Crucible Sexual Desire Workshop

Unique Clinical Workshops for 2016

 

Special Small-Group Workshop Series in Evergreen, Colorado

 

Crucible® Sexual Desire Clinical Workshop
February 26 – 28, 2016

9am – 5pm
Marriage and Family Health Center
Evergreen, Colorado

Presented by
Drs. David Schnarch, Ph.D. and Ruth Morehouse, Ph.D.
Co-Directors, Crucible Institute

 

This workshop is now complete.
For other workshops in this series, click here.
For information regarding future workshops, be sure to join our mailing list , or call (303) 670-2630.

 

Every couple has difficulty with sexual desire sooner or later. Therapists report desire problems are couples' most common sexual complaint. Research indicates it's the most difficult of all sexual problems to resolve. Left untreated, sexual desire problems often drive couples apart and contribute to divorce. There's great need for therapists who can help couples with desire issues.

Couples feel embarrassed because every way they think about sexual desire problems involves something bad: personal inadequacy, emotional problems, sexual incompatibility, loss of love, etc. This workshop offers an approach that makes couples open up: It reveals the first explanation why normal healthy couples have sexual desire problems. Even better, it offers time-tested ways to resolve them. You will learn a powerful integration of sexual and marital therapy based on differentiation that helps partners grow as individuals and as a couple. For more than 30 years this uplifting positive psychology approach has offered hope, inspiration, and time-tested solutions to couples around the world confronted with desire problems.

Who is this workshop for?

The three-day Crucible Sexual Desire Clinical Workshop is for therapists who want to completely change how they understand sexual desire and deal with sexual desire problems.
This program offers loads of surprising insights and practical tips for turning long-term problems into personal growth that allows couples to develop a new basis for sexual desire. (Adult couples and singles are welcome to attend on space-available basis.)

What you will learn:

This workshop offers a diverse package of topics covering important aspects of treating sexual desire problems. You will learn:

  • Sexual Systems Theory

    • The Ecology of Love Relationships–Sexual desire greatly shapes love relationships and turns them into "people-growing machines."
    • Systemic dynamics of Lower desire/ Higher desire positions –In every relationship there's a low desire partner and a high desire partner, and the low desire partner always controls sex–whether he or she likes it or not!
    • Struggles of selfhood–The people-growing processes of emotionally committed relationships more strongly control sexual desire than libido or hormones.
  • Differentiation: The hidden process that turns love relationships into people-growing machines.

    • Difficulties being our own person in our relationship.
    • The Four Points of Balance–Four unique abilities that control your desire, your relationship and your life.
    • Applying your Four Points of Balance to solving sexual desire problems.
  • Clinical intervention strategies and treatment issues.

    • How best to set up treatment for success.
    • Dealing with differences in partners' level of sexual desire.
    • Common problems in treatment.
  • Using Your Body to Change Your Brain

    • Understanding the new brain science of neuroplasticity and applied training.
    • 7 conditions promoting positive brain change.
    • Hugging 'til Relaxed–a time proven way to resolve sexual desire problems, increase intimacy, and become a more solid person.
    • Debriefing Hugging til Relaxed–what to look for when working with your clients.
  • Live demonstration of Crucible Therapy

    • Watch an exciting unrehearsed therapy session conducted by Dr. David Schnarch. Compare the responses you'd make with those of a master therapist. In the debriefing that follows, you'll have opportunities to ask questions and discuss your observations with the instructor.
  • Special feature: Small workshop format

    • Typically, our sexual desire workshops are held in major metropolitan cities and attract several hundred participants. Enrollment for this special program, held in beautiful Evergreen Colorado, will be strictly limited to create a small group learning experience with more opportunities for interacting with Dr. Schnarch.

    This workshop is offered at the intermediate level of postgraduate training.

    This workshop will be recorded for teaching and training purposes. Workshop participants agree to be anecdotally recorded during their participation in the workshop.

    We suggest you read Intimacy u0026amp; Desire, (Schnarch, 2009) in preparation for this workshop.

    Schedule of topics

    Please note all times are approximate. Everyone benefits from the freedom to pay more attention to some aspects more than others. This may alter the time devoted to each topic.

    ** Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
    9:00 Sexual Desire u0026amp; the Human Self Sexual Desire u0026amp; the Human Self Collaborative Alliances
    10:30 Break Break Break
    10:45 Sexual Ecology of Love Relationships Clinical Intervention Strategies Common Treatment Issues in Sexual Desire
    12:30-1:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
    1:30 Differentiation Within Desire Problems Live Clinical Demonstration Differentiation Within Desire Problems
    3:15 Break Break Break
    3:30-5:00 Case Application Debriefing u0026amp; Discussion Case Application
    Learning Objectives for the Sexual Desire Clinical Workshop

    For a complete list of learning objectives, please contact The Marriage and Family Health by email, phone or letter.

