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Navigating Asexuality in Clinical Practice

Virtual Workshop: Navigating Asexuality in Clinical Practice

Virtual Workshop:

Navigating Asexuality in Clinical Practice

with Dr. Morag A. Yule, C. Psych

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2024; 7:00pm-9:00pm on Zoom

This event will be approved for 2 NYS and 2 AASECT CE credits

Asexuality is characterized by a persistent lack of sexual attraction, and asexuality is often an intrinsic part of an individual’s identity. Asexual people, often referred to as “aces,” may have romantic feelings and the spectrum of asexuality includes various identities and differing levels of interest in sexual activity.

This presentation delves into the understanding and incorporation of asexual identities in clinical practice, aiming to enhance practitioners’ competency in addressing the unique needs of asexual individuals and their partners. It begins by defining asexuality, challenging common misconceptions, and highlighting the diversity within the asexual community. The talk emphasizes the importance of differentiating asexuality from other conditions, such as hypoactive sexual desire disorder, and the implications for misdiagnosis and treatment.

Case studies and interactive discussions will facilitate a deeper understanding of how to support asexual individuals through informed, empathetic, and tailored care. By the end of this session, participants will be equipped with practical tools and insights to navigate asexuality in their clinical work.

About the presenter:

Dr. Morag Yule received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and completed her clinical residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She is the founder and director of Ontario Sex Therapy, a private practice in Toronto. Dr. Yule has been involved in sex research since 2005 and been providing psychotherapy and assessments for sexual difficulties since 2010.

She has published and presented widely in sexuality and was awarded multiple academic honours and awards throughout her graduate training. Dr. Yule is especially recognized for her ground-breaking studies of asexuality and its assessment.

Dr. Yule provides psychological services for a broad range of sexual issues. She has extensive training and experience treating sexual dysfunction, including problems with sexual desire, difficulty experiencing sexual arousal and orgasm, and sexual pain. She also works with those exploring sexual identity, struggling with hypersexuality/out of control sexual behavior, navigating atypical/unique sexual interests, and moving past difficult sexual experiences and sexual trauma. In addition to her specialization in treating sexual difficulties, has a particular focus on treating OCD with sexuality-related themes such as pedophilia OCD (POCD) and sexual orientation OCD (SO-OCD). She works with both individuals and couples and people of all genders and sexual orientations.

Dr. Yule is President of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). She is also a full member of SSTAR, the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR) and the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF) as well as the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) and the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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An important note about CEs:
ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family 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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Date:
January 31
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Venue

Online Event

Organizer

Sex Therapy Program (STP)
Email
pcgs@icpnyc.org
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Virtual Workshop: Navigating Asexuality in Clinical Practice

Hybrid Workshop - Virtual & in-person at ICP:

The Complicated World of Family Cutoffs:

causes, interventions, and a deeper understanding

 

with Tracy K. Ross, LCSW Judith Aronowitz, LCSW

 

Thursday, February 1st, 2024 from 7pm-9pm Hybrid

This event will be approved for NYS 2 CE credits

Family estrangement is extremely widespread, affecting millions of people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or class. As therapists, whether we are working with individuals, couples, or families, the pain and impact is something we regularly encounter in our clinical work. Often there is internal conflict, particular meaning attached to the loss of the relationship(s), and inter-generational damage, that seeps into current relationships. With a deeper understanding of the causes, impact, and paths to repair, we as therapists can intervene to create lasting change and support individuals and families in finding a path forward.

We will take a deep dive into this phenomenon and look at the genogram of a family in order to deepen our understanding of the clinical material and examine the personal, relational, inter-generational, and multi-cultural aspects of this phenomena.

About Presenters:

Tracy Ross is a couples and family therapist as well as an organizational psychologist. She has a focus and expertise in adult family therapy, particularly in the area of family cut-offs, as well as specialties in discernment counseling and collaborative divorce. She is a graduate of the Ackerman Institute, where she was a faculty member for 10 years on the Resilient Families project. In addition to her clinical practice, Tracy develops and presents courses throughout the country and consults with businesses and non-profit organizations on a variety of interpersonal and relational issues.

