Many therapists have minimal, if any, training on sexual issues that clients are struggling with, and some clients may feel shame or embarrassment even bringing these issues up in therapy. Whether your clientele includes individuals, couples, or both populations, sexual issues are a prevalent concern for many clients. How can a therapist who is not a sex therapist open the door to talk about sexual desire issues?
Discover how to assess for low sexual desire in individuals and desire discrepancy in relationships. Participants will explore the most common treatment methods for problematic sexual desire discrepancy and how to educate clients on human sexual response cycles. Dr. Viviana Coles will share some of the evidence-based treatment methods from the Texas Sex Therapy Institute’s certification program and how clinicians can apply this methodology to their own clients. Participants will leave able to confidently treat clients experiencing problematic sexual issues to help them to experience a healthier and more fulfilling sex life.
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Manual - Treating Sexual Desire Problems
Viviana Coles, DMFT, LMFT-S, CST, is President and Lead Psychotherapist at Texas Relationship Therapy, PLLC in Houston, and also President and Lead Instructor at the Texas Sex Therapy Institute, a Sex Therapy Certification program for mental health professionals. Dr. Coles holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX and Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Since 2003, Dr. Coles has exclusively focused on her work with couples and individuals experiencing emotional and physical intimacy issues. She has built a thriving private practice providing relationship therapy, sex therapy, and premarital counseling. When not in session, Dr. Coles enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children and traveling with family and friends.
Financial: Viviana Coles maintains a private practice. She has an employment relationship with Texas Sex Therapy Institute. Dr. Coles receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Viviana Coles has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Define clinically low sexual desire in clients of all genders
Examine the most common human sexual response cycle theories as they relate to case conceptualization
Analyze clinical assessment techniques for low sexual desire in clients
Explain the causes of low sexual desire in clients, and determine how this informs the client's choice of intervention
Describe three case studies depicting the problematic sexual desire discrepancy in clients
Apply a variety of treatments for low sexual desire in romantic relationship in clients
Female Sexual Interest-Arousal Disorder
Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
Brain chemistry and functioning
CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF HUMAN SEXUAL RESPONSE CYCLE THEORIES
Quadriphasic Sexual Response Cycle
Triphasic Sexual Response Cycle
Circular Sexual Response Cycle
Seduction, Sensations, Surrender, Reflections
HOW TO ASSESS FOR LOW SEXUAL DESIRE
Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX)
Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ)
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.