The Essentials of Sex Therapy

During this eight-week course, Dr. Chelsea Wakefield will teach the essentials necessary to offer real help to clients struggling with sexual issues. 8 Social Work Contact Hours. In addition to a roadmap of treatment, she will offer a toolkit of handouts and worksheets she has developed over the years that you can use immediately in your practice.

Two formats offered:
*Online: Fridays
April 15-June 3
From 8 to 9 a.m.
There will be 15 minutes offered after each 1 hour didactic for Q & A and case consultations.

*In person: Saturdays
April 23 and May 7
from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(1/2 hour for lunch)

***All online teaching sessions will be recorded for reviewing or viewing at your convenience.


Click here to download a flyer about this course.

What the course will cover:

  • The necessary personal work required to be an effective sex therapist.
  • Ways of opening inquiries that create a safe space for people to talk about their intimate concerns.
  • Assessment/Sexual History – what to ask, what to listen for, and why it matters
  • Case Conceptualization – Listening beyond the words; thinking multi-dimensionally.
  • Individualized treatment – assessing and working at the right level towards client-centered goals
  • Helping clients develop and self-define as unique sexual beings.
  • Helpful interventions for specific sexual dysfunctions and partner dissatisfactions.
  • Working with the profound ideas found in Betty Martin’s “Wheel of Consent”
  • Helping partners to talk to each other – the Initiator/Inquirer exercise.

The cost of the course is $197

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