February 2020- Café: Addressing Sexual Desire Discrepancies in Couples Therapy

  • 02/14/2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Simpkins Family Swim Center – Live Oak Community Room 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062


  • Non-member Registration (CAFE CAMFT w/CE Certificate Included)
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  • Santa Cruz CAMFT Member Registration (CAFE CAMFT w/CE Certificate Included)

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Addressing Sexual Desire Discrepancies in Couples Therapy

February 14, 2020
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Presented by:

Melissa Fritchle, LMFT

1.5 CE Credits

Differing levels of sexual interest and drive is a common concern for couples. But are you talking about it in therapy? Attachment and good communication are often not enough to untangle sexual incompatibility or ongoing frustrations. In this talk you will gain tools to facilitate real discussion about sexual desire and to help couples’ develop both sexual empathy & differentiation.

Come to this session if you'd like to learn more about:

  • How to bring up sexual desire issues with couples
  • Assessing sexual differences and co-occurring issues
  • Teaching sexual negotiation skills
  • How and when to refer to sex therapy

Learning Objectives:

Participants of this presentation will:

  • Identify three aspects of sexual health to assess in couples
  • Name five common factors in low sexual desire
  • Gain two skills to teach in healthy sexual negotiation

About the Presenter:

Melissa Fritchle, LMFT, is a Holistic Sex Therapist & author of The Conscious Sexual Self Workbook. She has a private practice in Soquel, California and is director of the Trauma-Informed Sex Positive Therapy Certification program. Her website is located at
You can contact Melissa by email: melissa@mf-therapy.com.

Morning schedule:

Doors Open at 9:00 am for sign-in. Coffee and Refreshments served.
Presentation 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Optional Networking 11:30 am to 11:45 am

Continuing Education: Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Course completion certificates will be available to attendees at the end of the presentation.

The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (Provider #62284)

Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation refund for this program.

Special Accommodations: The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at president@santacruztherapist.org. Requests must be made one week in advance.

Grievances may be filed with the SC-CAMFT at president@santacruztherapist.org.

For any questions please contact the president@santacruztherapist.org.

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