The Couples Erotic Flow: A Step-by-Step Engaging Model for Conceptualizing, Assessing, and Treating Sexual Issues

Earn 5.0 CEUs!  $25 for MAMFT members, $125 for non-members (materials are included in the cost)

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Presented By: Kyle Zrenchik, PhD, ACS, LMFT

Workshop Description: Participants will be guided through an original model, developed by the lead presenter over years of research and clinical experience, that aids clinicians in the conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of sexual problems for individuals and couples. Drawing from major concepts from human development, sexual development, and attachment theory, participants will be able to understand the origins of many sexual problems. With this, participants will be able to identify the etiology of sexual problems in relation to other developmental models that influence mainstream psychotherapy. Second, participants will be provided extensive and comprehensive sexual assessments including a thorough Sex History, as well as original assessments, that will aid clinicians in being able to identify treatment strategies and build treatment plans. These assessments complement a variety of treatment modalities including EMDR, EFT, CBT, DBT, and other systemic therapies. Third, participants will be provided with a variety of interventions that treat specific problems including arousal, seduction, and sexual problems. Some of these are original, some are adaptations of common sex therapy interventions. These interventions are also adaptable to fit various populations and treatment settings. Handouts of over 30 interventions will be provided to help therapists create a library of their own. Finally, clinicians will be provided specific guidance on how to treat common sexual problems including ED, PE, Vaginismus, and sex after infidelity.

Workshop Objectives: Participants will learn how to conceptualize sexual issues from a bio-psycho-relational lens using the Couples Erotic Flow model. Participants will become familiar with various assessments to identify sexual problems, goals, and strengths. Participants will be able to identify origins of sexual problems, both in the individual as well as the relationship. Participants will be provided with a comprehensive set of interventions that assist clients in transforming their sex life into one more fulfilling and satisfying. Participants will be able to apply the Couples Erotic Flow model to actual cases they currently see in their practices.

Presenter’s Bio: Dr. Kyle Zrenchik is one of the leading voices on Sexuality in the Twin Cities. Dr. Z, also known as Dr. Love, has been recognized for his impressive contributions to the field, earning awards from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, AAMFT, and the University of Minnesota to name a few, and has been featured in the Journal of Family Psychotherapy, the Journal of LGBT Family Studies, the Star Tribune, Real Simple Magazine, Insider Living and the TV show Face the Truth. In addition to maintaining his practice, Dr. Z has travelled the country helping other clinicians become more confident, knowledgeable, and skillful with dealing with sexual issues. His talks are known for being interesting, entertaining, and informative.

Refund Policy: 

Requests must be made in writing. Refunds will be given on requests received 10 days prior to the training event. A 20% administrative fee per person will be deducted from all cancellations. No refunds will be given if received less than 10 days prior to the event, but registrants can transfer their registration to another person.

Date & Location

Insight Counseling
Lonsdale Building, Suite 510
302 W Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802

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Fri August 16, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Presenter(s): Kyle Zrenchik, PhD, ACS, LMFT