Transforming Sexual Narratives: Integrating Sex Therapy into Couple Therapy

This is an On Demand Webinar.  This webinar was originally broadcast live on Friday, September 24, 2021

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Sex therapy has been a focus for Dr. Iasenza for many years. Her approach helps therapists guide clients facing intimacy challenges by identifying and rewriting conscious and unconscious negative sexual narratives. As a result, clients can reclaim intimacy in their erotic lives.

Dr. Iasenza integrates psychodynamic systems and cognitive behavioural sex therapy techniques to identify relationships between personal, social, cultural and familial sexual narratives.

In this webinar on sex therapy, you will explore how to expand restrictive models of sexual response and how to conduct a relational sexual history. You will also learn how to help clients expand their sexual repertoire.

Case material will illustrate how to integrate this approach to sexual therapy into general couple psychotherapy.

At the end of this workshop, attendees be able to—

  • Describe expansive models of sexual response.
  • Conduct a relational sexual history.
  • Empower clients to create sexual menus to expand their sexual repertoire.
  • Help couples use mindfulness to enhance sexual development.
  • Integrate sex therapy techniques into couple psychotherapy.

Suzanne Iasenza, PhD, is an active faculty member at several distinguished schools with programs in sex therapy and psychotherapy. She holds positions at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) in New York and the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Suzanne is also on the faculty roster at Adelphi University Derner Institute’s Postgraduate Program for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. In addition, she teaches at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Family Institute of Westchester. 

Suzanne maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York. Her latest book Transforming Sexual Narratives: A Relational Approach to Sex Therapy was published by Routledge.


Time Topic Covered
First 90 minutes
  • Introduction to Narrative Relational Sex Therapy
  • Models of sexual response
  • Conducting a relational sexual history
15 minutes
  • Break
Last 90 Minutes
  • Sexual menus
  • Mindfulness in enhance sexual development
  • Case discussion with Q & A

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

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This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Webinar Rate CAD$139 / USD$110
Speaking of Sex 4-Part Series (4 for the price of 3) CAD$417

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