Theories, Modalities, Assessment, and Diagnosis


Barry McCarthy, Deany Laliotis, Gail Guttman, Dan Rosen & Pebble Kranz develop our understanding of theories, modalities, assessment, and diagnosis. Expert lecturers, online training.


Mar 29-31, 2023

Held via live simultaneous webcast; no asynchronous registration allowed.
10 am – 6 pm Eastern/7 am – 3 pm Pacific

– Discounts for Early Registration end Feb 22

Wed – Mar 29

  • Working with Trauma- The Use of EMDR with Integrative Relationship Therapy – Deany Laliotis, LICSW
  • Group Supervision process course for working with sexual issues – Dan Rosen & Pebble Kranz, M.D.

Thu – Mar 30

  • A New Model for Assessment, Treatment, and Relapse Prevention for Extra-Marital Affairs – Barry McCarthy, PhD

Fri – Mar 31

  • Systemic Sex Therapy for Male Sexuality – Gail Guttman, LCSW
  • Systemic Sex Therapy for Female Sexuality – Gail Guttman, LCSW
**Not available as a resale course. This item will be live only, do not miss your opportunity to attend this special training. 
Courses are often available at a later date as an eLearn. eCourses and presenters may be adjusted periodically. Please check this page or contact our Administration for the most up-to-date schedule. You must attend the entire course live to receive CE credit, no asynchronous registrations are allowed.

In this 3-day training, you can fulfill these requirements:

AASECT Sex Ed: AASECT Core Sex Therapy: AASECT Sex Counseling: ISTI Categories:


You may register for any combination of individual days.

Mar 29 (Thu) 10 am – 1 pm     Part 1: Working with Trauma- The Use of Integrative Relationship Therapy Methods – Deany Laliotis, LICSW

While EMDR therapy is best known for the treatment of PTSD, it has evolved into a comprehensive psychotherapy approach that treats a broad range of clinical problems in a variety of contexts. In this training module you will learn how Relational EMDR Therapy℠ is used to identify and treat clients’ difficulties in their current relationships that are informed by formative attachment wounds. You’ll learn how these painful early experiences can be successfully resolved, rectifying emotional confusions about self and other, which allows our clients to develop new, more adaptive ways of thinking, feeling and responding that make secure attachment possible.

Mar 29 (Thu) 2 pm – 6 pm    Group Supervision process course for working with sexual issues – Dan Rosen & Pebble Kranz, M.D.

Group supervision is a dynamic method for sex and relationship therapists to acquire knowledge, practice skills, increase emotional awareness, and reflect on their work and sense of professional self. Discussion of sexuality and sexual problems is emotionally activating and group supervision provides a space to reflect on our own sexual narratives. Relationship therapy induces feelings of vulnerability and may induce reenactment in the therapist of their own family of origin roles. Group supervision provides a relational framework for exploring what is induced in the clinical sessions and harnessing that for more effective therapy with our clients. Group supervision – as it is inherently relational – is highly suited to the exploration of all that is induced in the therapist; whether we call this ‘parts’ work or family of origin work or countertransference, these experiences, thoughts, feelings, and urges that arise may be best understood in a group supervisory program.

Developing the knowledge to identify when a sexual medicine specialist may be a helpful partner and knowing how to communicate and collaborate with them enables therapists to provide the highest level of integrated care for their clients. Group supervision bundles a group of clinicians who can share resources with each other. Talking to colleagues about client sexual needs happens directly in group supervision, fostering increased competence in use of language and surfacing biases.

In this unique workshop participants will explore the framework of group sex therapy supervision and consult with a sexual medicine specialist to both understand the underpinnings of good supervision practice and effective clinical consultation.

Mar 30 (Fri) 10 am – 1 pm     A New Model for Assessment, Treatment, and Relapse Prevention for Extra-Marital Affairs – Barry McCarthy, PhD

Mar 30 (Sat) 10 am – 1 pm    Systemic Sex Therapy for Male Sexuality – Gail Guttman, LCSW

Mar 31 (Sat) 2 pm – 6 pm      Systemic Sex Therapy for Female Sexuality – Gail Guttman, LCSW


About the Trainers:

Gail Guttman, LCSW, 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. She can be found at

Deany Laliotis is an international trainer and psychotherapist who teaches Relational EMDR Therapy to treat self esteem and relationship difficulties stemming
from developmental trauma . Currently, Deany is the Founder and Director of The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy which offers a continuum of training in
EMDR therapy from Basic to Master courses. As Director of Training for EMDR Institute for many years, Deany worked closely with Francine Shapiro as EMDR
evolved to become a more comprehensive psychotherapy approach. She has authored and co-authored several book chapters and articles on EMDR and is
currently writing her own book. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and EMDR trainer, Dan Merlis.
Barry McCarthy, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at American University, a diplomate in clinical psychology, a certified sex therapist, and a certified couple therapist. He has published more than 110 professional articles, 29 book chapters, and 14 books. Barry has presented more than 450 professional workshops in the United States and internationally. In 2016 he received the Masters and Johnson award for lifetime contributions to the sexuality field.



Daniel Rosen, LCSW-R, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) has been in practice for over 25 years working with a variety of populations. He completed training with the Optimal Sexual Experiences Research Team of the University of Ottawa in November 2019 and has been active in the Rochester Area Group Psychotherapy Society, the Center for Group Studies, and is a sex therapy supervisor in training. He has an independent private practice including group, individual, and couples counseling as well as providing treatment services for the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness.

Pebble Kranz, MD, Fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine (FECSM) is is a family physician and sexual medicine specialist. She is the medical director of the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness and runs a sexual medicine clinic in the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Gynecologic Oncology Department. She has clinical appointments in the departments of family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester.  At the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness, she provides medical evaluations and treatments for sexual function concerns in people of all genders.



This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 21 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 or go to  Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information on courses they accept for CEs.



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Additional information

Days to Attend:

3-day Series, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Weds/Thurs, Thurs/Fri


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