Friday & Saturday,
June 5 & 6, 2020
Ian Kerner, Ph.D.
is now open!
We encourage you to register promptly as space is limited.
The Sexually Well-Informed Clinician:
Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy
Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist who helps individuals
and couples break out of their unsatisfying ruts and move towards more
fulfilling relational and sexual connections. In addition to clinical
work, he regularly serves as an expert in various popular media. His best-selling
books include She Comes First, He Comes Next, and Love in the Time of
Colic: The New Parents’ Guide to Getting It On Again. Dr. Kerner
currently sits on the board of the American Association of Sexuality Educators,
Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
and is a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT (American Association of Marriage
and Family Therapists).
This 2-day workshop will address milestones in the development of sex
therapy as a clinical practice and delineate models of human sexual response
(both historical and current). We will address therapist self-location
when dealing with both heterosexual and LGBTQ sexual issues and cover
assessment of sexual concerns and case formulation: how to take a sexual
history, conduct a sex-script analysis and use validated scales and measures
to diagnose sex issues. We will incorporate the latest science-based research
informing the treatment of common male and female sexual issues, such
as: hypoactive sexual desire and desire discrepancy, erectile disorder,
premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, anorgasmia in women, pain
during sex and problematic sexual behaviors such as excessive use of Internet
pornography and the treatment of paraphilias.
The workshop will consist mainly of didactic presentation and Q&A,
with occasional use of video materials. Over the course of two days, we
will also be paying close attention to the development and deepening of
the therapeutic alliance and the processing of clinical material that
happens both in the room and in between sessions through homework assignments.
Case studies will be regularly referenced and discussed and workshop participants
will be given the opportunity to briefly present clinical material for
group discussion and feedback.
Main Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Assess the latest science of sexual desire---including spontaneous
vs. responsive desire.
2. List specific interventions to address a client’s lack of desire
or a couple’s desire discrepancy.
3. Explain how to assess for other common sexual problems through a bio-psychosocial
lens, and use specific interventions that target them.
Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, 2020
The Link Counseling Center, 348 Mt. Vernon Highway NE, Sandy Springs GA
Registration and light refreshments 8:30-9:00 am
Workshop 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Lunch is on-your-own for both days.
Early Bird: $370 through March 31, 2020
Regular Rate: $420 from April 1-June 4, 2020
Current students/trainees: $200 with proof of status (e.g., copy of student
No on-site registration is available.
*An application for AASECT CE Credits is submitted.*
12 CE credits available: GA Psychologists
12 Core CE credits available: MFT, LPC, LCSW
Alliant International University (AIU) is approved by the American Psychological
Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AIU maintains
responsibility for the program and its content. AIU is approved by the
California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education
for MFTs and LCSWs (#PCE234). AIU is approved by the California Board
of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for nurses (#CEP11235).
AIU is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to
provide continuing education for counselors.
Some of Dr. Kerner's books