel Rubin is a board-certified urologist and sexual medicine specialist. She is an assistant clinical professor of Urology at Georgetown University and owns her private practice in the Washington DC region. She is one of only a handful of physicians fellowship trained in male and female sexual medicine. Dr. Rubin is a clinician, researcher, and vocal educator in the field of sexual medicine. She completed her medical and undergraduate training at Tufts University, her urology training at Georgetown University, and her fellowship training under Dr. Irwin Goldstein in San Diego. In addition to being education chair for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), she also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal Sexual Medicine Reviews. Her work has been featured in the NYT, PBS and NPR.

This program will meet AASECT Core Knowledge Area H. Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality, including, but not limited to, illness, disability, drugs, mental health, conception, pregnancy, childbirth & pregnancy termination, contraception, fertility, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, other infections, sexual trauma, injury and safer sex practices

An important note about CEs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists, psychologists and 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).

 

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To be notified when registration is posted, subscribe to the Sex Therapy Program mailing list by clicking here.

Want to learn more about our Certificate in Sex Therapy? Click here.

To subscribe to ICP's Mailing List for Mental Health Providers, click here.

 

Details

Date:
March 9
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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Website:
https://new.icpnyc.org/training/stp/

Venue

Online Event

Organizer

Sex Therapy Program (STP)
Email
pcgs@icpnyc.org
View Organizer Website

Virtual Workshop:

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

Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT

10 Fridays: September 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15* & 22*, 2023 from 9:30AM-11:30AM on Zoom

20 NYS and AASECT CE Credits
*This is a 10 week-course with two extra dates reserved at the end in case of a class cancellation.

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:

  • The history of sex therapy and the exponentially expanding science of sexuality
  • Current tools for assessment, case-formulation and treatment of common sexual issues through a range of different lenses (biological, psychological, relational, intersectional).
  • Therapeutic interventions, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, psychoeducational, and pharmacological approaches.
  • Co-constructing homework assignments with patients that maintain the clinical thread in-between sessions and bring back useful data to keep working with.
  • Challenging and deconstructing the limiting beliefs that patients often hold around sex.
  • In this 10-week 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.

    Bio:

    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 Institute, Tony 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.

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    Details

    Date:
    September 24, 2023
    Time:
    9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
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    Organizer

    Sex Therapy Program (STP)
    Email
    pcgs@icpnyc.org
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    Other

    Credits
    20 NYS + AASECT CE credits

    Venue

    ICP
    33 W 60th St., 4FL
    New York, 10023 United States
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    Phone
    212.333.3444
    View Venue Website

    Summer Sexuality Series:

    The Incredible Lightness of Becoming Erotic in Later Life:
    Lessons from Octogenarians

    with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

    Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023; 1:45-3:15pm EST on Zoom

    6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

    U.S. Culture contains a plethora of desexualizing narratives about aging. Therapists and patients often buy into myths believing sex in later life is destined to be limited and disappointing. After years of substandard or non-existent sex in long-term relationships some seniors enter couple therapy feeling hopeless and skeptical that erotic life is possible especially as they experience the physical impact of aging.

    This presentation will discuss how to identify and transform limiting cultural and personal narratives, thus creating potential erotic space within which couples discover erotic lightness and play. Case material will illustrate how to integrate new narrative frames and technique into therapy with senior couples.

    About the Presenter:
    SUZANNE IASENZA, PhD is on the faculties of the Adelphi University Derner Institute’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), where she also serves as Co-Director of the Sex Therapy Training Program (STP). She also teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Family Institute of Westchester. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York. Her latest book, Transforming Sexual Narratives: A Relational Approach to Sex Therapy was published by Routledge.

    Registration has now closed. If you registered but haven’t received your Zoom link, please email Tobin Berliner at stp@icpnyc.org

    Details

    Date:
    June 28, 2023
    Time:
    1:45 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
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    Website:
    https://icpnyc.org/stp/#sched

    Venue

    Online Event

    Organizer

    Sex Therapy Program (STP)
    Email
    pcgs@icpnyc.org
    View Organizer Website

    Other

    Credits
    6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

    Summer Sexuality Series:

    The Incredible Lightness of Becoming Erotic in Later Life:
    Lessons from Octogenarians

    with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

    Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023; 1:45-3:15pm EST on Zoom

    6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

    U.S. Culture contains a plethora of desexualizing narratives about aging. Therapists and patients often buy into myths believing sex in later life is destined to be limited and disappointing. After years of substandard or non-existent sex in long-term relationships some seniors enter couple therapy feeling hopeless and skeptical that erotic life is possible especially as they experience the physical impact of aging.

    This presentation will discuss how to identify and transform limiting cultural and personal narratives, thus creating potential erotic space within which couples discover erotic lightness and play. Case material will illustrate how to integrate new narrative frames and technique into therapy with senior couples.

