Components of the 8-session Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBT) adapted from the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) curriculum for women with low sexual desire will be reviewed. Mechanisms of action that research reveals are important for addressing treatment goals will be described. Patient selection considerations, in light of research findings, for MBST will be outlined. Finally, experiential exercises that comprise MBT for women with low sexual desire will be offered for practice by participants interested in implementation with clients or referral to MBT programs.
Lori Brotto, Ph.D. is a Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and a Registered Psychologist in Vancouver, Canada. She has been the Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute of BC located at BC Women’s Hospital since 2016. Dr. Brotto holds a Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health. She is the author of Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire and The Better Sex Through Mindfulness Workbook (October 2022). From https://www.loribrotto.com/
This workshop is designed for licensed professionals & advanced graduate students with clinical experience who anticipate seeking licensure as mental health professionals. The instructional level of this presentation is INTERMEDIATE and for participants who are currently participating in or have completed a formal Mindfulness-Based Program (MBP) such as MBCT, MBSR, MBRP, MBRE or a Compassion-Based Training programs for which mindfulness skills are foundational.
CE Learning Objectives
Following this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Describe three examples of the scientific basis of Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBT) program designed for low sexual desire for women.
- Describe psychoeducational content essential for managing low sexual desire.
- Explain three mechanisms by which mindfulness and psychoeducation improve low sexual desire in women.
- Describe the contents of both the 8-session MBT for women with low desire and the 8-session supportive-expressive psychoeducational group therapy for low desire.
- Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists*. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- This program provides two (2) hours of CE credits.
- * PBTA now offers CE to licensed psychologists licensed in the state of New York. Attestation of full attendance and provision of license number post-event required to obtain certificate that meets NY criteria for CE.
- PBTA is also an authorized provider of CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.Non-psychologist licensees in other states should confirm with their respective boards if this meets criteria for CE in their specific non-PA states.
- Full attendance with video display is required to obtain CE credit for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed. Registrants can log in and cancel up to 48 hours before event when registration closes.
Zoom video link will be sent to participants 48 hours before the event contingent upon membership being paid in full if membership rate was selected. NOTE: New membership period begins 2/1/24. Enrollment cancelled if registration fee is not paid. Past members who have not renewed membership will not be eligible for no-cost CE credits.
Brotto, L.A. (December, 2023). Using Mindfulness-Based Therapy to Address Low Sexual Desire in Women. PBTA's Evidence-Based Practitioner (EBP). https://philabta.org/EBP/13293520
Brotto, L. A., & Basson, R. (2014). Group mindfulness-based therapy significantly improves sexual desire in women. Behaviour research and therapy, 57, 43-54.
Brotto, L. A., Stephenson, K. R., & Zippan, N. (2022). Feasibility of an online mindfulness-based intervention for women with sexual interest/arousal disorder. Mindfulness, 13(3), 647-659.
Brotto, L. A. (2022). The Better Sex Through Mindfulness Workbook: A Guide to Cultivating Desire. Vancouver, Canada: Greystone Publishing.
Brotto, L. A. (2018). Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How women can cultivate desire. Vancouver, Canada: Greystone Publishing.