Showing 10–14 of 14 results

    The interconnectedness of sexual arousal, desire, and pleasure

    50.00

    Sexual desire and sexual pleasure are interwoven into the brain’s neurochemistry. Systems that excite desire, such as dopamine, and bonding, such as oxytocin, are sensitized by the systems that come online to produce the feelings of pleasure and satisfaction we have when pursuing, flirting, having sex, and experiencing orgasms with our partner(s), such as opioids and serotonin.  In this webinar we will discuss how those systems work across the sexual response cycle and how the systems for desire and bonding are activated by feelings of attraction and love.  We will also discuss how the absence of pleasure can blunt or outright inhibit the activation of desire and arousal, how this motivates people to either endure bad sex or seek out other partners, and what people can do to reignite the passion in their relationships.

     

    Speaker: Jim Pfaus, PhD, IF
    Neuroscience researcher and psychologist

    Professor of Neuroscience and psychology, with dual research appointments at the Brain Research Center, Universidad Veracruzana, in Xalapa, México, and in the Département de psychoéducation et de psychologie, Université du Québec en Outaouais, in Gatineau, QC, Canada.  Dr. Pfaus got interested in the neurobiology of sex at an early age.  For over 30 years he has conducted extensive research into the brain mechanisms of sexual arousal, desire, pleasure, and inhibition, working with both laboratory rats and humans.  This work has revealed how sexual experience alters the function of these systems, which in turn has helped to identify potential pharmacological treatments for desire, arousal, and orgasm disorders. Dr. Pfaus has authored over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and has received numerous awards for his research.  He is the current Editor-in Chief of the journal Current Sexual Health Reports, is a past-president of the International Academy of Sex Research, and a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.

    • Once you buy the product, you will have access for 30 days through your account page.
    • Invoices will be attached on your account page within ten days after the purchase. 

    Get the Recording

    Treating compulsive sexual behaviours – beyond the addiction model

    50.00

    Speaker: Silva Neves
    Psychotherapist and Sexologist

    Biography

    I am a qualified, experienced and accredited psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist holding a busy private practice in Central London, UK. I gained my post-graduate qualification as a psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist with The Middlesex University in 2013. After that, I completed further training in trauma therapy with Babette Rothschild and also EMDR, focusing on sexual trauma. I also did a extra training specifically on couples therapy. More recently, I gained a qualification in clinical supervision. I’m an accredited member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) and The National Counselling Society. I’m a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and NCP (National Council of Psychotherapists). I’m also a member of UKPTS (UK Psychological Trauma Society) and EMDR Association UK & Ireland. In the last 10 years, I worked in different settings: charity organisations, The National Health Service in the UK (NHS) and in private clinics. I have been working in my own private clinic in Central London for the last 5 years. I also deliver trainings on sexual trauma and others areas of the psychosexual field to various organisations across the UK, as well as speaking at conferences such as the BACP Private Practice Conference, The European Federation of Sexology and EMDR Conference. I’m a columnist for Gay Times and PureEros, writing articles on sex and relationships. I also write articles for psychotherapy journals. Areas of expertise I am particularly specialised and experienced in working with: 1- Sexual Trauma 2- LGBTQ-specific therapy. I employ a humanistic and integrative approach, drawing on many theories and treatment strategies, including Somatic trauma therapy, CBT, Gestalt, Person-centred, Psychodynamic, TA and specific knowledge of human sexuality and sexuality and relationship diversity.

    Content and Aim

    Many patients report negative consequences as a result of unwanted, repetitive, consensual sexual behaviours. In their initial consultation, they often use a ‘sex addiction’ language as it is the most familiar language: their behaviours feel like an addiction because they feel they are out of control.

    The psychological presentations of compulsive sexual behaviours are often misunderstood and mistreated. The webinar aims to clarify the confusion regarding the term ‘sex addiction’ for the more accurate and scientific diagnosis of compulsive sexual behaviours, based on robust sexological science. Compulsive sexual behaviour (CSB) is a complex condition whose presentation varies greatly from one patient to the next. It is important to have a solid assessment and a unique clinical formulation of the patient’s difficulties if the clinician is to choose the appropriate treatment.

    Learning objectives

    Participants will learn about:

    • How to assess CSB beyond the addiction-thinking: conceptualising and diagnosing the condition with a pluralistic, psychosexual approach.
    • How to formulate an effective treatment plan.
    • Important tools to treat CSB and how to weave them in your existing clinical practice.
    • A set of recommendations for ethical and safe practice.
    • Once you buy the product, you will have access for 30 days through your account page.
    • Invoices will be attached on your account page within ten days after the purchase. 

