Feb 12 – Sexual Disorders


Let’s Talk About Sex: 

Exploring Sex Addiction and Other Sexual Disorders


Workshop Information


Date: Monday, Feb 12, 2018 – Sign-In: 9:30am – Workshop: 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Maryland City at Russett Community Library: 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, MD 20724

Cost:     $139 early registration through Feb 5

 $155 late registration after Feb 5

$125 for groups of 3 or more

Presenter: Dr. Chris Kraft

CEU Credits: 6 Social Work Category 1 Maryland and DC CEUs**

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Presenter Bio

Chris Kraft Nov 14 2016Dr. Chris Kraft is a licensed psychologist on faculty at Johns Hopkins Medical Center/University and a certified sex therapist with the American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists http://www.aasect.org/  specially trained to work with couples and individuals who are looking to improve their happiness as it is related to their sexual intimacy, expression and identity.  Dr. Kraft  specializes in the evaluation and treatment of all sexual and gender conditions: low sexual desire, erection, orgasm and arousal difficulties, genital pain conditions, sexual addiction and compulsivity, internet pornography, marital infidelity, sexual orientation, cross dressing, gender concerns, and other unique fetishes and sexual attractions.

Dr. Kraft is the co-director of clinical services and instructor at the Sex and Gender Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Dr. Kraft is also a part-time Lecturer in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at the Johns Hopkins University where he teaches two human sexuality courses.


Workshop Description

Are you comfortable discussing sexuality with your clients? Would you like to gain comfort in discussing critical issues around sex that will enhance your treatment outcomes?

Assessing and treating client’s sexuality can be challenging in today’s world of technology and the internet.  New sexuality and relationship challenges are manifesting due to technology and understanding these changes and learning how to help clients navigate this new sexual landscape is crucial to the future of mental health treatment.  This workshop will look at the various problematic sexual behaviors that can manifest through the technology we live with.

Participants will understand how some clients can become out of control with their online sexual behaviors.  Many clients are manifesting higher levels of sexual anxiety and performance pressures which can lead to sexual dysfunctions.  Others can manifest little or no interest in relationship sex which can lead to challenges to monogamy and contribute to infidelity.  These are some of the current sexuality challenges therapist are seeing more of in their practices.  Participants of this workshop will leave with a solid understanding of how to effectively address these sexuality challenges with their clients.

Workshop Objectives

1. Learn how to identify therapeutic bias when working with client’s sexuality.

2. Understand the various problematic sexual behaviors that can manifest with technology and the Internet.

3. Discuss and assess the various manifestations of out of control sexual behaviors.

4. Identify the current challenges with monogamy in relationships and learn strategies to treat infidelity.

5. Learn how to diagnoses and treat various sexual dysfunctions.

Workshop Agenda


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** Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits (Category 1 CEUs) for licensed social workers in Maryland. In addition, most of our workshop are approved or pending approval through the DC Board of Social Work.  These credits are typically also accepted by the Maryland Psychology Board, Maryland Board of Professional Counselors, Maryland Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals (CRCCPA), the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners, the Virginia Board of Social Work and other state boards.  For those individuals licensed in other states or other licensing boards, we suggest that you contact your licensing board to verify that they accept Maryland Social Work Category I Credits or DC Social Work Credits. **