About the Course
The course encourages you to critically examine your own personal beliefs, biases, stories, and reactions to penis problems and existing treatments, and consider how these show up in your office as you relate to clients.
Our goal is to help you become a ED/PE/DE-informed practitioner by helping you expand your knowledge around working with Erectile Dysfunction, Pre-Mature Ejaculation, and Delayed Ejaculation:
Introducing you to many tangible issues and fundamental concerns including relationship issues with ED/PE/DE clients
Helping you increase your confidence, competence, and tools for working with clients who suffer from issues related to thier penises
Introducing you to screening, assessment, and types of referrals
Providing ways to identify your own biases and stigma that may impact your work with clients
Giving you practical resources to implement in your practice immediately and share with clients
Whether it is a difficulty in getting or keeping an erection, achieving orgasm too quickly (i.e., premature ejaculation), too late (i.e., delayed ejaculation), or not at all (i.e., Anorgasmia), ED and ejaculatory issues can significantly impact individuals and relationships. If not addressed, these concerns can lead to sexual dissatisfaction, relationship challenges, heightened performance anxiety, infertility, lowered sexual interest, and even increased rates of depression.
Considering approximately 52% of men experience ED at some point in their lives (Lakin & Wood, 2018), and the DSM-5 reports that 25% of men report struggling with ejaculating during sex, this is an issue for clients in your practice even if you don’t specialize in sex and relationship.
ED and ejaculatory dysfunctions are often under-treated and misunderstood, leaving clients turning to online “cures” or tricks to fix their orgasm issues. Also, many mental health clinicians feel unequipped to help those with ejaculation issues and other sexual dysfunctions. If this feels like you, you’re in the right place!
In these courses we have compiled the latest research and best practices for addressing erectile dysfunction and two prominent forms of ejaculation problems: premature and delayed ejaculation. For each, we will explore the definitions, prevalence rates, common causes, clinical considerations (i.e., assessment and treatments), and case studies to help conceptualize this newfound knowledge and equip you to better support your clients.
Topics covered include:
Different types of ED/PE/DE and how the symptoms present
Understanding the prevalence, significance, and impact of ED/PE/DE for clients
An overview of common causes of ED/PE/DE (biomedical, psychological, and relationship factors)
Clinical considerations for working with clients suffering from concerns related to ED/PE/DE
How to do basic screening and assessment for ED/PE/DE so clients can get the proper treatment
An overview of best medical treatment practices
An overview of best psychotherapy treatments
Barriers to accessing mental and physical healthcare for clients
Case studies and personal stories
Suggested readings, worksheets, resources
Plus much more…
We also have in-depth interviews from experts in the field, such as Human Sexuality Researchers, Urologists, Clinical Counsellors specializing in Sex Therapy, as well as those who have suffered from ED/PE/DE themselves, to help you navigate the broad range of impacts that ED/PE/DE can have.
And throughout the program you will be encouraged to thoughtfully and critically examine your own personal stories, biases, and reactions to penile issues, and how they relate to client’s presenting concerns – all from the comfort of your own home at your own pace.
BONUS EXPERT INTERVIEWS:
Watch in-depth expert interviews with allied professionals who support clients struggling with ED/PE/DE. They share their personal experiences and what they feel practitioners need to know to work with this community ethically and effectively.