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Assessing and Treating Sexual Concerns in Couples with Richard Siegel, MS, LMHC, CST

Sexual concerns are a common complaint from clients, but learning how to address their specific needs can be difficult. This institute offers participants the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills for couples, families and singles throughout the lifespan, which can enhance or expand their practice. The ability to offer skilled assessment and intervention in the areas of intimacy and sexuality to a wide range of clients can enhance any family practice. 

Taking a respectful, yet intensive approach, this institute will cover sexual concerns and well-being from a relational perspective. Participants will explore the three areas of: diagnosis and treatment of couples presenting with sexual dysfunction and disorders; assessment and treatment of fetishes, compulsive/impulsive sexual behavior and “sex addiction”; and dynamics of interpersonal and family relationships and sexuality. Participants will leave with a strong skill set to provide excellence in relational therapy for sexual concerns.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify a developmental model of lifespan sexuality, and a systemic view of healthy family sexuality, including the wide variety of diverse family structures
  • Differentiate between levels of treatment for couples who present with psychological sexual dysfunctions or physiologically based sexual dysfunctions
  • Address the deeper issues related to sexual arousal, response, and sexual fulfillment
  • Integrate knowledge of the wide array of approaches and techniques utilized in treatment for the individual, the couple, the paraphilic and the sexually compulsive
  • Learn new techniques for working with sexual desire disorders, including low desire, desire discrepancies in couples, and hypersexual disorders or “sex addiction”
  • Distinguish those clients who have been sexually abused or traumatized, addressing both survivors of abuse and partners of survivors
  • Improve therapeutic techniques related to being “psychologically” single again, such as in widowhood and divorce.
  • Help the client understand the role of spirituality and acceptance in their love patterns and generativity of their lives together.

 Course Schedule:

Thursday, March 7, 2013 – Sunday, March 10, 2013

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day

This course provides 20 hours of continuing education.

Richard Siegel, MS, LMHC, is the co-director at the Sex Therapy Postgraduate Training Institute of New York, as well as the Florida Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute. He also serves as the Secretary on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). He is a former Planned Parenthood vice president of education, training and counseling services. He is an LMHC, a board certified sex therapist in Florida.  He is also a certified sexuality educator, sex therapist and supervisor through AASECT, and has offered training on sexual concerns to numerous experienced family therapists across the country.


Continuing Education

The AAMFT Institutes are approved to provide continuing education for marriage and family therapists and allied professionals by most major mental health organizations


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