Kristen P. Mark, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Health Promotion, Director of the Sexual Health Promotion Lab, Clinical Fellow in Couples Therapy, University of Kentucky
This presentation will detail the latest science in sexual desire discrepancy. Sexual desire discrepancy, when one member of the couple has lower or higher sexual desire than the other, has been associated with lower sexual and relationship satisfaction, yet is incredibly common (perhaps inevitable) in long-term romantic relationships. We will discuss the research that has been conducted to date in this area and the clinical implications of this work including specific strategies clinicians can suggest to clients who struggle with this dynamic.
Dr. Kristen Mark is an Associate Professor in Health Promotion, Director of the Sexual Health Promotion Lab, and a Clinical Fellow in Couple’s Therapy at University of Kentucky. Her research centers around positive aspects of healthy sexual development including but not limited to sexual pleasure, sexual and relationship satisfaction, sexual desire, and the importance of sex positive comprehensive sex education to sexual health. She has published her work in over 50 academic journals and has presented at over 100 academic conferences. Her clinical work focuses on couples and sex therapy particularly related to improving sexual and relationship satisfaction and working with sexual desire discrepancy, undoing the damages of abstinence-only sex education, and working with clients with sexual trauma history. Her work is also regularly featured in mainstream media and she values disseminating to the masses what we learn as scientists in a digestible format.
Speaker: Kristen P. Mark, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Promotion, Director of the Sexual Health Promotion Lab, Clinical Fellow in Couples Therapy University of Kentucky
Location: Joseph Beth Booksellers, Bronte Bistro
DInner and socializing begins at 6 PM. Training starts at 6:30 PM.
CEU's: One Board-approved CEU awarded to participants
Registration is free for KSCSW members, $15 for non- members.
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