How Humanistic and Existential Approaches Can Improve Our Treatment of Male Sexuality and Men Who Abuse

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours

Cost of training and CE certificate: $100.00
CE Eligibility: APA Psychology, NBCC Counseling
*Social Workers: We have applied for CE credits from other accrediting agencies.

To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.


Exploring and understanding the existential meaning of sex and penile functioning can be an effective method of engaging men—including those who have abused others—in their treatment and can provide therapists with valuable insights about their clients. This presentation begins with an overview of existential psychotherapy and the evolution of couples and sex therapies. It examines how men experience intimacy and how sexual dysfunction can result from trauma. 

This is not a presentation on male anatomy, nor is it a workshop designed to teach clinicians how to improve the sex lives of their clients. Rather, the presentation will focus on the existential lives of men and how much of men’s concerns are communicated through the functioning of the penis. Additionally, the abusive and problematic sexual behavior of some men will be examined through an existential psychotherapy lens with clinical strategies for treatment the ultimate goal.

Training Topics Include:
1) Existential approaches to sex therapy
2) Male sexual dysfunction
3) Male problematic sexual behavior

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1) Utilize skills to help their male patients better identify the messages their bodies are sending them via their penis.
2) Describe fundamental aspects of existential psychotherapy.
3) Describe the evolution of couples and sex therapies.
4) Describe the existential threats that result from early childhood trauma and how they may manifest themselves via problems with sexual functioning and sexual behavior.
5) Apply existentially based treatment strategies for the resolution of male sexual dysfunction and problematic male sexual behavior.

Four Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 3:30 pm. The charge is $100. Each registration includes a certificate, whether it be for CE credits hours or for attendance. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.

We can refund your training fee up to 24 hours prior to the start of the training.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

How Humanistic and Existential Approaches Can Improve Our Treatment of Male Sexuality and Men Who Abuse has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3965.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC
Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155
Info@ContinuingExcellence.com
www.ContinuingExcellence.com


Daniel N. Watter, EdD, FAACS
Clinician, author, lecturer, University of Michigan School of Social Work’s Sexual Certification Program and the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes

Dr. Daniel N. Watter received his doctoral degree from New York University in 1985 and has also earned a post-graduate certificate in Medical Humanities from Drew University. He is licensed as both a psychologist and a marital and family therapist. In addition, he is Board Certified in Sex Therapy by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and the American Board of Sexology (ACS), of which is also holds Fellowship status (FAACS; Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists). Dr. Watter is an AASECT certified sex therapy supervisor and has been elected to Fellowship Status in the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), as well as the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA).

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Watter has held several faculty appointments. Currently, he is a faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Social Work’s Sexual Certification Program and the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes.

A frequent lecturer at professional meetings throughout North America, Dr. Watter is the author of more than 30 professional articles and book chapters on topics such as sexual function and dysfunction, and ethics in healthcare practice. He is the author of the forthcoming book, The Existential Importance of the Penis: A Guide to Understanding the Sexuality of Men.


Additional Information

Audience
This training is for professionals working with people who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

Content Level
Intermediate/Advanced

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