Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Department of VA - Martinsburg, WV
510 Butler Ave
Building 217
Martinsburg, WV 25405

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10/29/20 - Intimacy Matters: Blueprint on How to Address Intimacy Issues 

Dr. Laura Louis, PhD

Important Notes & Announcements:

  • In order to maintain proper social distancing within the training space, registration is currently at capacity. Please email the program manager at acaporellie@chepinc.org to be placed on the wait list.
  • This program was previously scheduled for April 29, 2020. If you were previously registered for the April 29th date, you are automatically transferred to the new date.
  • By submitting your registration form, you are agreeing to CHEP's cancellation policy.  Please review in detail prior to registering. 
  • Grievance Procedure can be found at the following link - CHEP Grievance Procedure

Course Description:

During this workshop, clinicians will gain a blueprint of how intimacy issues arise within the veteran and military population.  This seminar is designed to acquaint clinicians with the assessment and treatment options available for various issues that impact intimacy.  Dr. Louis will share validated interventions for improving sexual frequency and satisfaction, addressing the effects of sexual abuse, enhancing chemistry, and dealing with the use of pornography.  This seminar concludes with important information about discerning when it is necessary to make medical referrals, and to whom. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize three of the four levels of sexual dysfunction.
2. Identify the components found in an initial sexual assessment.
3. Restate three techniques for improving intimacy.
4. Analyze and explain two-three special issues that impact intimacy (cyber sex, social media, and infidelity).
5. Determine when and how to make an external medical referral for sexual dysfunction.

Speaker Information:

Dr. Louis has over 10 years of experience as a licensed psychologist, speaker and consultant.  She's the owner and CEO of Gifted Counseling, LLC; a well-known practice located in Atlanta, Georgia.  Her approaches have influenced people, organizations, businesses and companies all over the world. 

As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Laura Louis is a widely sought-after, international speaker specializing in helping couples press the reset button after infidelity. Her signature five-step training program - Marriage Matters - has helped countless couples reawaken their connection to build better and stronger relationships.  Affectionately deemed the "Marriage Architect," Dr. Louis gives couples the tools to build their marriages to last.  

Dr. Louis obtained her BS in Psychology from Florida State University; MS in Counseling at Fordham University and PhD at Howard University in Washington, DC. 

Continuing Education:

American Psychological Association (APA) Credits - 5.5 hours
Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Chesapeake Health Education Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Board of Social Work Examiners West Virginia (WVSW) Credits - 5.5 hours
"Intimacy Matters: Blueprint for How to Address Intimacy Issues" scheduled for April 29, 2020 at the VAMC Bldg 217, Martinsburg, WV has been approved by the WV Board of Social Work Examiners for 5.5 CEUs; provider number 499999.

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Credits - 5.5 hours
Maryland Social Workers - Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners: "Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for Category 1 continuing education credits."

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Credits - 5.5 hours
Certified Counselors - National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): "Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6140.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs."

Physicians - AMA PRA Category 1 (ACCME) Credits - 5.5 hours
Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Certified Counselors, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses

Educational Methods Used: Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation, Video

Evaluation and Certificate:

All attendees are required to sign-in in order to receive credits.  Sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk for up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the program, and 30 minutes after the start of the program.  Attendees are expected to stay until the conclusion of the day in order to receive credits for the day.

An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program's completion. Once you complete and submit this evaluation, your certificate will automatically generate to be saved or printed.

Registration Information:

Community Provider - $85
Eastern Shore Hospital Center Employee (w. ID) - $45
VA VISN 5 Employee (w. ID) - $15

Registration will close at the end of the day on October 26th; however, we do accept onsite registration as long as space allows.  

Registration includes coffee, cold beverages and light breakfast snacks starting at 8:30am with registration.  Lunch is not included with registration.

If you are registering as a VA VISN 5 Employee, you will be required to show proof of current employment via government issued VA ID Badge at check in.  If you do not have your badge, you will not be granted access to the program unless you pay the regular community rate.