Sexuality is a powerful and integral part of our lives. Yet many healing professionals feel uncomfortable and ill-equipped to bring up sexual concerns with their clients or to support clients in creating empowered sexual lives. In this workshop, holistic sex therapist Melissa Fritchle, LMFT will provide ways to bring sexual health into your assessments, to honor the role sexuality plays in healing, and ways to make this topic more comfortable to talk about for you and your clients.
At Lotus Collaborative in Santa Cruz, CA
4:30pm – 6:30pm
This group is open to interns and licensed therapists who want support in utilizing more holistic techniques into their work. The group will be kept small so we can build trust and help each grow our practices.
At private residence in Mountain View, CA
9:30am – 4:30pm
Do you feel confident that you can help a client who feels that their sexuality is out of control? Therapists are receiving more and more referrals for “sex addiction” from clients who are often frightened, ashamed and confused. It is important to balance a sex-positive approach with effective techniques to change behaviors that have become damaging. Taught by a holistic sex therapist, this is a unique opportunity explore current understandings and treatments. In this course, we will discuss the controversies and theories of sex addiction, how to assess and create an individualized treatment plan, common co-occuring diagnoses, couple’s therapy, and managing counter-transference. We will also explore issues relating to porn use, infidelity, abuse and trauma, religion and spirituality.
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This course will prepare you to work with clients who are exploring or already engaged in non-monogamous relationship agreements. With the prevalence of divorce and infidelity in our culture, many people are looking for different answers in how to have relationships with integrity. Being familiar and comfortable with the diversity in polyamory and the choices your clients may make is important. Through this course you will learn the basics of different styles and approaches to polyamory, how to help clients establish effective and honest agreements, how to talk about jealousy and safer sex options, and important concepts and terms used in poly communities.