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"Barriers to Multicultural Sex Therapy: What Therapists Need to Know"

  • April 23, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


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Membership Meeting with 

         Mitra Rashidian, PhD, LMFT, ACS 

Barriers to Multicultural Sex Therapy:
What Therapists Need to Know
with Mitra Rashidian, PhD, LMFT, ACS
Human sexuality as a bio-psycho-social phenomenon includes various forms of behavior and expression. As mental health professionals, having an understanding of this diversity that applies both to themselves, as well as to their clients, is essential. In this presentation Dr. Rashidian identifies possible barriers experienced by many psychotherapists, when clients are presenting sexually related issues and/or feel unable to discuss them, regardless of cultural affiliations. Effective strategies to better engagement are offered. These strategies could have implications for the training of both practicing psychotherapists, interns, and MFT graduates.

Learning Objectives
In successfully completing and attending this presentation,
participants will be able to:
~Identify 3 main concepts related to human sexuality and sexual health.~
~Design 3 strategies for successful cross-cultural sex therapy.~
~Describe the application of 1 intervention related to human sexuality in the therapeutic setting.~



Mitra Rashidian is Certified Sexologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in full-time private practice located in Encino, California. She works with couples' and individual's sexual interests, behaviors, functions, feelings, and interactions; she specializes in the treatment of female sexuality, sexual disorders, and the impact of co-dependency, sexual trauma, and eating disorders on the development of the sexual self-concept of women in marginalized and mainstream populations. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and has been conducting her research on Sexual Health and Mental Well-being since 2005. Her research interests include conducting qualitative and quantitative studies in sexology, women's studies, culture, gender, female sexual self-concept, acculturation, and migration's impact on female sexuality. She has been published in scholarly journals and has presented both nationally and internationally in numerous scientific conferences over the past 10 years such as: American Counseling Association, Canadian-American Counseling Association, Ewha Woman's University in Korea, World Congress For Sexual Health in United Kingdom, and the University of New England in Australia.



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Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Certificate of completion will be provided after the completion of an evaluation form following this presentation.
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Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(The Country Club does not allow denim; ADA compliant)

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$20 non-member

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CAMFT- approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

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