SSTAR 2015 Fall Clinical Case Conference
Friday, October 16, 2015
145 West 44th Street
New York, NY
The SSTAR 2015 Fall Clinical Case Conference will be held Friday, October 16, 2015, at the Broadway Millennium Hotel in New York. This meeting is designed for practicing sex therapists, psychologists, physicians, advanced practice nurses, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, other health care professionals, and researchers seeking state-of-the-art information on the rapidly evolving field of human sexuality.
The primary goal of the meeting is to serve as a multidisciplinary forum in which to discuss the clinical assessment and management, ethical and societal issues, and outcome of sex therapy interventions in clinical cases.
Registration and coffee will begin at 8:30 am. The meeting will commence with a welcome message from the President of SSTAR, Daniel Watter, EdD at 8:50 am.
The morning presentation, “Broken”: Addressing Sexual Pain and Intimacy Concerns in the Context of the Sexual Health Model, will be presented by Jennifer Vencill, PhD and discussant Stephen B. Levine, MD. After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Utilize the Sexual Health Model to identify biopsychosocial factors related to the etiology and treatment of sexual pain.
2. Discuss, with examples, multiple influences on sexual pain, including biological/physical factors, cultural attitudes, intrapersonal distress, and relationship variables.
3. Identify interventions that facilitate client safety, self-compassion, exploration, and understanding with regard to sexual pain and intimacy concerns.
The afternoon presentation, Sexual Aversion/Disgust or Asexuality? Dilemmas and Implications for Treatment in an Ongoing Case, will be presented by Marilyn Lyga, PhD ABPP and discussant Kathryn Hall, PhD. After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Describe and contrast hypoactive sexual desire disorder from sexual aversion or disgust and asexuality.
2. Distinguish how the treatment protocol differs based on the above understanding of the patient.
3. Evaluate and discuss the ethical dilemma this creates for the treating therapist.
Space is limited and only SSTAR members may register beginning June 2, 2015. The registration fee is $245 for members which includes the luncheon.
Registration is open to the public beginning on June 16 on a “space available basis.” and the registration fee is $345 for non-members, which includes the luncheon. There is no discounted student registration fee.
A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Broadway Millennium Hotel for SSTAR attendees at a rate of $329 per night for a single bed room. Book now to reserve the SSTAR Rate! Please CLICK HERE to reserve a room online. Or call the hotel at 212-768-4400 to make reservations, referencing the "SSTAR" meeting. Please book your room by Friday, October 2, 2015 to guarantee the SSTAR rate.
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2016 Masters and Johnson Award
Call for nominations is now open. Please click here for all the details to submit your nomination. The deadline to submit a nomination for the Masters and Johnson Award has been extended to July, 31, 2015.
2016 Sandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award
Call for submissions is now open. Please click here for all the details to submit your paper. The deadline to submit your paper is August 3, 2015. The winner will be notified August 31, 2015.
2016 SSTAR Health Professional Book Award
Nominations are closed, and under consideration by the committee. The winner will be announced in Fall 2015.
CalCalSandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award | The SSTAR Sandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award recognizes the scholarly work of students who are developing a career in the field of sexual disorders and sexual health and fosters the professional development of individuals beginning their careers in this area.
2015 Recipient: Katy Bois
CalCalSSTAR Health Professional Book Award | The goal of the award is to recognize the best recent book for health professionals that contributes to the understanding and resolution of sexual disorders.
2014 Recipient: Levounis, P.; Drescher, J.; Barber, M.E.; (editors); The LGBT Casebook; American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC; 2012.
SSTAR Consumer Book Award | The goal of the award is to recognize the best recent book for consumers that contributes to the understanding and resolution of sexual disorders.
2015 Recipient: Prostate Cancer and the Man You Love: Supporting and Caring for Your Partner, Anne Katz, RN, PhD
Masters and Johnson Award | The Masters and Johnson Award recognizes the lifetime achievement of excellence in clinical and/or research areas of sexual disorders.
2014 Recipient: William L. Marshall, PhD
SSTAR Service Award | The SSTAR Service Award recognizes that some individuals have contributed greatly to the evolution and history of the organization, a fact that may not have been sufficiently appreciated at the time. Hence the notion of a Service Award which allows for enduring memory.