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Digital Seminar

Sex Therapy for the 21st Century

1 Hour 58 Minutes
Mar 24, 2018
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Effective sex therapy goes beyond what happens in the consulting room and requires behavioral interventions that clients can work on between sessions. Although “homework” is a regular part of sex therapy, clinicians’ standard packages of exercises are often woefully incomplete and outdated. While our understanding of sexuality has evolved considerably since the work of Masters and Johnson, many therapists still commonly assign homework that originated with them. This recording takes sex-therapy interventions into the 21st century. 


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.




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Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and nationally recognized sexuality counselor who specializes in sex therapy and couples therapy. He's a New York Times best-selling author of multiple books, including She Comes First and Passionista.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Ian Kerner maintains a private practice. He is co-director at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Dr. Kerner is an author for Harper Collins; and Simon & Schuster and receives royalties. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Ian Kerner is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Therapists, Counselors and Educators (AASECT); the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT); and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR).


  1. Discover the latest science of sexual desire, including the distinction between spontaneous vs. responsive desire, and the dual-control model.
  2. Discover how to intervene with a client’s lack of desire, or a couple’s desire discrepancy, by using “willingness windows,” core erotic theme development, and sex-script expansion.
  3. Discover innovations for addressing a client’s erectile disorder, premature or delayed ejaculation, inhibited arousal, and sexual-pain and orgasm issues.
  4. Discover how to use the data and feedback from client homework to enhance your treatment outcomes.


The latest science of sexual desire
  • Understanding spontaneous vs. responsive desire, and the dual-control model of human sexuality
  • Interventions that draw on willingness and the generation of subjective arousal
The latest innovations in addressing common sexual problems such as erectile disorder, premature or delayed ejaculation, inhibited arousal, and sexual pain and orgasm issues
  • Using combination therapy to take a bio-psychosocial-interpersonal approach
  • How to conduct a sexual history/sex script analysis
The art of crafting the sex therapy homework assignment
  • Using a constructive model to create a framework
  • Working with the diagnostic data on an ongoing basis; working with erotic counter-transference

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

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