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This class has two parts, with 2 Instructors.
Part 1: When Sex Goes Wrong: Common Sexual Dysfunctions Men and People Assigned Male at Birth This in-depth workshop will cover selected research on "male" sexuality, aspects of anatomy and physiology, and healthy sexual functioning of people with penises and testes. Participants will be exposed to a holistic view of male sexuality that includes sexual roles, common attitudes, and healthy sexual function. Common problems are covered such as erectile function, desire issues, male body image. Therapeutic options will also be discussed at length. Psychological and cultural factors that impact sexual function will also be addressed in this interactive and informative workshop.
Participants will be able to practice skills for aiding clients or educating audiences with respect to the treatment of sexual function in males and those with "male" anatomies.
By the end of this course participant will be able to:
1. Assess the impact of disease and medications on sexual function and relationships.
2. Differentiate between physical and psychological causes of sexual dysfunctions.
3. Review sexual anatomy and the sexual response cycle for males and people with penises and testes.
4. Discuss the impact of cultural gender pressures and how this may affect body image.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of how PDE 5 Inhibitors treat erectile disorder, as well as other treatments that can be helpful when PDE 5 Inhibitors prove ineffective.
6. Explore the psychological reasons that may contribute to those facing early ejaculation or delayed ejaculation as well as evidence-based treatment approaches.
7. Recognize the limits of the sex addiction model and how its approach can be more shaming than helpful.
8. Explore the concept of the ‘shadow self’, its impact on shame when unconscious, and the key to sexual healing when brought into the light of consciousness.
9. Review and discuss competing motivations and how the deliberative system vs affective system affects emotional regulation.
10. Discuss and review specific screening measures that can help determine further evidence of problematic sexual behavior.
11. Explain how to develop a sexual health plan and vision for sexual health.
12. Identify two specific coping strategies for those who have a partner who is facing problematic sexual behavior.
Instructor: Travis Damico
Part 2: When Sex Goes Wrong: Common Sexual Function Issues for Women and People Assigned Female At Birth This class covers the most common female sexual difficulties, and difficulties for people with uteruses and vulvas. Areas covered are common places where we may see problems, such as desire, orgasm, response, and pain issues, and will address some of how they may show up in a session with a therapist, as well as treatments that have been found effective or ineffective. DSM assessment will be addressed, and therapy participants will be able to recognize DSM 5 diagnosis for various disorders. Educators will be made aware of various DSM diagnoses for the purpose of the education of others.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
1. Identify at least two medical conditions that can contribute to sexual dysfunction.
2. Describe the four phases of Masters and Johnson’s Sexual Response Cycle.
3. Identify additional elements included in later re-conceptualizations of Masters and Johnson’s model.
4. Identify three sexual health diagnoses in the DSM-5 that impact Assigned Female at Birth People with Vulvas.
5. Describe at least one way to apply the PLISSIT Model to sexual concerns.
6. Describe the two competing elements within Bancroft’s Dual Control Model.
7. List two classes of medication in addition to two brand-name medications that may impede sexual desire and function.
8. List and explain at least three symptoms of sexual dysfunction that require referral to a medical provider.
Instructor: Mia Fine, MS, LMFT, CST
This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 7.5 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification.
Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification.
For further information please contact [email protected] CORE KNOWLEDGE AREA: Sexual Functioning (I) SEX THERAPY TRAINING AREA: Techniques of sex-related assessment and diagnosis of the ‘Psychosexual Disorders (B) SEX EDUCATION TRAINING AREA: Theory and Approaches to Sexuality Education with Specific Populations (D)