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This course on the basics of sex therapy will provide an opportunity for clinicians not trained in sex therapy to gain knowledge and beginning skills in the area of sexuality and be able to work more comfortably and effectively in cases in which the full set of sex therapy skills isn't required. Topics will include defining healthy sexuality, common female and male difficulties and dynamics in a couple, medical issues, sexual styles, fundamental principles of improving sexual functioning, the role of anxiety in sexuality, the impact of early trauma and early messages given about sexuality and the role differentiation plays in the sexual relationship.

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Deborah J Fox, LICSW, is in private practice in Washington, DC. She is an AASECT Certified Sex therapist providing individual and couples psychotherapy. She conducts seminars and consultation groups on the integration of couples and sex therapy and the treatment of sexual trauma, with an emphasis on somatic intervention strategies.


Defining healthy sexuality                                                            (10 minutes)

Therapist comfort with discussing sexual topics


sexual response cycle

dual control model of sexuality                                                     (40 mintues)

sexual styles and implications for therapy



Evaluation and Assessment:                                                         (30 minutes)

taking a sexual history, early messages and trauma

medical issues, impact of aging

body image

sexual status exam  


What every clinician needs to know about these

common symptoms:                                                                      (50 minutes)

low sexual desire

erectile difficulties

rapid ejaculation,



role of anxiety  


Fundamentals of improving sexual functioning:                            (40 minutes)

Shift away from performance-driven orientation

Sex dates



Q & A                                                                                              (10 minutes)


Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the main differences between responsive and spontaneous sexual styles.
  • Participants will be able to describe the dual control model of human sexual response
  • Participants will be able to name two strategies that help to improve sexual functioning in a couple
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Official information:

Refunds: Registrants who are unable to attend a Thrapy Express seminar or live webinars may ask for, and will receive, a credit or refund (your choice). Refund requests will be processed within 3 business days. When an attendee knows in advance that they are unable to attend we ask that they inform Thrapy Express ahead of time by emailing [email protected] or by calling or texting (631) 202-1010 this allows us to free up the spot in the training in the event that a training is at or near capacity.
Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
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Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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