The Closer We Are The More We Have It? 03/20/20

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Marital Intimacy & Sexual Frequency

Live Course • March 20th, 2020 • 9am ET / 8am CT


This Intermediate-Level course investigates the most commonly proposed factors in setting the stage for desire and frequency: relational intimacy and the role it plays in how often couples engage in sexual intimacy.

Course Description

Addressing intimacy in relationship therapy can be intimidating for therapists. Imagine being able to help your clients effectively with an issue that affects millions of Americans. 

In clinical practice, it is often conflict surrounding sexual desire and frequency that prompts couples to seek therapy. Desired frequency of sex seems to be a major factor in relationship satisfaction yet few therapists are up-to-date in current trends and treatment.

We will review scientifically sound research in this topic and apply it to clinical settings.

We will discuss how relational intimacy moderates relationships with or without Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) present.

We will identify validated measures clinicians can use to assess for desire, frequency, relational intimacy and Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD).

All this will take place within the framework for clinical application to help course participants enhance their clinical skills and efficacy of treatment. Case examples and anecdotal evidence will be presented. In addition to all this, we will have fun with some interactive surveys, reflection questions and discussion of clinical observations.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the concepts of sexual desire, relational intimacy and sexual frequency
  • Identify at least one validated clinical measure to assess for sexual frequency
  • Describe and assess for key relational and psychological dimensions of female sexual problems in their therapeutic treatment plan
  • Predict the mediating role that FSD plays in sexual frequency and relational intimacy in a clinical setting
  • Describe the implications of attachment theory and responsive sexual desire theory for female sexual intimacy
  • Critique the biopsychosocial view of female sexuality

Why Did We Create This Course?

We will identify validated measures clinicians can use to assess for desire, frequency, relational intimacy and FSD. All this will take place within the framework fo clinical application to help course participants enhance their clinical skills and efficacy of treatment. Case examples and anecdotal evidence will be presented. In addition to all this, we will have fun with some interactive surveys, reflection questions and discussion of clinical observations.

Approvals

This course is approved by the APA, NBCC and AASECT to provide 6 live (synchronous) CE credits, which count as “in-person” credits in most states. GA MFT approval is for “online credit”

The recorded version is approved for 6 CE home-study (asynchronous) credits by APA and AASECT. It will only be available after the live course has taken place.

Schedule:

  • FRI, MARCH 20, 2020, 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
  • FRI, MARCH 20, 2020, 11:15 AM – 01:15 PM EST
  • FRI, MARCH, 2020, 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM EST

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.

Programming Levels

Intermediate-level programs build upon participant’s foundational knowledge of the literature and/or experience in the topic presented. Intermediate courses include more depth than introductory courses and also serve as refresher for clinicians who have background in the content area and wish to learn more contemporary science and clinical applications. 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.

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AASECT Core Knowledge Areas:

Area C: Socio-cultural, familial factors (e.g., ethnicity, culture, religion, spirituality, socioeconomic status, family values) in relation to sexual values and behaviors.

Area E: Intimacy skills (e.g., social, emotional, sexual), intimate relationships, interpersonal relationships and family dynamics.

Area H: Health and Medical Factors

Area I: Range of Sexual Function 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.

Sponsors:

Bookshelf to Couch courses are sponsored by Sexualis Veritas


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Date: March 20th, 2020

Time: 9am ET / 8am CT


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