    Location

    Join us for one workshop or the entire series in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado. Although Evergreen is just 35 miles from downtown Denver, it is a world apart in ambiance and easy access to the wonderful Colorado Rockies. Walk around Evergreen Lake, stroll through our art galleries, listen to music at the famous Little Bear Saloon, or hike our verdant nature trails. The Bears Inn and Highland Haven are ideal places to book lodging within a few minutes from our workshop location. Contact us for additional hotel sites.

    About The Presenters

    David Schnarch, Ph.D., ABPP is the founder of the Crucible and Passionate Marriage Approaches to human relationships. He is the author of four books including Constructing the Sexual Crucible, Resurrecting Sex, Passionate Marriage and Intimacy and Desire: Awaken the Passion your Relationships. Dr. Schnarch received the American Psychological Association 2013 Outstanding Contribution to Professional Practice and two years earlier was awarded the AAMFT Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Family Therapy. He was also the first recipient of the American Association of Sex Education, Counseling and Therapy (ASSECT) "Professional Standard of Excellence" Award. Come learn for yourself why David Schnarch is considered one of the innovative thinkers in the field of couple and family therapy.

    Ruth Morehouse, Ph. D. is a licensed psychologist and a certified sex therapist with AASECT (Diplomat) and Co-Director of The Crucible Institute and Marriage and Family Health Center. In this capacity she has conducted workshops and supervised and consulted with therapists for the last 20 years throughout the United States and around the world. She has a special interest in working with women’s issues, families coping with medical problems and helping step-parenting and blended families. Ruth previously served two terms as Vice President for Practice for the Society of Couples and Family Psychology, Division 43 of the American Psychological Association and was elected President-Elect of this same division for 2016.

    Registration

    We are offering special prices for these one-time unique events. Fees are less than 50% of normal charges for our workshops. Take advantage of them as soon as possible because enrollment is definitely limited. Fees include coffee and beverage breaks. Lunch is not included.

    Please Note: this workshop will be video-taped in its entirety. Most of the video-taping emphasis will be on the presenters, however, we would love to have you be a part of this video. This could include such things as group shots of the audience, you as a member of the audience asking questions to presenters or interacting with other participants, or perhaps making comments on material presented. If you attend this workshop, as a member of the audience you will be included in the video-taping of this workshop. As part of the registration process, all attendees will be asked to sign a release (click here to view u0026amp; print) allowing us to video tape you as a part of the workshop and to use the video tape solely at our discretion for future training/educational/ informational programs. Before completing your registration, please review completely the release and be sure you are comfortable with signing the release. If you do not want to be in this workshop as it is being video-taped, then this workshop is not for you. You can check our website periodically to find other workshops offerings that do not include videotaping.

    YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE NOTIFICATION WE HAVE RECEIVED AND APPROVED YOUR WORKSHOP AGREEMENT u0026amp; CONFLICTS OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE FORMS (AVAILABLE HERE) and your VIDEOTAPE RELEASE FORM (AVAILABLE HERE). After completing payment, please print these pages, sign, and fax to our office at (303) 670-2392 or email to service@crucibleinstitute.com.

    Continuing Education Credits
    • This program is sponsored by the Marriage and Family Health Center (MFHC, also doing business as the Crucible Institute).
    • MFHC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MFHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This workshop earns: 21 CE credits for Licensed Psychologists.
    • Marriage u0026amp; Family Health Center (MFHC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5870. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MFHC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This workshop earns 19.5 NBCC Clock Hours.
    • MFHC is also an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TEXAS SW), and this workshop earns 19.5 CE Credits
    • This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 19.5 CE Credits. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org.
    • CE Credits are $15.00 per certificate requested. If you need CE credits, you must take responsibility for checking to see if we have approval for your agency or licensing board. We have participants coming from all over the United States and outside the United States. Thus, we cannot guarantee CE credits for every State or Agency. Many professional organizations will accept the CE Credits from parallel organizations, but it is your responsibility to confirm status with your professional organization. The variations of the exact amount of CE hours depend on each Agency’s policy regarding breaks.
    Cancellation Policy
    • Within 30 days of workshop start date, 50% refund
    • Within two weeks of workshop start date, 25% refund
    • No refund less than 10 days prior to start date
     
    Register Today! These workshops make good therapists better, by combining the science of interpersonal differentiation with the fine art of couple and family psychotherapy.
    More information on this series:

     

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Unique Clinical Workshops for 2016

 

Special Small-Group Workshop Series in Evergreen, Colorado

 

Crucible® Sexual Desire Clinical Workshop
February 26 – 28, 2016

9am – 5pm
Marriage and Family Health Center
Evergreen, Colorado

Presented by
Drs. David Schnarch, Ph.D. and Ruth Morehouse, Ph.D.
Co-Directors, Crucible Institute

 

This workshop is now complete.
For other workshops in this series, click here.
For information regarding future workshops, be sure to join our mailing list , or call (303) 670-2630.

