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Friday & Saturday,
January 29 & 30, 2021

Ian Kerner, Ph.D.


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The Sexually Well-Informed Clinician:
Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy

Workshop Presenter
Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist and nationally recognized sexuality counselor who specializes in sex therapy, couples therapy and working with individuals on a range of relational issues. He is regularly quoted as an expert in various media, with recent features in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Economist and NPR amongst others. He contributes regularly on the topic of sex for CNN Health. Dr. Kerner lectures frequently on topics related to sex and relationships, with recent appearances at New York University, Yale, Princeton, the Ackerman Institute and the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. He is the New York Times best-selling author of numerous books, including She Comes First (Harper Collins) which has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He is currently working on a new book about sex and relationships entitled “So...Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex,” which will be published in 2021 by Grand Central Publishing. Dr. Kerner is the co-director of the sex therapy program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, one of the oldest and most respected not-for-profit institutes in New York.

Virtual Workshop Overview
This 2-day virtual 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 include didactic presentation, Q&A, and 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.
4. Describe how to track and modify the homework throughout the sex therapy process, using data and feedback from clients to create a diagnostic throughline.
5. Assess for when pornography is a problem in relationships (and when it’s not), and avoid therapeutic potholes in the process of doing so.

Workshop Details
Friday and Saturday, January 29-30, 2021
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

This workshop will be held virtually; participants may login from anywhere they have an internet connection. Technical support will be available to participants upon confirmed registration, the days leading up to the workshop, and during both days of the workshop.

Early Bird: $300 through November 15, 2020
Regular Rate: $400 starting November 16, 2020
Current students/trainees: Please contact prpti@bellsouth.net to inquire about a discount rate

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Continuing Education
This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 12 AASECT CE Credits. These CE Credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

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 include:






















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