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Digital Seminar

Integrating IFS Therapy Perspectives and Psychosexual Therapy for the Management of Sexual Function and Dysfunction


Average Rating:
   34
Faculty:
Kate Dempsey, MScMed (HSSH) Counselling, BSc, BEd, DipCounselling
Duration:
1 Hour 02 Minutes
Copyright:
Nov 29, 2023
Product Code:
AUD022271
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Clients frequently bring a variety of sexual issues to therapy including: gender identity, sexual orientation, desire discrepancies, trauma, performance anxiety, erectile or orgasm difficulties, painful penetration, fear of intimacy, compulsive porn use or relationship conflict. These can all be influenced by biological, psychological or social issues as well as past and present sexual experiences.  

Many therapists do not have specific training in human sexual function so frequently feel that it is not in their scope of practice to unpack these issues with the client, or they may feel uncomfortable with the sexual content brought into therapy and have their own Parts activated. Discover how to embrace IFS therapy as an extremely helpful therapeutic modality for addressing a wide range of sexual issues which can present in the first instance as feelings of shame, pain, humiliation, disgust, fear or negative body image. 

As an evidence-based, non-pathologizing model of psychotherapy, IFS therapy is particularly helpful to integrate into Psychosexual Therapy for the management of a wide range of sexual difficulties as well as in the clinical management of complex sexual dysfunctions. In clients who present with sexual issues, it is common to see internal exiling, blaming and shaming of Parts who carry burdens originating from the client’s society, family of origin, culture, religion or even their sexuality education. This approach provides a lens through which we can help clients normalize many common protector fears, work effectively with Polarisations and support people when their protector Parts are locked in the tight dance of conflict around sex. It can be a particularly helpful for processing sexual trauma because it is client-centred, progresses at a speed that suits the client and fosters deep access to Self energy for inner healing. This allows for alleviation of the internal distress for the client, sustainable long-term behavior change and more empowering, pleasurable sexual experiences. 

This product is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with the IFS Institute and does not qualify for IFS Institute credits or certification. 

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see below.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 1.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession.


Counselors - Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Counselors - Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 1.0 continuing education credits.


Counselors - Idaho Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 1.0 continuing education contact hours for Idaho Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (24.15.01; Section 375; 425. Continuing Education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Illinois Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Per the IDFPR: Social Work Continuing Education Sponsors approved by the Division in accordance with the rules for the administration of Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act (225 ILCS 201), 68 Ill.  Adm. Code 1470.95; PESI, Inc. is a registered social work continuing education sponsor with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance, pass a post-test, and who complete the program evaluation.


Counselors - Kansas Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 1.0 continuing education contact hours for Kansas Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Regulation 102-3-10a) for Professional Counselors. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 1.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of instruction.


Counselors - Nebraska Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Nebraska Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (Title 172: Chapter 94: 012). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 1.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Counselors - New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 1.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Counselors - North Dakota Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 1.0 continuing education clock hours for North Dakota Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners (Article 97-02-01-06). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 1.0 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-TBD


Counselors - South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Counselors - South Dakota Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 1.0 continuing education credit hours for South Dakota Counselors. The Rules of the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists, ARSD 20:68:07:24, confirm that the board will accept qualified continuing education programs accredited or approved by another state's counseling board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Texas Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Counselors - Wyoming Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Wyoming Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Board (Chapter 14, Section 4). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Alaska Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Alaska marriage & family therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Alaska Board of Marital & Family Therapy, Section 12 AAC 19.320. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Arizona Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Arizona marriage & family therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, Section R4-6-802 D. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - District of Columbia Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 1.0 continuing education clock hours for District of Columbia marriage & family therapist is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the DC Municipal Regulations for Marriage and Family Therapy (7707.8). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 1.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Idaho Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 1.0 continuing education contact hours for Idaho Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (24.15.01; Section 375; 425. Continuing Education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 1.0 credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Indiana Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Indiana marriage & family therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the 839 Indiana Admin Code 1-6-2. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Iowa Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Iowa marriage & family therapist and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Kansas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 1.0 continuing education contact hours for Kansas Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (K.A.R. 102-5-10. Continuing education for licensees). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Maine Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Maine Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure Rules (Chapter 7-A). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 1.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 1.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - North Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 1.0 continuing education contact hours for North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board (21 NCAC 31.0701 Requirements for Continuing Education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 1.0 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-TBD