 

Every couple has difficulty with sexual desire sooner or later. Therapists report desire problems are couples' most common sexual complaint. Research indicates it's the most difficult of all sexual problems to resolve. Left untreated, sexual desire problems often drive couples apart and contribute to divorce. There's great need for therapists who can help couples with desire issues.

Couples feel embarrassed because every way they think about sexual desire problems involves something bad: personal inadequacy, emotional problems, sexual incompatibility, loss of love, etc. This workshop offers an approach that makes couples open up: It reveals the first explanation why normal healthy couples have sexual desire problems. Even better, it offers time-tested ways to resolve them. You will learn a powerful integration of sexual and marital therapy based on differentiation that helps partners grow as individuals and as a couple. For more than 30 years this uplifting positive psychology approach has offered hope, inspiration, and time-tested solutions to couples around the world confronted with desire problems.

Who is this workshop for?

The three-day Crucible Sexual Desire Clinical Workshop is for therapists who want to completely change how they understand sexual desire and deal with sexual desire problems.
This program offers loads of surprising insights and practical tips for turning long-term problems into personal growth that allows couples to develop a new basis for sexual desire. (Adult couples and singles are welcome to attend on space-available basis.)

What you will learn:

This workshop offers a diverse package of topics covering important aspects of treating sexual desire problems. You will learn:

  • Sexual Systems Theory

    • The Ecology of Love Relationships–Sexual desire greatly shapes love relationships and turns them into "people-growing machines."
    • Systemic dynamics of Lower desire/ Higher desire positions –In every relationship there's a low desire partner and a high desire partner, and the low desire partner always controls sex–whether he or she likes it or not!
    • Struggles of selfhood–The people-growing processes of emotionally committed relationships more strongly control sexual desire than libido or hormones.
  • Differentiation: The hidden process that turns love relationships into people-growing machines.

    • Difficulties being our own person in our relationship.
    • The Four Points of Balance–Four unique abilities that control your desire, your relationship and your life.
    • Applying your Four Points of Balance to solving sexual desire problems.
  • Clinical intervention strategies and treatment issues.

    • How best to set up treatment for success.
    • Dealing with differences in partners' level of sexual desire.
    • Common problems in treatment.
  • Using Your Body to Change Your Brain

    • Understanding the new brain science of neuroplasticity and applied training.
    • 7 conditions promoting positive brain change.
    • Hugging 'til Relaxed–a time proven way to resolve sexual desire problems, increase intimacy, and become a more solid person.
    • Debriefing Hugging til Relaxed–what to look for when working with your clients.
  • Live demonstration of Crucible Therapy

    • Watch an exciting unrehearsed therapy session conducted by Dr. David Schnarch. Compare the responses you'd make with those of a master therapist. In the debriefing that follows, you'll have opportunities to ask questions and discuss your observations with the instructor.
  • Special feature: Small workshop format

    • Typically, our sexual desire workshops are held in major metropolitan cities and attract several hundred participants. Enrollment for this special program, held in beautiful Evergreen Colorado, will be strictly limited to create a small group learning experience with more opportunities for interacting with Dr. Schnarch.

    This workshop is offered at the intermediate level of postgraduate training.

    This workshop will be recorded for teaching and training purposes. Workshop participants agree to be anecdotally recorded during their participation in the workshop.

    We suggest you read Intimacy u0026amp; Desire, (Schnarch, 2009) in preparation for this workshop.

    Schedule of topics

    Please note all times are approximate. Everyone benefits from the freedom to pay more attention to some aspects more than others. This may alter the time devoted to each topic.

    ** Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
    9:00 Sexual Desire u0026amp; the Human Self Sexual Desire u0026amp; the Human Self Collaborative Alliances
    10:30 Break Break Break
    10:45 Sexual Ecology of Love Relationships Clinical Intervention Strategies Common Treatment Issues in Sexual Desire
    12:30-1:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
    1:30 Differentiation Within Desire Problems Live Clinical Demonstration Differentiation Within Desire Problems
    3:15 Break Break Break
    3:30-5:00 Case Application Debriefing u0026amp; Discussion Case Application
    Learning Objectives for the Sexual Desire Clinical Workshop

    For a complete list of learning objectives, please contact The Marriage and Family Health by email, phone or letter.

