Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
3.0 CE Clock Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (RELATED)
Course fee: $50, includes refreshments
Presenter: Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW
Rather than providing a pathway to healing, the sex addiction model too often contributes to clients being sexually lost and at odds with their nature. Therapists are left with both being unable to help clients with their continued out-of-control sexual behaviors and also with the consequences of being the recipient of a pathologizing label. This workshop will educate therapists on the new model of Out-Of-Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) which comes from a position of sexual health and strength-based dialogue with their clients as an alternative to the sex addiction model. We'll focus on: How to help clients develop a non-pathologizing understanding of their own individual sexuality and erotic identity; A comprehensive assessment and alternative treatment that emphasizes the guiding principles of sexual behavior rather than pathologizing the sexual behavior itself; Helping therapists explore their own countertransference with clients struggling with sexual behaviors the therapist experiences as problematic; Differentiating normative male sexuality from out-of-control sexual behaviors around the use of porn, fetishes, and sex with partners.
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