503: Secrets of Sex and Marriage: What Clients May Not Know, but Need to
Michael Sytsma, Ph.D.
Building Intimate Marriages, Inc.
1325 Satellite Blvd. N.W., Ste. 102
Suwanee, GA 30024
More than half of all married couples meet the criteria for sexual dysfunction at some point in their marriages. Much of this conflict arises out of common myths and attribution errors. However, recent research reveals several valuable truths helpful for all couple-helpers to know in guiding couples through common sexual stuck points and conflict areas. Participants will examine this data and observe potential narrative and behavioral techniques useful in helping couples address and prevent disappointment, frustrations, and other tensions in their sexual relationship—and the overall marriage problems that can result.
• Identify at least five core takeaways from the latest matched pair sample research on sex with married couples
• Discuss the implications of attribution errors on sexual attitudes and sexual function within married couples
• Utilize narrative and behavioral counseling techniques for licensed mental health professionals to correct these attribution errors and assist in enriching sexual connection in married couples