6 hr, 4 min seminar on DVD
Did you know that sex problems are more common than anxiety and depression? But yet most clinicians don’t know how to properly address sexual issues with clients.
Desire is a very common and critical issue with couples. One third of adult women complain of sexual desire issues and sex dysfunction results in desire problems for men.
Sex and relationship expert, Barry McCarthy, Ph.D., walks you through steps in working with these difficult cases. The focus of this workshop is to address desire problems with couples and individuals.
He will give solutions for clients complaining of the following:
Sex seems like a chore
Recovering from an affair
Lack of passion and desire in an intimate relationship
Compulsive use of porn
Lack of confidence in an intimate setting
You will learn an effective model for assessment, treatment, and prevention from falling back into the old cycle. In addition we will explore controversial issues of use and misuse of:
Variant and deviant arousal
Erotic fantasies and porn
Sexual orientation issues
Woman and men need to be treated differently for desire problems and Dr. McCarthy will show you how to most effectively work with them for the best treatment success.
Reinforce each person’s “sexual voice” and being an intimate sexual team.
Implement the four session assessment model.
Utilize the psychobiosocial model of assessment, treatment, and maintaining sexual health.
Process the sexual desire exercises-comfort, attraction, trust, and preferred sexual scenario.
Develop “hers”, “his”, and “our” bridges to sexual desire in couples.
Develop an individualized maintenance and growth program.
The most common sexual issue
A new understanding-desire/pleasure/eroticism/ satisfaction
Effective model of assessment, treatment and relapse prevention
When sex stops and who stops it
Initial couple session-motivation
Sensitive/secret material from the individual session
Couple feedback session-narrative, contract, sexual skill exercises
Female and Male Desire Issues
Men and woman need to be treated differently
Intercourse and orgasm
Responsive sexual desire
Foreplay vs. pleasuring
Skill exercises-comfort, attraction, trust, preferred scenario
Intimacy vs. eroticism
Couple sexual style
Individual, couple, cultural, and value differences
Making meaning: Narrative for the involved and injured partners
Sexual recovery and developing new sexual style
Non-monogamous individuals and couples
Desire Issues in Single Clients
Sexual friendships/lovers/ intimate life partner
Choosing a partner-comfort, trust, attraction
Sexual trauma history- proud survivor vs. angry or shameful victim
Anxiety and depression as personal vulnerabilities
Confront destructive relationships
Illness and Medications
Cancer and desire
Physician consultation to enhance sexuality
Use and misuse of pro-sexual medications
New female desire medication
Sexual pain as a pain disorder, not a sex dysfunction
Sexuality and aging
Individual Sexual Secrets
Male variant and deviant arousal
Porn and erotic fantasies-use and misuse
Maintain Changes and Grow a Sexual Relationship
How to ensure a lapse doesn’t become a relapse
Booster sessions as needed
Six month check-ins for two years
Good enough sex and positive, realistic expectations
Valuing a satisfying, secure and sexual relationship
About the Speaker
Barry W. McCarthy, PhD, ABPP, is a board certified clinical psychologist (ABPP), certified marital and sex therapist, and a tenured professor of psychology at American University. His clinical expertise focused on integrating sex therapy strategies and techniques into individual and couple therapy, assessment and treatment of the most common male and female sexual problems, and a special expertise in the treatment of sexual desire disorders.
Dr. McCarthy earned his BA from Loyola University and his MA and PhD from Southern Illinois University. His professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Society for Sex Therapy and Research, and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He is a Diplomate in sex therapy earning this from the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
As a leading expert in this field, Dr. McCarthy has presented over 350 workshops around the world, and his extensive list of publications includes over 100 professional articles, 26 book chapters, and co-authorship of 14 books, including Rekindling Desire (2nd edition), Sexual Awareness (5th edition), Enduring Desire, Discovering Your Couple Sexual Style, Men’s Sexual Health, Coping with Erectile Dysfunction, Getting It Right the First Time, and Coping with Premature Ejaculation.
Continuing Education Information:
For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.