Marriage & Family Therapists - South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists - South Dakota Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 1.0 continuing education contact hours for South Dakota Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists (ARSD 20:68:07:24 Approved continuing education programs). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Tennessee Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 1.0 continuing education contact hours for Idaho Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Idaho Licensing Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists (Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0450-01-.12 - CONTINUING EDUCATION). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Utah Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Utah Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Utah Mental Health Professional Practice Act Rule (R156-60-105 Continuing Education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Virginia Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 1.0 continuing education contact hours for Virginia Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing competency criteria of the Virginia Board of Counseling (18VAC115-50-96. Continuing competency activity criteria). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Wyoming Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Wyoming Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Board (Chapter 14, Section 4). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1025. This activity meets the qualifications for 1.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 1.0 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 1.0 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Addiction Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider #20240032. This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This self-study activity consists of 1.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 1.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 1.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 1.0 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Other Professionals

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Faculty

Kate Dempsey, MScMed (HSSH) Counselling, BSc, BEd, DipCounselling's Profile

Kate Dempsey, MScMed (HSSH) Counselling, BSc, BEd, DipCounselling Related seminars and products

Sexology North Queensland


Kate Dempsey is a sexologist and relationship counsellor in private practice, Townsville. She is a trauma-informed sex therapist who works with adult individuals, couples and other relationship styles. She holds a Master of Science in medicine (HIV, STIs and sexual health) counselling from the University of Sydney and her professional registrations include: Queensland College of Teachers, Australian Counselling Association and Society of Australian Sexologists. She is also a member of the European Society of Sexual Medicine and the International Society of Sexual Medicine. Kate is a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist having completed Level 1 in 2018, Level 2 IFIO in 2021 and is on staff as a Level 2 IFIO Program Assistant. She is an academic at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine and Health within the postgraduate psychosexual therapy pathway. In addition to seeing private clients, Kate is an embedded contractor at one of Phoenix Australia’s accredited trauma recovery programs as a program facilitator for veterans and first responders who have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The module “Sexual Function and PTSD” was designed and written by Kate in 2019 and is a valued and ongoing component of the program. Kate’s background is in teaching where she taught for over a decade in Australia and England in the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Science. During her educational career, Kate recognised that sexuality education was not meeting the needs of our young people, and this led her into retraining as a Sexologist where she provides sexuality education in a variety of settings as well as psychosexual therapy in her private practice. Kate is the current secretary for the Queensland branch of the Society of Australian Sexologists.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kate Dempsey has employment relationships with Sexology North Queensland, University of Sydney, Townsville Private Clinic, and Family Health Connections Pty Ltd. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kate Dempsey has no relevant non-financial relationships.

 


Objectives

  1. Participants will learn how the Human Sexual Response model can be helpful to identify sexual trailheads with clients. 
  2. Participants will consider how to manage Common Protector Fears that present within the sexual space and gain knowledge to help normalise the diversity of human sexual function. 
  3. Participants will be able to justify why working with Polarisations is important when working towards internal consent for complex sexual dysfunctions such as erectile dysfunction and vaginismus, as well as compulsive porn use. 

Outline

  • Identify some Common Protector Fears for sexual issues. 
  • Determine why working with IFS Polarisations is important for managing sexual function and dysfunction as well as understanding internal consent. 
  • Describe how IFS can be integrated into Psychosexual Therapy for common sexual presentations such as vaginismus, ejaculation difficulty and compulsive porn use. 
  • Express how own therapist Parts who may hold biases, opinions, agendas or shame around sexual issues that clients bring to therapy. 

Target Audience

  • Counselors 
  • Social Workers 
  • Psychologists 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Addiction Counselors 
  • Physicians 
  • Physician Assistants 
  • Nurses 
  • Nurse Practitioners  
  • Other Mental Health Professionals 

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