Menu

I am a content box for offcanvas navigation
I am a content box for offcanvas navigation
I am a content box for offcanvas navigation

Menu

Clinical Management of Sexual Difficulties in Psychiatric Patients

1h 51m

Michal Lew-Starovicz

Professor of Psychiatry & Sexologist
Trailer
Get AccessFull Video

Rate this product!

Content and Aim: People suffering from mental disorders commonly face sexual difficulties such as sexual dysfunction, out-of-control sexual behavior, sexual identity concerns and problems within sexual relationships. Counseling and sexual therapy may be especially challenging in these patients as sexologists usually don’t have enough expertise in approaching mental health conditions while psychiatrists and psychologists are lacking expertise in sexual health issues. Safety concerns related to psychiatric conditions may additionally complicate decisions on therapeutic interventions.

The aim of the webinar is to present a step-by-step perspective of the assessment and clinical management of patients showing with sexual difficulties that may be related to dysregulation of emotion or control over sexual behavior, sexual self-image or the impact on psychopharmacological treatments. Instructive cases will include patients with affective, psychotic or personality disorders and other co-morbid conditions that affect sexual functioning. Diagnostic challenges and treatments will be thoroughly discussed.
Learning objectives: The participants of the webinar will be guided on:

  1. Understanding the mechanisms of sexual difficulties related to mental disorders and their treatments
  2. How to assess the impact of disease-specific and iatrogenic factors on sexual wellbeing
  3. How to formulate effective and safe treatment strategies
  4. Evidence-based interventions in the treatment of sexual dysfunction in psychiatric patients
  5. Holistic approach to sexual and mental health concerns

Produced in 2020

Michal Lew-Starovicz

Professor of Psychiatry & Sexologist
Lecturer

Michal Lew-Starowicz is Medical Doctor, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland. He is also Associate Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland, and Visiting Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Hannover Medical School (MHH) in Germany.

From the beginning of his scientific career Michal Lew-Starowicz was involved in interdisciplinary studies integrating somatic diseases, mental disorders and sexual functioning. His recent research interests include compulsive sexual behavior with focus on the neuroimaging and pharmacological studies. He has published papers, books and book chapters, as well as educates physicians, psychologists, psychotherapists and nurses in psychiatry and sexual medicine. Michal Lew-Starowicz is a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine and a supervisor of sexual therapy certified by the Polish Sexological Society. He works in the field of sexual medicine with both men and women with sexual dysfunctions, couples and with transgender care. He leads an interdisciplinary team at the Lew-Starowicz Therapy Centre in Warsaw, Poland. Michal Lew-Starowicz is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and the ESSM Scientific Subcommittee of Female Sexual Health and Dysfunction.

Related Content

Raymond Rosen's Fundamental Contribution to Sexology (Part 1 & 2)

Spreading the message of Ellen Laan: In pursuit of sexual pleasure

Explaining the Sexual Tipping Point: A Guide to Enhance Your Sex Therapy Practice (Part 1 & 2)

Rosemary Basson's Fundamental Contribution to Female Sexuality (Part 1 & 2)

Mindfulness for Sex Therapy: Clinical Applications (Part 1 & 2)

Gender Affirming Surgery: What a Sexologist Needs to Know

Gender Affirming Surgery: Then What?

Red Flag in Paraphilic Interests

Combining PDE5i for Erectile Dysfunction

Single Man with Performance Anxiety

Sexual Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder

Facing Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

Couple Facing Premature Ejaculation

Young Man with Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction

Implications of an Affair for Couple Sex Therapy

Stanley Althof's Fundamental Contribution to Sex Therapy

Congenital Penile Curvature: What a Sexologist Needs to Know

Table for More than Two: How to Manage Consensual Non-monogamy in Couple Sex Therapy (Part 1 & 2)

Gain Confidence in Handling patients' Secrets and Lies in Couple Sex Therapy (Part 1 & 2)

Male Sexual Pain: Assessment and Multidisciplinary Approach (Part 1 & 2)

Treating body dysmorphic disorders (Part 1 & 2)

A non pathologizing approach in the assessment of gender incongruence and gender affirming treatment (Part 1 & 2)

Sexual History Taking for Female Sexual Dysfunctions (Part 1 & 2)

Treating Compulsive Sexual Behaviors: Beyond the Addiction Model (Part 1 & 2)

Treating Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction advanced (Part 1 & 2)

Healing Sexual Trauma: a step by step approach for therapists (Part 1 & 2)

Sexual History Taking for Male Sexual Dysfunctions (Part 1 & 2)

Can they Succeed where we Fail: All about Surrogate Partner Therapy (Part 1 & 2)

Prostate Cancer: Management of Sexual Needs Starting from the Diagnosis (Part 1 & 2)

Making and Expecting a Baby: How to Prepare a Couple for the New Sexual Challenges (Part 1 & 2)

An Integrated Model to Assess and Treat Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (Part 1 & 2)

Management of Psychopharmachology for Sexual Function

News on Surgical Treatments for Sexual Problems

Advances in Male Sexual Dysfunctions

Advances in Female Sexual Dysfunctions

From Literature to Clinical Practice: Which hints should sexologists take from evidence based medicine

Reaching a Precise Diagnosis in Female Sexual Dysfunctions

Advantages and Limitations of Using the Internet to Implement Research in Sexology

What Makes a Treatment Plan Successful in Female Genital Pain

The Interconnectedness of Sexual Arousal, Desire and Pleasure

How can Sex Survive Through Menopause

Treating Female Sexual Dysfunctions: Important Things I Have Learned in my Career

Clinical Management of Sexual Difficulties in Psychiatric Patients

Spotlighting Women's Orgasm