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Have you ever talked about sex with a client?

 

It might be awkward.

You might not know how to approach it, but complicated sexual feelings can cause relationship problems, or create feelings of shame or embarrassment for your client. And they probably don't know how to bring it up during therapy.

Do you feel confident that you can bring up sex and sexual desire problems, without triggering more negative emotions or causing your client to withdraw?

Never feel awkward or lost when approaching this topic when you enroll in Treating Sexual Desire Problems: Effective Mental Health Interventions, our exclusive digital course. Learn how to assess low sexual desire in individuals and desire discrepancy in relationships. You'll explore the most common treatment methods for problematic sexual desire discrepancy and how to educate clients on human sexual response cycles.

Dr. Viviana Coles will share some of the evidence-based treatment methods from the Texas Sex Therapy Institute’s certification program and how you can apply this to your clients. Help your clients experience a healthier and more fulfilling sex life. 

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You'll wish you learned this earlier in your career. 

 

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Earn up to 5.5 CE Credits - Included in the Price 

 

 

 

Never feel lost again when covering sex and desire in therapy!

 

 

Understanding Desire

DSM-5®
Female Sexual Interest-Arousal Disorder
Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
DSM-IV-TR® - Sexual Aversion Disorder
Turn-ons
Brain chemistry and functioning

 

 

Clinical applications of Human Sexual Response Cycle Theories

Quadriphasic Sexual Response Cycle

Excitement

Plateau

Orgasm

Resolution

Triphasic Sexual Response Cycle

Desire

Arousal

Orgasm

Circular Sexual Response Cycle

Desire

Excitement

Plateau

Orgasm

Resolution

Seduction, Sensations, Surrender, Reflections 

 

How to Assess for Low Sexual Desire

Questionnaire

Screening tools

Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX)

Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ)

Client Interview 

 

Causes of Low Desire

Psychological

Early childhood

Adolescence

Early adulthood

Sexual trauma

Physical distrust

Sexual Aversion Disorder

Relational

Former relationship

Current partner

Physiological

Medical

Substance-Induced

Stress-related 

 

“Wanting to Want To”- Case Studies

Couple 1

Couple 2

Couple 3

 

Treatment Options

Physiological

Medical

Healthy living

Psychological

Guide to rekindling passion

Target clinical audience

Issues that may come up during treatment

Frustration/Pressure

Guilt/Shame

Backsliding

 

 


Continuing Education Approvals

 

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"Very good presentation. Dr. Coles made me wish I had done more study in sex therapy early in my career. "

- Barbara S.

 

 


 

 

If you're in one of these professions, this course is for you!

 

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Sex Educators and Therapists 
  • Addiction Professionals
  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pastoral Counselors

 


 

Viviana Coles, DMFT, LMFT-S, CST

 

President and Lead Psychotherapist at Texas Relationship Therapy, PLLC in Houston

President and Lead Instructor at the Texas Sex Therapy Institute, a Sex Therapy Certification program for mental health professionals.

 

Dr. Viviana Coles, DMFT, LMFT-S, CST, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX and Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Since 2003, Dr. Coles has exclusively focused on her work with couples and individuals experiencing emotional and physical intimacy issues. She has built a thriving private practice providing relationship therapy, sex therapy, and premarital counseling. When not in session, Dr. Coles enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children and traveling with family and friends.

Disclosure: Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education. Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

 

 


Valued at $199.99

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Earn up to 5.5 CE Credits - Included in the Price