The Keys to Couples Sexuality after 60

In this live 2-hour webinar, internationally recognized expert Dr. Barry McCarthy will share his expertise on how to help couples over 60 engage in sensual, playful, and erotic sexual scenarios in addition to intercourse.
The webinar will be recorded for later viewing.
The Buehler Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Buehler Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. TBI is also approved by AASECT, NBCC, and CA BRN.
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Course Introduction

This clinically-oriented presentation will explore what facilitates and what subverts couple sexuality from 60-85. The psycho-biosocial model of assessment and treatment illustrates sexuality and aging as multi-causal and multi-dimensional with large individual, couple, cultural, and value differences.

Two major constructs are central in maintaining desire/pleasure/eroticism/satisfaction for aging couples. First, confront the traditional double standard model and replace it with the female-male equity model. Second, replace the individual performance model with the couple Good Enough Sex (GES) model focused on sharing pleasure. Partners learn to value both intimacy and eroticism and both synchronous and asynchronous scenarios. Sexuality is defined as involving sensual, playful, and erotic scenarios in addition to intercourse. Couple sexuality with aging illustrates the multiple roles, meanings, and outcomes of sexuality.

Learning objectives:
  • Identify psychological, bio-medical, and social/relational factors which promote and which subvert sexuality with aging.
  • Confront the traditional double standard and pass-fail performance models and replace those with female-male sexual equity and Good Enough Sex.
Program Contents
This course is book-based using What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex. The course provides 8 continuing education units.
Intended Audience
This course is recommended both as an introduction to the topic as well as an update for more experienced practitioners of sex and relationship therapy.
Course Objectives
As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:
1. Understand the use of the ecosystemic sexual history questionnaire in clinical use.
2. Describe at least three common couples/sex therapy difficulties and ways to intervene.
3. Use an ecosystemic approach to treating sexual issues in couples as they age.
4. Describe medical interventions in the treatment of pelvic/sexual pain disorders.
5. Use medical family therapy to understand changes in roles and sexuality after various medical illnesses.
6. Identify the multiple disciplines needed to treat many sexual problems, e.g., sexual pain or post-prostatectomy difficulties.
7. Describe a multidisciplinary approach to treating sexual pain disorders.
8. Use ethical decision-making and best practice in treating couples regarding the use of individual therapy.
Total CE Hours: 8
*If seeking AASECT certification, these hours may count as follows:
Area B: 1 hour
Area C: 2 hours
Area D: 2 hours
Area E: 2 hours
Area F: 1 hour
Exam and Evaluation
You are required to take an exam to demonstrate that you read and understood the material. The book chapters are divided among four separate exams. You will have three tries on each exam to pass at 80% or better. Once you complete the course evaluation, you will be able to automatically download your certificate of completion.
Fine Print
Psychologists: TBI is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TBI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Registered Nurses: TBI is an approved provider of continuing education by the Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP16394.
AASECT Members: TBI is approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists to provide continuing education units toward certification as a Sex Therapist or Counselor. Provider #12-13-Q.
Registration Requirements
You will need to purchase a copy of What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex, 2nd Ed. to read before taking this course, as it only contains exams over the chapters.
Purchase this course by clicking on the "Enroll" button.
Privacy statement: We will never distribute your information to anyone.
Refund/Cancellation Policy
All requests for refund must be made in writing within 7 days of purchasing the course.
Course Author
Dr. Stephanie Buehler is a licensed psychologist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and author of several books including What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex, 2nd Ed. For more information see below.

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Barry W. McCarthy

 Chapel Hill,NC
Barry W. McCarthy has been contributing to the field of sex therapy with many books, journal articles, and book chapters. Along with his wife Emily McCarthy, they have written several award-winning self-help books on sexual health issues for couples, including Rekindling Desire, Enhancing Couple Sexuality, Sex Made Simple, and several more. A psychologist, Dr. McCarthy integrated many roles during his career as an author, faculty member, clinician, and trainer. In 2016 he earned the Masters and Johnson award for lifetime contributions to the sexuality field by the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. Because of his span of knowledge, Dr. McCarthy is an in-demand speaker on multiple topics and has spoken in many locales, including Australia, most recently.
Barry W. McCarthy has been contributing to the field of sex therapy with many books, journal articles, and book chapters. Along with his wife Emily McCarthy, they have written several award-winning self-help books on sexual health issues for couples, including Rekindling Desire, Enhancing Couple Sexuality, Sex Made Simple, and several more. A psychologist, Dr. McCarthy integrated many roles during his career as an author, faculty member, clinician, and trainer. In 2016 he earned the Masters and Johnson award for lifetime contributions to the sexuality field by the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. Because of his span of knowledge, Dr. McCarthy is an in-demand speaker on multiple topics and has spoken in many locales, including Australia, most recently.