    Location

    Join us for one workshop or the entire series in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado. Although Evergreen is just 35 miles from downtown Denver, it is a world apart in ambiance and easy access to the wonderful Colorado Rockies. Walk around Evergreen Lake, stroll through our art galleries, listen to music at the famous Little Bear Saloon, or hike our verdant nature trails. The Bears Inn and Highland Haven are ideal places to book lodging within a few minutes from our workshop location. Contact us for additional hotel sites.

    About The Presenters

    David Schnarch, Ph.D., ABPP is the founder of the Crucible and Passionate Marriage Approaches to human relationships. He is the author of four books including Constructing the Sexual Crucible, Resurrecting Sex, Passionate Marriage and Intimacy and Desire: Awaken the Passion your Relationships. Dr. Schnarch received the American Psychological Association 2013 Outstanding Contribution to Professional Practice and two years earlier was awarded the AAMFT Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Family Therapy. He was also the first recipient of the American Association of Sex Education, Counseling and Therapy (ASSECT) "Professional Standard of Excellence" Award. Come learn for yourself why David Schnarch is considered one of the innovative thinkers in the field of couple and family therapy.

    Ruth Morehouse, Ph. D. is a licensed psychologist and a certified sex therapist with AASECT (Diplomat) and Co-Director of The Crucible Institute and Marriage and Family Health Center. In this capacity she has conducted workshops and supervised and consulted with therapists for the last 20 years throughout the United States and around the world. She has a special interest in working with women’s issues, families coping with medical problems and helping step-parenting and blended families. Ruth previously served two terms as Vice President for Practice for the Society of Couples and Family Psychology, Division 43 of the American Psychological Association and was elected President-Elect of this same division for 2016.

    Registration

    We are offering special prices for these one-time unique events. Fees are less than 50% of normal charges for our workshops. Take advantage of them as soon as possible because enrollment is definitely limited. Fees include coffee and beverage breaks. Lunch is not included.

    Please Note: this workshop will be video-taped in its entirety. Most of the video-taping emphasis will be on the presenters, however, we would love to have you be a part of this video. This could include such things as group shots of the audience, you as a member of the audience asking questions to presenters or interacting with other participants, or perhaps making comments on material presented. If you attend this workshop, as a member of the audience you will be included in the video-taping of this workshop. As part of the registration process, all attendees will be asked to sign a release (click here to view u0026amp; print) allowing us to video tape you as a part of the workshop and to use the video tape solely at our discretion for future training/educational/ informational programs. Before completing your registration, please review completely the release and be sure you are comfortable with signing the release. If you do not want to be in this workshop as it is being video-taped, then this workshop is not for you. You can check our website periodically to find other workshops offerings that do not include videotaping.

    YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE NOTIFICATION WE HAVE RECEIVED AND APPROVED YOUR WORKSHOP AGREEMENT u0026amp; CONFLICTS OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE FORMS (AVAILABLE HERE) and your VIDEOTAPE RELEASE FORM (AVAILABLE HERE). After completing payment, please print these pages, sign, and fax to our office at (303) 670-2392 or email to service@crucibleinstitute.com.

    Continuing Education Credits
    • This program is sponsored by the Marriage and Family Health Center (MFHC, also doing business as the Crucible Institute).
    • MFHC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MFHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This workshop earns: 21 CE credits for Licensed Psychologists.
    • Marriage u0026amp; Family Health Center (MFHC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5870. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MFHC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This workshop earns 19.5 NBCC Clock Hours.
    • MFHC is also an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TEXAS SW), and this workshop earns 19.5 CE Credits
    • This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 19.5 CE Credits. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org.
    • CE Credits are $15.00 per certificate requested. If you need CE credits, you must take responsibility for checking to see if we have approval for your agency or licensing board. We have participants coming from all over the United States and outside the United States. Thus, we cannot guarantee CE credits for every State or Agency. Many professional organizations will accept the CE Credits from parallel organizations, but it is your responsibility to confirm status with your professional organization. The variations of the exact amount of CE hours depend on each Agency’s policy regarding breaks.
    Cancellation Policy
    • Within 30 days of workshop start date, 50% refund
    • Within two weeks of workshop start date, 25% refund
    • No refund less than 10 days prior to start date
     
    Register Today! These workshops make good therapists better, by combining the science of interpersonal differentiation with the fine art of couple and family psychotherapy.
    More information on this series:

     

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