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CFR Summer Workshop Series in Sex Therapy (University City)

July 31 @ 9:00 am - August 4 @ 3:00 pm

| 25$ - 1000$

July 31, 2017 (University City) 9 am – 3 pm

Master Conflict Theory in Action: A New Model for Practicing Couples and Sex Therapy  | Stephen J. Betchen, D.S.W., LMFT, CSTS

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn a comprehensive treatment model specifically designed to help couples that present with a wide variety of problems, including sexual symptoms. The model is based on Master Conflict Theory, an integrative approach, which combines psychoanalytic conflict theory and psychodynamic family-of-origin work with basic principles and exercises of sex therapy. Participants will learn to identify 19 master conflicts that plague couples, and perform a quick and accurate assessment of a couple and their symptoms.

August 1, 2017 (University City) 9 am – 3 pm

 Treating Sexual Compulsivity | Jordan Lief, Psy.D.

This workshop provides an overview of the etiology of problematic sexual behavior and various assessment and treatment strategies. Participants will learn about the behaviors and feelings of the person struggling with sexual compulsivity. Two fundamental topics will be introduced: the Compulsivity System and the Compulsivity Cycle. A multifaceted treatment approach will be described which normally yields the best results. Other topics include working with spouses and partners, couples therapy issues, and sexual offending. Lastly, there will be a review of how to sustain enduring long-term sexual wellbeing.

August 2, 2017 (University City) 9 am – 3 pm

Love and Sex: A New Frame | Rita DeMaria, Ph.D., LMFT, CST & James McGlynn, MA

Through small and large group discussions, participants will explore how an individual’s attachment patterns and styles impact love and sex in intimate relationships. Various models of sexuality and sexual functioning will be presented. Participants will explore their own knowledge base and beliefs about love and sex in order to learn about individual variations in “healthy” sexual behavior. Finally, common clinical applications of love and sex in long and short-term sexual relationships will be addressed.

August 3, 2017 (University City) 9 am -3 pm

 Healing From the Betrayal of Infidelity in Today’s World  | April Westfall, Ph.D. & George James, Psy.D., LMFT

Infidelity is one of the leading presenting problems in couple’s therapy. In this digital age, the discovery of disloyalty is often accompanied by unforgettable evidence such as text messages, emails, and images that intensify feelings of betrayal. Participants will gain valuable skills in the treatment of infidelity. A three-stage relational trauma model will be introduced which directly addresses the intense and polarized emotional experiences of betrayed and unfaithful partners. Emotion-focused therapeutic interventions are implemented to empower the betrayed partner, hold the unfaithful partner accountable, and propose a formula for forgiveness.

August 4, 2017 (University City) 9 am – 3 pm

The Impact of Social Media on Relationships and the Family | Kristine Seitz, LSW, M.Ed.

Social media is presently an unavoidable and overarching aspect of living. It provides many benefits such as: having conversations with friends and relatives separated by time and distance, finding support for life’s challenges and issues, and being able to feel understood and heard by a community who are also part of our online lives. Conversely, therapists have a responsibility to help clients whose lives have been affected by online dating, texting arguments, sexting, Facebook affairs, etc. This workshop will explore the diverse ways in which people connect with social media and identify differences between normative and problematic social media use. Additionally, participants will acquire relevant skills and establish best practices for conducting psychotherapy in this digital age.




July 31 @ 9:00 am
August 4 @ 3:00 pm
25$ - 1000$
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