Healing Negative Childhood Sexual Messages


Gail Guttman shows how to develop skills to help our clients release themselves from harmful and/or disturbing messages. Recorded lecture at the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute. 2.5 CEs (asynchronous)


Taught by: Gail Guttman, LCSW

Designed for: Therapists, counselors, mental health practitioners

Course includes: A two-part recorded webinar

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

AASECT Core Knowledge Areas Sex Ed: B, C, E, I, J

AASECT Core Knowledge Areas Sex Therapy: A, B, C

ISTI Certified Sex and Couples Therapist knowledge categories: 1a, 1c, 1d, 2a

Many of our clients experience sexual inertia due to receiving negative childhood sexual messages. This workshop helps you develop skills to help your clients release themselves from harmful and/or disturbing sexual messages that were given to them throughout their life cycle.

Focusing on the developmental stages from birth to early adulthood, explore healthy sexual messages at different life phases, and explore the messages you received at these stages. In compiling them, you can discover what influenced you the most. To release these messages, we need to help our clients focus on internal healing and relational healing. This course provides two experiential exercises in order to facilitate healthy sexual self-esteem.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define healthy sexual messages through the developmental life span from birth to 21 years
  • Illustrate a process to help individuals to release themselves from negative sexual messages and develop positive, healthy sexual messages
  • Demonstrate a process to help couples heal each other from negative sexual messages and experiences

Meet Your Instructor:

Gail Guttman, LCSW – With more than 30 years of experience, Gail Guttman is a couples’ therapist with a specialty in sex therapy. She offers a unique opportunity for clients to address their sexual concerns within the context of their relationship. Gail’s passion includes developing the theory and practice of integrating couples and sex therapy. She helps psychotherapists become more competent and confident in these areas. In her practice, she conducts ongoing consultation groups in which cases and theory are discussed, and an important support network for therapists is created. Gail conducts training workshops and seminars at professional associations and conferences and has been an ongoing presenter at the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute for the last several years. Gail has written two chapters in the book, edited by Tammy Nelson, Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy. She is also an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Sex Therapy Supervisor and CE Provider.



**This course meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2.5 CE credits. 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 info@assect.org or go to www.AASECT.org. Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information.





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