About the Event
Cognitive Behavior Institute is excited to welcome Amy Bucciere, LCSW, CST for a live interactive webinar on: Sex Therapy 101 Part 2
Time: 5-7pm EST
Credit Hours: 2 Clinical CEs
Client sexuality can be taboo, provocative or intimidating for the therapist. The complex and conflicting messages we receive socioculturally don’t help any and in most clinical training, the subject isn’t even broached. Sexuality is more than a source of trauma, a public health issue, and a political football. Despite social messages about the taboo nature of sexuality, case studies demonstrate how a sex positive focus with sex therapy techniques can be incorporated into other treatment modalities to lead to desired outcomes for clients (Baggett, et al., 2017). Part 2 of Sex Therapy 101 will address safety in the therapy room and a lens for acknowledging trauma. Attendees of Part 2 will be able to apply the concept of “safety” to sex therapy case examples. In addition, participants will be introduced to and learn how to apply the PLISSIT model (permission, limited information, specific suggestions, and intensive therapy) to sex therapy practice. The PLISSIT technique can effectively reduce sexual disfunction (Bennett, 2019) and improve satisfaction (Malakouti, Golizadeh, Mirghafourvand, & Farshbaf-Khalili, 2020). In addition to lecture, the presenter will utilize case presentation and exploration as well as answering participant questions.
5-5:05pm Introduction and Grounding Rules
5:05-5:50pm Fostering Safety: Exercises
5:55-6:50pm PLISSIT: Deep Dive, Resources, Case Study
6:50-7pm Question and Answer Session
*This program has no breaks.
Participants will apply the concept of ‘safety’ in therapy to case examples.
Participants will be able to explain how to apply each of the four levels of intervention in the PLISSIT model (permission, limited information, specific suggestions, and intensive therapy) in sex therapy.
Amy K. Bucciere, LCSW, CST (she/hers)
It’s all about the space between. Relationships make us who we are. Be it with the past, with individuals, with the future or with one’s own self, skilled and insightful connecting leads to a more fulfilled life. But all sorts of barriers can emerge, and the sexual sort can be especially difficult. I work with individuals, couples, relationship systems and groups to heal and grow the kinds of connections they really want.
I am a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor based in the Pittsburgh area. I specialize in relationships, sex and EMDR, and am certified in each (via Imago Relationship Therapy, AASECT and EMDRIA respectively). I also supervise sex therapists toward certification.
Please visit me online at amykbucciere.com to learn more about my work.
Baggett, L. R., Eisen, E., Gonzalez-Rivas, S., Olson, L. A., Cameron, R. P., & Mona, L. R. (2017). Sex-Positive Assessment and Treatment Among Female Trauma Survivors. Journal of clinical psychology, 73(8), 965–974. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22510
Bennett M. R. (2019). PLISSIT Interventions and Sexual Functioning: Useful Tools for Social Work in Palliative Care?. Journal of social work in end-of-life & palliative care, 15(4), 157–174. https://doi.org/10.1080/15524256.2019.1665156
Malakouti, J., Golizadeh, R., Mirghafourvand, M., & Farshbaf-Khalili, A. (2020). The effect of counseling based on ex-PLISSIT model on sexual function and marital satisfaction of postpartum women: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Journal of education and health promotion, 9, 284. https://doi.org/10.4103/jehp.jehp_168_20
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