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Integrating Trauma and Sex Therapy:
Practical Therapeutic Interventions

This practical and interactive workshop delves into trauma-informed sex therapy, equipping therapists with essential tools and techniques to support individuals and couples affected by a history of sexual trauma. Attendees will explore the foundational principles of sex therapy, including the PLISSIT model, with a keen focus on providing interventions that prioritize safety, boundaries, and non-coercion to avoid retraumatization. Delving deeper into the complexities of sexual trauma, the workshop addresses the unique challenges faced by partners of survivors and introduces expressive arts therapy as a powerful modality for addressing various sexual problems. Through a blend of theory, case studies, and hands-on exercises, participants will gain practical skills to navigate the delicate balance of healing sexual wounds while fostering intimacy and empowerment in their clients' lives.

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Integrating Trauma and Sex Therapy:
Practical Therapeutic Interventions

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Presenter: Shulamit Sperber, MAAT, Certified Sex Therapist

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Course Length: 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. 1. Apply Trauma-Informed Principles: Participants will learn how to integrate trauma-informed principles into sex therapy interventions, ensuring sensitivity to boundaries and non-coercion to prevent retraumatization of individuals affected by sexual trauma.
  2. 2. Empower Partners: Attendees will explore strategies to support partners of survivors in navigating their own challenges and fostering healthy intimacy within the relationship dynamic.
  3. 3. Utilize Expressive Arts Modalities: Participants will discover the therapeutic potential of expressive movement and body-based interventions in addressing a range of sexual dysfunctions arising from trauma, gaining practical skills to incorporate these modalities into their clinical practice.

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

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This practical and interactive workshop delves into trauma-informed sex therapy, equipping therapists with essential tools and techniques to support individuals and couples affected by a history of sexual trauma. Attendees will explore the foundational principles of sex therapy, including the PLISSIT model, with a keen focus on providing interventions that prioritize safety, boundaries, and non-coercion to avoid retraumatization. Delving deeper into the complexities of sexual trauma, the workshop addresses the unique challenges faced by partners of survivors and introduces expressive arts therapy as a powerful modality for addressing various sexual problems. Through a blend of theory, case studies, and hands-on exercises, participants will gain practical skills to navigate the delicate balance of healing sexual wounds while fostering intimacy and empowerment in their clients' lives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. 1. Apply Trauma-Informed Principles: Participants will learn how to integrate trauma-informed principles into sex therapy interventions, ensuring sensitivity to boundaries and non-coercion to prevent retraumatization of individuals affected by sexual trauma.
  2. 2. Empower Partners: Attendees will explore strategies to support partners of survivors in navigating their own challenges and fostering healthy intimacy within the relationship dynamic.
  3. 3. Utilize Expressive Arts Modalities: Participants will discover the therapeutic potential of expressive movement and body-based interventions in addressing a range of sexual dysfunctions arising from trauma, gaining practical skills to incorporate these modalities into their clinical practice.

Agenda:
  1. Introduction to Trauma-Informed Sex Therapy (15 minutes)
  • Overview of the workshop's objectives and structure.
  • Introduction to trauma-informed principles in sex therapy, emphasizing safety, boundaries, and non-coercion.
  1. Foundational Principles of Sex Therapy (20 minutes)
  • Overview of the PLISSIT model and its application in sex therapy.
  • Discussion on creating a safe therapeutic space and establishing trust with clients.

III. Supporting Partners of Survivors (20 minutes)

  • Exploration of the unique challenges faced by partners of individuals affected by sexual trauma.
  • Strategies for partners to navigate their own feelings, boundaries, and intimacy within the relationship.
  1. Expressive Arts Therapy in Sex Therapy (30 minutes)
  • Introduction to expressive arts therapy and its relevance in treating sexual dysfunctions arising from trauma.
  • Practical exercises and demonstrations of body-based interventions and expressive movement techniques.
  1. Case Studies and Clinical Applications (30 minutes)
  • Analysis of case studies illustrating trauma-informed sex therapy interventions.
  • Group discussions and role-plays to explore real-world applications of learned techniques.
  1. Review of Male and Female Sexual Dysfunctions (15 minutes)
  • Brief overview of common male and female sexual dysfunctions.
  • Discussion on how trauma contributes to the development of these dysfunctions, referencing earlier workshop content.

VII. Q&A and Conclusion (10 minutes)

  • Open forum for questions, reflections, and discussions from participants.
  • Summary of key takeaways and practical insights gained from the workshop.
  • Encouragement for ongoing learning and implementation of trauma-informed practices in sex therapy.


This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Medical Doctors and Other Health Professionals
  • 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.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire workshop, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
  • 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.
  • The School of Sex Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Sex Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. The School of Sex Therapy & Provider #22-078-SST (Expires 06/30/2024).
  • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.

Pre-recorded trainings do not offer ASWB ACE CE credit. See above for other accreditation accepted by most state boards.

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