Emily Nagoski, PhD and Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D.

Friday, February 3, 2017 10-5pm

Sustaining a healthy sexual relationship over time: a dialogue between research and practice.

Most common sexual concerns presented by patients in long term relationships are discrepancy of desire or lack of sexual intimacy, difficulty reconnecting sexually after having children or infidelity, or boredom in the bedroom, as well as arousal and orgasm problems. This workshop will focus on the question of what sustains healthy satisfying sexual relationship over time. The field of sexuality writing and research appears to engage in conflict around ‘desire’ vs ‘pleasure’ dialectic. Using Dual Control Model of sexuality, we will attempt to clarify this issue and its impact on the question of distance and closeness for each partner. New findings from neuroscience on the role of serotonin in sexual pleasure and dysfunction will also be presented. An engaging dialogue between sexuality writer, educator and researcher Emily Nagoski and psychologist, clinician, and trainer in Emotionally Focused Therapy Zoya Simakhodskaya will create a unique opportunity to look at clinical cases and videos and discuss implications of neuroscience and vise versa.

Nagoski photoEmily Nagoski is a sex educator, author, research and activist Emily Nagoski has a Ph.D. in Health Behavior with a doctoral concentration in human sexuality from Indiana University (IU), and a Master’s degree (also from IU) in Counseling, with a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She also has a B.A. in Psychology, with minors in cognitive science and philosophy, from the University of Delaware. While at IU, Emily worked as an educator and docent at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex Gender and Reproduction. She also taught graduate and undergraduate classes in human sexuality, relationships and communication, stress management, and sex education. She is the author of three guides for Ian Kerner’s GoodInBed.com: The Good in Bed Guide to Orally Pleasuring a Man, The Good in Bed Guide to Female Orgasms, and A Scientific Guide to Successful Relationships, and the New York Times bestseller Come as You Are: The surprising new science that will transform your sex life (Simon & Schuster, 2015). She is regularly interviewed in the media as an expert in women’s sexual pleasure and the science of sexuality. A sex nerd among sex nerds, Emily has the lowest Erdős number of any sex educator in the world. She lives in western Massachusetts with two dogs, two cats, and a cartoonist.

zoya 4759web croppedZoya Simakhodskaya is is a licensed psychologist and a certified EFT therapist, supervisor and trainer. She has a full-time practice in Chelsea, NY with adults and couples, specializing in cross-cultural and bilingual population. Zoya is one of the founding members, Vice President of the Board of Directors and Chair of Education Committee for NYCEFT. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Zoya has many years of experience providing crisis intervention in a psychiatric emergency service. She continues to teach as a voluntary faculty at NYU School of Medicine with the Military Family Clinic, CUNY and Rutgers University. Zoya presents and teaches nationally and internationally on EFT and now is bringing EFT training to therapists in Russia and Italy. She loves helping therapists master EFT model and get through their learning blocks.  She has particular interest in intersection of EFT and sexuality.

Location:

Birch Family Services Training Room

104 W. 29th Street, 2nd Floor – between 6th and 7th avenues

Fee: $190

Registration: please click “Register” button below to register through Eventbee.

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 our Program Coordinator Michael Moran, LCSW, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist:  646-298-5227; fulfilledcouples@gmail.com

Continuing Education Credits

“CE credits are available at additional cost.  For more information about obtaining a CE Certificate click here”

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.

Psychologists

Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 5.5 CE hours.

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. (5.5) clock hours.

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 5.5 continuing education clock hours.

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

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 5.5 contact hours live

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.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (5.5) 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. (5.5) 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. (5.5) contact hours.

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 5.5 Provider #151

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 5.5 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@assect.org.

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. (5.5) contact hours.

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.