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Series of Workshops on Sexuality for Therapists in NYC

Directed by Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D.

Individual patients and couples often struggle with sexuality concerns, whether they are acknowledged or not.  It is important to have up to date information on current models of sexuality, assessment tools, and therapeutic interventions.  We are inviting experts to do short workshops to provide overview of many important topics relevant to individual and couples therapy.

Next Workshop:

Sensate Focus: The Alchemy of Healing Touch, Part II – Advanced Techniques for Varied Sexual Distresses and Challenging Couples.

with Linda Weiner and Constance Avery-Clark

Friday, September 13, 2019 9-5pm

Sensate Focus is a highly useful adjunct to relationship therapy, serving to foster emotional connection in the couple. It is, as well, a technique that forms the basis of sex therapy.

In this highly practical advanced workshop participants will be offered updates regarding best practices, re- introduced to the underpinnings of Sensate Focus in Somatic Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Practice, and offered the opportunity to delve deeper in applying Sensate Focus suggestions to specific sexual difficulties. Case Studies will be utilized in a step by step illustration of the use of the Sensate Focus hierarchy with varying sexual dysfunctions as well as with challenging couple presentations. Participants are invited to bring case summaries for discussion.

Video demonstrations of Sensate Focus positions and instructions will also be utilized.

“Sensate Focus: The Alchemy of Healing Touch, Part I” is a pre-requisite for this course. If you did not attend that course, please contact CPID for further information by emailing Zoya Simakhodskaya at zoya@cpidnyc.com

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), MFTs, and Counselors – Intermediate/Advanced Levels

Presenters:

LINDA-the portrait-glamour-cropped NEW Bigger CopyLinda Weiner, MSW, LCSW is Co-Director of the Institute for Sexual & Relationship Therapy & Training and Adjunct Professor at Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, a Certified Diplomate in Sexology (American Board of Sexology), and is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists as a Sex Therapist, Supervisor, and CE provider. Weiner has co-authored numerous articles, chapters, and most recently a book on the history and application of Sensate Focus techniques,   Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: An Illustrated Manual. Prior to beginning a private practice, Weiner was a Clinical & Research Associate at Masters & Johnson Institute in St. Louis and has been providing individual and couples relationship and sex therapy and training for the past 29 years. Her current research interest is on mindfulness and somatic processes in sex therapy.

Constance 2017 05 08 Headshot (2)Constance Avery-Clark, Ph.D., Ph.D. is Co-Director of the Institute for Sexual & Relationship Therapy & Training, an AASECT-Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy and an AASECT CE Provider, and a Certified Diplomate in Sexology through the American Board of Sexology. Dr. Avery-Clark has one doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and another in Psychology–Jungian Studies. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles, a book chapter and, most recently, a book on the history and application of Sensate Focus techniques entitled Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: An Illustrated Manual. She was formerly Research and Clinical Associate at Masters & Johnson Institute. She has been a practicing Licensed Psychologist in Boca Raton, Florida, for 29 years. She specializes in treating sexual, relationship, and meaning-of-life concerns, and has lectured nationally, including an appearance on the Today Show. Her current research interest is on the integration of mindfulness practice and depth-oriented approaches in sex therapy.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Location:

FPWA Conference Room

40 Broad Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10004

Fees:

$190 Early Bird Registration by August 1, 2019

$220 regular registration

Cancellations:

If notified in writing of canceling one month before workshop date, fee is refunded minus $25 administrative fee.  Registrations canceled after that date are not refundable.

Contact:

For additional information or questions, please contact Zoya Simakhodskaya at zoya@cpidnyc.com

Continuing Education Credits: 6 CE credits

Learning Objectives:

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Delineate when and how to use Sensate Focus touching suggestions integrated into relationship therapy;
  2. Utilize the most updated instructions for Sensate Focus
  3. Compare Sensate Focus and the practice of mindfulness and somatic touch.
  4. Individualize Sensate Focus suggestions for varying sexual concerns
  5. Identify strategies for use with challenging couples

Schedule and Outline

9:00 – 10:00 am: WORKSHOP: Brief Review of THE EVOLUTION OF SENSATE FOCUS (60 mins). Discussion, Powerpoint, Q&A.

Welcome and Introduction

Sensate Focus Defined

The evolution of Sensate Focus from its primal roots in somatic touch and mindfulness to

it’s refinement in conceptual and instructional implementation.

10:00-10:15 am: BREAK (15 mins)

10:15 am – 11:15 pm: WORKSHOP: IMPLEMENTING SENSATE FOCUS SUGGESTIONS (60 mins). Lecture, Case Illustration, PowerPoint,Video, and Q&A

  1. When do you begin Sensate Focus with clients and couples?
  2. Preliminary Suggestions
  3. Clinical Suggestions
  4. Additional suggestions
  5. General Sequence of touching suggestions
  6. Guidelines for moving up the hierarchy of touch
  7. The Creative Therapist: individualizing Sensate Focus Suggestions

11:15-12 pm: WORKSHOP: SENSATE FOCUS MODIFICATIONS for Specific Sexual Dysfunctions (90 mins). Lecture, Powerpoint, Case Illustrations, Q&A

Sexual Desire and Interest Concerns

  1. Erectile Disorder
  2. Rapid Ejaculation

12:00 – 1:15 pm: LUNCH BREAK (75 mins)

1:15 – 2:30 pm: WORKSHOP: SENSATE FOCUS MODIFICATIONS for Specific Sexual Dysfunctions (90 mins). Lecture, Powerpoint, Case Illustrations, Q&A (con’t)

  1. Delayed Ejaculation
  2. Female Orgasmic Disorder
  3. Vaginismus
  4. Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder

2:30 – 3:00 pm: WORKSHOP: SENSATE FOCUS MODIFICATIONS for Specific Sexual Dysfunctions (90 mins). Lecture, Powerpoint, Case Illustrations, Q&A (con’t)

  1. Sexual Trauma
  2. LGBTQA/Poly/Kink Clients

3:00-3:15 pm: BREAK (15 mins)

3:15-4:00: VIDEO Presentation, Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: Common Problems (30 mins) Processing (15 mins)

4:00-4:30pm: Suggestions for working with difficult couples  (30 mins). Lecture, PowerPoint, Case Illustrations, and Q&A

4:30-4:45pm: Participant CASE CONSULTATION

4:45 – 5:00 pm: EVALUATION & WRAP-UP: Q&A, Concluding Remarks, Evaluation

Continuing Education Credits: This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com


Psychologists

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (6) CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY:
R. Cassidy Seminars 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. #P-0005. (6) clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, #1082, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers completing this course receive [6] Clinical practice continuing education credits.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
NJ Social Workers: An application has been made for consideration of approval for 6 Clinical practice CE credits..
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 6 contact hours. Live in-person.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA:
The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.( 6) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (6) contact hours.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (6) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 (6) CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY:
R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (6) contact hours

Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE Credits. These CE Credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@aasect.org.


Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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