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Trauma- Informed Sex Therapy: Existential - Humanistic Approaches
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Affiliate Programs

Middlesex County Association of Psychologists presents Trauma- Informed Sex Therapy: Existential - Humanistic Approaches
Date of Program: October 17, 2019
Venue Address: Rutgers Club, 985 East Street, Piscataway, NJ
Activity Schedule: Luncheon at 11:30 AM; Program 12 to 2 PM
Two (2) Continuing Education Credits Available

Cost of Program: MCAP Members: $30.00. Non-MCAP Members: $35.00. ECP Members $20. Student Members $15. Registration link: 

Refund Policy: On request
Any Additional Fees: CE obtained through NJPA; $15.00 NJPA Members; $25.00 non-NJPA Members and No fee for NJPA sustaining members.
This workshop is sponsored by NJPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Presenter: Daniel N. Watter, EdD: In private practice of psychology, Parsippany, New Jersey, 1981-present. Clinic Supervisor, Psychological Services Clinic, Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, 2015-present; Clinical Psychologist, (N.J. license #35SI00261500), 1989.

Program Narrative:
This presentation will focus on the effects of non-sexual trauma in the creation of sexual dysfunction, and the utilization of existential-humanistic therapeutic approaches to their treatment. Non-sexual traumas include those events that result from disruptions in early childhood attachment, and other traumatic life events (i.e. confrontations with one’s mortality). Existential-humanistic approaches to treatment have rarely been applied to sex therapy. Existential-humanistic psychotherapies look at the meaning embedded in sexual problems, and focus on resolving the existential dilemmas as opposed to “fixing” the sexual symptom. Existential-Humanistic treatment philosophies rely heavily on the work of Irvin Yalom, Rollo May, and Carl Rogers. Extensive use of clinical case material will be utilized in order to illustrate the concepts of Trauma-Informed Sex Therapy: Existential-Humanistic Approaches to Treatment.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the Existential-Humanistic Approach to the assessment and treatment of sexual problems;
2. Describe and list the types of relational traumas that can result in sexual dysfunction;
3. Demonstrate at least two techniques of the Existential-Humanistic Approach that are efficacious in the treatment of sexual difficulties within the context of couples’ therapy;
4. Develop and conceptualize treatment plans for approaching the treatment of sexual problems using couples therapy as the primary treatment modality.

Target Audience: Psychologists

Program sophistication: Introductory, no prior knowledge of the specific topic is required
Identification of Conflicts of Interest and Commercial Support – None

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Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are available upon request. Accommodations are available. Please contact Doris E. Schueler at [email protected]