Modern Sex Therapy Institutes is a Palm Beach, Florida-based organization that presents workshops on sexual health to therapists, counselors, medical professionals, educators and people interested in learning more on improving their relationship with their partner. Starting on Jan. 18 and lasting through Jan. 20, Michiganders can meet one-on-one with industry leaders at The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health in Royal Oak. For those who cannot attend in person, workshops can be streamed through live webinar, or online via video recording.
Here is the workshop schedule:
Using IMAGO relationship therapy to help couples erotically differentiate
Friday, Jan. 18: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Presenter: Joe Kort, PhD
Learn techniques to help couples reach the next level of their relationship, including communication techniques to help resolve conflicts and create more intimacy.
Sex on the download: When the internet disconnects you from your relationship
Friday, Jan. 18: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Presenter: Joe Kort, PhD
Participants will explore how to help these deal with erotic differences, develop empathy and validation for one another, and learn effective communication skills to help resolve erotic conflict and create more intimacy.
Dr. Kort, presenter of the two workshops on Friday, received his doctorate in clinical sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. He is a certified IMAGO relationship therapist, a board certified sexologist, and founder and director of The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health in Royal Oak, Michigan.
The science of sexual fantasy: What do we want and what do our sexual fantasies say about us
Saturday, Jan. 19: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Presenter: Justin Lehmiller, PhD
Despite the vital role they play in our lives, fantasies too often can be a source of shame, embarrassment or guilt. A major reason for these feelings is that fantasies are not understood. Through this workshop, participants will latest learn where fantasies come from, and how they are connected to our own unique personality profiles and sexual histories. Participants also will learn the difference between a sexual fantasy and a sexual desire.
Dr. Lehmiller received his PhD in Social Psychology from Purdue University. He is an award-winning educator, having been honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University, where he taught for several years. He is the founder and editor of Sex and Psychology. He has published more than 40 articles including a textbook entitled “The Psychology of Human Sexuality” that is used in college classrooms around the world.
Overview of human sexual response and taking a sexual history
Sunday, Jan. 20: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Presenter: Rachel Needle, PsyD
Participants will learn about the factors contributing to sexuality and functioning. Various models of sexual arousal and response will be taught.
Dr. Needle is a director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes in Florida. She is a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist in private practice at the Center for Marital and Sexual Health of South Florida. She also is the founder and executive director of the Whole Health Psychological Center, and founder and CEO of the Advanced Mental Health Training Institute.
The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health is located at 25600 Woodward Ave., Suite 215, in Royal Oak, Michigan.
To register for any or all of the workshops, go to modernsextherapyinstitutes.com or by contacting Dr. Needle at [email protected] or calling 561-379-7207.