Date: April 12, 2019
Date: Friday - April 12, 2019
Times: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Location: Martin’s Crosswinds
Address: 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt MD 20776
Phone: (301) 474-8500
Registration deadline is April 4, 2019
Networking Luncheon Included
Presenter: Gail Guttman, LCSW-C
Presentation: You Don’t Have to be a Sex Therapist to Talk about Sex
The integration of couples’ therapy and sex therapy is no easy task. Couples therapy is a deepening process for both couples and individuals. Sex therapy at its core is a cognitive-behavior therapy. Many couples’ therapists are taught little about sex therapy. They often learn that repairing the attachment wound and creating reconnection will solve the sexual problem. Through this presentation, we will explore an overview of the integration of couples and sex therapy. Many components of knowledge are necessary to explore this topic, such as psychodynamic theory, relational and medical issues. An understanding of the importance of sexual knowledge in order to educate our clients about healthy, positive sexual attitudes is crucial. A summary of basic skills will be presented, including Sensate Focus. Most importantly, we will look at our own attitudes about addressing sexuality and discuss ways to bring up the topic of sexuality with our individuals and couples.
LCPCM Members: $125
Registration: 8:15 AM
Morning Presentation: 9:15-12:15 PM
Luncheon: 12:15-1:30 PM
Afternoon Presentation: 1:30-4:30 PM
Approved by the Maryland Board of
Professional Counselors and AASECT
Morning Presentations: Sexual Messages Learning Objectives: Describe the socio-cultural and familial factors affecting our ability to discuss sexuality with our clients.
Systems Approach to Sex Therapy. Familial & Cultural Issues Learning Objectives: Describe the familial, sociocultural issues affecting a client”s sexuality development and sexual self esteem.
Medical Issues Learning Objectives: List the medical systems to explore in sex therapy cases.
Relationship Issues Learning Objectives: Describe the relational paradigm and list different relational theories to utilize.
Afternoon Presentation: The Role of Anxiety Learning Objectives: Demonstrate the role of anxiety in sexual dysfunction and explain the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in sex therapy.
Practice Skills in Couples & Sex Therapy: Sensate Focus
A. Bringing up the subject of sexuality with clients: Learning Objectives: Identify themes in individuals or couples which provide opportunities to explore sexuality issues.
B. Learn Sensate Focus : Describe three central concepts in Sensate Focus About the Presenter.
With more than 30 years of experience, Gail Guttman, LCSW-C is a couples' therapist with a specialty in sex therapy. She has been twice recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Therapist” in sex and couples therapy. Gail is also an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Sex Therapy Supervisor and CE Provider, and a Certified Imago Therapist and Clinical Consultant. She offers the unique opportunity for clients to address their sexual concerns within the context of their relationship. Gail’s passion includes developing the theory and practice of integrating couples and sex therapy. She helps psychotherapists become more competent and confident in these areas. In her practice, she conducts ongoing consultation groups in which cases and theory are discussed, and an important support network for therapists is created. Gail conducts training workshops and seminars at professional associations and conferences and has been an ongoing presenter at the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute for the last several years.
From 495 exit 22A for BaltimoreWashington Parkway. Take the MD193E
exit. Turn right onto MD 193/Greenbelt
Road. Turn Right onto Hanover Parkway. Turn Right onto Greenway Center