Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m.     Registration

9:00 a.m.      Initial Assessment

10:30 a.m.    Break

10:45 a.m.    Levels of Intimacy/Theory

12:00 p.m.    Lunch

1:00 p.m.      Key Special Issues/Treatment

2:30 p.m.      Break

2:45 p.m.       When and How to Refer for

                            Sexual Dysfunction

4:30 p.m.     Program ends


By attending this conference participants will be able to:

  • Describe the four levels of sexual dysfunction.
  • Identify the components found in an initial sexual assessment.
  • Explain effective techniques for improving sexual intimacy.
  • Analyze special issues that impact sexual intimacy.
  • Determine when to make external medical referrals for sexual dysfunction.

Who Should Attend:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, & other mental health care professionals, psychology students

CE certificates for six (6) continuing education credits will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form.  Partial credits will not be awarded.  Late arrival or early departure will preclude receipt of a certificate.

Registration/Refund Policy:  Registration at the door is welcome, but is on a space-available basis only; all registrations at the door are $195.  No refunds will be offered for this program.

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CE Workshop:  August 16, 2019

Dr. Laura Louis

As a licensed psychologist, author and consultant, Dr. Laura Louis is a widely sought-after speaker specializing in helping couples press the reset button after infidelity.  She has helped thousands of couples reawaken their connection.  Affectionately deemed the “Marriage Architect”, Dr. Louis gives couples the tools to build their marriages. 

Course Description

Intimacy is an important part of a relationship.  Many clinicians don’t know how to bring up sexual issues with couples.  Sometimes, there is a feeling that if sexual dysfunction is an issue the client will bring it up, and the couple may be waiting for the therapist to create a safe space to talk about sexual issues.  In this workshop therapists will discover how to do an assessment of intimacy issues.  Counselors will receive a blueprint on how to recognize and treat intimacy issues. By the end of this seminar, therapists will walk away with an understanding of research based theories to effectively conceptualize issues surrounding sexual desire and arousal.

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  It is also approved by the Office of Professional Regulations to sponsor continuing education for licensed independent clinical social workers (LICSW).   Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC) may be able to receive continuing education credit for this workshop from the Board of Allied Mental Health.

 The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Vermont Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Couple Therapy:

Helping Couples Achieve Improved Intimacy

Laura Louis, Ph.D.

Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center