    Get the Recording

    Treating female sexual dysfunctions: important things I have learned in my career

    50.00

    Speaker: Johannes Bitzer
    Professor of Ob/Gyn & Psychotherapist

    Content and Aim

    In general, in medicine our practice is deductive. We have a catalogue of defined diseases and we check whether the suffering of the individual woman fits into one of these definitions. The disease and the person are separated entities. The disease afflicts the woman.
    A sexual dysfunction is not an independent «objective» disease. There is no measurable marker. It is all about the person and her story. Each story is individual and fascinating and allows us to look into the limitless ocean of human experience.
    So, my first lesson was: listen to the story with respect and admiration like a piece of art. Encourage the patient to tell her story (Narrative medicine). This is why I frequently encourage patients to write down their sex and love story. It helps them to get closer to their sexual script.
    Sexual dysfunctions have a complex structure which can be compared to a menu-different ingredients, creating what she (the patient) finally tastes (experiences). The ingredients are the patient’s body, her mind and her environment with a mixture specific to her. Understanding the recipe (which is frequently not known to the patient) can help her to understand her subjective experience and can help the therapist to plan for modifications.
    The second lesson: Understand the concert of body, mind and environment in each sexual dysfunction (Biopsychosocial model). In practice it is very helpful to make a drawing for the patient and visualize these factors and how they interact.
    Sexual dysfunctions are very often a trial to find a solution or a cry for help for another problem. Often existential problems like the fear of isolation, the fear of meaninglessness, the fear of death, the fear of freedom (existential psychotherapy Yalom).
    Lesson three: Be open to hear and see behind the obvious and what is presented.
    Therapy for sexual dysfunctions is more than making the symptoms disappear and bring the patient back to the status ante. This is repair. Therapy is help for the patient to find out what she/he wants and what she/he does not want, what  should change and what should stay like it is, learn about solutions and help her/him make her/his decisions. In practice it is helpful to make this process visible and record it together with the patient.

    Biography

    Johannes Bitzer is Former Chairman and Professor em of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospitals of the University of Basel. He is former president of the European Society of Contraception and of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is member of Executive Committee of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Director of the knowledge based assessment in the education committee of EBCOG. He was member of the Exexutive Board of ESSM. Former President of the Swiss Society of Sexology He is presently member of the Board of ISSM Member of the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of Sexual Medicine Fellow of the International Society for the Studies of Womens Sexual Health (ISSWSH) Director of the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Sexual Medicine at the Advanced Study Center of the University of Basel Lecturer at the ESSM School Editor in Chief of The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. His scientific work includes female sexual health in the context of gynecological disorders, life course approach to female sexual dysfunction, contraceptive counselling, care for women in the peri and postmenopause, sexual and reproductive health and the interface between obstetrics/gynecology and psychology/psychiatry, which includes infertility counselling and psychooncology and sexooncology He has more than 200 peer reviewed publications, has edited three books, written 20 book chapters and given more than 300 invited lectures and workshops.

    • Once you buy the product, you will have access for 30 days through your account page.
    • Invoices will be attached on your account page within ten days after the purchase. 

    Get the recording

    Treating psychogenic erectile dysfunction

    50.00

    Speaker: Evie Kirana
    Health Psychologist & Sexologist

     

    Content and Aim

    Erection problems can be experienced by approximately 20% of young men. Some men experience difficulty to attain an erection while others experience difficulty maintaining it. Some men are in a relationship while others are single.  Some men have never experienced positive sexual encounters while in others the problem interrupted a previous satisfying sexual life. Different clinical profiles reflect different treatment needs. Health care professionals need to be well equipped in order to recognize and respond to the patients’ most relevant psychotherapeutic needs. This webinar will focus on helping mental health care providers advance their treatments for various clinical profiles of men presenting with psychogenic erectile dysfunction. Clinicians will be guided on 1) understanding the differences among the most common clinical profiles; 2) interpreting the sexual history and getting the most of it in limited time; 3) planning and synthesizing psychotherapeutic interventions that will restore erections and increase men’s resilience to future sexual problems;  4) using the above experience as an opportunity to increase self-awareness that will improve  the man’s other life domains beyond sexual life.

