NEW YORK CENTER FOR EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY

Sex as a Safe Adventure

  • 23 Oct 2020
  • 24 Oct 2020
  • Online using Zoom (BAA HIPAA Compliant)
  • 62

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  • For those who attended this workshop in the past and would like to attend again. *Note: priority given to participants from the greater New York area. To make the training engaging and experiential, number of attendees is limited.

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sex as a safe adventure

connecting sexually and emotionally through eft

ONLINE WORKSHOP


Many couples presenting for couples therapy may complain of sex issues: discrepancies in desire, lack of attraction or sexual compatibility, arousal or orgasm problems, or challenges in the bedroom after having children, going through infidelity or in the wake of trauma. From the perspective of Emotionally Focused Therapy, such complaints are most often part of an underlying lack of security and bond in the relationship caused by the negative cycle between partners. At times, as the partners de-escalate and become more secure, sexual issues remain unresolved. Yet, many EFT therapists lack knowledge and skills in the area of sex assessment and intervention. In this workshop, introduction to up to date research on sexuality relevant to EFT work with couples will be presented. You will learn how to do a thorough assessment of the negative relational and sexual cycle so you can skillfully use EFT interventions to help couple move toward de-escalation. This workshop will also address how to integrate psycho-education and simple behavioral sex therapy interventions as couple begins to move into Stage 2, while at the same time to continue building secure bond through increased vulnerability. This workshop will include lectures, video examples, and experiential exercises. Zoya and Mike have presented this workshop in the US and abroad previously. 

This online workshop will include updated materials and new videos demonstrating the concepts and provide opportunities for breakout room exercises and small group discussions.  If you have taken this workshop before, you can attend it at a special "repeater" rate.

WHEN:

Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 24, 2020 

11am-7pm EST both days


WHERE: 

Online using Zoom (BAA HIPAA Compliant)


COST:

Early Registration (by September 30th): $300 for NYCEFT members/$330 non-NYCEFT members

Regular registration (after October 1st): $330 for NYCEFT members/$370 non-NYCEFT members

Repeaters: $250 for those who attended this workshop in the past and would like to attend again

Full time agency, active or former military, graduate students, VA employees: $250-registration closes two weeks prior to event.

If you are registered as a student, agency clinician, military or VA employee, you will need to verify your status prior to the event to gain your discounted entrance. Students must be full time and provide an official course schedule for verification

PRESENTERS

ZOYA SIMAKHODSKAYA, PH.D.

is a licensed psychologist and certified EFT therapist, supervisor and trainer. She has a full-time practice in Chelsea, NY with adults and couples, specializing in cross-cultural and bilingual population. Zoya is one of the founding members and Executive Director for NYCEFT. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Zoya has many years of experience providing crisis intervention in a psychiatric emergency service. She continues to teach as a voluntary faculty at NYU School of Medicine, CUNY and Rutgers University. Zoya presents and teaches nationally and internationally on EFT and now is bringing EFT training to therapists in Russia and Ukraine. She loves helping therapists master EFT model and get through their learning blocks.  She has particular interest in intersection of EFT and sexuality.

MICHAEL MORAN, LCSW, CST

is a psychotherapist, Certified EFT Couples Therapist and Supervisor, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Certified Inner Bonding Facilitator based in New York, NY where he specializes at the intersection of relational and sexual challenges.  He is the Founder and Director of The Center for Relational Fulfillment and is on the Board of Directors at NYCEFT (New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy).  In addition to his practice, Mike presents internationally training therapists to effectively address sexual issues in EFT couples therapy and has taught graduate courses in Marriage & Family Therapy and LGBTQ Practice in Contemporary Society at Rutgers University.  Mike views erotic energy as chi (life-force, creative vitality) and loves helping couples in longterm committed relationships remove the barriers to creating authentic, passionate connection, both emotionally and sexually.  His website is www.fulfilledcouples.com. 

Learning Objectives

This workshop is designed to help you:
  1. Name different models of sexual response.
  2. Apply techniques of sexual assessment in EFT treatment
  3. Identify each partner’s model of sexuality based on their background
  4. Identify negative cycle around sexual issues in Stage 1 of EFT
  5. Reframe sexual concerns from attachment perspective
  6. Use Stage 2 EFT interventions effectively around sexual issues to create more secure bond in couples that leads to greater sexual fulfillment.
  7. Integrate strategies of integrating sex therapy into EFT for couples
  8. Identify sexual concerns that require a referral to a specialist 

October 21st

11:00am - 12:45pm 
Introductions, overview of research on sex and attachment theory, as well as basic principles of sex therapy
12:45pm - 1:00pm 
Break
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Assessment of sexual issues in EFT; experiential exercise
2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Lunch
3:30pm - 4:45pm 
Stage 1 of EFT: tracking sexual and relational cycles; experiential exercise
4:45pm - 5:00pm 
Break
5:00pm - 6:30pm 
Viewing and discussion of video recordings of an EFT stage 1 couple session focused on sexual issues
6:30pm - 7:00pm 
Q&A, discussion, wrap-up.
         

October 22nd

11:00am - 12:45pm 
Sex therapy interventions in Stage 1 and Stage 2 of EFT
12:45am - 1:00pm 
Break
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Stage 2 of EFT: deepening attachment related emotion around sexual issues
2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Lunch
3:30pm - 4:45pm 
viewing and discussion of video recordings of an EFT stage 2 couple sessions focused on sexual disfunction
4:45pm - 5:00pm 
Break
5:00pm - 6:30pm 
Stage 3 of EFT. Working with issues of non-monogamy, out of control sexual behaviors, and sexual trauma in EFT
6:30pm - 7:00pm 

Q&A, discussion, wrap-up.


What participants HAVE said about this workshop:

“An excellent training in every way.”

“Zoya and Mike were extremely knowledgeable, engaging, kind, responsive and helpful”

“Incredibly useful–This training filled a deeply felt void in my ability to fully treat couples”

“Thank you for your knowledge, sense of humor and accessibility!”

“Great videos, good balance of experiential and didactic, very impressive handling of difficult questions– you managed to be graceful and present and still moved on”

“A very safe adventure!  I feel inspired to expand and explore this with my couples”

“Your presentation has changed the lives of some of my couples, and endeared me to you both forever. My favorite turn around? A sexless trauma couple for 40 years are engaging in sensate focus and just love it. I’ve been also reading my way through all of your sensational resources and am blown away how much your two day training has revitalized my practice.  In the last month, I’ve revisited sex with every single couple I see, with some wonderfully joyful deepening and new awarenesses.”  

CE CERTIFICATE INCLUDED*.

CE certificates will be available at www.ceuregistration.com after workshop completion

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

This course for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists – All Levels

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. (13) CE hours

Psychoanalysts

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars 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 psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (13) clock hours.

Social Workers

R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive (13) continuing education clock hours.

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

NJ Social Workers: *Note: This course was not able to get approval for NJ Social Workers in time.

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars 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-0006. This program is approved for 13 contact hours. Live in-person.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (13) hours.

NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (13) contact hours.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (13) contact hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 (13) CE hours.

Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 13 CE Credits. These CE Credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org.

Creative Arts Therapists

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (13) contact hours

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Customer Service and Complaints

If you have any questions or complaints, please contact our administrative assistant, Arash DeMaxi, at arashdemaxi@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy

If notified in writing of canceling by October 8th, fee is refunded minus $50 administrative fee.  Registrations canceled after October 8th are not refundable.

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