Judith Aronowitz started her career as a Pediatric Nurse before realizing she was most drawn to healing relationships. She trained at the Ackerman Institute for the Family where she was a faculty member for 10 years on the Resilient Family project. She is also trained as a certified Discernment Counselor. Currently, she is in Private Practice in NYC working with Individuals, Couples, and Families. She is passionate about systems thinking and theories and along with Tracy Ross has developed courses on Family work and presents throughout the country.

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For any questions, including those about accessibility, or to request accommodations please contact Oranda Barnes at facts@icpnyc.org

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

ICP is also an approved provider of continuing education credits for psychologists through the APA.

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Continuing Education Information

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.

*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 creative arts therapists.

 

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Date:
January 31
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Venue

Online Event

Organizer

Sex Therapy Program (STP)
Email
pcgs@icpnyc.org
View Organizer Website
Virtual Workshop: Navigating Asexuality in Clinical Practice

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:

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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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: Navigating Asexuality in Clinical Practice

Virtual Workshop:

Navigating Asexuality in Clinical Practice

with Dr. Morag A. Yule, C. Psych

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2024; 7:00pm-9:00pm on Zoom

This event will be approved for 2 NYS and 2 AASECT CE credits

Asexuality is characterized by a persistent lack of sexual attraction, and asexuality is often an intrinsic part of an individual’s identity. Asexual people, often referred to as “aces,” may have romantic feelings and the spectrum of asexuality includes various identities and differing levels of interest in sexual activity.

This presentation delves into the understanding and incorporation of asexual identities in clinical practice, aiming to enhance practitioners’ competency in addressing the unique needs of asexual individuals and their partners. It begins by defining asexuality, challenging common misconceptions, and highlighting the diversity within the asexual community. The talk emphasizes the importance of differentiating asexuality from other conditions, such as hypoactive sexual desire disorder, and the implications for misdiagnosis and treatment.

Case studies and interactive discussions will facilitate a deeper understanding of how to support asexual individuals through informed, empathetic, and tailored care. By the end of this session, participants will be equipped with practical tools and insights to navigate asexuality in their clinical work.

About the presenter:

Dr. Morag Yule received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and completed her clinical residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She is the founder and director of Ontario Sex Therapy, a private practice in Toronto. Dr. Yule has been involved in sex research since 2005 and been providing psychotherapy and assessments for sexual difficulties since 2010.

She has published and presented widely in sexuality and was awarded multiple academic honours and awards throughout her graduate training. Dr. Yule is especially recognized for her ground-breaking studies of asexuality and its assessment.

Dr. Yule provides psychological services for a broad range of sexual issues. She has extensive training and experience treating sexual dysfunction, including problems with sexual desire, difficulty experiencing sexual arousal and orgasm, and sexual pain. She also works with those exploring sexual identity, struggling with hypersexuality/out of control sexual behavior, navigating atypical/unique sexual interests, and moving past difficult sexual experiences and sexual trauma. In addition to her specialization in treating sexual difficulties, has a particular focus on treating OCD with sexuality-related themes such as pedophilia OCD (POCD) and sexual orientation OCD (SO-OCD). She works with both individuals and couples and people of all genders and sexual orientations.

Dr. Yule is President of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). She is also a full member of SSTAR, the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR) and the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF) as well as the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) and the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

__________________________________________________

Signup for the STP Mailing List by Clicking Here
Want to learn more about our Certificate in Sex Therapy? Click Here.

__________________________________________________

An important note about CEs:
ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family 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:
January 31
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , ,

Venue

Online Event

Organizer

Sex Therapy Program (STP)
Email
pcgs@icpnyc.org
View Organizer Website
Virtual Workshop: Navigating Asexuality in Clinical Practice

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:

    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
    View Organizer Website

    Venue

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