Talking about sex: Addressing sexual difficulties with your patients

WEBINAR: Tuesday, 26 February 2019: 7.30 - 8.45 pm

Research has supported the importance of sexual and emotional intimacy for both physical and psychological wellbeing and difficulties with sex can negatively impact on individuals and their relationships. Prevalence rates for sexual dysfunction are high yet many factors can impact on both patients and practitioners in terms of raising these issues.

Allyson is a clinical psychologist and a regional director of Sex Therapy New Zealand, an organisation specialising in the treatment of sexual and emotional intimacy concerns.

In this webinar Allyson will discuss:

  • “Having the conversation”. Developing confidence as a health practitioner in talking about sex and sex related health issues with your patient.
  • Frameworks for addressing sexual problems from a biopsychosocial perspective.
  • Assessment of sexual difficulties in a primary care context.
  • The role of sex therapy.
  • Combined medical and psychological approaches to treatment.
  • Resources and referral guidelines.

Throughout this live online event, you will have the opportunity to type questions to Allyson via the onscreen text system. Please note that the webinar may run slightly over time so as many of your questions as possible can be answered.

Resources

Presenter

Dr Allyson Waite, Registered Clinical Psychologist
Regional Director, Sex Therapy New Zealand
D.Clin.Psy, B.Sc (Hons), C.Psyc. PG Dip. CAT, MNZCCP, MNZPsS

Allyson is a registered clinical psychologist and Cognitive Analytic Therapist and is a regional director of Sex Therapy New Zealand. She has over 20 years of experience as a clinical psychologist in the UK and NZ and has a background in working with adults and older adults within mental health services. She currently works in private practice offering psychological therapy to both individuals and couples, supervision and training.  She specialises in the area of sexuality and intimacy as well as trauma and has been involved in teaching and training health professionals in the area of sexuality for the past 10 years. To contact Allyson Click here

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