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Friday & Saturday,
June 5 & 6, 2020

Ian Kerner, Ph.D.


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The Sexually Well-Informed Clinician:
Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy

Workshop Presenter
Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist who helps individuals and couples break out of their unsatisfying ruts and move towards more fulfilling relational and sexual connections. In addition to clinical work, he regularly serves as an expert in various popular media. His best-selling books include She Comes First, He Comes Next, and Love in the Time of Colic: The New Parents’ Guide to Getting It On Again. Dr. Kerner currently sits on the board of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
and is a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists).

Workshop Overview
This 2-day workshop will address milestones in the development of sex therapy as a clinical practice and delineate models of human sexual response (both historical and current). We will address therapist self-location when dealing with both heterosexual and LGBTQ sexual issues and cover assessment of sexual concerns and case formulation: how to take a sexual history, conduct a sex-script analysis and use validated scales and measures to diagnose sex issues. We will incorporate the latest science-based research informing the treatment of common male and female sexual issues, such as: hypoactive sexual desire and desire discrepancy, erectile disorder, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, anorgasmia in women, pain during sex and problematic sexual behaviors such as excessive use of Internet pornography and the treatment of paraphilias.

The workshop will consist mainly of didactic presentation and Q&A, with occasional use of video materials. Over the course of two days, we will also be paying close attention to the development and deepening of the therapeutic alliance and the processing of clinical material that happens both in the room and in between sessions through homework assignments. Case studies will be regularly referenced and discussed and workshop participants will be given the opportunity to briefly present clinical material for group discussion and feedback.

Main Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Assess the latest science of sexual desire---including spontaneous vs. responsive desire.
2. List specific interventions to address a client’s lack of desire or a couple’s desire discrepancy.
3. Explain how to assess for other common sexual problems through a bio-psychosocial lens, and use specific interventions that target them.

Workshop Details
Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, 2020
The Link Counseling Center, 348 Mt. Vernon Highway NE, Sandy Springs GA 30328

Registration and light refreshments 8:30-9:00 am
Workshop 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Lunch is on-your-own for both days.

Early Bird: $370 through March 31, 2020
Regular Rate: $420 from April 1-June 4, 2020
Current students/trainees: $200 with proof of status (e.g., copy of student ID)
No on-site registration is available.

Continuing Education
*An application for AASECT CE Credits is submitted.*

12 CE credits available: GA Psychologists
12 Core CE credits available: MFT, LPC, LCSW

Alliant International University (AIU) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AIU maintains responsibility for the program and its content. AIU is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs (#PCE234). AIU is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for nurses (#CEP11235). AIU is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to provide continuing education for counselors.


Some of Dr. Kerner's books include:






















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