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CC18 Workshop 03 - Sex! - Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

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Sex and Sexuality |  Attachment |  Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Interviewing
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2018
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
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Original Program Date:
May 04, 2018
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Perhaps the single most discussed issue in couple therapy is sex. This two-hour workshop will lead clinicians through a series of interviewing techniques for examining sexual problems in couples. These techniques include questions to ask, assessment of explicit and implicit somatic answers, and other strategic, bottom- up methods for getting to the crux of the matter. We will also cover typical difficulties many therapists have with frank sexual questioning. We’ll examine attach- ment organization, arousal regulation, and neurobiological issues surrounding sexual dysfunction and sexual dissatisfaction. Attendees will gain valuable information on how to uncover the psychobiological underpinnings of sexual concerns as well as interventions for working with sex in couple therapy.

Educational Objectives:

  1. List at least three sexual issues common to insecure avoidant partners.
  2. List at least three brain regions known to cause disturbances in sexual performance.
  3. Describe at least two interventions for working with sexual dissatisfaction among partners.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT®). He has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA, where he has specialized for the last 15 years in working with couples and individuals who wish to be in relationships. He and his wife, Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, developed the PACT Institute for the purpose of training other psychotherapists to use this method in their clinical practice.