When it comes to sexual intimacy, unexpected factors often get in the way of a healthy and fulfilling marital sex life. Many of those factors have to do with things outside of the act of sex. It is essential for licensed mental health practitioners to have a thorough understanding of the aspects of a couple’s relationship and their upbringing that may be inhibiting a fulfilling sex life. These aspects include a couple’s emotional intimacy and communication, their individual sexual expectations, as well as any underlying mental or physical health issues. In this workshop, the presenters will address those three components to help couples find a breakthrough and pursue a healthy and fulfilling sex life with the help of a licensed mental health professional or ministry leader.
406 | True Enjoyment: Married Women and Sexual Satisfaction through the Life Cycle
Debra Taylor, Psy.D.; Angela Landry, M.A.; Cory Collins, M.A.
Approved For CE
Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, Coaches
Approved For CME/CEU
1. Identify patterns of communication and connection in couples that inhibit emotional and spiritual intimacy
2. Describe the influence of past sexual narratives, expectations, and experiences, and identify connections to how these may be contributing to a couple’s sexual experience in the present
3. Discuss strategies for mental health professionals to address mental and physical health barriers to sexual satisfaction in the present
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