Ruth Cohn, MFT

Friday, March 17, 2017 10-5pm

Restoring Connection: Healing Sexuality Disrupted by Past Trauma

This workshop will offer a practical strategy for psychotherapy with couples suffering from sexual difficulties and impasses due to histories of trauma. Effective work with these challenging cases involves a clear understanding of the impact of trauma and dissociation on the mind, brain and body; and how this impact constellates and manifests in relationship and sexuality. The workshop will define and describe what constitutes traumatic experience, broadening and updating participants’ understanding from the original 1980 PTSD diagnosis. Participants will learn to recognize trauma’s unique resultant individual and interpersonal dynamics, how to interrupt and heal them, and how to recreate or introduce love and loving, pleasurable sexuality. The approach will be didactic, interactive and experiential, integrating Attachment Theory; State-of-the-Art Trauma Theory, research and practice; Neuroscience, and ample case material in narrative and client video. The intention is that participants leave the workshop equipped, inspired and confident to shepherd couples through these complex and painful difficulties.

photo-ruth-cohnRuth Cohn is Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist has specialized in psychotherapy with adult survivors of childhood trauma and neglect and their intimate partners and families, for thirty years. She is also Board Certified in Neurofeedback, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Imago Relationship Therapy. She is the author of Coming Home to Passion: Restoring Loving Sexuality in Couples with Histories of Childhood Trauma and Neglect, and numerous articles. She lives in San Francisco with her husband of 25 years. She can be reached through her web site: www.cominghometopassion.com, or via email at cohnruth@aol.com 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Define and recognize trauma and its impact on individuals, relationships and sexuality.
  • Organize a stepwise treatment plan.
  • Implement or suggest trauma processing treatment methodologies.
  • Select sex therapy practices to utilize or assign.
  • Tell how to support complex transference challenges.

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.