In this live 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.
NOVEMBER 13, 2020 11 AM - 1:15 PM PACIFIC TIME / 1 PM - 3:15 PM CST / 2 PM - 5:15 PM EST
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2 CE Hours
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.
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.
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.