Professional Workshop

Come One, Come All • Treating Orgasmic Problems
Atlanta, Georgia • October 4, 2019

Overview

To come or not to come? For many people the choice does not seem to be theirs.

For women and other genders with female reproductive systems, anorgasmia (inability to climax) is one of the most common sexual complaints. Even for those who experience orgasms, infrequent, difficult-to-reach, and unsatisfying orgasms can also cause concern.

For men and genders with male genitals, difficulty achieving orgasm and/or ejaculation in partnered sex is a common complaint. For all genders, difficulties achieving orgasm is also tied to other issues such as anxiety, unrealistic expectations, negative body/self image, sex-negative childhood messages that take effort to change, poor communication between partners, and orgasm-denying psychodynamics, among others.

Come One, Come All is designed to provide clinical and psychoeducational tools for the therapist and counselor helping clients learn to navigate their orgasmic jungle. Sexuality educators will also benefit from this highly practical workshop.

This process-oriented workshop provides attendees a chance to get some of their assumptions challenged and questions answered as we delve into how to reach and enjoy one of the most natural, healthy, and pleasurable human capabilities. We will also touch on the multiorgasmic abilities of women and men, as well as fake and pseudo-orgasms in older women, men, and non-binaries. We will examine orgasm and attitudes about orgasm from a range of perspectives.

Note: Due to the subject of this workshop, some of the material and discussion will be explicit.

Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate a definition of orgasm that is inclusive and distinguishes it from non-orgasmic sexual activities.
  2. Describe an organized approach to inquiring about clients' experiences related to orgasm.
  3. Discuss current research on orgasm and its role in relationships and sense of wellbeing.
  4. Describe at least two different variations of orgasm.
  5. List at least three psychophysiological barriers to achieving orgasm.
  6. Discuss own experiences with and reactions to orgasm, and how these experiences can contribute to therapeutic efficacy with clients.

Presenters

Anni Tuikka (dba Anna Kaye), MA, LPC, NCC, CPCS, CST-S
Ms. Tuikka is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and in Oregon and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in Georgia. She is also certified by AASECT as a Sex Therapist and Supervisor of Sex Therapy.
Contact 404-549-5151 Website
Steve K. D. Eichel, PhD, ABPP, CGP, CST
Dr. Eichel is a licensed and Board-certified Psychologist and Board-certified Group Psychotherapist. He is also certified by AASECT as a Sex Therapist.
Contact 302-368-9136 Website

Continuing Education Credits

The following CEs are available:

6 CEs from American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 6 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

6 CEs (Core) from Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA)

6.0 CORE contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #8303-19 )

6 CEs (Core) from Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW)

6.0 CORE contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (CE Approval #071519)

Time

Friday October 4, 2019 from 10:00 am - 5:45 pm

Times include breaks and lunch.

Location

The Link Counseling Center • 348 Mount Vernon Hwy NE • Atlanta, GA 30328

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Cost

$250 for licensed professionals on or after 9/1/2019
$220 prior to 9/1/2019

$150 for students and pre-licensed professionals

Registration

Register Here

Or contact Anni Tuikka at 404-549-5151
or send an email through her ▶ site contact page (opens in new window or tab).

Space is limited! Reserve your place soon.

Agenda

Come One, Come All Workshop
Friday, October 4, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:45 PM

10:00 – 10:30 Introductions and Guidelines
10:30 – 11:15 What is Orgasm?
11:15 – 12:15 The range of orgasmic experiences and difficulties, and how to effectively describe or diagnose them in or out of a relationship.
12:15 – 1:45 L U N C H (on your own)
1:45 – 3:45 Interventions for those experiencing orgasmic problems (e.g., anorgasmia, difficulty achieving orgasm, poor quality orgasms).
3:45 – 4:00 B R E A K
4:00 – 5:15 The rules of engagement: psychoeducation, counseling, and therapy with clients who desire better quality orgasms. Ethical issues
5:15 – 5:45 Q&A, conclusion, workshop evaluation, CEs

Coffee, tea, and snacks provided

Total hours of instruction: 6

CE certificates will be provided at the end of the workshop.

You must attend the entire 6 hours to qualify for CEs.

AASECT Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs) V: Human Sexuality Education

Time Topic Approx CKA Hours
10:00 – 10:30 Introductions and Guidelines A (.25)
10:30 – 11:15 What is Orgasm? G (.25), I (.5)
11:15 – 12:15 The range of orgasmic experiences... E (.25), G (.25), I (.5)
1:45 – 3:45 Interventions for those experiencing problems... E (.5), H (.5), I (.5), M (.5)
4:00 – 5:15 The rules of engagement: psychoeducation, counseling... A (.5), F (.25), O (.5)
5:15 – 5:45 Q&A, conclusion, workshop evaluation, CEs A (.25), O (.25)

For those seeking certification as a sexuality educator, counselor or sex therapist, the following training areas are covered, with approximate hours for each area. (Please remember that you cannot use the same hours for more than one area.)

THERAPISTS: VI: Sex Therapy Training

B. Techniques of sex-related assessment and diagnosis of the "Psychosexual Disorders" described in the current edition of the DSM: 2 h.

C. Theory and methods of approach to intervention in relationship systems experiencing sex and intimacy problems: 2 h

F. Ethical decision-making and best practice: 2 h

EDUCATORS: VI: Sexuality Education Training

C. Ethical issues in sexuality education: 2 h

D. Theory and methods of approaches to sexuality education with specific populations (e.g., youth, older adults, couples, ethnic/ cultural/ faith-based populations, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities): 2 h

COUNSELORS: VI: Sexuality Counselor Training

B. Theory and methods of sexuality counseling approaches to specific populations (e.g., youth, older adult, couples, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, ethnic/ cultural/ faith-based populations): 2 h.

C. Theory and methods of different approaches to intervention in relationship systems: 2 h

E. Ethical issues in sexuality counseling: 2 h

Anna Kaye, MA, LPC, CST-S, NCC • (404) 549-5151
Individual, Couples, and Sex Therapy
49-C Lenox Pointe NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

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