Live Online Workshop via Zoom

This 8 session series provides a deeper exploration of the content presented in the introductory 2-day workshop “Sex as a Safe Adventure.” Many couples presenting for couple 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 most often 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 skills in the area of sex assessment and intervention. You will learn how to do a thorough assessment of the negative relational and sexual cycle so you can skillfully use EFT interventions to help couples move toward de-escalation. This workshop will also address how to integrate psycho-education and simple behavioral sex therapy interventions as couple begins to move into Stage 2, while at the same time to continue building secure bond through increased vulnerability. This training will also focus on the impact of aging on sexuality and working with specific populations, such as LGBTQ+, Consensual Non-monogamy, BDSM and kink clients. This workshop will include lecture, video examples, case presentations and experiential exercises.

When:

8 Mondays 11am-1pm Eastern Time (New York)
March 8 and 22, 2021
April 5 and 19, 2021
May 3 and 17, 2021
June 7 and 21, 2021 

Presenters:

Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. She is a founding member, Executive Director 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 and CUNY Graduate Center.  Zoya enjoys helping therapists learn EFT and teaches nationally and internationally, now bringing EFT to Russia and Ukraine.

Michael Moran, LCSW, CST is a psychotherapist, Certified EFT Couples Therapist and Supervisor, and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist based in New York, NY where he specializes at the intersection of relational and sexual challenges. He is the Founder and Director of The Center for Relational Fulfillment.   Additionally, he’s on the Board of Directors at NYCEFT, the Advocacy Committee at AASECT, and runs sex therapy supervision groups with Ian Kerner at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy’s Sex Therapy Collaborative division.  In addition to his practice, Mike presents internationally training therapists to effectively address sexual issues in EFT couples therapy. He also gives weekend workshops to couples geared to cultivate greater relational and sexual satisfaction. Mike views erotic energy as chi (life-force, creative vitality) and loves helping people remove the barriers to creating authentic, passionate connection, both emotionally and sexually. His website is www.fulfilledcouples.com.

Pre-requisites:

Completion of the 2-day workshop “Sex as a Safe Adventure”  with Zoya Simakhodskaya and Michael Moran or special permission.

Cost:

$475   Early Bird Registration before February 1, 2021 

$525   Regular Registration before March 2, 2021

Registration is limited to 25 participants: To register for this workshop, please click on the link below:


 

Refund policy:

Cancellations 14 days prior to the workshop will receive refund minus $75 administrative fee.  Please request refund by emailing zoya@cpidnyc.com

Coordinator:

If you have any questions, please email coordinator Sarah Trance at sarahtrancelmft@gmail.com

Target audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, Graduate Students in mental health.

The course content level:  Intermediate level and Advanced level

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to apply techniques of sexual assessment in EFT treatment
  2. Participants will be able to learn strategies of integrating sex therapy into EFT for couples
  3. Participants will be able to effectively address how race and culture impacts sexuality
  4. Participants will be able to mobilize EFT for couples with the following populations: LBGTQ+, Consensual non-monogamy, and BDSM/kink/fetish.
  5. Participants will be able to help couples appreciate the impact of how aging impacts sexuality

 

Schedule

Class 1: 3/8/21

11:00-11:15am: Introduction to addressing and working with sexual issues in EFT Couples Therapy

11:15-11:30am: Overview of understanding the impact of attachment on sex

11:30-12:00pm: Review of videotape of session working with couple regarding sexual issues.

12:00-12:15pm: Q&A

12:15-1:00pm: Case Presentation

Class 2: 3/22/21

11:00-11:30am: Sexuality Assessment

11:30-12:00pm: Review of videotape of session working with couple regarding sexual issues.

12:00-12:15pm: Q&A

12:15-1:00pm: Case Presentation

Class 3: 4/5/2

11:00-11:45am: Addressing impact of gender and gender expression, ethnicity, race, and culture on sexuality

11:45-12:00p: Experiential Exercise

12:00-12:15pm: Q&A

12:15-1:00pm: Case Presentation

Class 4: 4/19/21

11:00-11:30am: Sexuality and Aging

11:30-12:00pm: Review of videotape of session working with couple regarding sexual issues.

12:00-12:15pm: Q&A

12:15-1:00pm: Case Presentation

Class 5: 

11:00-11:45am: Sexuality with LGBTQ+ population

11:45-12:00pm: Experiential Exercise

12:00-12:15pm: Q&A

12:15-1:00pm: Case Presentation

Class 6: 

11:00-11:30am: Sexuality with Consensual Non-Monogamy and Polyamory

11:30-12pm: Review of videotape of session working with couple regarding sexual issues.

12:00-12:15pm: Q&A

12:15-1:00pm: Case Presentation

Class 7:

11:00-11:45am: Sexuality with fringe populations (BDSM, kink, fetishes)

11:45-12:00pm: Experiential Exercise

12:00-12:15pm: Q&A

12:15-1:00pm: Case Presentation

Class 8:

11:00-12pm: Review of class material

12:00-12:45pm: Case Presentation

12:45-1:00pm: Closing

CEs

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Continuing Education Certificate for 16 CE hours will available at additional cost of $20  following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

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
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. 16 CE hours
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 16 clock hours Live online.

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. (16) clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA and Other States:
Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  (16) 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 16 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (16) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (16) 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. (16) contact hours. Live online.
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. (16) contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (16) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 16 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. (16) contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (16) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (16) hours general. Expires 3/31/2021.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (16) CE Hours.

Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 16 AASECT 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

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (16) contact hours

Dentists
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider  approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874. (16) CE Hours.

Disclosure:

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

If You Are Interested In This Course

Please E-mail drzoyasim@gmail.com