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Sexual Health in Group Psychotherapy
Integration sexual health conversation within all aspects of group process.

September 20, 2019 - September 21, 2019
Rochester, NY

All-day Conference

Friday September 20, 2019 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14610
Sexual health research and knowledge is an untapped resource for group therapists to improve treatment outcomes. After a brief review of sexual health definitions and principles, Mr. Braun-Harvey will utilize demonstration group work to integrate three fundamental functions for leaders of sexual health based group work. Participants will learn leader facilitation skills that support group exploration of sexual pleasure, arousal, and desire while mitigating therapist and group member defenses and fears associated with honest and vulnerable disclosure of sexual history, behavior, and feelings. Six principles of sexual health will be illustrated with clinical examples and case discussion.

Objectives

To increase group leader comfort, confidence and willingness to facilitate sexual health conversations in groups.
Enhance provider skills with integrating principles of sexual health within group treatment.
Understand three sexual health conversation skills for improving group member sexual and behavioral health outcomes.

Consultation Group

Saturday September 21, 2019 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
1577 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
Basement Group Room

Doug will lead a 90-minute experiential consultation group providing a confidential setting for therapists to explore their work with individual patients, couples and groups.