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Overview of Sex Therapy and Diagnosis of Sexual Dysfunction and Disorders

  • 26 Apr 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (Gotowebinar)


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Description: This course serves as an introduction to and a brief history of Sex Therapy; an overview of sexual anatomy & physiology as a template for understanding sexual response and phase-related dysfunction as first described by Masters & Johnson. The major bio-psycho-social forces that shape sexual functioning are introduced, as are DSM-5 Categories of Sexual Dysfunctions and Disorders. Primary focus of the course is on assessment and psychosexual evaluation of dysfunctions and disorders affecting men and women, learning to differentiate between physical and psychological causes of sex dysfunctions.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-640139

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-640139. Exp. 3/31/20


Learning Objectives:

1.      Explain the practice of sex therapy as an integrative, biopsychosocial, cognitive behavioral modality with a psychodynamic underpinning, which often benefits from combined medical treatment.
2.      List all of the DSM-5 male and female sexual dysfunctions, and explain the diagnostic criteria for each.
3.      Explain the prevalence and presumed etiologies of male and female sexual dysfunction
4.      Describe some treatment interventions for each of the DSM-5 sexual dysfunctions and disorders, including the role of combining psychological and pharmacological treatment for many sexual dysfunctions.

About the Presenter:Richard M. Siegel, PhD, LMHC, CST-S 

Richard M. Siegel, PhD, LMHC, CST, is the Director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, a postgraduate continuing education institute that trains sex therapists and sexual medicine specialists at multiple sites throughout the country. Dr. Siegel is a Florida- licensed mental health counselor and Board-certified sex therapist, and is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) as a sex therapist and supervisor. He has a rich experiential background, including over 25 years working in sexuality education and addiction treatment, teaching on college campuses and maintaining a private sex therapy practice. He enjoys a reputation as a seasoned and in-demand workshop and conference presenter, in addition to his work in training and supervising sex therapists.   Dr. Siegel completed his Doctoral dissertation at the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists in Orlando, FL, with research on Sexuality Issues in Addiction, Treatment & Recovery. He has worked enthusiastically to integrate traditional sex therapy into the emergent specialty of sexual medicine, as well as the addiction treatment field. Having written several chapters and journal articles over the years, Dr. Siegel had his first title published as co-editor of "The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision" (2018, Routledge), the first-ever textbook on the subject.

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