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Integrating Sexual Medicine With Sex Therapy
Description: Sexual concerns are inherently bio-psycho-social in nature. Sex therapists and counselors may confront obstacles collaborating with physicians on their clients' sexual concerns. Without medical interventions clinical progress may stall. Conversely, medical approaches often fail in the absence of addressing underlying individual and interpersonal dynamics. We will present models of collaboration between medical providers and sex therapists and counselors. We will also discuss our integrated center with both sex therapists and a sexual medicine specialist working as a non-hierarchical team.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: distinguish between the role of the sexual medicine specialist and the sex therapist; employ communication strategies to enhance interdisciplinary collaborative treatment; formulate a plan to identify a sexual medicine specialist in their area; identify conditions which may respond to sexual medicine interventions.