Dr. Barry McCarthy, Ph.D, ABPP is a board certified clinical psychologist, certified marriage and sex therapist, and tenured professor of psychology at American University. He has published 105 articles, 27 book chapters, and 15 books including Rekindling Desire (2nd edition), Sexual Awareness (5th edition), Therapy with Men Over Sixty, Developing Your Couple Sexual Style, Coping with Premature Ejaculation, Enduring Desire, Coping with Erectile Dysfunction, and Men’s Sexual Health.

Event Address for Thursday’s Workshop (Friday’s Workshop at a different location):
Salt Lake Community College
(Jordan Campus)
3491 West 9000 South
West Jordan, UT 84088

Thursday Evening, May 28, 2015, 6:00-9:15pm
Enhancing Desire:

  • Learn how to develop a couple sexual style,which balances your own “sexual voice” with being an intimate team.
  • Learn how to avoid being intimidated by performance demands.
  • Become an intimate sexual team who integrate intimacy and emotional connection.
  • Learn how to maintain a vital sexual relationship while parenting.
  • Reinforce that the most important bond in a family is the husband-wife relationship.
  • Rather than being afraid of the “empty nest,” be aware that for the majority of people the “couple again” phase shows increased personal, marital and sexual satisfaction.
  • Sexual intimacy doesn’t have to end with age. Couples can be sexual into their 60s, 70s and 80s.
  • Learn how you can be intimate allies in building and maintaining a healthy couple sexuality based on pleasurable touch.

Important Note: Friday’s Workshop is at a new location
Event Address for Friday’s Workshop:
Salt Lake Community College
(Miller Campus)
9750 South 300 West
Sandy, UT 84070

Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:30-5:50pm
Rekindling Desire:

Dr. Barry McCarthy, PhD

Dr. Barry McCarthy, PhD

This clinically-oriented workshop will explore old and new myths about sexuality and sexual dysfunction. Sexual problems are more common than anxiety and depression problems combined. The workshop will examine the integrative, comprehensive psychobiosocial model for assessment, treatment, and relapse prevention of sexual problems. Clinicians will learn to reinforce psychological, biological, and relational strengths and confront vulnerabilities; assign and process learnings from the psychosexual skill exercises; how to help the couple choose the sexual style which is the best for for them (and often is different than their relational style); deal with secrets and poisons, including sexual recovery from an affair; implement the new sexual mantra of desire/pleasure/eroticism/satisfaction, with a special emphasis on desire as the core dimension; understand how to integrate intimacy and eroticism into couple sexuality; deal with sexual impulsivity/compulsivity and the misuse of porn; use the Good Enough Sex (GES) model to enhance emotional and sexual satisfaction; address controversial issues including fatally flawed marriages, sexual orientation issues; variant and deviant arousal and use and misuse of medical interventions. Relapse prevention is an integral part of this approach.

Learning objectives

1. Be able to utilize the four session assessment model, especially the individual psychological/relational/sexual history;

2. Learn to use psychosexual skill exercises as couple homework assignments;

3. Utilize the new sexual mantra of desire/pleasure/eroticism/satisfaction to promote healthy sexuality;

4. Teach the Good Enough Sex (GES) model to couples to promote healthy sexuality into their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s;

5. Individualize a relapse prevention program to maintain and generalize therapeutic gains.

Dr. Sue Johnson, Video Conference, Live from Canada, Topic: Sexual Intimacy, 3:00pm-4:00pm, Questions and Answers, 4:00-4:30pm

Dr. Sue Johnson

Dr. Sue Johnson

Dr. Sue Johnson Ed D. is the leading developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (or EFT).  She is a Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa, Distinguished Research Professor in the Marital & Family Therapy Program at Alliant University in San Diego, Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (CEEFT) and Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute.

Sue received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1984.  She is a registered Psychologist in the province of Ontario, Canada, and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy and the Journal of Family Psychology.

Dr. Johnson has received a variety of awards acknowledging her development of EFT and her significant contribution to the field of couple and family therapy and adult attachment.  Her numerous honors include the Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Sue has numerous publications in the field of couple therapy.  Her most recent publication, Soothing The Threatened Brain:  Leveraging Contact Comfort through Emotionally Focused Therapy (PLOS) included a brain scan study showing how contact with a loving partner mitigates threat and fear responses.  Sue’s most recent book, Love Sense:  The Revolutionary New Science in Romantic Relationships, outlines the new understanding of why and how we love based on scientific evidence and cutting-edge research.  Sue is also the author of the bestseller, Hold Me Tight:  Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.

Sue’s other books include The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy:  Creating Connection (2nd Ed, Routledge, 2004) – the basic text on EFT for couple therapy, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (Guilford, 2002) and edited books such as Attachment Processes in Couples Therapy (Guilford, 2003).

Dr. Mark Chamberlain, Learning Ethics and Practical Steps to Stay Compliant, 4:45pm-5:50pm

Dr. Mark Chamberlain, PhD

Dr. Mark Chamberlain, PhD

Mark Chamberlain is a clinical psychologist and Vice President of Suncrest Counseling. He has authored four books on changing behaviors. He will lecture on “Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls.”

Ethics violations do not typically result from a lack of knowledge about ethical principles and practices. Instead, most occur because of a lapse in the critical thinking that helps protect clients, therapists, and others. Come practice applying your problem solving skills to the kinds of situations that commonly trip up therapists.

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Thursday Evening Event only, 6:00-9:15 pm, $49 on or Before May 15, Afterwards $79

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One Day Event (Friday Only) 8:30-5:50pm $149 on or Before May 15, Afterwards $169

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Two Day Event (Thursday Evening, 6:00-9:15 pm and Friday 8:30-5:50pm) $169 on or before May 15, Afterwards $199

$ 199.00Add to cart

Dr. Barry McCarthy, PhD, speaks Thursday evening and most of Friday. Dr. Sue Johnson will present from 3:00-4:30pm on Friday (Video Conference).

Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel your registration up to 10 business days before the workshop and receive a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. If cancellation occurs in less than 10 business days prior to the event, there is no refund.