Why Should You Attend the 2020 SASH Annual Conference?

Going Virtual in 2020

All times are Central Time.

Sunday, October 18th, 2020
12:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Post Conference
 
When Porn is the Issue--Working with Couples and Individuals
We're seeing more and more couples in conflict over one partner's porn use. The most common clinical approach to this problem pathologizes a partner's porn use while legitimizing the grievances of the consumer's partner. This violates our commitment to neutrality—and more importantly, it doesn't help the couple.

To address porn-related issues more effectively, this workshop will focus on treating intrapsychic conflicts, power struggles, and existential issues relating to porn use. We'll look at how one or both partners may be acting out body image issues; and why "porn addiction" is not a helpful concept.

We'll explore how conflict about pornography is often used to avoid confronting other relationship sexual deficits. And we'll look at various sexual issues—such as desire, arousal, and masturbation—that should be raised when working with these cases. We'll learn how to help porn consumers and their partners disclose and discuss the state of their sexual relationship, and identify specific problems they would like to address.

Finally, we'll look at our field's beliefs and standards for a moment. How do we define "sexual health" in this context? Can we honestly say we are "sex-positive" when working in this area? Do we really understand the perspective of porn consumers as well as we understand their partners? What is our vision of healthy porn use? And if we don't have such a vision, what does that say about our ability to support all of our clients?
Learning Objective #1: Participants will be able to name common assumptions of therapists about porn
Learning Objective #2: Participants will be able to state the latest data on whether porn use leads to anti-social behavior
Learning Objective #3: Participants will be able to evaluate patients porn use
Available CE Credits: 3.0
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #1: GHS2f or CPSBT1a (first 60 minutes); GHS4c (120 minutes) or CSRTT2c or CPSBT1c (remaining 120 minutes)
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #2: GHS2f or CPSBT1a (first 60 minutes); GHS4c (120 minutes) or CSRTT2c or CPSBT1c (remaining 120 minutes)
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #3: GHS2f or CPSBT1a (first 60 minutes); GHS4c (120 minutes) or CSRTT2c or CPSBT1c (remaining 120 minutes)
 
Marty Klein
Marty Klein, PhD has been an MFT and Certified Sex Therapist for 39 years. A founding editorial board member of the Journal of Porn Studies, his recent book (his 7th) is His Porn, Her Pain: Confronting America’s PornPanic With Honest Talk About Sex. Marty has trained tens of thousands of professionals in human sexuality in over 40 countries, and he appears regularly in national media such as The New York Times, National Public Radio, and the Daily Show.

Marty is regularly called upon to give expert testimony in human sexuality in state and federal courts. He recently gave two Congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education. His award-winning Sexual Intelligence blog is at www.SexEd.org.