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Male Sexual Function and Dysfunction: A Medical, Psychological and Relationship Perspective

Marianne Brandon, Ph.D. and Abraham Morgentaler, M.D.
October 13, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center in Columbia
3 CEs, $85/MPA/MSPA members, $135/Non-members

Online Registration Closed. Onsite Registration opens at 8:30am.

Workshop Instructional Level:All levels welcome

There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this program or its presenter.

Sexual concerns are complex, multi-determined, and challenging to treat- even for those specialized in working with these issues. Furthermore, most psychologist have not had the benefits of training in human sexuality, let alone education about the medical aspects of treatment. Unfortunately, psychologist may gain miss-information about medical treatments, such as indications for hormone replacement, from mainstream media or the internet. Our patients deserve better.

Amid a social focus on sexuality that sometimes seems to border on the obsessive, sexual concerns and the dysfunction are common. Most individuals believe that sexual intimacy is an essential aspect of romantic relationships. Research suggests that people who feel satisfied with their sex lives are more satisfied with their intimate relationships and with life in general. Nonetheless, surveys indicate that up to 43% of women and 31% of men struggle with sexual problems or concerns. These trends are complicated by the high expectations placed on sexual relationships today. Men and women are feeling more and more entitled to great sex throughout their life cycle. As a result, many of today's couples are experiencing an unexpected and painful sexual crisis. Even therapists who opt not to treat sexual issues find themselves discussing sexual concerns in the treatment room. One study of 451 therapy outpatients found that 63% met the criteria for a sexual dysfunction after termination of treatment.

In this talk, a world-renowned urologist and pioneer in male sexual health joins an experienced psychologist/sex therapist to present an integrative treatment model for addressing men's typical sexual concerns and dysfunctions. Common medical treatment for male sexual dysfunction will be explained. Complimentary, user-friendly psychotherapeutic treatment strategies will be offered. Issues addressed will include male low libido, erectile dysfunction, early and delayed ejaculation, indications for testosterone treatment, radical prostatectomy and its many significant sexual implications, and ways that common relationship dynamics may contribute to men’s sexual challenges. The evolutionary challenges of monogamy is our rapidly changing socio-sexual environment will also be addressed. The range of this presentation will be limited primarily to heterosexual men and their partnerships.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Summerize primary causes of male sexual dysfunction;
  2. Identify common medical treatments for male sexual dysfuntion;and
  3. Refine skills in the psychological treatment for male sexual dysfunction.

Marianne Brandon, Ph.D.,is a clinical psychologist and Diplomat in sex therapy. She is the author of Monogamy: The Untold Story, Unlocking the Sexy in Surrender: Using the Neuroscience of Power to Recharge Your Sex Life, and co-author of Reclaiming Desire: 4 Keys to Finding Your Lost Libido. She co-hosted a talk radio show, is a past book review editor for the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, past board member for the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, and regularly writes for professional and lay audiences. For more see, on Twitter @DrBrandon, and on Facebook /DrMarianneBrandon.

Abraham Morgentaler, M.D., is an international authority on men's health and a pioneer in the treatment of testosterone deficiency in men. He graduated and completed his residency from Harvard Medical School prior to joining the faculty of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology). Dr. Morgentaler's research is credited for reversing the decades-old belief that testosterone therapy is risky for prostate cancer. He has published over 130 scientific articles on testosterone, prostate cancer, male sexual dysfunction, and male infertility. Dr. Morgentaler has been an invited speaker and visiting professor in over 20 countries on five continents. He is the author of the best-selling book, Testosterone For Life, as well as Why Men Fake It: The Totally Unexpected Truth About Men and Sex, and The Viagra Myth: The Surprising Impact on Love and Relationships.

Dr. Morgentaler has been featured on many national television shows and major popular publications, including The NBC Nightly News, The CBS Early Morning Show, CNN with Anderson Cooper, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.