When Pornography Is The Issue: Working With Couples & Individuals

3 CE Credit Live Interactive Webinar Friday, September 17, 2021
10 am -1:15 pm Pacific Time/1-4:15 pm Eastern Time
Presenter: Marty Klein, PhD

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3 CE credit hours. For those unable to attend, CE credits (though not Live) will be available by viewing the recording and completing the posttest and evaluation.

NOTE TO PSYCHOLOGIST: For CA and NY Psychologists, as well as all other professions, this webinar satisfies requirements for Live CE credits and certificates will be designated as such.  For psychologists, and only psychologists, licensed in all other states, this webinar does not meet criteria for Live CE credits and certificates will be designated as home study.

We’re seeing more and more couples in conflict over one partner’s porn use. The most common clinical approach pathologizes one partner’s porn use while legitimizing the other partner’s grievances. This violates our commitment to neutrality—and more importantly, it doesn’t help the couple.

This workshop focuses 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 a sexual relationship’s 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 also look at working with individuals who are discontent with their own porn use. They may feel out of control; upset about their preferred content; guilty about keeping a secret, or about their low desire for their partner; or they may keep making poor choices about viewing. How do we work with these people—without adding to their shame, self-criticism, and sense of isolation?

For those unable to attend, CE credits (though not Live) will be available by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation.

Target audience: This course is appropriate for all mental health professionals.

Content level: Introductory/Intermediate

 

 

Dr. 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 Porn Panic With Honest Talk About Sex. Marty has trained tens of thousands of professionals in human sexuality in over 40 countries; audiences invariably describe his workshops as thought-provoking, down-to-earth, and entertaining.

Marty appears regularly in national media such as The New York Times, National Public Radio, and the Daily Show. 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.

 

Learning objectives:

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to

  • To describe common assumptions of therapists about porn and its use
  • To prepare to support both partners when a couple is in conflict about porn use
  • To identify how to help couples discuss the relationship deficits that they’re avoiding via conflict about porn
  • To list inadequacies of the “porn addiction” model
  • To analyze power dynamics in couples in conflict about pornography
  • To assess the reasons individuals use porn in self-defeating ways

Course outline

Our field confronts pornography
The big change in 1999
Our narratives; our assumptions; our current approaches

Masturbation & Sexual Fantasy
What key facts do we know–and often ignore?

Porn Literacy
What is it? Who needs it? Why is it important? How do we support it–especially in clients who don’t want it?

Power Struggles Around Porn

Models of Porn Use
Out of control?
Impulsive?
Compulsive?

Existential Issues Raised by Porn Use

People Who Watch Too Much
The problem should define the treatment–not vice versa

Course interaction & system requirements

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led polls.

Registration for the webinar will be through Zoom. On the day of the webinar you will log-in using the link provided by Zoom. Log-in will be available ten minutes before the start. To be eligible for Live CE credits, you much be logged in the entire time. Entry to the webinar will be closed 5 minutes after the scheduled start time.

System requirements:

This webinar will be hosted through Zoom. Upon registration, participants will be provided with a link that they can use to access live from any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart device. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, we recommend you allow yourself 10-15 minutes before the event to assure you are able to successfully log in. If you have difficulties or questions, contact aviva@zurinstitute.com

Fee $69.00

Tokens and discounts may not be used with webinars.

Course completion & CE info

Course completion requirements: At the end of the webinar, you will be provided a link that allows you to register for the “course” where you will take a post webinar test, complete an evaluation and download your CE certificate.

That link will also be emailed within an hour after the webinar is over. For those wanting to review the webinar, a recording will be included as part of the “course” the day following the webinar. For Live CE credit hours, you will have 30 days following the end of the webinar to log into your account at Zur Institute to complete the post webinar test and evaluation.

If you pay and either miss part of the webinar or are unable to attend: Don’t worry. You can still obtain CE credits (though not Live) by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation. You will receive an email notification when the recording is ready for viewing no later than 5 days after the webinar is over.

Our Live Webinars are live and include ample opportunity to interact with the presenters. They qualify as in-person continuing education in most states. Each state sets its own requirements for licensure, including continuing education requirements, to maintain licensure. Questions about CE requirements for state licensure should be directed to your state board.

For psychologists outside of California, CE hours are designated as home study. For all other professionals, Live CE certificates will be provided.

CE credits for all other professions including New York licensed psychologists, will be provided by Zur Institute.  (this remains for webinars co-sponsored by Sacramento Center for Psychotherapy, but none of the others, including this one)

Zur Institute has been approved to provide Live CE credits by the following boards:

California Psychologists: Zur Institute (ZUR001) is approved by the California Psychological Associationto provide continuing professional education for psychologists.  Zur Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

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