Addressing Modern Sexual Issues in Therapy: Effective Clinical Strategies for an Evolving World
In this seminar we will delve into how tech, media, and social changes affect modern sexuality, relationships, and mental health. Myths about these issues will be dispelled, with attention to ways that therapists can really understand what these issues mean for their clients. Guidance on assessment, intervention, and treatment planning is given with lively, entertaining, and exciting real-world examples and case studies to help prevent over-pathologization of sexual behaviors, just because they're new, misunderstood, and scary. Keywords: Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Sex Educators and Therapists, Addiction Professionals, Nurses. 6 CEUs. Fee per person EARLY BIRD 10 days before seminar: $189.99, $179.99 each for two to four people, $169.99 each for five or more. Fee per person REGULAR less than 10 days before the seminar: $209.99, $199.99 each for two to four, $189.99 each for five or more.
Vyne Education (formerly Cross Country Education)
Who Should Attend?
Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Sex Educators and Therapists, Addiction Professionals, Nurses
Sex is evolving fast alongside tech, social media, & culture shifts, and with these changes come new life & relationship problems. Explore strategies & solutions for today's top issues, from teen sexting to the Fifty Shades of Grey effect.
When it comes to sex, the definition of "mainstream" is changing &mash; fast &mash; and clients are disclosing new relationship and life issues in therapy that weren't on the radar 5 years ago:•Fifty Shades of Grey brought kinky sex into the open, and into the bedrooms of millions of people (resulting in a host of "creative differences" in relationships)
•High school students are sexting
•National dialogues have raised concerns over the prevalence of rape and need for consent
•Hookup apps and social media have normalized casual sex
•Internet porn is only a smartphone away, affecting work situations and countless marriages (half of all divorces involve complaints over porn use)
•More couples are deciding to open their relationships up to alternative lifestyles, including nonmonogamy
•Young people are openly identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, gender queer, sexually fluid, and a range of other evolving sexual orientations
These situations and countless more are walking into therapists' offices every day, and most therapists have no training, resources, or guidance on how to conceptualize or treat these issues.
In this seminar we will delve into how tech, media, and social changes affect modern sexuality, relationships, and mental health. Myths about these issues will be dispelled, with attention to ways that therapists can really understand what these issues mean for their clients. Guidance on assessment, intervention, and treatment planning is given with lively, entertaining, and exciting real-world examples and case studies to help prevent over–pathologization of sexual behaviors, just because they're new, misunderstood, and scary.
WHAT YOU WILL COVER
- •Describe ways in which sexuality has evolved alongside modern technology, media, and social changes, including the shifting and fluid concepts of sexual orientation
- •Apply a process to self-identify biases about sex and prevent these biases from affecting treatment
- •Discuss strategies to distinguish healthy sexual diversity from sexual symptoms of emotional disturbance related to PTSD, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders
- •Identify when rape, abuse, or domestic violence is masked by BDSM
- •Recommend strategies for helping patients and their families understand and contextualize their sexuality, reducing clients' fear and shame about sexuality, and marketing to reach kinky patients who need help but fear being shamed
- •Evaluate clinical strategies for assessing, treating, and responding to unique, modern sexual dilemmas
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- •Social Workers
- •Marriage and Family Therapists
- •Sex Educators and Therapists
- •Addiction Professionals
Vyne Education (formerly known as Cross Country Education) was formed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals with clinical, skill-based continuing education. Since 1995, we have been providing training and continuing education to more than a million professionals in the fields of physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, behavioral health, nursing, long-term care, coding and billing, regulatory compliance, dentistry, health information, and healthcare administration. We are approved providers of continuing education with over 35 professional healthcare associations and work with numerous reputable national and state boards and associations. Our mission is to bring high quality education to the professional so he/she can provide better care and outcomes for their patients and clients.
In 2015, we became a non-profit organization and changed our name to Vyne Education, allowing us to better serve the growing healthcare community. We are dedicated to the educational growth, improvement, and skill development of students and professionals by providing learning opportunities nationwide; through more than 4,500 live educational events each year, over 1,200 hours of online learning courses, and an extensive catalog of educational products. Vyne Education continues to lead the way in providing quality continuing professional development for healthcare professionals.
Quote From Past Participants:
"Dr. David Ley knows his stuff! I really enjoyed learning from him. He is an expert on a subject that needs greater attention and understanding."
Santa Fe NM
"I gained an openness about sexuality in several contexts, including my own."
"David is a wonderful teacher, a master in his wisdom on the field of sexuality, and he kept me on the edge of my seat — his style of teaching was wonderful."
Santa Fe, NM
"This class was transformational in helping me become more open, aware, accepting, and able to understand sexuality and the role of pornography in my clients' lives."