SAART would like to thank everyone for your continued support and engagement with our organization. We are honored to serve San Antonio area therapists and are looking forward to our 2022 CEU presentation lineup. The executive board is still in discussion as to the best way to gather for these meetings as we try to strike a balance between safety and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are very hopeful about a return to in person trainings in 2022, we do plan to begin the year by gathering virtually. We look forward to seeing you all online in February!
2022 SAART Executive Board
April 2022 Virtual CEU - Pandemic Sex: How Covid-19 has changed relational communication, sex & intimacy
Presented by Erin Ross, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC
Life has we knew it, both clinically and personally, has forever changed due to the Pandemic. Sex and intimacy took hits in regards to relational health and personal sexual esteem. As a result, our clinical understanding of sexual health needs to evolve as well. This presentation will address what changes have occurred and how to provide the best support to clients in this new time of our relational lives.
Although not required, in order to connect with one another and engage in meaningful conversation, we please ask that you turn your camera on throughout the virtual presentation when possible.
1. Discuss positive and negative changes in relational communication as it relates to clinical implication in working with clients.
2. Understand the difference between intimacy pre- and post pandemic and how it relates to sexual and non-sexual touch.
3. Discuss physical changes to bodies and how this affects sexual desires & arousal.
4. Provide clinical examples of couples working through current pandemic relational concerns in order to raise awareness of how intimacy concerns are being raised in a clinical setting.
About the Presenter
Dr. Erin Ross is a private practice marriage and family therapist at the Institute for Couple and Family Enhancement. She has spent the majority of her practice focused on couples work, with an emphasis on sexuality and intimacy as it relates to relational communication. She is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and works to educate other therapists on the importance of healthy sexual self-image on relational health.
She received her B.A. from Southwestern University and then attended St. Mary’s University to receive her M.A in Communication Studies and M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy. She then attended Texas Tech University to receive her doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, where she specialized in female sexual well-being and relational communication. She is currently writing a book on motherhood and sex, focused on the importance of reclaiming your body as your own. She is a public speaker, author, instructor, wife and mother of 3 crazy humans who keep her life fun and full.