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Sex Therapy and Physical Disability

Sexuality remains an issue of concern and often despair for a great deal of couples and individuals with physical disabilities


This webinar will address the misapprehensions and barriers to healthy, accessible sexuality for people with physical disabilities. It will provide therapists with tools to assess the needs, motivation capabilities and concerns of their clients, even without expertise in the field of disabilities.

We will discuss using their client's specific familiarity with their abilities and preferences, to seek sexual satisfaction.  
Beyond the work focused on the clients, we will also look into our own hesitations and discomfort regarding unconventional erotic and sexual acts.

https://frumtherapist.com/workshops/PhysicalDisabilities/view

Sex Therapy and Physical Disability

Previously Recorded

Presenter: Ronnie Burke, MSW

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Course Length: 1 Hour

Learning Objectives:
  1. To gain a greater perspective and understanding of sexuality and disabilities from a sexual therapists perspective.
  2. To gain knowledge and understanding of sex therapy as a model for treating cases involving disabilities.
  3. To identify barriers and stigmas to healthy sexuality for individuals and couples with physical disabilities.
  4. To provide legitimization and information in working with clients in need of discovering their sexuality or in having a corrective experience.
  5. Gaining effective tools via visual clarifications and verbal explanations.

This webinar Offers 1 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

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Sexuality remains an issue of concern and often despair for a great deal of couples and individuals with physical disabilities


This webinar will address the misapprehensions and barriers to healthy, accessible sexuality for people with physical disabilities. It will provide therapists with tools to assess the needs, motivation capabilities and concerns of their clients, even without expertise in the field of disabilities.

We will discuss using their client's specific familiarity with their abilities and preferences, to seek sexual satisfaction.  
Beyond the work focused on the clients, we will also look into our own hesitations and discomfort regarding unconventional erotic and sexual acts.

Learning Objectives:
  1. To gain a greater perspective and understanding of sexuality and disabilities from a sexual therapists perspective.
  2. To gain knowledge and understanding of sex therapy as a model for treating cases involving disabilities.
  3. To identify barriers and stigmas to healthy sexuality for individuals and couples with physical disabilities.
  4. To provide legitimization and information in working with clients in need of discovering their sexuality or in having a corrective experience.
  5. Gaining effective tools via visual clarifications and verbal explanations.

Agenda:

Sexuality and Disability

* Sexual rights of people with disabilities

* Stereotypes regarding sex and disability

* Sexual attitude Reassessment 

Types of disabilities and sexual functioning

* Sexual aids  

* Visual impairment

* hearing impairment

Role of sex therapist  in dealing with disabilities

  • Model PLISSIT and extended Plissit model 

* Sensate focus - adaptation to disabilities

Summary 



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
Course Level: intermediate
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • 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

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

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. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here 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.

  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
  • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.

Refunds
Registrants who are unable to attend a Frum Therapist 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 Frum Therapist 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.