Psychology and medicine professionals and students
20 class hours
January 25-29, 2021
This meeting is aimed at students and health professionals, doctors and psychologists,
who propose to work with couples and wish to obtain basic knowledge to
address sexual complaints, which frequently present themselves spontaneous or
covert in couples in therapy.
We know that, in addition to the complexity of the human sexual dimension, sex is a topic
wrapped in taboos and that, due to the poor training and preparation of professionals in undergraduate courses, it becomes an area of difficult approach in clinical practice and is therefore
The objective of this meeting is to develop skills to welcome, investigate and address
sexual complaints of the couple in therapy, to know strategies for intervention in the couple's sexuality, in addition to referral criteria to different specialists.
For this, we will address basic issues in sexuality, such as historical aspects and socio-cultural factors, anatomy and human sexual response, as well as sexual cognitive and behavioral processes. We will study the current definitions of sexual dysfunctions, fundamental concepts and techniques in sexual therapy that enable us to intervene in a more effective way, improving communication and sexual dynamics, promoting sexual health
and rescuing intimacy and sexual satisfaction of the couple.
Michelli Osanai da Costa
Lectures and clinical examples
The History of Sexuality
Brief history of Sex Therapy
The Human Sexual Response
Fundamentals and basic concepts in Human Sexuality
Female Sexual Dysfunctions I
Female Sexual Dysfunctions II
Male Sexual Dysfunctions I
Male Sexual Dysfunctions II
Fundamentals of Sex Therapy: cognitive and emotional processes in sexual functioning
Main individual causes of sexual dysfunction
Main relational causes of sexual dysfunctions
Love x Desire (Sex in captivity)
Sexual psychoeducation and restructuring of beliefs
Promoting communication and sexual assertiveness of the couple
Main techniques in Sex Therapy: General Techniques (CBT)
Main Techniques in Sex Therapy: Specific Techniques
The use of the Sexual Genogram
Sexuality and life cycle
Rescuing the couple's intimacy and eroticism
Lina Wainberg - CRP 07/11129: Psychologist, Specialist in Couple and Family Therapy, Master in Sexology and PhD in Psychology. Member of the Board of the Brazilian Society of Human Sexuality.
Michelli Osanai da Costa - CRM 22806: Gynecologist / Obstetrician; Certification in Sexology (FEBRASGO), Specialization in Sex Therapy (ISEXP); Specialization in Couple and Family Therapy (CEFI). Invited professor in the specialization courses in systemic therapy of CEFI - Discipline of Sexuality of the Couple. Residence tutor and Coordinator of the Sexology outpatient clinic of the Gynecology Service of HSL-PUC-RS.
Bárbara Juliana Ahlert - Psychologist (Unisinos) CRP 07/08704: Couples therapist (Cefi); Sex Therapist (Iphem RJ); Member of the Brazilian Society of Human Sexuality; Creator of Erotica Intelligence.