    Biography

    Dr Paraskevi-Sofia (Evie) Kirana received her Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Panteion University (1998), immediately continued with her postgraduate studies in Health Psychology (MSc) at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, and later completed her PhD in psychology at the University of Athens. She received additional training in the field of sexology by completing the Specialist Programme of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM), and a two-year postgraduate programme in psychosexual dysfunction treatments of the Mental Health Research Institute (EPIPSY) of the University of Athens. In 2013 she was awarded the title of Honorary Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine (honFECSM).
    Since 2008 her daily clinical work focuses solely on the treatment of sexual dysfunctions of men and women, with the majority of cases being erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory disorders. Within the last 5 years, she has treated approximately 1500 men with psychogenic erectile dysfunction and 1000 men with premature ejaculation.
    Since 2010 she lectures at the postgraduate programme on psychosexual dysfunctions of Athens, as well as all educational activities of the ESSM (ESSM School of Sexual Medicine, ABC course, Preparatory Course). Her lectures and workshops are usually on psychogenic erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory disorders.
    For the last 8 years she has worked as the head of the Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health (KESAY). Her research work includes 19 international and 6 Greek publications. She is one of the editors of the EFS-ESSM Syllabus in Clinical Sexology, and also the ESSM Manual of Sexual Medicine (2nd edition). Currently she is an associate editor of the journal ‘Sexual Medicine’ and a member of the editorial board of the ‘Journal of Sexual Medicine’.
    She is the chair of the ESSM/EFS Exam Committee for psycho-sexologists, a member of the 4th International Consultation for Sexual Medicine, and also a member of the Educational Committee of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM). She is a member of the EFS executive committee and has been a member of the EFS scientific committee since 2013 and a co-chair since 2017.

    • Once you buy the product, you will have access for 30 days through your account page.
    • Invoices will be attached on your account page within ten days after the purchase. 

    Get the Recording

  • franscesca-tripodi

    What makes a treatment plan successful in female genital pain?

    50.00

    Content and Aim

    Genital pain is a prevalent, complex and disabling health concern in women. Given that genital pain is heterogeneous and includes different pain syndromes that are determined by a wide variety of biological and psychosocial factors, the aim of the webinar is at increasing awareness of the different profiles of women complaining about genital pain, thereby focusing specifically on vaginismus and vulvodynia because these are the most common causes of genital pain in sexual medicine. We will discuss the challenges of making a differential diagnosis and indicate the importance of taking a good physical examination and a thorough psychosexual history to prevent diagnostic delay, misdiagnoses and treatment mismatches. It will be pointed out the need to develop multimodal treatments that target biopsychosocial aspects of genital pain. This approach requires multidisciplinary teams and collaboration across disciplines.

    The speaker will share her own clinical experience, discussing cases and answering possible questions from the audience.

    Biography

    Francesca Tripodi is a psychologist, graduated as clinical sexologist at the Institute of Clinical Sexology, Rome (4-years training course, integrated approach) and as psychotherapist at the Roman School of Family Psychotherapy (4-year training course, systemic approach). She got her diploma at the Oxford School of Sexual Medicine and the title of EFS-ESSM Certified Psychosexologist (ECPS). She is currently working as a psychotherapist, sexologist, lecturer and clinical supervisor at Institute of Clinical Sexology in Rome. Her 25-years clinical experience covers a wide range of sexual issues, but her focus is primarily on female sexual dysfunction and couple therapy. She collaborates as sexual counsellor, research partner and supervisor at some public and private medical and psychological services and departments in Rome and is an active member of the Italian Federation of Scientific Sexology (FISS). Since 2013, she is co-director of and lecturer at the ESSM School of Sexual Medicine. Current member of the ESSM Educational Committee, the ESSM Scientific Committee, the EFS/ESSM Exam Committee, the European Accreditation of Psycho-sexology (EPSA), the EFS Executive and Educational Committees. Author of more than 20 original articles, she has extensive (more than 20 years) lecturing and supervising experience. She is the co-author of the “Syllabus of ESSM Sexual Medicine” (2013), and co-editor of the “EFS and ESSM Syllabus of Clinical Sexology (2014) and the “ESSM Manual of Sexual Medicine” (2015). Over the last 15 years, she participated with lectures, oral communications or poster the most important conferences and international meetings organized by the main scientific societies of sexology (EFS, WAS, ESSM), as well as other congresses in the field. Moreover, in the last 15 years she worked to improve sexual quality of life through media (TV, radio, magazines, news papers). Reviewer for The Journal of Sexual Medicine and for the Sexual Medicine Reviews, Elsevier. Abstract reviewer for the WAS congresses (2015, 2017), EFS congresses (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016), ESSM congress (2019). She has participated to many research projects, as scientific collaborator or coordinator. Her research areas are mainly:  training in sexology  biopsychosocial approach in sexual treatments  male and female sexual dysfunctions  sexual development during the life span  gender identity and orientation  sexuality education  atypical sexual behavior, sexual preferences, paraphilias  hypersexuality

    • Once you buy the product, you will have access for 30 days through your account page.
    • Invoices will be attached on your account page within ten days after the purchase. 

    Get the Recording