In Partnership With
Advanced Sex Therapy
November 5-7, 2021
Richmont Graduate University
1900 The Exchange, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30339
Cliff Penner, PhD is a clinical psychologist, received a B.A. from Bethel College, St. Paul, MN; earned a M.A. in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, and has his Ph.D. from Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA. The Penner’s are best known for their pioneer work in encouraging people of all faiths to connect their sexuality with their belief system – helping them embrace sex as good and of God, opening the topic of sexuality within churches of many denominations.
Joyce Penner, MN is a clinical nurse specialist in psychosomatic disorders that specializes in sexual, marital, and premarital therapy as an independent practitioner. Joyce is a speaker, seminar leader and co-author of ten books on sexuality with her husband Dr. Clifford Penner. The Penner’s are best known for their pioneer work in encouraging people of all faiths to connect their sexuality with their belief system ─ helping them embrace sex as good and of God, opening the topic of sexuality within churches of many denominations. She has made many television and radio appearances. In addition, she loves her role as a mother, grandmother, and mother mentor and has written What to Pray When You’re Expecting: Hopes, Prayers and Dreams During Pregnancy – For Mom and the Whole Family.
Dr. Doug Rosenau is a Licensed Psychologist, Marriage & Family Therapist, and Diplomat of the American Board of Sexology (ABS). Another pioneer in Christian sex therapy, Doug is a popular speaker and the best-selling author of A Celebration of Sex. He is a full clinical member of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), and he teaches Human Sexuality as an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Richmont Graduate University. Dr. Rosenau is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and received his doctorate (Ed.D.) from Northern Illinois University. As Co-Founder and Director of Vision of the Christian organization Sexual Wholeness, Inc., he has helped to create the Institute for Sexual Wholeness that trains Christian sex therapists and educators.
This advanced course takes an in-depth look at treatment for sexual dysfunction. Areas of primary focus include the diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunctions specific to desire, pain, arousal and orgasm.
As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to:
Basic Topic Schedule
Intro: What We’ve Learned About Men and Women and Sex In Marriage In 40 Years As Sex Therapists:
Sexual Therapy: Your Definition
Why is Sexual Therapy Necessary?
(Application to Assessment and Treatment)
Biochemical & Physiological Factors
The Process of Evaluation (Assessment) requires:
A comfortable, qualified therapist
A well-defined system
The Sexual Therapy Process
The Sexual Therapy/Retraining Process
Tools for Couples’ Homework Data Gathering
Sexual Dysfunctions and Their Treatments
Sexual Desire Differences & Difficulties (HSDD)
Initiation Patterns Affect Frequency
Sexual Pleasure Interrupted by Boredom, Inhibitions & Spectatoring
Problems of Arousal
Barriers to Entry and Enjoyment
Problems of Sexual Release
Conflict with the “After-glow”
The Results of Sexual Therapy
Long-Term Mutually Satisfying Sexual Relationship
22 CEs Available
(Participants must have completed the introductory course – Human Sexuality – prior to the registration of this course).
Psychologists, Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers, Counseling Graduate Students
Friday, November 5, 2021: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST
Saturday, November 6, 2021: 9:00 AM – 7:00 AM EST
Sunday, November 7, 2021: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
|Professional Students taking the course toward ABCST Sex Therapy Certification on a Pass-Fail basis
*If you are not an ABCST member, then contact Mallory Oxendine at firstname.lastname@example.org to become one now.
(Completion of all reading and assignments are required in order to receive CE credits).
|Course Alumni retaking the course as a refresher|
|Richmont Tuition Rates
|Students of other universities who are taking the course and need the credits to appear on their official transcripts at another university will need to apply as a non-degree seeking student. Contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com to apply.|
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Refund policy: Full refunds will only be issued if requested prior to October 29, 2021.
There is no known commercial support for this program.
Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychologist Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.