Event description

This course includes 1.5 NYS SW and/or AASECT CE credits (see details below).

We will invite an exploration of the shift from a reductive sex addiction model to our constructivist biopsychosocial model of problematic sexual behavior; a view that sees problematic sexual behavior as multiply meaningful in ways that are unique to each person. This latter perspective suggests the necessity of integrative harm reduction psychotherapy (IHRP) that enables a non-presumptive collaborative inquiry into the unique meanings and functions of sexual behavior for each patient, that yields a personalized therapeutic plan. IHRP combines relational psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness strategies in seven therapeutic tasks that will be described. Case material will be used to illustrate.

*PROGRAM APPROVED: The Sexuality Speaker Series has been approved by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as a continuing education provider (# 0314) for licensed social workers. This course is approved for 1.5 CE Credits.

*PROGRAM APPROVED:  This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1.5 AASECT CE Credits. These CE Credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.