This workshop explores the intersection of sexual and emotional intimacy for couples who are having little or no sexual activity. A treatment model of intervention will be presented. We’ll discuss various factors that could result in this breakdown and consider the initial options for beginning therapy. We’ll then examine the most common reasons why therapy stalls or hits an impasse and the interventions most likely to lead to resolution.
Helping couples who struggle with their sexual relationship requires multiple skill sets. Cognitive behavioral sex therapy skills are essential, yet usually not sufficient. When a couple gets stuck, it’s usually due to the presence of underlying emotional factors. This treatment model includes interventions that can be used to explore deeper emotional factors which may be contributing to the impasse. Didactic, case example and interactive methods will be utilized.
Participants in this short course will be able to:
List three reasons that could contribute to a breakdown in a couple’s sexual relationship.
Describe three possible interventions to help a couple resume a sexual relationship.
Discuss three aspects of a treatment model to build emotional and sexual intimacy in a couple.
This program is appropriate for clinicians at all levels of experience and offers 3 CEs.
Deborah Fox, LICSW is a clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience in private practice in Washington, DC. She is an AASECT Certified Sex therapist and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, providing individual, couple and group psychotherapy, as well as clinical consultation. Deborah has lectured on sex therapy concepts and skills at The Washington School of Psychiatry and the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Washington, DC. She conducts seminars and consultation groups on couples therapy and sex therapy. She is passionate about taking sex therapy and couples therapy to a deeper emotional level and enabling greater intimacy. Visit Deborah at www.debfox.com.
Cost and Registration:
$60 for ICP+P Members, Fellows, Unaffiliated Students $30 for ICP+P 1st Year Members, Beginning Professionals and Graduate Student Members $45 for ICP+P 2nd Year Members $90 for Non-Members A refund for cancellation is available up to 10 days before the seminar.
Continuing education credit: 3 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP+P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credits hours awarded by ICP+P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC standards for nurses. Because these credits are approved by the American Psychological Association, marriage and family therapists licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia will receive continuing education credit. (Marriage and family therapists in other jurisdictions and licensed counselors should inquire with their local Boards regarding continuing education credit.) Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
* Deborah Fox, LICSW, as presenter and planner, has informed us that she does not have a conflict of interest and has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Any references to “off-label” (non-FDA approved) use of medication, products or devices will be explicitly disclosed in the presentation.
CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and completed evaluation forms for those sessions. Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late or depart more than 15 minutes early from a session. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of 9:00 am to allow time to check in.