"Don't Touch Me!”: Understanding Sexual Aversions
Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
Friday, October 20, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
505 Eighth Avenue
Yellow room on the 20th floor
New York, Ny 10018
The thought of sex makes some patients squirm. They avoid sex, make excuses for its absence, may even find giving or receiving touch awkward, uncomfortable, disgusting or repulsive. Many of these patients avoid discussing sex all together. Many relationships suffer for years from the disconnection, rejection, and conflict this problem creates.
When faced with such a patient, psychotherapists often feel challenged as to how to assess and treat the underlying problem confusing it with low sexual desire or with generalized anxiety. Using an integration of psychodynamic, systems, and cognitive-behavioral approaches, and case examples, the presenter will discuss the sources of and treatments for sexual aversions.
This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.
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