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Treating Differences in Sexual Desire in Couples Therapy

Many couples seek couples therapy. Most couples do not seek out a sex therapist for common sexual difficulties such as a presentation of “differences in desire.” It is essential that couples therapists have some necessary skills to address this very common sexual scenario. How do you help a couple when one person’s desire is so much higher than the other? How do you manage each of their needs without pressuring the lower desire spouse? How do you work with the couple without shaming the higher desire spouse? How can a couple get their “needs” and preferences met while committing to an exclusive and committed relationship? Is sexual desire a need or a want?

 

 

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Treating Differences in Sexual Desire in Couples Therapy

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$59.99 Member Price:  $49.99 Rivka Sidorsky, LCSW, AASECT

Many couples seek couples therapy. Most couples do not seek out a sex therapist for common sexual difficulties such as a presentation of “differences in desire.” It is essential that couples therapists have some necessary skills to address this very common sexual scenario. How do you help a couple when one person’s desire is so much higher than the other? How do you manage each of their needs without pressuring the lower desire spouse? How do you work with the couple without shaming the higher desire spouse? How can a couple get their “needs” and preferences met while committing to an exclusive and committed relationship? Is sexual desire a need or a want?

 

 

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About the Presenter

Rivka is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, a licensed clinical social worker, a Social Work Board Certified Supervisor, a Faculty Lecturer, a published author, a Harvard University research fellowship recipient, and an experienced lecturer. In addition to her private practice, Rivka is a writer, researcher, and public speaker. She speaks widely on improving intimacy, female function and dysfunction, and on intimacy after cancer at professional conferences, universities, hospitals, and for community events. She is a professional member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, and the International Society for Sexual Medicine.

This workshop Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

Treating Differences in Sexual Desire in Couples Therapy

Previously Recorded

Presenter: Rivka Sidorsky, LCSW, AASECT

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Course Length: 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define the definition of desire and describe the process of sexual desire for male and female sexual response.
  2. Participants will be able to describe factors within the three major areas that increases, reduces, and changes sexual desire for both males and females (physiological, psychological, and relational).
  3. Participants will be able to utilize and implement 5 new tools that they can use in session with couples who experience a large difference in sexual desire.

This workshop Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

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Many couples seek couples therapy. Most couples do not seek out a sex therapist for common sexual difficulties such as a presentation of “differences in desire.” It is essential that couples therapists have some necessary skills to address this very common sexual scenario. How do you help a couple when one person’s desire is so much higher than the other? How do you manage each of their needs without pressuring the lower desire spouse? How do you work with the couple without shaming the higher desire spouse? How can a couple get their “needs” and preferences met while committing to an exclusive and committed relationship? Is sexual desire a need or a want?

 

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define the definition of desire and describe the process of sexual desire for male and female sexual response.
  2. Participants will be able to describe factors within the three major areas that increases, reduces, and changes sexual desire for both males and females (physiological, psychological, and relational).
  3. Participants will be able to utilize and implement 5 new tools that they can use in session with couples who experience a large difference in sexual desire.

Agenda:

30 minutes: Male sexual response and female sexual response cycle, DSM Diagnostic criteria

1 hour: Introduction to Assessment of Sexual Desire Disorder and conducting sexual history, what contributors affect sexual desire. Assessment Case study

1 hour: Introduction to Treatment of Desire Disorders and treatment interventions, how to specifically help lower desire spouse (LDS) and higher desire spouse (HDS) within the context of a couple

30 minutes: 3 Case studies



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: intermediate
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.


  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program. These credits are also accepted by the Maryland Boards for Professional Counselors, Psychology, and Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals, and many other states and disciplines.

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