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Digital Seminar

Sexual Health and the Trauma Survivor: How the Therapist Can Help


Faculty:
Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW
Duration:
1 Hour 49 Minutes
Copyright:
Jan 04, 2021
Product Code:
NOS096138
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

Clients with sexual abuse histories often come to therapy with questions about their sexual expression and the obstacles they encounter in intimate relationships. They may find themselves engaging in trauma reenactment rather than safe, consensual sex and need a non-judgmental space to explore what sexual recovery means for them. Even well-trained trauma therapists often lack the personal comfort, language, and skillset necessary to assist their clients through this process. This recording will provide concrete strategies to help trauma survivors live more sexually fulfilling lives. You’ll explore: 

  • How different types of sexual abuse and trauma manifest in sexual behaviours, and how to help clients experience healthy sexual gratification 
  • How to help clients differentiate between unhealthy trauma reenactment and healthy play 
  • Five tools to help clients manage out-of-control sexual behaviours 
  • The countertransference issues that often arise for therapists around clients’ erotic interests, sexual expression, and behaviours in order to avoid negative judgment and inadvertent shaming 

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Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW, is a board-certified sexologist and the founder of The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health, and runs a private practice in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Dr. Kort, a therapist, coach and author, has been practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years and has spoken internationally on the subject of gay counseling. He specializes in sex therapy, gay affirmative psychotherapy, sexually compulsive behaviors, and IMAGO relationship therapy designed for couples to enhance their relationship through improved communication. Dr. Kort is a blogger for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today on issues of sexuality. He has been a guest on the various television programs on mixed orientation marriages and “sexual addiction”. Dr. Kort is the author of several books, including, LGBTQ Clients in Therapy, Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Find Real Love, and Is My Husband Gay, Straight or Bisexual.
 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Joe Kort maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as a published author, and he receives a speaking honorarium and book and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Joe Kort is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy, and the American Association of Sexuality Educator, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).


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Objectives

  1. Evaluate how different types of sexual abuse and trauma manifest in clients’ behaviours and relationships, and how these manifestations inform treatment interventions.  
  2. Analyze methods that help clients differentiate between trauma reenactment and trauma play. 
  3. Demonstrate five important ways to help clients manage their sexual behaviours. 
  4. Determine how to help clients understand what constitutes healthy sexual expression for them. 

Outline

  • Evaluate the different types of sexual abuse and trauma manifest in clients’ behaviours and relationships, and how these manifestations inform treatment interventions.  
    • Identify the different forms of trauma including simple trauma, complex trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder 
  • Articulate methods that help clients differentiate between trauma reenactment and trauma play. 
    • Identify the difference between trauma reenactment and trauma play.  
    • List the different ways trauma reenactment and trauma play manifest to determine success of treatment. 
  • List five important ways to help clients manage their sexual behaviours. 
    • Define out-of-control sexual behaviours 
    • List how erotophobia manifests from sexual abuse 
  • Describe how to help clients understand what constitutes expression of sexual health for them. 
    • Define PLISSIT model (Permission, Limited Information, Specific Suggestions, and Intensive Therapy) 
    • Identify a SAR (Sexual Attitude Re-assessment) 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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