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Building Intimacy - Connecting Low-Desire Couples Sexually and Emotionally

  • Friday, September 20, 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM
  • Forest Hills in DC | 4901 Connecticut Avenue, NW • Washington, DC 20008
  • 8


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Category 1 | 3 CEUs per session


This workshop explores the intersection of sexual and emotional intimacy for couples experiencing low sexual desire in one or both partners. A treatment model of intervention will be presented. We’ll discuss various factors that could result in low desire and consider the initial options for beginning therapy. We’ll then examine the most common reasons why therapy stalls or breaks down and the interventions most likely to lead to resolution.

Helping couples who struggle with their sexual relationship requires multiple skill sets. Cognitive behavioral sex therapy skills are essential, yet often not sufficient. When a couple gets stuck, it’s usually because underlying emotional factors are interfering. This treatment model includes interventions that can be used to explore deeper emotional factors which may be contributing to the impasse. Didactic, case example and interactive methods will be utilized.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Name three possible reasons why someone might develop low sexual desire.
  2. Name three educational components that are helpful for couples in developing a sustainable sexual relationship.
  3. Identify three possible interventions to address low desire.
  4. Name three aspects of a treatment model to build emotional and sexual intimacy in a couple.
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