Psychological Centers


Psychological Centers Professional Training Program 


Friday October 21, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM EDT

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Psychological Centers Professional Training Room 
765 Allens Avenue
Suite 102
Providence, RI 02905

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10/21 Couples Therapy

Helping Couples Uncover Their Sexual Potential 

This workshop will identify common myths individuals and couples hold about sexual satisfaction, sexual functioning and sexual potential. Techniques for helping couples re-negotiate and re-write their sexual expectations will be presented and strategies to help couples uncover their sexual potential will be identified. The workshop will utilize lecture, video, case analyses and discussion to support learning. 

Participants will be able to:        

  • Describe common myths about sexual satisfaction, sexual functioning & sexual potential
  • Identify ways to help couples re-write their sexual expectations within a developmental and relational framework
  • Describe strategies to help couples uncover their sexual potential 

 Workshop Schedule:

     9:00-9:10    Opening and  Sexual  Myths Quiz

     9:10-9:20    Describe common myths about sexual satisfaction, sexual functioning and

                       sexual potential.

     9:20-9:30   Quantum Model (Schnarch)

     9:30-9:55   Developmental and relational issues and sexuality 

     9:55-10:15 Re-writing sexual expectations

     10:15-10:30 Break

     10:30-11:00 Multidimensional model  of sexuality and case application

     11:00-11:30 Strategies for couples (i.e. Mindfulness,massage and connection activities) 

     11:30-11:45 Special Guest: Devon from Mister Sister (Presentation on lubrication, sexual

                       aids, etc.)

     11:45-12:00 Spicing things up (novelty and play)

     12:00-12:15 Wrap up and evaluations


Tiffani S. Kisler, PhD, LMFT, is an Assistant Professor of Couples and Family Therapy at the University of Rhode Island.  Dr. Kisler teaches courses in Theories of Couple and Family Therapy, Human Sexuality, Sex Therapy and Couple and Family Relationships for the Couple and Family Therapy graduate program.  She has published , as well as presented at national and international conderences onm her clinical and research specialties which include sexual functioning, sexual aggression, relational and sexual satisfaction, sex therapy techniques, and couple and family therapy trainign.  Dr. Kisler is Clinical Director and Co-Founder of Psychological Centers Center for Sexual Health.  Gretchen Blycker-Mason, MA, LMT, CAGS and Sarah Dennewitz, LMFT are part of the Center for Sexual Health Team at Psychological Centers.  Lindsey Lock, BS is a Couple and Family Therapy and CSH intern from URI.

This program offers 3 CEs for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and psychiatric advanced practice nurses.

Fees: The fee for this event is $60 ($30 for active students) through October 17.  There is an additional charge for payment at the door or after October 17.


General Information

If you need assistance with access, comfort, or ability to optimize your learning, please contact the continuing education program at 401-490-8900 or  Psychological Centers is a fully accessible location.

Unless otherwise indicated, all programs are basic to intermediate educational programs directed to practicing clinicians in mental health fields.  Some programs will have application to other health care professionals as well.

All programs offer continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists.  In order to receive a continuing education certificate, participants must attend programs in their entirety (or 80% of scheduled multi-week programs), as well as complete an evaluation form.  Certificates will be distributed at the end of each program.

The Psychological Centers/URI Counseling Center Training Program is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The PC/URI CC Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Psychological Centers/URI Counseling Center Training Program, provider #1151, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The PC/URI CC Training Program maintains responsibility for the program.

Confirmation notices are not required for admittance and are not routinely mailed.  In the event that enrollment in a program is closed, you will be notified promptly.  If you wish to confirm receipt of your registration please email  In the event of inclement weather, please call 401-490-8900 for cancellation notice.  If a program is canceled for any reason, a full refund will be made.

Graduate Students:Full time graduate students and post-doctoral fellows receive a discount off the regular rate.

Refund Policy: Refunds (minus $15 processing fee) are available for cancellations received by mail, fax, or phone up to one week prior to the course. Registration may be transferred to another person or program without penalty.

Complaints: To file a complaint about this program, content, or instructor, contact Continuing Education, 765 Allens Avenue, Providence, RI 02905; 401-490-8900,

About Psychological Centers:

Psychological Centers, Inc. is a multi-program behavioral health agency with over 100 clinicians and staff.  Psychological Centers provides community-based psychological services to children and adults around Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts.  The Centers’ behavioral medicine initiative has placed behavioral health professionals on-site, accepting referrals from physicians and nurses in health centers and medical practices in between 15-20 locations around Rhode Island (and growing). Specialty assessment and behavioral health services are provided in a range of innovative school, community, and home-based settings.  For referral information to any program, or for outpatient services, call: 401-490-8930.

Employment Opportunities: Psychological Centers is seeking child and adult mental health clinicians for full and part-time opportunities.  We have full-time positions for non-licensed or licensed clinicians providing home-based services for children and families and full and part-time opportunities for licensed clinicians in outpatient and co-located medical settings.  To indicate interest, please contact Anne-Marie Bora at 401-490-8906 or