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Here's a new way to connect you to SSHA's Sexceptional Experts. We are offering the following fun, educational webinars that provide CEU credits.

SEXCEPTIONAL WEBINAR W/ DR. DAVID LEY: 

ETHICAL PORN FOR DICKS – THE CLINICIAN’S GUIDE TO ENCOURAGING RESPONSIBLE PORN USE

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SEXCEPTIONAL WEBINAR W/ DR. DAVID LEY: 

ETHICAL PORN FOR DICKS – THE CLINICIAN’S GUIDE TO ENCOURAGING RESPONSIBLE PORN USE

For all clinicians, educators and coaches. 

This webinar has been recorded and is available now! After you purchase, we will email you all access instructions and directions that includes:

  • 1.5 hour video presentation 
  • A copy of the Powerpoint slides used during webinar
  • 1.5 AASECT CEU per a webinar. You can earn up to 4 AASECT CEUs (Texas LPC, LMFT, LCSW and Psychologist CEs included)
  • Post test/ Evaluation for your CEU.

1.5 AASECT CEUs Program Approved

The internet offers a tremendous variety of instant-access sexually explicit material. An overwhelming majority of males have seen pornography, and view it regularly. Though most porn users experience no problems, many struggle with feelings of guilt and shame about their use of porn, and some encounter challenges within their relationship, or at work related to pornography. Most online porn is free, but comes along with substantial risks, ranging from exposure to legal charges to supporting the exploitation of vulnerable persons. Ethical Porn for Dicks, A Man’s Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure is a new book for men, helping them to learn skills of mindfulness about their porn use, and teaching skills of negotiation, behavior self-management, coping skills and sexual education. Clinicians may benefit from using strategies from this book in treatment, to assist patients in reducing and preventing potential harms. 

Goals - Clinicians will:

  • Prioritize thorough, objective assessment practices to identify the role of porn in patient’s lives;
  • Learn how to use behavioral tracking strategies to increase patient self-awareness of porn use;
  • Learn how to explore the concept of sexual integrity with patients, assisting patients in examining their sexual values and identifying conflicts with their porn use;
  • Gain strategies to assist patients in developing and practicing diverse array of coping strategies to assist them in managing negative emotions, in addition to their porn use
  • Assist patients in practicing communication and couple’s negotiation skills around porn use
  • Explore harm reduction principles in managing porn-related problems

Sexceptional Webinar w/ Dr. David Ley:

Navigating Religion, Sex and Porn

March, 24th 12-1:30pm CST or ANYTIME!

1.5 AASECT CEUs Program Approved

2 ways to participate: 

Choose to collaborate and join the live webinar. Be able to ask questions real time and get feedback from Dr. David Ley. All collaboraters will get the video recording of the webinar and be able to watch it again and again on their own schedule.

Listener- Listen and watch the webinar later on your own schedule. Everyone will get the video recording of the webinar and be able to watch it again and again on their own schedule.

A growing body of research is identifying that a majority of the people struggling to manage their use of Internet pornography, are people with strong religious values towards sex. Many people who’ve grown up in conservative religious environments have received little education or understanding regarding their sexual feelings, and often feel overwhelmed by the level of sexual material readily available on the Internet. Religious participation is a protective factor from drug/alcohol problems, but poses a risk factor for people to feel overwhelmed, ashamed and frightened of their own sexual desires and behaviors. Therapists can be most effective by helping these patients to examine and resolve the conflict between their sexual values and their sexual choices. In this talk, Dr. Ley reviews the most recent research on the intersection between religious values and problematic porn use, to assist learners in better understanding these problems. Then, he uses his depth of experience and knowledge to help therapists begin to develop ways to assist patients in both understanding, and resolving these conflicts in a patient-centered, evidence-based, and sexuality-informed manner.

Goals: At the conclusion of this training, learners will: 

  • Be able to apply recent research on religion and pornography use to their patient formulation, when patients present with porn-related problems;
  • Use a patient-centered strategy to assist patients in developing a better understanding of their feelings and attitudes towards their use of pornography;
  • Understand the ways in which these unresolved and unexamined conflicts contribute to feelings of shame, fear, lack of control, and depression;
  • Assist patients exploring ways to examine the conflicts between their use of pornography and their sexual values;
  • Support patients in developing an integration between their values for healthy, ethical and moral sex, with the sexual behaviors they choose to pursue. 

 

 

 


SEXCEPTIONAL WEBINAR Series W/ Marty Klein

We're excited to announce a Webinar Series with Dr. Marty Klein. Everyone who attended our event last month has been asking for it, so here he is!

  • Want Dr. Klein in your car? In your house? At the gym? Buy now and listen/learn on your schedule. 

Theses Sessions have been recorded and are available now!

