Thursday, October 1, 2020
7:30PM – 9:00PM CST
*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation
CME/CEU (1.5 hrs.) Fees
Active & Student Members: Free
Friend Members: $20
Low or absent sexual desire is diagnostically and therapeutically challenging. A variety of issues can lead to low libido and even if you have correctly diagnosed the core problem it can be tenaciously resistant to treatment. This is in sharp contrast to other sexual symptoms such as erectile dysfunction or sexual pain that frequently are successfully alleviated by medical treatment and/or short term psychological treatment models. In clients with low libido the core issue may be fairly clear, but more often the core problem is complex and difficult to identify and the whole of the intrapsychic and interpersonal dynamics must be considered to help the client achieve his or her therapeutic goals. Several cases will be presented and discussed to illustrate this richly diverse group.
- Attendees will be able to differentiate between asexuality, sexual aversion, and low or absent sexual desire, and will be able to differentiate between different types and degrees of low desire.
- Attendees will be able to identify a variety of issues that can lead to low or absent sexual desire.
- Attendees will be able to identify treatment interventions most likely to increase libido and sexual pleasure.