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NEFESH ALL POINTS NORTH LODGE Professional Development

Sex Therapy and Physical Disability

Previously Recorded

Presenter: Ronnie Burke, MSW

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60 minutes

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 

Resources for further study:

This webinar offers 1 NYS ED Self Study Credits

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 

Resources for further study:

  • 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 mental health counselors. #MHC-0082
  • NEFESH International SW CPE 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 #0046
  • NEFESH International SW CPE 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 #0048