Our Transition to Parenthood seminar is aimed at professional therapists. The group combines readings on theory, literature and the latest research concerning the treatment of perinatal women and families. We also incorporate case consultations and presentations.
Participants will collaborate on topics and readings based on interests and current client presenting problems.
This season, we will be exploring the topic of postpartum sexuality in psychotherapy with female-bodied clients. Through a combination of readings, lectures and case consultation, we will consider the current research on the impact of pregnancy, labor and delivery and breast/chest feeding on the sexual health of female-bodied people, and to explore assessment and treatment of disturbances in sexual and erotic identities that are appropriate for non-AASECT certified psychotherapists, and identify a referral-base for presenting problems requiring more specific expertise.
- Sex, Sexuality and Eroticism in Psychotherapy
- Literature Review: The Impact of Labor and Delivery on Female Bodies and Sexual Health
- Sexual Desire and Self-Worth
- Attachment Histories and Sexuality
- Cultivating Erotic Intelligence
- The Realities of Sexual and Emotional Intimacy in Parenthood
Certificate of Completion provided at the conclusion of the seminar
What to Expect
Participants will be assigned two to three articles per meeting, and should come prepared to present at least one clinical case (preferably of an individual, couple or family dealing with some aspect of transitioning to parenthood) during the six-month course, and to actively participate in group discussions.
Meetings will take place virtually via Zoom and will be co-taught by Nikki Lively, M.A., LCSW, and Clinical Director of the Transitions to Parenthood and Jen Rafacz, Ph.D., and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.
Participants make a six-month commitment with the option to renew. Please contact Nikki Lively if you are interested in registering for an upcoming seminar.