DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSES OF GENDER DYSPHORIA, PARAPHILIAS, AND ADDICTIONDESCRIPTIONThese three diagnoses have very different criteria, but sometimes one presentation looks like another. An individual may dress in their identified gender as part of their expression, therapists may assume that a client who is cross-dressing is gender dysphoric when that might not be the accurate diagnosis. Addictive, or sexually compulsive, behavior may actually be symptomatic of a paraphilia. Clinicians need to be able to accurately identify the diagnosis for treatment to be effective.This two-hour workshop consists of a video of Dr. Carol Clark giving a lecture based on her 30 years of clinical experience as a sex therapist and educator. A resource list and pdf of the presentation slides is attached.INSTRUCTIONSThis is a two-hour workshop presented by Dr. Clark. Registrants will first view the video presentation, then review the articles in resource list, then take the assessment quiz. Upon passing, they may access their completion certificate online or in pdf form.CALCULATION OF CREDITTwo hours of instruction equals 2 CE Credits. The video for this workshop is one and a half hours. Half an hour is allowed for reading resource articles.
Once you have registered for the workshop, you need to view the materials and resources made available for each workshop. Begin with the curriculum and then view the video beginning with the name "Home Study" followed by the name of the class. Other videos are available for you to view and will add to your knowledge. There are also resource documents with each workshop. When you have completed viewing the videos and reviewing the resource documents, you may take the Assessment test for your workshop. Many workshops have two parts but may be taken individually for credit and are broken down for that purpose. If you pass the assessment test, you may then request your certificate as the next step. Thank you for choosing Dr. Carol L. Clark DBA Therapy Certification Training for your Continuing Education. We look forward to you choosing to learn from us again!
Dr. Carol Clark graduated from Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) in 1990 with a Master's degree in Counseling. She moved to Miami and, after attaining her license, became a Certified Addictions Professional through the Florida Certification Board. She then attended the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists and the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, thereby earning a doctoral degree and the right to the title of Sex Therapist. She is a Board Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), the American Board of Sexology (ABS), and the Therapist Certification Association (TCA). She taught Human Sexuality, Group Counseling, and Substance Abuse Counseling for 18 years at Carlos Albizu University in Miami and opened her own institutes of Addictions Therapy, Sex Therapy, and Transgender Care before launching the International Institute of Clinical Sexology. She is the author of Addict America: The Lost Connection, a valuable resource for both clinicians and the general public, as it explores the overall addictive manner in which we live our lives and how that disconnects us from ourselves, our relationships, and our spiritual lives.
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