Restoring & Revitalizing Marital Sexuality – Barry W McCarthy, PHD, ABPP
- Positive Functions of Marital Sexuality
- Couple Assessment & Individual Sexual Histories
- Core Change Strategies
- Relapse Prevention Strategies & Techniques
- Sexual Poisons & Inhibitions
When sexuality becomes dysfunctional or nonexistent, the powerful role it plays effectively drains a marriage of both intimacy and satisfaction, often threatening the viability and stability of that marital bond. The purpose of this intensive seminar is to enhance your couple therapy skills by identifying strategies to confront this multi-causal, multidimensional phenomenon of low-sex, no-sex marriages. Dr. McCarthy will address cognitive, behavioral, emotional, biological, relational, and situational factors necessary to design a multidimensional assessment and intervention program. He will also discuss various factors, including health, medications, sexual secrets, and aging which impact a couple’s sexuality.
Positive Functions of Marital Sexuality
- Myths & Data
- Inhibited Sexual Desire & No-Sex Marriage
- Couple Sexual Styles
- Anxiety/Avoidance Cycle
Couple Assessment & Individual Sexual Histories
- Four Session Assessment Model
- Sensitive/Secretive Issues
- Gender in Sexual Socialization
- Sexual Dysfunction
Couple Sex Therapy
- Couple Feedback Session
- Step-by-Step Case Processing
Core Change Strategies
- Individualize Psychosexual Skill Exercises
- Build Bridges to Sexual Desire
- Exercises for Comfort, Attraction, & Trust
- Personal Responsibility/Intimate Team Model for Change
Relapse Prevention Strategies & Techniques
- Do not Treat Sexuality with Benign Neglect
- Relapse Prevention Strategies
- Positive, Realistic Expectations for Marital Sexuality
- Lapse Not Relapse
Traumatic Sexual Experiences
- Deal with Affairs
- Sexual Orientation Issues
- Intimacy Disorders
- Compulsive Sexuality & Cybersex
- Child Sexual Abuse & Incest & Rape Legacy
Health Factors, Medications & Aging
- ‘Good Enough’ Sex Model
- Healthy Sexuality over 60
- Dealing with Illness & Medication Side Effects
- Integrate Medical Interventions into Couple Sexuality
- Alcohol Abuse, Recovery & Sexuality
- Severe, Chronic Problems & Sexual Avoidance
Sexual Poisons & Inhibitions: Anger & Self-Consciousness
- Fatally Flawed Marriages & Broken Bonds
- Integrate Individual, Couple & Sexual Interventions
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Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.
Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease,
typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.
Medicine has been around for thousands of years, during most of which it was an art (an area of skill and knowledge) frequently having connections to the religious and
philosophical beliefs of local culture. For example, a medicine man would apply herbs and say prayers for healing, or an ancient philosopher and physician would apply bloodletting according to the theories of humorism.
In recent centuries, since the advent of modern science, most medicine has become a combination of art and science (both basic and applied, under the umbrella of medical science).
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