- What intimacy and relationship challenges do veterans face when returning home?
- Why are there such limited opportunities to support them through their healing?
- How can clinicians and somatic practitioners play a role in helping these wounded warriors?
Despite the needs of veterans to address issues that emerge as a result of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and medical injuries that have a real and direct effect on their intimate lives, support in that realm is often extremely limited, or completely unavailable. This is discouraging, considering that this support is fundamental to living a a satisfactory life. As a clinician or somatic practitioner, you can play a role in referring, supporting, and assisting with the needs of this population to make a real difference in their lives.
During this webinar, Dr. Kaye and Dr. Tepper describe some of the common situations, provide information and resources, and share experiences in supporting clients. Dr. Tepper also specifically highlights the release of his upcoming documentary, “Making Love After Making War: Supporting Intimate Relationships for Injured Veterans and their Families.”
About Dr. Tepper
Dr. Mitchell Tepper brings a lifetime of first-hand experience with chronic conditions and disability to his work as a Sexologist. He is AASECT Certified as a Sexuality Educator and Counselor, and is a licensed PAIRS Instructor. In 2006, he joined Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher as a faculty member in the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health at Morehouse School of Medicine and had the honor of working on behalf of injured veterans. He directed the Wounded Troops and Partners: Supporting Intimate Relationship convening in May 2008. He subsequently worked with the VA to help develop their Chaplains Best Practice Award Marriage Enrichment Retreats and held a joint research appointment with the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Dr. Tepper left Morehouse School of Medicine in 2011 to continue his role as an advocate focusing on sexual health, disabilities and chronic conditions. In 2013 Dr. Tepper worked closely with the Sexual Health and Intimacy Work Group at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on designing and delivering staff training in providing sexual healthcare for wounded warriors. He is currently working on a documentary Making Love After Making War: Supporting Intimate Relationships for Injured Veterans and Their Families.
- What are some simple practices in flirting and dating that can help our clients have more effective connections?
- What should we tell our clients to focus on during a date?
- What are the most common mistakes in flirting and dating?
- Is there a difference between successful strategies for men or women in dating?
During this webinar Dr. Kaye and Francesca Gentillé, Clinical Sexologist & Relationship Coach, share some of the keys to empowering our clients in flirting and dating. We will describe some of the common challenges, and share foundational practices in the exploration of that age-old question: How do we get someone to like us?
Francesca Gentillé is an internationally recognized presenter & expert on Sacred Eros, the use of Tantra in healing from abuse, and developing conscious loving relationships. She is an initiated shaman in 4 traditions, clinical sexologist, empowered aging specialist, and relationship counselor. The host of Sex: Tantra & Kama Sutra, the co-author of “The Marriage of Sex & Spirit,” and the director The Sacred Courtesan School of Feminine Mystique and Power, she created the village model of Shamanic Soul Coaching – reclaiming the treasures of spirit lost in the dark of trauma. www.FrancescaGentille.weebly.com.
Greetings, I am Dr. Mitchell Tepper with the Sexual Health Network, Inc.
I promised to tell you about the amazing project I’m working on. So without further ado, here are the details.
I’m filming a documentary titled: “Making Love After Making War: Supporting Intimate Relationships for Injured Veterans and Their Families.” The film is a love cry for our wounded warriors who are often forced to face a silent war when they return home.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other medical injuries are the battle scars typically portrayed by the media. But what about the intimate trauma that’s often encountered? Making Love After Making War is a candid documentary that chronicles disabled vets’ triumph over their sexual battles.
Stimulating you from the inside out,
Dr. Mitchell Tepper, Sexual Healer
Dr. Susan Kaye, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Mind Body Therapy, is now offering a course in Somatic Arts as an elective for the Clinical Sexology Certification Program offered by Sexology University. The course is also available à la carte to supplement your practice in mind body therapy and related approaches.
To learn more, visit the offering by clicking here.
- How can the needs of male and female clients differ?
- How can these differences impact the therapeutic approach and structure of treatment plans in Surrogate Partner Therapy?
- Given these differences, how should we adapt our approach to support women in the SPT model?
Surrogate Partner Therapy (SPT) is still perceived by many as primarily a female-surrogate, male-client modality. However, women often find themselves facing significant challenges with sex and intimacy as well. As a result, some women may choose to disengage from their sexuality rather than confront and address these challenges.
During this webinar, join Dr. Kaye and a male surrogate partner practitioner as we share some of the realities of supporting female clients in the context of SPT. We will describe some of the common challenges, provide information on available resources, and share experiences as we delve into the exploration of that age-old question: What do women really want?
About Philip Strapp
Based in Canada, Phil has worked for over five years as a relationship counselor in traditional sex therapy. In his holistic practice Phil is focused on the needs of women and trans individuals. He completed Surrogate Partner Practitioner training with the Institute for Mind Body Therapy in 2012, and thus also has a separate practice working for therapists who address the sexual concerns of women.
- How has our access to porn changed in recent years?
- What is “porn panic,” and how do we address it?
- What does science actually say about how porn affects our lives?
In this webinar we learn more about how to build “porn literacy” and understand what science actually says about how sexually explicit material actually affects us, our relationships, and our society.
Dr. Marty Klein, best-selling author, therapist, and lecturer shares his insights as offered in his new book, His Porn, Her Pain. (Order today)
This FREE webinar is part of the Online Learning Series offered by the Institute for Mind Body Therapy.
The International Professional Surrogates Association (IPSA) – www.surrogatetherapy.org
The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) – www.aasect.org
The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) – www.sexscience.org
The American College of Sexologists (ACS) – www.americancollegeofsexologists.org
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