A Depth Approach To Trauma & Sexuality

FEB 8, 2020 (Saturday)

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

6 CEs Available

PRESENTER: Daniel Watter, Ed.D.


Event Description


A Depth Approach To Trauma And Sexuality

*Lunch Included!*


This presentation will focus on the effects of non-sexual trauma in the creation of sexual dysfunction, and the utilization of depth-oriented, existential-humanistic therapeutic approaches to their treatment. Non-sexual traumas include those events that result from disruptions in early childhood attachment, and other traumatic life events (i.e. confrontations with one’s mortality). Depth-oriented approaches to treatment have rarely been applied to sex therapy. Existential-humanistic psychotherapies, just like Jungian approaches, look at the meaning embedded in sexual problems and focus on resolving the psychological and existential dilemmas as opposed to merely fixing the sexual symptom. The depth-oriented treatment philosophies described in this presentation rely heavily on the work of Irvin Yalom, Rollo May, and Carl Rogers. Extensive use of clinical case material will be incorporated in order to illustrate the concepts of Trauma-Informed Sex Therapy.

CEs Available

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Learning Objectives

Following the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the depth-oriented, Existential-Humanistic approach to the assessment and treatment of sexual problems;
  • List ways in which Existential-Humanistic therapeutic approaches reflect Jungian perspectives to treating psycho-sexual concerns;
  • Critique the differences between fixing sexual symptoms and resolving psychological and existential dilemmas expressed by sexual symptoms;
  • Discuss the types of relational traumas that can result in sexual dysfunction;
  • Demonstrate at least two techniques of the Existential-Humanistic Depth-
  • Oriented Approach that are efficacious in the treatment of sexual difficulties within the context of couples’ therapy; and
  • Prepare and conceptualize treatment plans for approaching the treatment of sexual problems using couples therapy as the primary treatment modality.

About The Presenter

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Daniel Watter, Ed.D.

is a licensed psychologist, and marital and family therapist. He uses a depth-oriented, specifically Humanistic/Existential approach to treating individuals and couples experiencing sexual and/or relationship problems, and sexual trauma. Along with his doctoral degree, he has a post-graduate certificate in Medical Humanities (Medical Ethics) from Drew University. He is a Board Certified in Sex Therapy by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and the American Board of Sexology (ACS).
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Watter has held numerous faculty positions including at the Women’s Health at New Jersey Medical School and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been President of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). A frequent lecturer, Dr. Watter is also the author of several professional articles and book chapters, and the soon-to-be-published book entitled, Trauma-Informed Sex Therapy: Existential-Humanistic Approaches to Treatment. View Dr. Water’s Blog.

Date & Time

February 8th, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

9:30 a.m.


*Lunch Is Included*

Workshop Only

Workshop + 6 CEs
(CEs $3 each)



Friday, February 7th at 5:00 p.m.


At this event, we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins and will not be taking payment at the door.

Because this event involves a food (lunch is included), all attendees must purchase tickets online, send a check by mail, or contact us for assistance with registering prior to the deadline. View our new registration policy below for more information or assistance.

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Due to past difficulties with workshop participants not attending when they say they will pay at the door, we, unfortunately, have to institute a policy whereby all registrations now have to be made online. As a Non-Profit organization, we need to do our best to optimize the donations and time we are so grateful to receive from supporters, members, and volunteers. Having accurate attendee numbers by each event registration deadline (this one is Friday, February 7 th) is one of the best ways we can do accomplish this. For us, miscounts lead to wasted costs we can’t afford.

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