Conducting a Couples Sex Therapy Evaluation


Gail Guttman teaches you step by step how to conduct a couples sex therapy evaluation with a variety of models. Recorded lecture at the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute. 3 CEs (asynchronous)


Conducting a Couples Sex Therapy Evaluation

Taught by:  Gail Guttman, LCSW

Designed for: Therapists, counselors, mental health practitioners

Course includes: A two-part recorded webinar.

3 AASECT CEs available in these Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs): 

Sex Education: B, C, E, G, H, I, M

Sex Therapy: B, C, D, E

ISTI CSCT knowledge categories: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d

This workshop offers an opportunity to practice and evaluate different approaches of conducting a couples’ sex therapy evaluation. In order to guide the goals of an assessment, we start with an overview of the components couples’ sex therapy. A number of different models of a couples/sex therapy evaluation will be presented. Knowledge of important couples and sex therapy concepts will be explored in order for participants to use them in an initial session. The presenter will do a demonstration of some aspects of a couples sex therapy evaluation. The course offers an opportunity to practice a model of a couples/sex therapy evaluation.

In this course:

  • Participants will be able to describe four concepts to explore with every sexual dysfunction assessment.
  • Participants will be able to critique different models for conducting a couple/sex therapy evaluation.
  • Participants will be able to name one developmental, familial and cultural issue impacting the individuals and their relationship.
  • Participants will be able to assess the dance of sexual functioning in the couple.
  • Participants will be able to name two important cognitive sex therapy concepts to be used in initial sessions.


Meet your instructor:

Gail Guttman, LCSW, CSCT, specializes in the integration of couples and sex therapy.  Gail has been a Certified Imago Therapist since 1994 and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist since 1984.  Gail offers consultation and supervision groups.  She has been twice recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Therapist” in sex and couples therapy.  Gail is also an AASECT CE Provider, AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor and an Imago Clinical Consultant. She is passionate about helping therapists to integrate couples and sex therapy and welcomes different theoretical orientations in order to help each therapist find their own path.

Gail has presented on the subject of couples and sex therapy at the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Workers, previous Imago therapy conferences, the University of Maryland and other professional organizations.



**This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 3 CE credits – asynchronous. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact or go to  Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information on courses they accept for CEs.