West Palm Beach, Florida
This Institute is offered in West Palm Beach, Florida and also via live webinar for students who cannot travel to South Palm Beach County. Modern Sex Therapy Institutes has trained hundreds of postgraduate professionals to use the title Sex Therapist for over twenty years. Our institute offers up to 150 CE credit hours and 50 clinical case supervision hours.
Our classes are offered as a single workshop (8 hours), two-day classes (Fri-Sat, 16 hours), full weekend (Fri-Sun, 20 hours), or you can enroll in our full institute.
Institute Directors Dr. Ricky Siegel and Dr. Rachel Needle are joined by leading experts for special lectures on sex therapy, sexual medicine, and sexuality education.
Dr. Siegel and Dr. Needle will be joined by locally and nationally renowned experts who will bring the most current information on human sexuality research and treatment of sexual dysfunction to this series of programs.
Don Dyson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and PhD Program Director for the Center for Human Sexuality Studies (CHSS) at Widener University.
Dr. Dyson’s research is focused on best practices for the training of sexuality professionals. His work includes streams related to ethics, developing pluralistic perspectives in training, affective education and professional development. His work at Widener has resulted in the chartering of Gamma Eta Rho, the honor society in Human Sexuality as well as HSEDSO, the Graduate Student Organization for CHSS strudents.
Brent A. Satterly, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and the Director of the BSW Program in Widener University’s Center for Social Work Education. He received his Masters of Social Service from Bryn Mawr College and a Doctorate in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
With over 20 years clinical experience, Dr. Satterly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania and a Certified Sexuality Educator and Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). His areas of expertise include clinical work with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) populations, GLBT professional identity management, human sexuality and social work pedagogies, and HIV/AIDS. He is well-published and is a member of good standing in AASECT, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors in Social Work (BPD).
Lenore E.A. Walker, Ed.D., is Professor at NSU College of Psychology and Coordinator of the Clinical Forensic Psychology Concentration. In addition, Dr. Walker is a member of the faculty of the Institute for Trauma and Victimization at NSU-College of Psychology. Dr. Walker is also the Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education and training, research and public policy issues around domestic violence with affiliate centers around the world. Dr. Walker also has a national practice in forensic psychology and testifies on psychological impact from interpersonal violence and trauma including domestic violence, child abuse and violence against women.
Dr. Walker received her doctorate from Rutger's, The State University of New Jersey in 1972 and was on the psychiatry faculty of Rutgers Medical School from 1972 to 1975. She then moved to Denver Colorado and was on the faculty at Colorado Women's College from 1976 until the school closed in 1981. She also held clinical adjunct psychology position at the University of Denver School of Professional Psychology where she supervised doctoral students until she came to the College of Psychology in 1997. She is licensed to practice psychology in the states of Florida, Colorado and New Jersey, a member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Walker's areas of interest have been in feminist psychology, violence in the family and violence against women. She has written 13 books in the area including the now classic, "The Battered Woman", has published extensively in journals and book chapters and presented her work at scientific meetings around the world. She has been in the national and local media discussing issues around domestic violence, introduction of the Battered Woman Syndrome in self-defense cases where women killed their abusive partners and drew attention for her work with the O.J. Simpson defense team.
Lawrence Siegel, MA is a Clinical Sexologist and sexuality education consultant. He is the founder and serves on the Board of Directors of Sage Institute for Family Development, a non-profit training and counseling center in Florida. Larry sits on the faculties of several colleges, universities and training institutions, and is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of sexuality, sexual development, sexual pharmacology, and medical sexology.
Blaise Amendolace, Psy.D. received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida State University where he graduated with Honors in the Major. He earned his Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in clinical psychology from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.
Dr. Blaise Amendolace is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of adults of all ages with conditions such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse survivors, grief, and many other relational problems. He is in the process of achieving certification in Therapeutic Assessment, which is the practice of integrating psychological testing with therapy practice on a deeper, more meaningful level. Blaise ensures that every person he works with is treated as an individual, and views therapy as a journey for both the individual and himself. He is a practitioner of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (a form of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), Interpersonal Therapy, and Existential/Humanistic Therapy.
Stanley E. Althof, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2004 he moved his clinical practice to West Palm Beach, Florida where he opened the Center for Marital and Sexual Health of South Florida. Dr. Althof is on the Consulting Staff of Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach. He and his two former partners were the 2005 recipients of the prestigious Masters and Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award.
Marilyn Volker, Ed.D., sexuality educator for the past 38 years, is a Diplomat of the American Board of Sexology and an Associate Fellow of The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. She is adjunct faculty of three South Florida universities – University of Miami, Florida International University, and St. Thomas University. Dr. Volker trains counselors to become sex therapists through the Modern Institutes of Sex Therapy in Boca Raton (formerly the Florida Post-Graduate Sex Therapy Training Institute in West Palm Beach) and the Sex Therapy Training Institute in North Miami and sits on doctoral committees for The Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Sexology for Sex Therapists. Marilyn helped to establish and teaches for the International Transgender Certification Program in Miami.
Dr. Volker helped to establish the Institute on Sexism and Sexuality in l972 which addressed gender issues under Title IX in Miami-Dade County Schools; co-chaired the first Women’s History celebration in Miami-Dade County as well as chairing the 2004 Women’s History Celebration in Miami. She hosted two daily live call-in radio shows “SEX WITH MARILYN” most recently on Serius broadband radio. Dr. Volker helped to establish the first gay/lesbian/bisexual/ transgendered youth group, Pridelines, in Miami-Dade County in 1977 and is currently on the board of the International Transgender Certification Program which certifies professionals in transgender issues.
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