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"Six Tools to Improve Outcomes in Couples Counseling & Sex Therapy"

"Six Tools to Improve Outcomes in Couples Counseling & Sex Therapy"

Marty Klein

Friday, September, 15, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

80 Fifth Avenue
Room 1408
New York, New York 10011

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

*2 ASSECT-approved CEs will be offered by the presenter at no additional charge for those requesting them.


Six Tools to Improve Outcomes in Couples Counseling & Sex Therapy

What is the architecture of a given intimate relationship--what assumptions, unspoken agreements, power dynamics, and narratives are baked into it? Are people keeping score of their wounds? Do one or both parties feel taken advantage of? When couples want to feel close, what vehicles do they use—Sex? Spending money? Time with the kids? Working on their home? Talking about feelings?

In this fast-paced, enjoyable seminar, Dr. Klein will present tools that can make your work more effective regardless of your clinical orientation. They will increase the number of new clients who return for a second session; help you identify the issues likely to sabotage the therapy; and reduce your own boredom and frustration.

Topics covered include power dynamics; conflict and conflict avoidance; increasing empathy; and existential issues. Dr. Klein will discuss the structure of effective communication, exploring why many couples who appear to have a communication problem actually don’t. And he will discuss how to navigate sexual presenting problems, helping you determine if they are more functional, more relational, or more psychological.


Dr. Marty Klein has been a Licensed MFT and Certified Sex Therapist for 35 years. He is the award-winning author of 7 books, including Sexual Intelligence and the new His Porn, Her Pain. He has lectured across North America and in 40 countries. Marty is a frequent guest in the popular media, including the New York Times, National Public Radio, Psychology Today, and the Daily Show. A qualified forensic expert in sexuality, Marty continually challenges popular clinical assumptions about sex, gender, desire, & intimacy. For example, Wikipedia cites Marty as the key challenger to the concept of sex addiction.

Marty’s talks are known to be down-to-earth, thought-provoking, and entertaining. That’s why we’ve asked him back to give his third seminar for us.

His blog and website are at

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