Integrating Sex Therapy and Couples Therapy Workshop
Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D. and Michael Moran, LCSW, CST
Friday, May 13, 2016 from 10am – 4pm
Many couples presenting for couples therapy may complain of sex issues: discrepancies in desire, lack of attraction or sexual compatibility, arousal or orgasm problems, or challenges in the bedroom after having children, going through infidelity or in the wake of trauma. From the perspective of Emotionally Focused Therapy, such complaints are often, but not always, part of an underlying lack of security and bond in the relationship caused by the negative cycle between partners. At times, as the partners de-escalate and become more secure, sexual issues remain unresolved. Yet, many EFT therapists lack knowledge and skill in the area of sex assessment and intervention. In this workshop you will learn how to begin integrating sex therapy within EFT for couples. This workshop will include lecture, video examples, and experiential exercises.
Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. She is a founding member and Vice President on the Board of Directors of NYCEFT. Zoya is also a Founder and Director of Center for Psychological and Interpersonal Development dedicated to high quality individual and couples therapy and EFT training. Zoya has a full-time practice in Chelsea, NY with adults and couples, specializing in cross-cultural and bilingual population. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Zoya has many years of experience providing crisis intervention in a psychiatric emergency service and continues as a voluntary faculty at NYU School of Medicine, CUNY Graduate Center, and Rutgers University. Zoya enjoys helping therapists learn EFT and teaches nationally and internationally, now bringing EFT to Russia. She is particularly interested in interplay between sexuality and attachment.
Mike Moran, LCSW, CST is a licensed psychotherapist and sex therapist located in New York, NY (Chelsea), where he focuses his practice on the intersection of couples therapy and sex therapy; he is the only Certified EFT Couples Therapist and an Approved Supervisor Candidate who is also an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in NYC. He is also an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work where he teaches Marriage and Family Therapy as well as LGBTQ Issues in Contemporary Society. Before going into private practice, Mike was Director of Training at Corporate Family Network, an EAP and work-life company based in Manhattan.
Birch Family Services Training Room
104 W. 29th Street, 2nd Floor (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001
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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
This event is sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 for an additional fee of $20 paid to R. Cassidy Seminars upon completion of this training. You can register, complete evaluation form and print out your certificate here: http://www.academeca.com/
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.
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 4.75 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.
This organization, R. 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 4.75 continuing education clinical clock hours.
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 4.75 contact hours live.
Sex Educators, Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 4.5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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.
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.