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CC21 Keynote 06 - Working Effectively with Issues of Desire - Martha Kauppi, LMFT

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Couples Therapy |  Sex and Sexuality |  Intimacy |  Keynotes
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2021 |  Online Continuing Education
Martha Kauppi, MS MFT
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
1 Hour 03 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jun 06, 2021
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Desire resides at the intersection of multiple systems, encompassing purely sexual aspects, numerous physiologic components, and a vast web of emotional, spiritual, and relational issues. In this skills-based presentation, Martha shares her approach to understanding complicated interconnected presenting symptoms, relational dynamics, and conceptualizing and treating issues related to desire.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Following this presentation, participants will be able to list at least 3 factors that contribute to the experience of desire.
  2. Following this presentation, participants will be able to recognize 3 pressing concerns that impact desire and must be assessed early in treatment in order to prevent causing harm.

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



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Martha Kauppi believes that relationships (with yourself, your family, your partner, your culture, your community) form the context for life and provide some of the richest material for both joy and struggle. Improving any of our relationships improves every aspect of life. She is skilled in relationship, family, and couple counselor, and love working with people who are addressing family relationship challenges, improving couple communication, or exploring improved intimate connection.