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Addressing Intimacy and Sexuality in Couple Therapy:
Expanding our Approaches for Reconnecting & Revitalizing Relationships
An Advanced Workshop for Mental Health Professionals


presented by
Irit Felsen, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Ferkauf School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, NY

This advanced full-day workshop for experienced mental health professionals will provide clinicians with valuable insights and strategies for helping couples reconnect and revitalize their relationships. The presentation will address issues related to couple intimacy and sexuality, including sexual dysfunction, sexual addiction, and infidelity. The emphasis will be on a flexible and creative approach to different couples and the various challenges faced by them, and by the couple therapist. 

Discussion will include the assessment of the couple and the presenting problem, and will identify advances in couple therapy treatment based on current research of the psychological and neurobiological bases of relationships. Insights from Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Problem Solving Therapy will be explored, along with discussion and demonstration of Encounter-Centered Couple Therapy, with the goal of providing participants with tools to help couples develop more conscious, intentional and mature ways of relating to each other. Strategies will be offered for helping spouses establish more authentic communication, break automatic rigid patterns of reactivity to each other, and transform relationship frustrations into opportunities for personal change and growth as a couple. Additional tools will be provided, such as exercises and self-work instruments, to be used by clients between sessions to encourage change.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Space is limited. Early registration is advised.

Continuing Education Hours:
Certificates for 6.0 Continuing Education hours will be provided to Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.
The Mel & Phyllis Zachter OHEL Institute for Training 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-0016), and by the NYSED’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (#MFT-0002) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0002).
Please note:
Per the policy set by the New York State Education Department State Boards for Social Work and Mental Health Practitioners, attendees must be present for the entirety of the training in order to receive certificates of Continuing Education hours. There is no accommodation by NYS policy for late arrivals or early departures; partial CE credit for partial attendance cannot be awarded.

Dates/Time/Location:
Thursday, June 15, 2017
9:00am-4:00pm
NEW Location - Kingsway Jewish Center
2902 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Valet Parking Available

Fee:
Rate: $150
Online Registration: 10% Discount

Cancellation Policy:
If cancellation is received at least 5 business days prior to training date, your full registration fee can be applied to a future Institute training. For cancellations received after this time frame, a 20% fee will be applied.

No Show Policy:
Given the high demand for Institute events, no credit will be provided if cancellation has not been received in advance of a training date.

In case of Inclement weather call: 718-686-3313.

For more information call: 1-877-EDU-OHEL (1-877-338-6435)

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