in partnership with
HUMAN SEXUALITY: A THERAPEUTIC INTEGRATION
When: October 21-23, 2022
Where: Richmont’s Atlanta Campus (1900 The Exchange SE, Bldg. 100, Atlanta, GA 30339)
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.
Debby Wade, MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist in Grapevine, Texas. Since receiving her M.A. degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Marriage and Family Therapy, she has worked in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. She founded Authentic Christian Therapeutic (ACT) Solutions to aid in the emotional and spiritual growth of individuals, couples and families. Debby is a presenter for public and professional organizations. She speaks on various topics including: communication, marriage, issues relating to children and adolescents, and mental health issues. At ACTSolutions, she works with adults, adolescents, couples and families, and offers play therapy for children. She also leads women’s groups exploring relational challenges and spiritual issues impacting the lives of women.
Provides a basic introduction course to counseling for sexual issues. Utilizing the DEC-R (Dialogue, Education, Coaching and Referral) model, students are introduced to methods for implementing the DEC-R with sexual issues in counseling, basics of sexual biology and psychology, sexual and gender development, sexual dysfunction, and basic intervention techniques for sexual problems. Students are also challenged in their own growth and development in sexuality as they learn to teach and counsel more effectively on sexual concerns.
As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Friday, October 21, 2021: 9am – 7pm EST
Saturday, October 22, 2021: 9am -7pm EST
Sunday, October 23, 2021: 8am – 4pm EST
Basic Topic Schedule
|Day 1||Sex in History & Culture
Person of the Therapist
Taking a Sexual History
Sexual & Reproductive Anatomy: Function and Response
|Day 2||Sex and Aging
Myths & Attributions
Sexual Development/ Sex Ed
Sex and Medications
Sexual Behaviors & Values Clarification
Sexual Addiction: Definitions & Diagnoses
Sexual Addiction: Co-addiction & Treatment
|Day 3||Gender Differences
Sexual Identity: Attraction/Orientation
Models of Sexual Response
Basic Sex Therapy: DSM Diagnosis & Triune Brain
Sexual Desire Disorders
Treating Female Issues: Arousal, Orgasm, & Pain Disorders
Treating Male Disorders: Arousal & Orgasm
Continuing Education: 22 CEs
Workshop Level: Beginner
This introductory course serves as a prerequisite for the Advanced Sexual Trauma and Abuse Course.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Graduate Students
|Completion of all reading and assignments is required in order to receive CE credits.
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|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 firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.|
For registration and continuing education questions, please contact ContinuingEd@richmont.edu.
Refund policy: In order to receive a full refund, requests must be made prior to October 14, 2022.
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.