Sexuality & Substance Abuse - 2023-2024 Sex Therapy Series

Sex is keyed into our limbic systems, which controls our survival, our emotions, our reward system, and our memories. Our limbic system is vulnerable to the effects of substance use/abuse, since mind-altering substances such as cocaine, heroin, and hallucinogens first affect the reward system and then stores the pleasurable effects in memory, which leads to cravings and addiction. The intersection of sexuality and substance use occurs when we use drugs while having sex, which exponentially intensifies the pleasure of both; when we use drugs to a point where our ability to engage in sexual beha...Read morevior is impaired; or when we use drugs to escape memories of traumatic sexual experiences. This workshop will explore and explain the many points of this intersection and describe interventions for developing healthy sexual feelings and behavior in recovery from addiction. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between the functions of the limbic system and the prefrontal cortex
  • Describe the intersection of sexuality and substance use on the limbic system
  • Identify the effects of the major drugs of abuse on sexual functioning
  • Describe the effects of sexuality and substance use in the LGBTQ community.
  • Describe the link between sexual trauma and substance use
  • Utilize strategies for teaching healthy sexuality to their recovering clients

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate

Friday, September 29, 2023

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09:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

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American Psychological Association
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CE Process Info

CFR is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and other mental health professionals whose state licensing boards recognize CE credit provided by APA-approved sponsors. The following entities accept continuing education credits provided by APA-approved sponsors: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors; the New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Examiners; the Delaware State Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals; the Delaware State Board of Social Work Examiners. Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by his/her licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Please note: You must attend "live" (in real-time) to earn CE credits.

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