Sexual problems in relationships are common. At one time or another all mental health professionals will work with clients who are struggling with sexual issues. Although therapists may not specialize in sex therapy, they need to develop a degree of proficiency in treating sexual issues so that they can meet the needs of clients. This course provides therapists with interventions that they can use to help individuals and couples overcome sexual problems. The content of this continuing education program is adapted from What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex. Used by permission of Springer Publishing Company, LLC.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses
This CE course is designated as intermediate.
Stephanie Buehler, MPW, PsyD, CST-S, is a licensed psychologist and AASECT-certified sex therapist / supervisor. She is a graduate of UCLA, USC, Pepperdine University, and Alliant / California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Buehler is the author of Sex, Love, and Mental Illness: A Couple's Guide to Staying Connected and What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex. She is the founder and director of the Buehler Institute in Newport Beach, California, where she provides sex therapy to individuals and couples and continuing education for professionals.
At Health, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health, LLC maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
At Health, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education through the co-sponsorship of At Health, LLC, and Amedco, LLC. Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019.
At Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #7414.
At Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.
These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.
These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.
These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.
These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.
These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.
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The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health, LLC at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.
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Upon completing this program, you should be able to:
- Explain why both therapists and clients are reluctant to talk about sex
- Discuss how therapists can become more comfortable in talking with clients about sexual problems
- Assess clients for sexual problems using an ecosystemic approach
- Use interventions that help women with problems related to arousal, orgasm, and low desire
- Apply techniques that help men with problems such as erectile dysfunction and sexual desire