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Multiday Session Course

S20-206HC Treating Differences in Sexual Desire in Couples Work Sexual Desire in Couples

Total Credits: 6 Category I CE



Is sexual desire a need or a want? Many couples seek couples therapy. While most couples do not seek out sex therapists for common sexual difficulties, such as a presentation of “differences in desire,” it is essential that couples therapist have necessary skills to address this very common sexual scenario. How do you help a couple when one person’s desire is so much higher than their partners? How do you manage each of their needs without pressuring the lower desire spouse? How do you work with the couple without shaming the higher desire spouse? How can a couple get their “needs” and preferences met while committing to an exclusive and committed relationship?


Mieke Rivka Sidorsky, LCSW-C, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Related Seminars and Products

Rivka Sidorsky, LCSW-C, CST is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, a licensed clinical social worker, a Board Certified Supervisor, a published author, a Harvard University research fellowship recipient, and an experienced lecturer. She is the owner and director of a group psychotherapy practice in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is a professional member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and the International Society for Sexual Medicine. She was personally mentored and was trained in sexual dysfunction and sex therapy from internationally renowned Dr. Laura Berman, Oprah’s relationship and sex expert, at the Berman Center in Chicago. In addition to her private practice, she speaks widely on improving intimacy, female function and dysfunction, and on intimacy after cancer at professional conferences, universities, hospitals, and for community events.