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september, 2022

28sep2:00 pm4:00 pmThe Lowdown on Low Libido: (Re)Defining Desire for the Couple in TherapyContinuing education opportunity for mental health providers

Event Details

About this training

Lack of interest in sex is the most common reason female-identified clients present to sex therapy. Studies show a significant number of women across all ages report low desire and subsequent psychological and relational distress. Although male-identified clients report fewer concerns in this area, a persistent lack of interest in sex does affect this population, appearing to increase later in life. Mismatched desire levels occur in heterosexual and same-sex couples and, when left unaddressed, can increase shame, isolation, and relationship dissatisfaction.

In this training for psychotherapists treating individuals and couples with Wildflower Center For Emotional Health, Victoria Stroz, LCPC, PMH-C, and Marco Renzi, LCSW will explore the concept of sexual desire, delve into the impacts of low libido, and review its implications for the individual as well as the couple. They will discuss how clinicians can support clients in increasing their understanding of desire and how to work with couples with mismatched desire levels to improve their sexual responsiveness and relationship satisfaction. Victoria and Marco will review evidence-based treatment approaches, including assessment and interventions, for both individual and couples therapy.

Learning objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between desire and arousal
  • Review DSM diagnoses related to low libido
  • Build insight into the influences on libido and sexual desire in relationships
  • Explore the impact of desire discrepancies on romantic relationships and apply evidence-based treatment interventions to improve intimacy

Continuing Education

2 continuing education credits are offered upon completion for the following license types: LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW, Clinical Psychology, LMFT.



50% of all proceeds will be donated to Howard Brown Health.


Please register here. If you have any questions, please contact Eden Himidian, LCSW, RYT: ehimidian at

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Other Details

Please note the training recording will not be distributed following the presentation. In order to receive CEUs, be sure to stay for the duration of the event and fill out the post-training survey.
There will be no refunds.


(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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