Sex Therapy Interventions in Couples and Individual Therapy

Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT and Michael Moran, LCSW, CST

Friday, February 5th, 2016 – 10am – 4pm

Do sexual issues often arise in the treatment moment and you’re unsure how to address them? In this workshop we’ll review and explore sex therapy interventions for common sexual problems that clinicians are likely to encounter with couples, as well as individuals. We’ll concentrate on three primary areas: desire, arousal and orgasm, including low desire/discrepant desire in men and women; erectile disorder, premature ejaculation and delayed ejaculation in men; inhibited arousal, pain during sex and anorgasmia in women. With each sexual problem, we’ll look at the diagnostic context for case formulation, as well as standard DSM-5 protocols for intervention through the biospsychosocial lens. And as much as we’d like to believe that there’s a solution for every problem, sex therapists also need to play detective and be creative problem-solvers, looking for clues to cultivate the bigger picture of what’s occurring. To that end, Ian and Mike will use case-study and experiential exercises to emphasize the importance of eclecticism in approach, continual refinement as more insight is gleaned in the therapy, and the creativity required to design interventions that are unique and customized to the needs of the client/couple.


kerner_photoIan Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT is a marriage and family therapist and nationally recognized sex therapist and a New York Times best-selling author of numerous books, including the ever-popular She Comes First (Harper Collins) which has been translated into over a dozen languages. He writes a well known column for CNN and can often be seen on the TODAY Show and the Dr. Oz Show amongst others. Ian frequently lectures on topics related to intimacy and relationships, with recent appearances at New York University, Yale and Princeton and the French Institute Alliance Francaise. Ian is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and he is regularly quoted as an expert in print and online media. He currently works with individuals and couples on a variety of issues at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Ian is also the founder of, a web destination that brings together the country’s leading sex experts.

Moran3Mike Moran, LCSW, CST is a licensed psychotherapist and sex therapist located in New York, NY (Chelsea) as well as with The Institute for Personal Growth in Jersey City, NJ where he focuses his practice on the intersection of couples therapy and sex therapy; he is the only Certified EFT Couples Therapist 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.


CATA Training Room

122 W. 26th Street, Suite 701 – between 6th and 7th Avenue

Registration: To register for this workshop, please fill out the form below and pay (your registration is not confirmed until payment is received).

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  Please contact Michael Moran to be put on the waiting list.646-298-5227;

Fee: $175 – pay below.


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.


For additional information or questions, please contact our Program Coordinator Michael Moran, LCSW, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist:  646-298-5227;

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:  Any questions about CEUs or certificates should be directed to 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.

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.

Social Workers
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), 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”

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.