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 Utah Psychological Association

Causes and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction

  • April 15, 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Granite Education Center, 2500 S State Street, Room 525 – 5th Floor, Salt Lake City, UT

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 Utah Psychological Association presents:


Causes and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction

Don Strassberg, PhD, ABPP    

Donald Strassberg, Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah.  His research focuses on various aspects of normal, dysfunctional, and deviant sexuality.  He serves, or has served, on the editorial boards of Archives of Sexual Behavior, the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, and The Journal of Sex Research. He maintains a part-time private practice as a clinical psychologist that includes the treatment of sexual dysfunctions. 


National surveys have shown that as many as a third or more of men and women will experience a significant sexual difficulty at some point in their lives. They may have (1) diminished or absent sexual interest, (2) difficulty achieving or maintaining sexual arousal, (3) problems in reaching orgasm when and how they prefer, (4) or experience pain associated with arousal or orgasm. These conditions can be the result of psychological factors, medical/organic factors, or (quite commonly) the interaction of both and can cause (as well as result from) significant intra- or inter-personal problems.
Despite the current availability of effective treatments for many of these dysfunctions, men and women with these problems often still fail to seek treatment, and those seeking treatment may still not receive the most effective intervention(s) available.

This workshop will consider the nature and etiology of each of the male and female sexual dysfunctions. In addition, the role of sex therapy, psychotherapy, pharmacology, and their combination as interventions will be discussed. The controversies around the nature and treatment of compulsive sexual behaviors (sometimes referred to as sexual addictions) will also be briefly considered.  


Participants in this workshop will learn about

  • The nature and expression of male and female sexual dysfunctions
  • The psychological etiologies of sexual dysfunctions
  • The medical etiologies of sexual dysfunctions
  • Contemporary psychosocial and pharmacological treatments of male and female sexual dysfunctions; their independent and interactive effects
  • Controversies surrounding the nature and treatment of compulsive sexual behavior (AKA: sexual “addiction”)          

Rates and Payment Information:

UPA Members:

$125   UPA Member:  Early Bird By April 8, 2016
$150   UPA Member after April 18, 2016  

 Non Members:

$225   Non Member: Early Bird By April 8, 2016
$250   Non Member after April 8, 2016    


$15     UPA Student Member
$45     Student Non Member 

Special deal for students!
Join UPA or renew your membership AND attend this workshop for a package deal of $45!  

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To pay by phone, please contact UPA Executive Director Teresa Bruce at 801.410.0337

To pay by mail, send a check payable to UPA to 5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512, SLC, UT  84117

 Cancellations with full refund accepted until April 8, 2016

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