“Recognizing and Resolving Sexual Conflicts in ISTDP #2”
Dr. Patricia Coughlin

Date and Time:
Mon, January 23, 2023
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

Online Event

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Dr. Coughlin returns to expand on how we can help resolve sexual conflicts with ISTDP, with special attention to sexuality and aggression. .

About this event

Many of our patients struggle with conflicts regarding their sexuality. Anxiety and inhibition regarding sexual desires, and a fusion of sexual and aggressive impulses, are only two of the many conflicts that can adversely affect a patient’s sexual life.

In part two of this webinar, we will specifically focus on the fusion of sexual and aggressive feelings and impulses that can wreak havoc in patients’ lives. In addition to discovering the source of this fusion, we will discuss how to disentangle these impulses and help integrate sexual feelings with loving feelings.

In this audio-visual webinar, Dr. Coughlin will focus on recognizing, understanding and helping patients’ resolve sexual conflicts, freeing them to enjoy their sexual and romantic relationships fully. Sexual conflicts will be examined in a number of cases, some of which involve sexual feelings and impulses coming up in the transference. Handling these feelings in the same direct and matter of fact manner that we handle other feelings is often a challenge for therapists. If we are anxious and defend, our ability to help patients will be seriously hampered. This topic has been too often neglected in ISTDP circles, failing to provide trainees with the knowledge and skill required to deal with these common problems effectively. This training will address this gap and empower therapists to handle all manner of sexual conflicts and difficulties.

This training expands on Dr. Coughlin’s presentation on this topic with ISTDP San Diego in February 2022, and offers special attention to the relationship between sexuality and aggression.

6.5 Continuing Credits are available for this event and can be purchased for an additional $25 here(Link will be added soon)Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com. There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

This training is exclusively for licensed mental health and registered health professionals, including Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, as well as Physicians, Nurses, Physical Therapists, etc. If you are not a mental health or health professional, you may not attend due to the protection of patient confidentiality. Students and trainees pursuing licensure or registration as a mental health or health professional under supervision are welcome. The course content level is Intermediate level.

CE Learning Objectives:

“1. Review a number of cases, some of which involve sexual feelings and impulses coming up in the transference.

2. Identify when conflicts in the area of sexuality are at play

3. Discuss the nature of the conflict responsible for sexual dysfunction

4. Demonstrate how to work with sexual feelings and impulses in order to resolve the conflict and restore functioning

5. Apply learned techniques so therapists can handle all manner of sexual conflicts and difficulties.

Schedule (in PST, add 3 hours for EST)

7-8:30am Introduction and didactic presentation

8:30-8:45am Morning break

8:45-10am Case presentation

10-11am Lunch break

11am-12:45pm Case presentation

12:45-1pm Afternoon break

1-2pm Case presentation

2-3pm Questions, reflection, discussion

Participant feedback on the most helpful parts of Dr. Coughlin’s previous presentation:

“Her teaching style, her allowing for questions, and her specific examples”

“It was very clear and each step built on the previous making the information accessible.”

“Clarity of didactic with supporting video – consolidating learning”

“The encouragement to imagine myself in the therapists shoes helped me engage more with the material. Dr. Coughlin’s psychoanalytic interpretations were also very helpful.”

About Dr. Coughlin:

Patricia Coughlin (Della Selva), Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 40 years of clinical experience. She has held faculty positions at Northwestern University Medical School, Albany Medical College, and the Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine.

Currently she is Clinical Faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Over the past 25 years she has written professionally, given presentations at professional conferences and conducted workshops for mental health professionals internationally. Currently, she is conducting training groups in New York, Australia, Denmark, and Poland and maintains a private practice in Colorado Springs.

Her first book, Intensive Short term Dynamic Psychotherapy: Theory and Technique, is considered a classic in the field. Dr. Coughlin’s book Lives Transformed was written in collaboration with Dr. David Malan, and published in 2006 by Karnac Books. Her newest book, Maximizing Therapeutic Effectiveness in Dynamic Psychotherapy, was published in July 2016 by Routledge.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@istdpsandiego.com.