Basic Issues in Sex Therapy
April 17-19, 2020
Richmont Graduate University
1900 The Exchange, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30339
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. Doug is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and received his doctorate (Ed.D.) from Northern Illinois University. As co-founder and current Executive Director of the Christian organization Sexual Wholeness, Inc., he has helped to create the Institute for Sexual Wholeness that trains Christian sex therapists and educators.
Dr. Michael Systma is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, a Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Sexual Addictions Specialist (Trainer level). He is also an ordained minister with The Wesleyan Church and has served as a staff pastor for churches with attendance from 30 to over 1000. He is currently appointed to Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. by The Wesleyan Church. Michael received his BS in Christian Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University, an MS in Community Counseling from Georgia State University, and a diploma in Christian counseling from Psychological Studies Institute. Michael also has a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Child and Family Development / Marriage and Family Therapy where he specialized in marital sexual therapy. His dissertation was on “Sexual Desire Discrepancy in Married Couples”. Michael is a co-founder of Sexual Wholeness, Inc.
Dr. Mark Yarhouse is the Dr. Arthur P. Rech and Mrs. Jean May Rech Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, where he directs the Sexual & Gender Identity Institute. Mark is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. He is a core faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College, where he teaches courses in Foundations of Integration, Sexuality & Sex Therapy, and Integration Capstone. Mark is author or co-author of over 80 articles and book chapters as well as several books including Understanding Sexual Identity, Understanding Gender Dysphoria, and Emerging Gender Identities.
Dr. Susan Townsend , until her recent retirement, was a Licensed Professional Counselor in Private Practice in Knoxville Tennessee. She obtained her Doctorate in Education with a specialty in Counseling from The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. She held a certificate in Christian Sex Therapy from The Psychological Studies Institute, Atlanta, Georgia. Since her retirement she has been enjoying traveling with her husband of 50 years. She has 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Course Description: An intermediate workshop designed for the student pursuing the field of sex therapy. This course focuses on the profession of sex therapy exploring historical, ethical, cultural, and research issues, and theoretical distinctives in the field. Students also explore sex therapy with specific populations.
Course Objectives: Within the context of this 22 hour workshop, participants will be able to:
Basic Topic Schedule:
|Day One||Sex Therapy and Special Populations
Welcome-Sexual Wholeness Introductions
Sex Therapy with Singles
Sex Therapy with Aging Individuals/Couples
Sex Therapy and ADHD
Sex Therapy with the Disabled
Ethics in Sex Therapy
|Day Two||Research, Ethics, Multicultural Sex Therapy, and Sexual/Gender Identity
Theology of sex (integration)
Ethics in Sex Therapy
Research in Sex Therapy
Sexual Identity (SSA)
Multi-Cultural Sex Therapy
Assessment and Taking a Sex History
|Day Three||Assessment and History Taking, Theories in Sex Therapy and Systemic Sex Therapy
Sex History Exercise
History of the field (including the Kinsey video)
Sex therapy from differing theories
Systemic Sex Therapy
22 CE credits awarded
(Participants must have completed the Introductory Course- Human Sexuality- prior to the registration of this course).
Psychologists, Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Graduate Students
Friday, April 17, 2020: 9am – 7pm
Saturday, April 18, 2020: 9am -7pm
Sunday, April 19, 2020: 8am – 4pm
|$800.00 Plus Textbooks||Professional Students taking the course toward ABCST Sex Therapy Certification on a Pass-Fail basis
(Completion of all readings and assignments are required in order to receive CE credits).
|Richmont alumni retaking the course as a refresher.|
|Richmont Tuition RatesPlus Textbooks||Individuals who are not pursuing ABCST certification or those who need the course credits to appear on their official transcripts at another university will need to apply as a non-degree seeking student. Contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com to apply.|
For registration and CE questions, please contact Martha Busby at firstname.lastname@example.org
For course-related questions, please contact Anna Stubbs at email@example.com.
Refunds: In order to receive a full refund, requests must be made prior to April 10, 2020.
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.