Human Sexuality: An Introduction to Sex Therapy
September 20-22, 2019
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. 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.
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:
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: Pain Disorders
Treating Male Disorders: Arousal & Orgasm
This introductory course serves as a prerequisite for the Advanced Sexual Trauma and Abuse Course.
Friday, September 20, 2019: 9am – 7pm
Saturday, September 21, 2019: 9am -7pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019: 8am – 4pm
|Professional Students taking the course toward ABCST Sex Therapy Certification on a Pass-Fail basis|
|Professionals taking the course for Continuing Education purposes.
|Alumni retaking the course as a refresher.|
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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.