What Every Psychologist/Counselor Needs to Know
Live Course • May 8th, 2020 • 9:30am MT / 8:30am PDT
This Introductory-Level course discusses thorough assessment, accurate diagnosis, relational focus, and ethical treatment choices for psychologists, counselors and other mental health professionals. Up-to-date nosology using DSM-V, ICD-11, AFUD and ICSM will be presented.
Did you know that 40% of pre-menopausal and 75% of post-menopausal women report sexual problems? As such, female sexual problems affect a significant portion of the treatment-seeking population in therapy offices. Sexual health problems are often co-morbid with other psychiatric disorders, yet few clinicians are trained to pinpoint them accurately. As a result, many women suffer from undiagnosed sexual problems.
Identifying sexual health issues often falls on mental health professionals along with the decision to determine whether the issue can be treated in the office or needs a referral to another health care provider. As a clinician, you are an important touchpoint for these women on their journey towards sexual health.
This course will provide you with up-to-date and scientifically substantiated information so you can feel more confident in diagnosing female sexual health problems.
Why Did We Create This Course?
This course is approved by the APA, NBCC and AASECT to provide 2 (synchronous) live CE credits, which count as “in-person” credits in most states. GA MFT approval is for “online” credits.
The recorded version is approved for 2 CE home-study (asynchronous) credits by APA and AASECT. It will only be available after the live course has taken place.
Schedule for the live webinar: FRI, MAY 8th, 2020, 9:30 AM MT- 11:30 AM PDT.
Important: Following the purchase of this course you must register for the live session using the GoToWebinar link emailed to the email address you had provided when you set up your Bookshelf to Couch account.
AASECT Core Knowledge Areas:
Area A: Ethics and Ethical Behavior
Area H. Health/medical factors that may influence sexuality including, but not limited to, illness, disability, drugs, mental health, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy termination, contraception, fertility, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, other infections, sexual trauma, injury and safer sex practices.
Area I: Range of sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic including, but not limited to, common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain, penetration problems and difficulty with orgasm.
Introductory level of programming is designed for participants who wish to become acquainted with the theoretical underpinnings, principles, methods and perspectives related to this topic. It is also relevant for participants who wish to refresh their knowledge with the most current evidence and practice from the experts. It may be used as a foundational base for advanced learning. Introductory programs typically focus on breadth, enrichment and general knowledge. Note: Anyone is welcome to enroll in any of our courses regardless of the level of programming of the course.
To learn more about how Course Programming levels are determined, visit our FAQ page.
Marti Witherow, LPC, LMFT, CST
Marti Witherow, LPC, LMFT, CST, is a researcher and private practice clinician with over 25,000 hours of clinical experience treating individuals and couples with intimacy issues. Her research has been published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy and the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Her passion is to connect up-to-date research with empirically validated clinical practice, which she considers vital for best treatment outcomes. Standing on the foundations of her integrative family therapy roots, she is also trained in Sex Therapy and Internal Family Systems Theory.
Women’s sexual health is especially close to her heart and she is an experienced presenter and lecturer on this subject. She is a co-owner of Watershed Counseling Associates in Jackson, MS and a supervisor for ABCST.
Michael Sytsma, PhD, LPC, CST, CSAS, CPCS
Dr. Michael Sytsma loves to teach. He is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, couples retreats and workshops, and serves as professor in several graduate schools across the U.S.
He holds a PhD from the University of Georgia where his main focus was marital sexuality. In his private practice he has worked almost exclusively with couples. As such, he has worked with thousands of couples treating sexual issues and infidelity.
Date: May 8th, 2020
Time: 9:30am MT / 8:30am PDT