    About the Presenter:
    SUZANNE IASENZA, PhD is on the faculties of the Adelphi University Derner Institute’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), where she also serves as Co-Director of the Sex Therapy Training Program (STP). She also teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Family Institute of Westchester. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York. Her latest book, Transforming Sexual Narratives: A Relational Approach to Sex Therapy was published by Routledge.

    Registration has now closed. If you registered but haven’t received your Zoom link, please email Tobin Berliner at stp@icpnyc.org

     

    Details

    Date:
    June 21, 2023
    Time:
    1:45 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
    Event Categories:
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    Event Tags:
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    Website:
    https://icpnyc.org/stp/#sched

    Venue

    Online Event

    Organizer

    Sex Therapy Program (STP)
    Email
    pcgs@icpnyc.org
    View Organizer Website

    Other

    Credits
    6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

    Summer Sexuality Series:

    The Incredible Lightness of Becoming Erotic in Later Life:
    Lessons from Octogenarians

    with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

    Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023; 1:45-3:15pm EST on Zoom

    6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

    U.S. Culture contains a plethora of desexualizing narratives about aging. Therapists and patients often buy into myths believing sex in later life is destined to be limited and disappointing. After years of substandard or non-existent sex in long-term relationships some seniors enter couple therapy feeling hopeless and skeptical that erotic life is possible especially as they experience the physical impact of aging.

    This presentation will discuss how to identify and transform limiting cultural and personal narratives, thus creating potential erotic space within which couples discover erotic lightness and play. Case material will illustrate how to integrate new narrative frames and technique into therapy with senior couples.

    About the Presenter:
    SUZANNE IASENZA, PhD is on the faculties of the Adelphi University Derner Institute’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), where she also serves as Co-Director of the Sex Therapy Training Program (STP). She also teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Family Institute of Westchester. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York. Her latest book, Transforming Sexual Narratives: A Relational Approach to Sex Therapy was published by Routledge.

    Registration has now closed. If you registered but haven’t received your Zoom link, please email Tobin Berliner at stp@icpnyc.org

     

    Details

    Date:
    June 14, 2023
    Time:
    1:45 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
    Event Categories:
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    Event Tags:
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    Website:
    https://icpnyc.org/stp/#sched

    Venue

    Online Event

    Organizer

    Sex Therapy Program (STP)
    Email
    pcgs@icpnyc.org
    View Organizer Website

    Other

    Credits
    6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

    Summer Sexuality Series:

    The Incredible Lightness of Becoming Erotic in Later Life:
    Lessons from Octogenarians

    with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

    Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023; 1:45-3:15pm EST on Zoom

    6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

    NOTE: This is a 4-part series, registration is closed.

    U.S. Culture contains a plethora of desexualizing narratives about aging. Therapists and patients often buy into myths believing sex in later life is destined to be limited and disappointing. After years of substandard or non-existent sex in long-term relationships some seniors enter couple therapy feeling hopeless and skeptical that erotic life is possible especially as they experience the physical impact of aging.

    This presentation will discuss how to identify and transform limiting cultural and personal narratives, thus creating potential erotic space within which couples discover erotic lightness and play. Case material will illustrate how to integrate new narrative frames and technique into therapy with senior couples.

    About the Presenter:
    SUZANNE IASENZA, PhD is on the faculties of the Adelphi University Derner Institute’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), where she also serves as Co-Director of the Sex Therapy Training Program (STP). She also teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Family Institute of Westchester. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York. Her latest book, Transforming Sexual Narratives: A Relational Approach to Sex Therapy was published by Routledge.

    Registration has now closed. If you registered but haven’t received your Zoom link, please email Tobin Berliner at stp@icpnyc.org

     

    Details

    Date:
    June 7, 2023
    Time:
    1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    EDT
    Series:
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    Event Tags:
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    Website:
    https://icpnyc.org/stp/#sched

    Venue

    Online Event

    Organizer

    Sex Therapy Program (STP)
    Email
    pcgs@icpnyc.org
    View Organizer Website

    Other

    Credits
    6 AASECT + 6 NYS CE credits available.

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    Details

    Date:
    May 16, 2023
    Time:
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Event Category:
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    Organizer

    Sex Therapy Program (STP)
    Email
    pcgs@icpnyc.org
    View Organizer Website

    Venue

    ICP
    33 W 60th St., 4FL
    New York, 10023 United States
    Phone
    212.333.3444
    View Venue Website

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    Details

    Date:
    April 30, 2023
    Time:
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Event Category:
    Event Tags:

    Organizer

    Sex Therapy Program (STP)
    Email
    pcgs@icpnyc.org
    View Organizer Website

    Venue

    ICP
    33 W 60th St., 4FL
    New York, 10023 United States
    Phone
    212.333.3444
    View Venue Website
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