  • Get the recording / video - Infidelity: After an affair, who owns the relationship? 
  • Get the recording / video - If it isn't “sex addiction,” what is it? And how do you treat it?
  • Get the recording / video - Power dynamics in intimate relationships  
  • Get the recording / video - Intakes: Doing a first session so there’s a second session

See below for a more detailed description of each webinar.

Don't need any CEUs? Purchase all 4 webinars for only $99. You will receive everything listed except CEUs!

Click here to purchase this special promotion!

 

Video Webinar Series

What's a Webinar?? Have you ever watched a Youtube or Vimeo video, or used Skype? A webinar is similar and just as easy to use. Watch or listen to the presentation on your schedule, or in real time if you want to participate.

“Dr. Marty Klein was truly Sexceptional today. He was approachable, engaging and gave me information I could use immediately...”
— Austin, TX Therapist at SSHA's Feb 13th event

Dr. Marty Klein is a California-Licensed MFT and Certified Sex Therapist. The author of 7 books about sex, he trains psychologists & physicians across the US & Europe. Audiences call his talks thought-provoking, practical, and entertaining—so you’ll be laughing while you learn. Guaranteed! For more about Marty, see www.SexEd.org


Reserve your space for this special Webinar Series with Dr. Marty Klein!

Reserve your space for this special Webinar Series with Dr. Marty Klein!

Purchase one for $49. Pick any three for $119, or $149 for ALL four (with this special, get the 4th one FREE).

Each participant will receive:

  • One hour video presentation (live and a copy to watch later)
  • Powerpoint slides used during webinar
  • 1 AASECT CEU per a webinar. You can earn up to 4 AASECT CEUs (Texas LPC, LMFT, LCSW and Psychologist CEs included)
  • These webinars will be recorded, so you can watch and learn ANY TIME. We'll send you everything you need to watch and learn at your convenience. 

Infidelity: After the affair, who owns the relationship?

Instead of seeing infidelity as involving one selfish person and one victim, we’ll examine the following:

  • Why are affairs so common?
  • The typical belief that the betrayed acquires power as a result of being betrayed
  • How much is sex an issue in most affairs? How can we treat desire discrepancies?
  • How can we get couples to reconcile as partners rather than as adversaries?
  • “That’s not infidelity, it’s just internet chat!”
  • Drawing and maintaining boundaries around the wounded relationship
  • The existential issues confronting both parties when there’s been an affair—and why it’s crucial to address these

You’ll learn fresh ways of looking at affairs, fidelity, and sexuality—so that you can better evaluate patients, sort out individual and relationship issues, and help people heal from the experiences of powerlessness, grief, rage, and damaged self-esteem that are common on both sides of betrayal.


If it isn’t sex addiction, what is it? And how do you treat it?

The sex addiction movement addresses fundamental human issues: lust, desire, guilt, fantasy, decision-making, and the relationship of love and sex. The answers generated by this model, however, have important limitations—and for many people, they are disastrous. We will examine how patients’ impulsive or seemingly out-of-control sexual behavior may really involve:

  • medicating their depression, anxiety or anhedonia
  • acting out hostility they can’t let into their consciousness
  • an attempt to address an arousal disorder
  • an attempt to deny a dystonic sexual preference or orientation
  • a denial of existential despair
  • the inability to initiate sex with a partner
  • a recurring sexual dysfunction with a partner
  • inadequate attraction to or unspoken resentment toward a primary partner

We should not assume that people who feel out of control are out of control. Instead, this is a narrative that needs to be addressed.


Power dynamics in intimate relationships

People run into trouble when one or both partners use power unconsciously, defensively, or to creating distance, confusion, or guilt. We will look at how the therapist can help clients see and even change their dynamics, focusing on the following:

  • How chronic conflict about particular topics (like money or sex) may be an unacknowledged struggle over power;
  • How power struggles can erupt when couples should be talking about their contrasting value systems or relationship goals;
  • How power struggles often play out in issues including infidelity, pornography and household chores, parenting—and effective clinical responses.
  • The role of agreements and integrity in supporting self-esteem and in making relationships work
  • Passive-aggressive behaviors such as chronic “forgetting;” strategic incapacity; and trivializing others’ upset over broken agreements
  • How narratives of non-entitlement and victimhood keep people stuck.


Intakes: Doing a first session so there’s a second session

In early sessions we must figure out what information we need in order to understand this client—and how to collect it effectively. Depending on the answers, we generate new questions and a tentative treatment plan on the run. We must provide the reflection, challenges, and relationship the client or couple seems to need—without scaring them away. We’ll cover practical issues such as:

  • The structure of therapeutic questions & interventions
  • What is “resistance”? How should we handle it?
  • What is the patient’s “narrative”? How do we assess it? Talk about it?
  • How does our clinical vocabulary affect clients?
  • How much should we self-disclose?
  • What makes new patients return? What makes them drop out?